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    It has arrived. The knife is laying on the desk in front of me as I type this. She is a handful! The orange Micarta is some of the best looking I've ever seen. The blade looks tough enough to pry open a beer keg. I'm not working tomorrow so I think I'll do some limb trim'n on the trees in the back yard. I may even kill a couple pigeons and chop them into trapping bait. This weekend I'll start on a leather sheath for the knife. I thought about making a Kydex sheath for but after seeing it I think not. This is an old school looking knife and deserves a high quality sheath sheath. If its half as tough as it looks my grandson with inherit it when I die in 30 or 40 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klkak View Post
    It has arrived. The knife is laying on the desk in front of me as I type this. She is a handful! .

    Will she be attending the Jamboree in June......? Will anyone be attending....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough View Post
    Will she be attending the Jamboree in June......? Will anyone be attending....?
    Yes she will be my dancing partner. I'm thinking there will be three to four members some of them will have a guest with them.
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    Very nice and capable looking piece of gear. Looks very hard wearing too.

    Nice work!
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    Glad you like it Kevin. I hope it serves you well.
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    I went to change the edge profile slightly on the AK bush knife. Damn that steel is hard. My diamond stones would hardly touch it. It should hold its edge really well. I'll need to hit the spine on the belt sander to square it up some so it will throw a spark on a ferro rod. I threw together a leather sheath with some scraps I had on hand to hold the knife until I can get into "Black Elk" to buy some new leather for a real nice sheath. I'll start carrying it on my next tour.
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    Nice work Crash! I really like this one.
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    Grasshopper you have learned well. Very nice job!

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    I am so sad. Recently on the trap line I fell off the boat into mid 30 degree water in Prince William Sound. (not wearing a life jacket) . In order to keep my head above water and swim to shore less then 50ft away I had to kick off my knee boots and unbuckle my pistole belt which had a S&W .357 and "The Alaska Bush Knife" by Crashblades. I made it to shore very wet and cold but no worse for wear. Later at low tide we came back to retrieve the gun and knife but could not locate them.

    I used the gun only once this winter and that was to shoot a duck. I used that knife constantly. I'm really going to miss it.

    Please, everyone bow your heads and give a moment of silence for the "The Alaska Bush Knife".
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    May I suggest you go back in spring with a decent sized magnet and lower it out of the boat in about the area you went overboard in. You might get lucky.

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    Wow, Kevin you sure have a "Thing" for cold water. That is twice in what.....four months........?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    May I suggest you go back in spring with a decent sized magnet and lower it out of the boat in about the area you went overboard in. You might get lucky.
    It's a nice thought Rick but carbon steel in salt water for 5 months. doubt there'll be much left. When we went back at low tide we used a magnet and treble hook and couldn't snag it. At low tide the water 50ft from shore was 88ft deep. 150ft from shore it was a little over 300ft deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough View Post
    Wow, Kevin you sure have a "Thing" for cold water. That is twice in what.....four months........?
    If you play around water you are bound to get wet!
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    Well - as I said to you - the important thing is that you are OK. I'll make another when I'm able
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    That sucks.
    I had a compass, but without a map, it's just a cool toy to show you where oceans and ice are.

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    Yes Crash you are right. I didn't even get hurt this time. However we did pick up 12 otter, 1 martin, 1 mink and 1 deer. The deer wasn't trapped it was shot.
    1. If it's in your kit and you don't know how to use it....It's useless.
    2. If you can't reach your kit when you need it....Its useless.

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