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by Hawk_45
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hunting knife questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1253

Re: Hunting knife questions

Turtlewolf wrote:I have bet my life on a Mora (after a fashion) Hawk_45, my oldest one at about 20 years still rides on my belt and it's a 511 with the plastic handle.
I'm glad they've worked for you. Each his own.
by Hawk_45
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hunting knife questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1253

Re: Hunting knife questions

It sounds like you're somewhat new in the outdoor knives world. Too that effect, I'd recommend not getting an ESEE or other pricey knife until you know a bit more about maintenance and use. I'd recommend a few sturdy knives that are time-tested designs and quality constructions while being cheap eno...
by Hawk_45
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Ultimate Survival Shotgun
Replies: 51
Views: 3569

Re: Ultimate Survival Shotgun

Hey, I can't access AoM from my college. Would someone mind posting a picture of the shotgun on here?
by Hawk_45
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Thoughts on non-gun z-day weapons
Replies: 187
Views: 12307

Re: Thoughts on non-gun z-day weapons

I thought springy flexibility was a good thing for edged weapons? It is to a degree. Too little spring and things can break. To much spring and they don't handle well. Think about how a rapier blade is. It's somewhat stiff, so that it can thrust effectively, and so that it will handle well and the ...
by Hawk_45
Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: How do we feel about opinels?
Replies: 53
Views: 3694

Re: How do we feel about opinels?

Wastelander, how'd you get that dark of a patina on the blade? That's not hot vinegar, is it?
by Hawk_45
Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Gerber® Gator® Machete Pro.......woodsmans pal on the cheap?
Replies: 7
Views: 1939

Re: Gerber® Gator® Machete Pro.......woodsmans pal on the ch

I haven't used that one but if it's made from the same materials as this one http://www.langtoninfo.com/showitem.aspx?isbn=6411501260031 , then the steel is real soft. I used one all summer clearing brier and red cedar. It did a good job, was durable, and sharpened easily, but it would not keep an e...
by Hawk_45
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: How do we feel about opinels?
Replies: 53
Views: 3694

Re: How do we feel about opinels?

I've never owned one, but have wanted to pick one up for a couple of years now. It's kinda like a Mora in that I'll probably never order one, but if I see one in a store I'll snag it. Everything I hear is that they're a good pocket knife for a good price. The only downfall of them is that they're su...
by Hawk_45
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Thoughts on non-gun z-day weapons
Replies: 187
Views: 12307

Re: Thoughts on non-gun z-day weapons

On axes: I would not recommend a standard wood axe or hatchet for fighting unless you had nothing else. The balance of standard axes and hatchets tends to make them unwieldy. A tomahawk and long knife is my preferred hand-to-hand system. It's quick and lethal, practical for more mundane use, I'm ski...
by Hawk_45
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Books on Survival Skills
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: Books on Survival Skills

I always recommend Woodcraft by G. W. Sears, AKA, Nessmuk. He wrote some excellent stuff about camping and the woods. Baden-Powell and Dan Beard also have some good stuff. Bear in mind that this is all old school, skills heavy, little gear type stuff.
by Hawk_45
Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: home made bandoleer, would like constructive comments
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: home made bandoleer, would like constructive comments

It looks good. I'd wear it in conjunction with a GI pistol belt. I'd use the belt for extra gear storage (knife, canteen, FAK, .45, etc), and also add a bit of elastic cord to the bottom of the bandoleer to tie off to the belt. That'd help to keep the belt from shifting and help hold up the wait of ...
by Hawk_45
Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What tools do you have in your BOB?
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: What tools do you have in your BOB?

Heh. I'd say off hand, Trail Hawk, standard pliers, mill file, Elk Hide gloves, medium grit diamond hone, ceramic rod, belt knife, Case Stockman, SAK, leather/sailcloth repair kit, sewing kit, Kukri Machete sometimes.

Oh, and a spoon. :D
by Hawk_45
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: My first attempt at a sheath
Replies: 17
Views: 1350

Re: My first attempt at a sheath

It sounds like you've got things handled then. Well done.
by Hawk_45
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: My first attempt at a sheath
Replies: 17
Views: 1350

Re: My first attempt at a sheath

It looks good. Now for the criticism. :P I'd definitely add a lanyard grommet at the bottom like a few of the others mentioned and toss in some distressed leather lace to cinch it to your leg with. I think that to fix the low hanging issue and to add a retaining strap to the handle, I'd first sew on...
by Hawk_45
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Mosin Pistol Project - Stand by for Updates!
Replies: 392
Views: 19627

Re: Mosin Pistol Project - Slow Going, But Is Going.

