After 11 years, I finally attained the blade which initially spurred my interest in Bushcraft and wilderness living skills. The Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife. Being 11 at the time, I couldn't even come close to affording a Woodlore clone blank, let alone the real deal. So, being the crafty lad I am, I made my own out of a file, some Birch, an angle grinder and a 1x30 belt sander that my neighbor let me borrow. The birch scales were attached solely with super glue. I left the file teeth intact under the scales for better adhesion. It took me about two weeks of daily work to complete it, and I used that knife and a basic Mora for a couple years before upgrading. It served me well, and I learned a lot while using it. Fast forward to a little over a month ago, I finally attained the real deal, this one made by Emberleaf Workshops, and I couldn't be happier. Pictured here with my Andy Kirkham O1 crooked knife/Mocotaugan. Here it is pictured next to my rudimentary clone. A short overview in a thunderstorm. And the unboxing/first impressions video I did which ended up being entirely too long, with low audio. Watch at your own peril.