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Revelation: Guide – Gearing Up From Levels 1-49

Mr. Easy for life come back at you guys once again with another revelation on live article got another guide for you guys, and this was actually requested by some of you. I’ve got this question through comments, as well as a couple of personal messages and whatnot, and that is gearing your character from level 1 to 49. So now a couple disclaimers before I get started.

I don’t necessarily know everything about the gearing up system. I’ve only been playing this game for like a couple weeks almost a month now, so I’m going to give you all the information that I possibly can. I know for a fact that I’m probably going to miss out on details. A lot of you guys can correct me if I’m wrong on any of them and of course you can add to it any. You can add any information to this guide in the comment section below, of course, where are you going to go and help me out and as I hope you write help me help you kind of thing, so I’m going to give you like the basics from what I know, and once you get the basics down, it’s pretty much the same thing as you level up between each bracket between 49 and then the 50s and then the 60s and the 70s.

It’s generally, in my opinion, all the same. It’s just a matter of knowing where to go and what to do right in order to get your gear, and we all know that best things like gear is actually crafting gear. So what I’m going to do here is I’m actually going to go ahead and tell you guys how to get some temporary placeholder gears in terms of raid gear, dungeon gear and all that and then the second part.

Well, we’re going to we’re going to talk about crafting gear writing like to how to get like the materials and what you got to do in order to my guess: unlock the ability to buy the materials right, because I’m a good thing about this game. Is that a lot of the materials before your crafting gear can actually be bought through your vendor and we’re to go ahead and we’re going to talk about that a little bit later on in this article but anyways? So I’m going to go ahead, let’s go ahead and get started.

Don’t want to make this too long. I don’t want to drown. You out. I will be spitting out a lot of information. Take some notes: rewind the article if you have to and overall our this with your friends. Of course, if you want to go ahead and let your friends know how to gear up, this is pretty much the basics of how to do it and let’s go ahead and get started. So, as you can see right here, I’m actually bring up the map.

I’r over here in this area right here, okay and this, why? The reason why I’m over here is because this is actually the the entrance to the dark fall dungeon. Okay, now the dark fall, a dungeon, keep in mind that we’re going to be getting four dungeons in CBT 1, it’s going to be dark, fall, misty hollow I deserted shrine and trial of the four kings. Okay, so dark fall is the first dungeon and when, of course, with the come when it comes to the first dungeon.

This is where your first set of gear is going to come from. Okay, usually, whenever you’re requesting and you’re leveling up your character, um you’re going to have some pretty bad gear, you’re going to have like some questing gear, it’s going to be like green grey quality items. It’s not going to be that great, and especially at level 40. If those of you have seen my how to get to level 40 in just under 4 hours or more go ahead and check out that article, the link is in the description below I pretty much go through how you can get to level 40 in just a Few hours of playing right and you can use utilize that into CBT, if you wanted to okay, so you’re going to have some questing gear all the way up until level 20, now keep in mind that the dark fall dungeon actually unlocks at level 20.

You’re going to go through your quest line, it’s going to bring you there, introduce you to the dungeon at level 20 you’re going to have some pretty shitty gear. Like I said the requesting and the dark ball area the dark floor. Dungeon is actually the first place that you want to go ahead and get your first set of raid gear dungeon gear, whatever okay, so as we enter through the the entrance. As you can see, it brings up this page here where it tells us the difficulties that we could do.

As you can see, this, one that I have selected is actually the the solo instance version, the one that you can actually do over and over again up to 99 times a day, and it’s made for one person you actually go through this with the this is The questing version, I have to say that yeah this is the questing version. You get a little bit of exp, but, as you go down here, you can see some rewards and you actually get um.

Depending on how many times did you do this solo version? You can actually get gear, that’s blue quality up to levels; 2:25, okay, right levels, 20 to 25. Alright, so you can definitely get some you this. This is definitely a good way to start out your gear right, depending on what level you are. Okay, if your level is 20 or yeah around this at level area 20 to 25, you can go ahead and get some gear from here for the solo instance, although I don’t necessarily want you to do this on this version over and over again, because I mean, Depending on what levels you are and I’ll be real with you guys, you can definitely get to at least level 30 to 35 within the first couple of hours the payout.

What the penny! If we get the spirit of essence, you may be even you may even be able to get the level 40 within the first day, but I’m assuming that you know you’re at least level 30 or at least going to hit up level 35 soon. So I don’t necessarily want you to get this. The first thing I actually want you to do is actually come into the easy mode. Okay, now the easy one is actually made for five people, but depending on what level you are 30 and above you can actually solo this.

Okay, even with your shitty questing gear that you have okay, this is actually a good way to start you off in terms of all your gear. As you can see it, Everage — is out to be levels 20 to 29. Okay in terms of the levelling of your gear right, so this is definitely a good way to start you off, you can go ahead and either solo this depending what level you are, or you can have a group of five people right.

