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A Camper's Guide to Knives and Axes - A Collection of Historical Camping Articles on the on the Use of Tools

A Camper's Guide to Knives and Axes - A Collection of Historical Camping Articles on the on the Use of Tools

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A Camper's Guide to Knives and Axes - A Collection of Historical Camping Articles on the on the Use of Tools

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43 pages
34 minutes
Sortie:
Apr 16, 2013
ISBN:
9781473390461
Format:
Livre

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As all keen campers, walkers, hikers, mountaineers and anyone who spends time in the great outdoors will tell you having a knife on you at all times is not only useful but at times essential and even life saving.
A Camper's Guide to Knives and Axes gives in-depth knowledge of what to take with you in to the wilderness and how to use it effectively.
Sortie:
Apr 16, 2013
ISBN:
9781473390461
Format:
Livre

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Hammet

HUNTING KNIVES AND AXES

ONE of the most useful articles in the hunter’s, trapper’s, camper’s or prospector’s outfit is the sheath knife, and I am sorry to say there are some who condemn this very useful tool. I am inclined to think those who have no use for a sheath knife have never been fortunate enough to own a really good one, and a poor knife is an abomination, far worse than none at all.

The ordinary so-called hunting knife, such as many sportsmen carry, is of no use whatever in the work for which the hunting knife is intended. The knife which I have shown in the illustration is used everywhere and displayed so universally in hardware and sporting goods stores, and illustrated so much in sporting goods catalogues, that we see it in our mind’s eye whenever we hear the words hunting knife. This knife, if it may be called such, is always a cheap affair and poorly made. It is mostly blade, about one-third of which is point, is thick and heavy with a slender, poorly shaped handle and that very ornamental but useless and bothersome appendage—a guard.

Such a knife is of no account for dressing game, and certainly is worthless as a skinning knife. It will not even slice bread or bacon, the guard is always in the way and prevents the use of a deep sheath, the handle is too small and badly shaped to be held firmly, and as a rule, the temper is such that one must be continually using the sharpening stone. Anyway, because of the short sheath with its narrow belt loop, the knife is swinging around continually so that one is almost certain to lose it on the first trip and should consider himself fortunate if he does so.

The Common Style of Knife.

I prefer a rather small knife, having no guard, and a deep sheath from which only the end of the handle projects. The accompanying illustration

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