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1948 Journeyman Bushcraft Knife

1948 Journeyman Bushcraft Knife

1948 Journeyman Bushcraft Knife

1948 Journeyman Bushcraft Knife

Bison Bushcraft

1948 Journeyman Bushcraft Knife


 

 

The Journeyman Bushcraft Knife is made from 4mm RWL34 stainless tool. This is a stainless tool steel developed at the DAMASTEEL AB firm in Sweden. It is a powder metallurgy version of ATS-34 that was the steel championed by one of the grandfathers of modern custom knife making Bob Loveless. It's performance is exemplary, especially in the 27 degree scandi grind employed. It is very tough and will hold an edge for a long time. Hardened to 62hrc for best performance.

Each knife proudly carries the 1948 Original Equipment logo on one side and the name of the maker (R Harrington) on the other.

Speaking of Bob Loveless, the shape of the handle, particularly the way the pommel end returns at an acute angle is a direct homage to the great makers designs. The handle scales are stabilised top quality Turkish Gunstock Walnut laid over black fibre liners and fitted with eight brass pins and a brass lanyard loop.

Each knife is presented in a naturally veg tanned scabbard that is individually hand made for each knife. Fitted in a sleeve in the front of the scabbard is a strikefire firesteel, that when scraped with the back of the blade will give a shower of 3000 degree sparks, enough to start a fire just about anywhere!

So what you have is a complete package of a robust and top quality bushcraft knife and a reliable means to make fire, two things you should always have with you on your expeditions and adventures.

Specs

Blade length: 105mm

Overall length: 225mm

Steel: RWL34

Handle: Stabilised Gunstock Walnut

Scabbard: Veg Tanned belt carry pouch with firesteel

Maker: Roger Harrington / Bison Bushcraft

 

Extreme Journeyman Knife

 

If you like to have individual kit, then this is the knife for you. Modelled on The Journeyman Knife these few knives (only two made) are totally unique.

Made from Hakapella Damasteel another excellent product from DAMASTEEL AB. Employing modern technology to acheive patterned damascus blade steel using the same solid state welding procedure called “Hot Isostatic Pressing” used for RWL34 but using layers of the same with alternate layers of PMC-27 (a powder metallurgy version of 12c27). This produces a billet which can be manipulated to produce various patterns.  Unlike black-smithed Damascus that can be prone to flaws, quality can be guaranteed. Damasteel is expensive and time consuming to work with several stages required to achieve those stunning looks of the end product. But worth it not only for it's looks but truly outstanding performance.

The handles of these knives are made from 12000 year old Mammoth Ivory that has gone through a stabilising process to make them suitable for hard use as a working knife handle. Each handle scale is fitted over black liners to the hand tapered tang of the knife with nickel silver pins. Each set of handles are book matched to continue their pattern across the tang to complement the Damasteel pattern visible in the tang.

Specs

Blade length: 105mm

Overall length: 225mm

Steel: Hakapella Damasteel

Handle: Stabilised 12000 year old Mammoth Ivory

Scabbard: Veg Tanned belt carry pouch with firesteel

Maker: Roger Harrington / Bison Bushcraft