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Small Tiger Knapp Knife by BHK

Small Tiger Knapp

Small Tiger Knapp
Small Tiger Knapp Knife by Blind Horse Knives
During Practice What You Preach (PWYP) VII, in April 2008, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting and spending some time with L. T. Wright and Dan Coppins of Blind Horse Knives. These men are true gentlemen and, together, they make a fine series of quality custom knives at very affordable prices.  I couldn’t resist buying a matched pair of their Small Tiger Knapp Knives; one for me, the other for Care.

Here are the Specs for the Blind Horse "Small Tiger Knapp" :

 

  • 100 % Made in the USA
  • Laser/water jet cut blanks made from 4140* steel, hand finished
  • 4140 is an oil-hardening alloy steel with respectable hardenability. Here’s the breakdown of 4140:
  • Carbon .35 – .43; Magnesium .75 – 1.0; Phosphorus .035; Silicon .04; Molybendum .35; Chromium 1.10
  • 4140 heat-treats well and machines well in the heat-treated condition. It has good strength, good wear resistance and excellent toughness.
  • Overall length is 6"
  • 2 1/2" sharpened edge
  • 1" squared edge spine tip for use as a ferrocerium (FireSteel) striker
  • Grind – Hollow (flat grind is optional, soon to be offered as the standard grind)
  • MSRP – $20.00 USD plus shipping
  • Weight with JRE sheath is 3.2 ounces.

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The Ritter Mini Griptilian by Benchmade

The Ritter Mini RSK Mk1
Right after Practice What You Preach (PWYP) 6, I received a Benchmade / Doug Ritter Mini-Griptilian, Model Mini-RSK Mk1™. The Mini-Grip has been my constant companion since and I thought I’d share my thoughts and impressions of it here.  There’s something to be said for carrying a knife which was conceived by someone with an outdoor survival mindset and background. "It works." Add in the following components and you have one great knife for either everyday carry in an urban environment or hard use in the field.

  1. Griptilian handle & mechanical design by Mel Pardue,
  2. AXIS Lock design by Bill McHenry and Jason Williams,
  3. Blade Design by Doug Ritter of Equipped to Survive and KnifeRights.org, and;
  4. A great knifemaker like Benchmade to put it all together.

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BRKT Canadian Sportsman – Camp Queen’s Choice

BRKT Canadian Sportsman

BRKT Canadian SportsmanWell I decided to do a review on the BRKT Canadian Sportsman. What a beauty!

Here’s the BRKT Factory Specs:

  • Overall Length:9.250 Inches
  • Blade Length:5 Inches
  • Blade Material:12C27
  • Blade Thickness:.090 Inch
  • Hardness: 58rc
  • Weight:3.7 Ounces

Add the JRE-Industries dangler sheath (Spen & Dan – thank you!) and you have a real winner!

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BRKT Canadian Special

The Canadian Special

The Canadian Special
The Canadian Special
A long awaited dream came true for me, just in time for PWYP.  I received my copy of the finalized production version of the BRKT Canadian Special.  The Canadian Special is 8.75" overall with a 4" by .170" A2 tool steel blade. It tips the scales at nearly 6 ounces. The handle scales shown are maroon linen micarta, but handle scale choices from BRKT are seemingly endless. The Canadian Special sports a finger grooved handle, but the grooves are shallow and do not limit gripability in the various common grip positions for sporting knives. The humped blade puts the tip of the knife right in the perfect position for crafting in the woods.

The Candian Special is supplied with BRKT’s modular pouch sheath which will easily accommodate the piggyback attachment of a smaller BRKT knife sheath – it is shown with a Mikro attached. The sheath will also accommodate a 3/8" diameter ferro rod or most AAA sized LED flashlights. It is shown with BRKT’s newest addition to the lineup – a matching handle ferro rod. Nice touch for the obsessive compulsive matching gear freaks like me.  Here’s a shot with the Canadian Special and the new Bravo 1 for size comparison. A sheathed Woodland is in the background.

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