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ron w
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Picked up a knife magazine the other day and there was a bunch of stuff about bushcraft. Now I have been active in the outdoors my whole life and I have used a knife hunting ,fishing, camping and hiking. Am I missing something or is there something special needed to be a Bushcraft knife. I do like a bigger blade but that is just a personal thing. A lot of you guys make great blades for all uses....what are your thoughts???

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Seems like it's just a craze with all the survival shows out there......What we call a normal hunting / utility knife, some people call a bushcraft knife.

Everyone prefers their own design to do certain things. When I think of a "bushcraft" knife, I just think of a knife that I can do everything with from skinning an animal, to cutting up wood, to preparing my supper.

Like you stated, some of us make blades for all uses too, I being one of those people. I think I have a knife for about everything imaginable.

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Caley, some of yours fit my needs as a "bushcraft" knife perfectly [thumbsup] .......I may have you build me something in the future.

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Thanks Ron, just let me know, I will be ready!
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Bushcraft = millennial generations term for common woodsmanship

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I think when people think of Bushcraft knives, they think of an all around knife. many bush crafters think the Mora knives fit the bill well.

I would rather not need a knife for chopping wood. I think there are better tools for it, but some people get a thrill cleaning an entire bathroom with a toothbrush.

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quote:
Originally posted by Doug_K:
Bushcraft = millennial generations term for common woodsmanship

That says it all.......

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I think any style or size knife that fits your needs while in the wild is a "bush craft" knife. Most woodsmen I know have multiple knives because of multiple tasks. I agree that a lot of merchandising goes into the production and sale of many of today's great big tough guy knives. With all that said, I like many of these big knives, too. Yet, most of the real work is done with a smaller blade

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Your right Sam.......as much as I like a certain knife, I always have more than one with me when in the field.

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In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's there are few...So the most difficult thing is always to keep your beginner's mind...This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner. Shunryu Suzuki

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My younger cousin in antelope camp last year was handling one of my knives and he made the comment that it would make a good bush craft knife. My dad looked at me and said, what the hell is bush craft? We had a good laugh.
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bush craft is a term describing what we did for fun as kids in Alaska. You know lighting fires, making forts or "survival shelters" making blunt sticks pointy, etc lol. It is a rebranding of basic woodsmanship. The marketing makes me laugh.

MSturm

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I like that Msturm - good summary!
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