Snowy Spring Camp w/Filipino Roach Belly BBQ

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  1. Mudman

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    Yummy
     
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    soooo....... "Roach Belly"....is that a hint as to a new knife design?
     
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    It’s a pretty knife
     
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    I did my best with this ol timey pattern that has been around for a couple hundred years. Just my take on a neck knife version, that actually had a large enough handle to use for woodcraft. every neck knife on the market has a small blade and small handle. This is a regular sized handle with a small 3" blade. Perfect for a stand alone knife on backpacking trips or in the Southwest, but in the Northern forest it is companion to the chopper.
    I had a certain weight in mind I wanted this knife to be. I wanted it to be the weight of a common MORA knife, about 2 ounces. And it is, due to the size and thin stock which is someplace between 1/16"-3/32"
    So, it isn't new, about two years old and I couldn't be any happier with it and the sheath. Both works of art.
    MUD, you need to get back to it, you are a special craftsman!

    It is, despite it being 01 steel, which is one of my top two favorites. It has this reputation of rusting overnight, tarnishing fast. This is my knife after never cleaning it or oiling it after only using it in humid, wet places.
    Still pretty too!

    -RB
     
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    I thought that was you, eats anything, and won't die..even in a nuclear holocaust. :D. I just ordered some titanium chopsticks, the guy Bear..he's bad for the health....of my bank account!
     
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    Happy to help feed the need!

    -RB
     
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    ha its true......im blessed with an iron stomach.....cold truck stop coffee thats 6 days old (left in the truck )? no prob...down the hatch!

    25,000 calorie triple burger with 1lb of cheese and Bacon? down the hatch!

    6 tins of tuna, a brick of aged cheddar, and a chub of spicy salami? down the hatch.

    etc...
     
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    I went searching for solid metal chopsticks but could only find 7” or 14” couldn’t find the 12” like he posted... granted I didn’t search very hard lol
     
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    I apologize they are 14". Great for cooking, stabbing coals, mixing coffee, and transferring coals back into the hobo stove.
    -RB
     
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    Cool thank you! I love the idea honestly. Like I said before I carry but they are wood. Great post!
     
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    The ones I ordered are 9", titanium, and hollow. I tried to find solid but that option was high $$$. I figure that I'd be picking up food, embers or coals, light things. Not driving them into trees to hang a hammock on, so it would be sufficient.
     
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    Yea I looked at some titanium ones and they are mighty proud of them let me tell you. So proud I think they want to hold onto them a little longer... good point though to add to the list of chopstick versatility it can be a toggle....
     
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    Right on.
    Good idea.
    -RB
     
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    Thanks RB,

    I'll be getting back to it soon enough
     
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    TOP MAN!

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