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Knife maker Mike Stewart discusses thin blades and batoning firewood

300 168 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

I like thin-bladed knives and think batoning firewood is highly overrated. Mike Stewart, president of Bark River Knives, and a knife industry legend, explains why today’s knife blades had to be made thicker because of the batoning fad. Here are his Facebook comments, used with his permission. 

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Review: Bark River Edwin Forrest Bowie knife shows classic utility, design

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Bowie knives have always been the rage on the American frontier, ever since the 1830s. Today’s Bowies are better than ever and the traditional, proven design, combined with old-time craftsmanship and modern materials creates a new classic.

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Video Bowie review: Bark River V-44 combines historical accuracy with new materials

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

The Bark River V-44 Bowie combines modern materials with a time-tested design.

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The Mountain Man, bottom, bears a strong resemblance to the replica Russell.

Thick or thin? What’s the best blade design for you?

600 311 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

One of the things to consider before investing in a knife is how thick the blade should be.

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