Knife Review: Condor Tool & Knife Nessmuk

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Image @2014 David C. Andersen

I just finished up my review of Condor’s Nessmuk. Thanks to a friend who lent it to me for review, I was able to cut, carve, chop, split, drill, and pry through a series of tests to see whether, or not, this blade would make a good camp knife.

The results were a bit of a mixed bag. Click over to the full review on TTAK for a little history lesson, more photos, and the final results.

In Defense of Batoning

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Benchmade 162 Bushcrafter Batoning

Batoning, according to Wikipedia, “is the technique of cutting or splitting wood by using a baton-sized stick or mallet to repeatedly strike the spine of a sturdy knife, chisel or blade in order to drive it through wood.” 

This is a somewhat controversial subject that is typically thought of as a “survival” technique. To find out why the average camper would want to use this method for splitting wood, read my write-up over at The Truth About Knives.