Tough carbon steel from the big saw blades that mill the Canadian boreal forest.
We carried this knife for years. Its shape, toughness and strength made it the knife we relied on. Baton, digging, chopping, splitting, skinning. It’s high bevel, wide blade and sharp edge let itself be known in our kitchen once in awhile.
Every November the Moose start to move in. They like to eat our berry bushes and apple trees. We scare them off. They come back. Dogs don’t want anything to do with them. Eventually they get what they came for. Big, tough animals.
This winter, a year old calf showed up without it’s mother. We shone a flashlight its way, it turned, left and hasn’t come back. Obviously nervous and unprotected. If it shows up again we’ll let it eat.
Moose are disappearing from here. Altered habitat from logging, less cover exposes the animals to more predators, more access gives hunter’s and wolves more advantage. Changing climate patterns; deep snow is protection, no snow has them vulnerable.
Wolves follow the moose. The winter boreal forest is enchanted. Moose and wolves, ravens, lynx, bobcats, mice hares…As people drift farther away the forest here is out of mind.
…The moose came
We carried the Moose knife for several years. Processed moose and deer, peeled rails, split lots of firewood. Tried and tested.
The price is $1200
7 inch blade with a 1/4 inch spine. Full tang.
We create a saddle on the spine for more hand power. Use the knife as a draw knife. Battoning to split wood.