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Hand Forged Survival Knife

Custom Handmade Bushcraft Survival Knife- CaribooBlades

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The Mountain Caribou knife from the boreal forest. The story of the forest today is told through the knife.

A Hand Forged Survival Knife

Recovered high carbon steel, copper, moose antler, apple & cherry wood

Contact us at, forgedtools@caribooblades.com

Handmade Survival Knife

Handmade Survival Knife

The blade is hand forged from steel in 6 foot diameter saw blades. A tough, high carbon steel with molybdenum, chromium and nickel added. The blades that bucked the big pine, spruce and Douglas firs.

Handmade Survival Knife

Handmade Survival Knife

Peened Copper & Fox. The finger guard is made from a piece of processor chainsaw bar from a feller buncher, a logging machine that can rapidly gather and cut a tree before felling it.

A “feller” is a traditional name for someone who cuts down trees. The feller buncher is a tank like machine with an excavator arm that fells and cuts the logs to length with the attachment of a chain saw bar, bunches them up before they’re loaded onto the logging trucks.

Hand forged Survival Knife

Hand forged Survival Knife

Fire and Clay Blade Patina. The steel is hardened in oil with clay protecting the spine. The 5/16 of an inch spine is tempered blue, the edge is light straw, the hollow ground tang is darker blue into grey. Differentially tempered.

All the colour and patina is on the blade.

One December morning, around 3 am, lights and the sound off a tank came from the bush across from the small lake we’re on. We’re isolated here, nobody lives near us. Within 4 weeks, 24 hours a day, one man (3 shifts) in a feller cut the forest on 2 sides of us.

Bushcraft Knife Sheath / Survival Knife Sheath

Bushcraft Knife Sheath / Survival Knife Sheath

A tooth insert from a 4 1/2 foot head saw blade is welded to the end of the tang. It’s a strong feature capable of hammering in 4 inch nails.

Aki braids a lanyard, growing from one piece of leather sewn in the back of the sheath. She braids a loop that slips over the saw tooth securing the knife tight in its sheath. The knife’s lanyard locks the knife in.

The fire steel has a hand carved apple wood handle. The knife has a walnut scaled handle. The pouch sewn into the sheath has a double sided diamond touch up stone.

Wilderness Bushcraft Survival Knife Features

Wilderness Bushcraft Survival Knife Features

Survival/Bushcraft Knife features on the the Mountain Caribou knife. The spine tapers from 5/16 inches at the guard to the point and to the steel hammer butt (saw blade tooth).

The blades are a thing of the past. The Douglas fir trees will grow back in 600 - 1000 years.

Mountain Caribou Survival Knife With a Finger Choil

Mountain Caribou Survival Knife With a Finger Choil

Also known as the Caribou Mountain knife. This one has a 5 inch edge, 1 inch finger choil, 5/16 spine, saw tooth butt, for hammering, processor chain saw bar guard, walnut scales with copper and ironwood.

Copper is beautiful, malleable and was a precious metal of the indigenous here.

A picture gallery of the Mountain Caribou in our online catalogue

Raven Sheath for the Mountain Caribou Knife

Raven Sheath for the Mountain Caribou Knife

The boreal forest. Hardy, rugged and at attention. Too bad this society, with everything it has, doesn’t know and respect it.

As the pristine boreal forest disappears by our hand, so do the mountain caribou.

This is the boreal forest knife.

Mountain Caribou

Mountain Caribou