Discussion in 'ESEE® Knives and Gear' started by Tyler Pipes, May 25, 2018.
Bust out the sharpie marker, shave cream, and the feather
Back off the rails
That would probably get you a judy chop
This blade looks very comfy. Ive not used the design before to butcher. Anyone have experience with using this style?
OH NO Not the dreaded "judy chop"
Ok back on to the rails, the more I look/see of the JG5 the more it grows on me
But It'll have to wait till after I get the BLACK GB6HM
I've used similar
Old Hickory butcher, there's a reason they're still around.
Whats the reason?
My grandmother and grandpa used an Old Hickory Butcher knife to process all the animals, not sure any particular reason except they were super affordable and effective, as far as the design not sure of its origins but if you google butcher knife the majority of the images have that same design. I would like to know the history of it though.
I can see me choking up on the blade to take advantage of that curve while skinning. Pinch grip i think its called.
I'm sure you will get to use it to butcher when @shaneadams90 blast a bear with that hand cannon.
Ill get one. Im intrigued by the design.
I think you’ll love it. Have you read nessmuks book?
I have not. Good read?
Very good. Just over 100 pages. Kephart actually dedicated his book to Nessmuk. Publish in 1884 6 years before his death. His total kit including canoe for 10 days in the adriondaks was 28 pounds. I can let you borrow a copy
Ill check it out. I like buying new books. Ill add it to my list to purchase.
Tell me your thoughts later
The pattern the nessmuk knife comes from is a sheep skinner, skinning knife or slaughtering knife pattern, they were used for cutting the throat of an animal and once hung on a gamble the were used to skin the beast. Over here the origonal pattern is still used in meat processing plants around the country. I believe the pattern origionated fron europe and then spread to the frontiers.
Nessmuk just ground the top off it to make a more usable point. Everyone goes on about the Nessmuk design being something special but its more a case of a man just modifying a readily available pattern to suit his needs. Its not like he designed it from the ground up as the perfect knife as some folks would have you believe.
Overhere the origional pattern is still popular today and most farmers will have one laying around, My best friend uses one as his main deer knife.
You are correct but that was the beauty of it. Simple and effective. In his book he says he just modified a kitchen knife design. That’s why I urge the book to be read. His carving and delicate work was the folding blade pocket knife. Wood processing was all the Double bit and the sheath knife was food processing and butchering. It’s a butcher knife and is meant for that. Really any knife design is a modification of an old design at this point. I’m excited because it will fill to needs I have for that item in my kit and is designed for that purpose.
I have the book! its an interesting read for sure! Theres a knife maker not far from me that grinds down skinners into nessmuks for folks on request, its almost a natural evolution.
I have used the origional pattern for years on sheep, pig and deer, great design, I believe the JG5 will be the best of all worlds for this pattern