If you were to polish the pistol grip where it's darker with a very fine grit sandpaper to synthesize long use and hand wear, you could lighten it up quite a bit and add some character. You could also add on one of those brass pommels.

It's looking good.
by Hawk_45
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Sword Blade Question
Replies: 37
Views: 2095

Re: Sword Blade Question

Is it possible to forge a saber blade with silver and consecrated iron in the blade along with the steel? I was thinking that such a blade could kill everything you have ever heard about that can be killed with a non wood weapon. Short answer: Kind of. Long answer: Assuming that "consecrated iron" ...
by Hawk_45
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Need a new hawk - CS Rifleman Broke, anything better?
Replies: 37
Views: 2656

Re: Need a new hawk - CS Rifleman Broke, anything better?

Waitaminit. You struck a Rifle Hawk head on the hammer end from the side with another hammer, a 3 pound sledge, breaking off the hammer poll (I'm guessing the hawk head was against the wood) and you believe its the HAWK's fault? The Rifle Hawk minus the hammer poll was called the Frontier hawk, I t...
by Hawk_45
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Crafted Silver Bullets
Replies: 26
Views: 4191

Re: Crafted Silver Bullets

In Monster Hunter International they use standard HP rounds that have had a silver ball attached to the front, making them look like Cor-bon Pow'r Ball. This strikes me as being the most effective as well as easiest. The lead outside can expand and engage the rifling while delivering a minie' type ...
by Hawk_45
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Improvised Weapons Guide *wip*
Replies: 47
Views: 5093

Re: Improvised Weapons Guide *wip*

From my research and family members working in maximum security prisons, a shank is a blade made from a shank (shank bone, mop shank, boot shank, etc.), and a shiv is any kind of blade made from something other than a shank. For example, a knife made from a nail would be a shiv. A knife made from th...
by Hawk_45
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: New way to Run(secret weapon)
Replies: 42
Views: 3185

Re: New way to Run(secret weapon)

Alright, here's the review of the Soft-Star Ramblers http://tinyurl.com/4r8bvf4 . Sorry it's taken so long, but I've been recuperating from the plague that's going around my campus. I love these shoes. They are comfortable, well-made, light weight, less hippy-esque than some of the others, and the l...
by Hawk_45
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: International Gun Owners - Laws & Culture [Changed from Swe]
Replies: 58
Views: 7197

Re: The Swedish Gun Owner - Few Guns, High Capacity

This is a very interesting post. Thanks for sharing it. The thing that truly horrifies me though, is that liquor is not sold 24/7. I find that ... well... disturbing. The next thing you will tell me is that you do not have drive through windows at those liquor stores. :D I've never personally seen ...
by Hawk_45
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How to make leather Viking-style shoes
Replies: 24
Views: 19714

Re: How to make leather Viking-style shoes

Aonhus, I like the shoes pictured, but that's not the pattern for them is it? Do you have the pattern for the pictured pair? Thanks. The pic is of a modified turnshoe / viking toggle shoe or boot, so I don't have a direct pattern for the shoe pictured. There ARE other patterns out there that are si...
by Hawk_45
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: New way to Run(secret weapon)
Replies: 42
Views: 3185

Re: New way to Run(secret weapon)

As far as shoes go, the NB MT100's that I (and Civilian Scout, good choice) use are pretty much perfect in my opinion. The only improvement I could ask for would be more of the same; lighter, even less padding, even more minimalist. For any other workout than running, I prefer not to wear shoes. Lu...
by Hawk_45
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How to make leather Viking-style shoes
Replies: 24
Views: 19714

Re: How to make leather Viking-style shoes

I've made these type of moccasins and they are a really nice style. If you want a boot-type to keep snow or sand out or just for looks, I'd recommend this. http://tinyurl.com/4zfska9 Now those are awesome! Thanks for posting that tutorial. -Blast My pleasure. Bear in mind, I didn't make that tutori...

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