Slightly different Knives

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The latest fad in knives is the " bushcraft knife", of which the Kephart is the most famous, but we also have the Nessmuk, and the different scandinavian knives.

All of them good designs to choose from.
 
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The cold steel is a good knife but it is their budget knife. Still holds a great edge but pales into comparison to the Grohman carbon steel.
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My Grohman Canadian belt knife and close enough to a kephart.
My 2 favorites
Bob
 
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I don’t mean Bobs is copied but the design has been produced by many. It’s a thing!
Chris
The D.H Russell belt knife won an award in 1958 for design. My gunsmith has an original he got 40 odd years ago and it was marked grohman so I would hazard a guess that they made them. I may be wrong.
Grohman does stainless steel and carbon steel with various grinds.
Von Gruff may be able to chime in and help.
Bob.
 
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My older one feels much better because it has a full tang blade that is slightly thicker.
Hers does feel cheap because of the plastic handle and lack of weight.
Both hold an edge well enough and are used almost daily.
Both will give good service, but I think I will upgrade hers to a "trout & bird" belt knife.
This time from Grohmann.
BeeMaa
Is your belt knife stainless or carbon.
I know the cold steel is some sort of stainless but mine holds an edge well enough to skin a pig,half a dozen rabbits then a big billy goat. Put it on a diamond oval stick and it brings it back to a reasonable edge.
Bob
 

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Bob Nelson, if you like your current Cold Steel Knife, find and buy a vintage Cold Steel Carbon V Master Hunter. Guaranteed you won't be sorry you did.
 
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Bob Nelson, if you like your current Cold Steel Knife, find and buy a vintage Cold Steel Carbon V Master Hunter. Guaranteed you won't be sorry you did.
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Are the San mainly 111 steel blades as good they are supposed to be a laminated steel blade.
How much are the carbon V mate
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Bob, I could very well be wrong in my assessment of the more "modern" steels but I prefer the old Carbon V. Why, because I'm totally happy with how it performs. Cold Steel recently brought back a line of Carbon V knives but use a thinner blade. The "vintage" version comes up for sale on a relatively regular basis, generally because somebody botched a "re-sharpening" job. Your Work Sharp will render that "point" (pun intended" moot. I usually pay between $65 & $95 for them. Sometimes an unused or even a new one shows up at exorbitant prices, I figure some collector might be willing to pay the asking price but not me.
 

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Is your belt knife stainless or carbon.
I know the cold steel is some sort of stainless but mine holds an edge well enough to skin a pig,half a dozen rabbits then a big billy goat. Put it on a diamond oval stick and it brings it back to a reasonable edge.
Bob
My Grohmann knife is high carbon stainless steel and holds an edge very well.
I believe the Cold Steel knife is some type of stainless, but doesn't hold an edge as well as mine.
 

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I had a lucky find at a garage sale a few years ago and came across a D.H. Russel (Grohmann) Large Skinner. The elderly woman who sold it to me said it used to belong to her late husband, and wanted $10.00 for it. The sheath was moldy, and the carbon blade was pretty blotchy. I mailed the knife back to Grohmann, and for $25, they made it look brand new again and razor sharp. I bought a new leather sheath from them, the one with the side pouch that carries a sharpening rod. Makes a nice set, although the blade is a little big for some jobs. I also bought one of their Trout and Bird knives, and find it perfect for boning out everything from Rabbits to Ducks and works wonders on the more delicate jobs on a Deer.
 

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The much copied DH Russell Canadian belt knife was originally conceived by Russell and made by Grohmann as a joint venture. I have one in stainless/rosewood and it has served me well. I actually prefer the Large skinner model for skinning only, but the original is much more versatile. The factory in Pictou, Nova Scotia is worth visiting.
 
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The much copied DH Russell Canadian belt knife was originally conceived by Russell and made by Grohmann as a joint venture. I have one in stainless/rosewood and it has served me well. I actually prefer the Large skinner model for skinning only, but the original is much more versatile. The factory in Pictou, Nova Scotia is worth visiting.
@Longwalker
I to like the Canadian belt knife it was designed by D H Russell in 1958 and won many design awards. Mine is a flat grind carbon steel blade. I a l so have the cold steel copy that is good but can't hold a candle to the carbon blade

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