October 2018 Newsletter
BIG BLADE EDITION
In the current issue (Nov 2018) of Blade Magazine, I wrote an article titled, “What To Look For in a Camp Knife.” This article covers the spectrum of blade lengths, steel, construction, handle materials and sheaths. While researching this article, I found that even though shorter length blades (5-7 inches) have their place, most people preferred an 8” and 11” blade.
Serving as an Infantry Officer in the 101st Airborne, I was put into wide variety of climates and environments. The lesson I learned was knives with longer blades can do the chores of shorter bladed knives; however, the reverse was not true. Consequently, on deployments my blade length of choice was between 8″ and 8.5″.
Below are 6 suggestions for those looking for knives with longer blades. Should you wish to purchase one of these knives, they are 15% off for a limited time. Please use promo code BIG15 through Nov. 18th. Don’t delay…there is only one of each of these knives.
The next three knives are custom made by very talented ABS Journeymen Smiths: Wess Barnhill, Josh Fisher and Gordon Graham. All have won awards and have been featured in both Knives Illustrated and Blade Magazine. What these three knives all feature are that they are forged, giving the blade more flexibility. All three have distal tapers, which is the thinning of the blade from the spine to the edge. This makes the knife weigh less while maintaining its integrity. They all feature full double guards and custom made leather sheaths.