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Offline badger

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Knives of Alaska
« on: October 22, 2009, 08:29:39 PM »
I've been looking at these for a while online and finally got to hold one in hand at Cabela's.  Anyone out there have experience with Knives of Alaska as a brand, or the Bush Camp knife in particular?

http://www.knivesofalaska.com/catalog/prod_display.aspx?from=Fixed+Blade+Knives&cat=Bush+Camp

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Re: Knives of Alaska
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 09:12:48 PM »
A guy I know who is a complete knive nut told me that this guy is out of TX and guides in AK.  He also said that while he doesn't own any personally, everything he has heard from his knife buddies has been positive.  Good quality steel, great craftsmanship etc.


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Re: Knives of Alaska
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 07:47:30 PM »
Koa knives are great and their sheaths are amazing. I had the bush camp knife and sold it. I just didn't like the design. It's more of a kitchen knife design than something I'd use for other outdoor stuff. 

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Re: Knives of Alaska
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009, 07:44:16 AM »
I was at gander mountain and looking at a set they had, they are nice but way too small for me. I was shocked at how small they are.

(http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=402933&pdesc=Knives_Alaska_Light_Hunter_Mini_Skinner/Cleaver_Cub_Bear_Caping_Suregrip_Knife_Combo&str=alaska&merchID=4005&r=view)

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Re: Knives of Alaska
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 07:24:24 PM »
A lot of them are small, but the bush camp is over 10" -- i have big hands and this one seems to fit well.  I think I'll try putting this on my Christmas list and see how much my wife likes me . . .  ;D

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Re: Knives of Alaska
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 07:35:21 PM »
When I was stationed in Alaska, I saw what an Ulu in the hands of an experienced Inuit.  They are incredible tools...one woman I watched clean and cut up salmon made it look like magic.

Thanks for pointing out this site...I may order one of his Ulus and see how well I can use it.

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Re: Knives of Alaska
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 04:40:19 PM »
has anyone actually used an Ulu?  I just saw one on a blog and decided I need more info.  I am leaning towards "LIKE"

any experience here?

http://www.ulu.com/

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Re: Knives of Alaska
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 05:54:32 PM »
Very good quality knives.  I bought the Bush Camp for a SIL.  But my next purchase will be the Bark River Bravo 1 knife.  Handled one at the local store and it is a sturdy beauty, and shorter at 4.25" which I think is about ideal for general purpose and skinning.

http://www.knivesshipfree.com/index.php?cPath=465_853

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Re: Knives of Alaska
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 06:24:22 PM »
I'm curious also if anyone uses an ulu. I'll start a new thread on it.

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Re: Knives of Alaska
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 08:13:03 PM »
We own a couple.  They're easy to use and good for scrapping typ work as well (animal fat, sinew, etc).  If you get one, be sure to get a working model and not the tourist gift.   

My favorite is the Magnum Ulu from Knives of Alaska. 
http://www.knivesofalaska.com/item.asp?id=169&r=store%2Easp%3Fc%3D17

http://fishcreekalaska.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=24

Hope this helps. 

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Re: Knives of Alaska
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2012, 07:55:02 AM »
I have a Benchmade 520 Presidio that I love to death - but I fear losing it when I fly or travel.
So I bought a "cheaper" replacement knife that should I lose my luggage or TSA decide to borrow it and not give it back - I would not be out of my $300 Benchmade.

I purchased a Knives of Alaska Featherlight Hunter in D2 steel

http://www.knivesofalaska.com/item.asp?id=38&r=search.asp%3Fk%3Dhunter%26p%3D3

I wanted to try D2 steel as I've read a lot of good things about it and I'll say its all true, thin, light, keeps a great edge.
If I could find a KOA that has a pocket clip on a Featherlight Hunter - it may become my new EDC and to tell the truth.... if I lost this knife to the TSA.... I's now miss it too.

Also makes a GREAT in the pocket knife when you DO NOT want the pocket clip exposed to the public.


I'd recommend Knives of Alaska to anyone interested in them with out reserve.

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Re: Knives of Alaska
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2012, 09:12:37 AM »
I have the light hunter and cub caper, and they were worth every penny. They both sharpen easily, and hold an edge a long time. I used them to dress, skin, and process 14 deer last year, and 16 the year before that, and have only sharpened them at the end of each season.

I've not used the bush camp, but i have held and examined it at sportsman's warehouse and it seems to be of the same quality as the KoA's i own.

Order it directly from KoA and have your name engraved on it because if you take care of it, you will pass it on to your child, and then a grandchild.

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Re: Knives of Alaska
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2012, 09:57:00 PM »
Since I do a lot of travel for work & don't know where I'll be from one job to the next I have a Cold Steel Counter Counter Tac 2 as a boot knife. As well as a Kobalt box cutter with extra blades stored in the handle. I also have a cigar cutter/money clip/knife for evenings on the town.