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Knives of the Yakut

Knife Yakut 9by Warrior Publications, Jan 14, 2015

One of my favourite types of knives originates in northern Scandinavian countries and was used by Indigenous Sami people as well as Vikings and woodsman throughout the region (one example being the puuko). This type of knife generally has a 4-6 inch blade, a simple oval shaped handle, and a zero or flat grind (which is also referred to as a Scandi grind). These knives are used as general utility, bushcrafting, and carving knives. Mora of Sweden and Helle, based in Norway, are two well known producers of these types of knives. Read the rest of this entry

Selecting a Knife for Bushcraft and Wilderness Use

Making a feather stick for fire starting.

Making a feather stick for fire starting.

by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, September 18, 2014

“The knife is the smallest and most portable of all the cutting tools. Light and unobtrusive, the knife is readily available for hundreds of everyday tasks in bush living.”

(Mors Kochanski, Bushcraft, p. 109)

A knife is one of the most important tools for use in a wilderness area, whether for bushcraft or survival. It can be used to cut and carve wood for shelters, stakes, traps, hooks, spears, walking sticks, etc. It can be a vital tool when making a fire, from cutting and splitting wood to making friction fire drills, feather sticks, etc.  A knife is used to clean, skin, and butcher animals or fish, to cut rope or cordage, etc.   A knife can also be used as a weapon for self-defence. Read the rest of this entry