You get your guild or use raid finder or whatever, but initially this is the first thing that I want you to do. Ought to get your first set of gear, okay, to get rid of those questing items, all those shitty green items coming there into dark fall and do the easy mode to get you some nice 2229 gear, so I’ve actually so load this dungeon this. This easy mode of dark form many times and you can actually get some purple gear from it, even though it doesn’t say it down here, there is still a chance that you can get purple quality on a level twenty to twenty nine gear.

Okay, so that’s still a factor that comes into play whenever you do this, I recommend, like I said I recommend you soloing this and you can get all the gear to yourself, but of course, if yet, if you want to do that, you have to be. I would say at least be level 30 before you attempt to solo this right, but either way go ahead and do that and if you want to right, I do recommend this, but you don’t necessarily have to if your level 30 right.

If you are level 30, you could actually do the hard one. I believe the hard one. You can only do a couple of times a day now and the Chinese server. It says you can do this five times a day, but I I’m not sure if that’s going to be the case for CBT right, they may change that. Maybe only you’re only able to do hard mode, Darkfall on twice a day, you’re going to get some pretty good exp. I will not lie about that, but with hard mode of course, you’re not going to get any indicators in terms of the mechanics.

That’s the differences and a few other things as well, and of course this is made for five people, so I’d like I said. Definitely, if you’re going to do hard mode at least be level 30, and I go ahead and get yourself use Raid Finder to make a guild, get a guild, get some friends and do some hard mode action together, because, as you can see, you can actually get Purple quality gear from levels 30 to 35, depending on what level you want? Okay, that’s what that’s really good starting out here in terms of your first time rating or your first time rating a hard mode in dark points.

If you can get some 30 to 35 gear on your first few attempts, then that’s awesome, okay and of course, the more the more you do, this everyday, the better, the easier it’s going to get high. If not, then it’s pretty much guarantee that you’re going to get 30 to 35 blue gear and yeah. So that’s going to set you up and by doing this, this is actually going to set you up quite easily for the the next, the the next dungeon okay.

So yeah alright, so I’m assuming that you know you’re pretty much you’ve gotten all of your you pretty much trashed, all your questing gear. You got one at least level 30 gear. The next thing I actually want you. What I want you to do is, as I come over here as I come up here. As you can see up, the road is uh. The next dungeon is misty Hollow. Okay, misty Hallows denied the next dungeon that you actually unlock as requesting, and I believe this one starts off at level.

25. Okay, so, as you can see here, the rewards here are quite amazing, okay, so this is the easy mode for misty Hollow. This is the Spider Queen dungeon that you’ve been hearing about. It starts off at level 25 and, as you can see, the rewards are pretty awesome right. You get some you get pretty decent exp, I’m not going to lie if you’re going to do a dungeon at least one dungeon a day. This is definitely the one I want you to do, because the exp here is quite amazing.

You also get. You also have a chance to get these materials right here now. This material is actually ties into your crafting gear. Okay, we’re going to talk about that later, but just now that this is a you can actually get this. This is very important because you need this. For your crafting gear this, by the way, if you’ve been sitting and you’ve, been wondering what this is. This is actually extra system points, reputation, points and what you could do with reputation points is, you can actually accumulate them and go to vendors and buy materials.

For your crafting gear, so this is very good to have and I believe, every time you run a dungeon you’re going to get some extras appoints reputation, points that you can use to go ahead in exchange for crafted gear material. Okay, this right here. I think this is a it’s like a fragment, and I believe this ties in to your legendary skills, your F skills right. I heard it’s a pretty low drop rate, but when you do get it, it’s very beneficial to unlocking your F skills right: okay, okay, so in terms of the gear.

So, as you can see here that you could actually, it says here that this dungeon actually does level 40 to 45 gear now, assuming that you guys are not level 4, it again, you can actually still come in here and get some 35 to 40 years. Okay, I do believe that you may actually be able to get level 30 to 35 gear if I’m not mistaken, but they’re going to be blues. But what I, what I’m seeing here is there is a chance that you could get 35 to 40 gear, blue or purple right there they’re pretty much putting all the good stuff on the table.

I think you can get 30 to 35 gear, I’m not if I’m not mistaken. I’r not totally sure about that. Though. You can correct me if I’m wrong, but if they don’t then you’re definitely almost guaranteed to get at least a couple Purple’s within the ranges of thirty five to forty or forty to forty five, depending on what your level is. As you can see here, even though this dungeon actually unlocks at level 25, you could actually do this from levels 25 and on.

So that’s why it says 25 to 79. This game is very um. The game uses the scaling system. I don’t know if you heard about that, but the scaling to making the the dungeons pretty much tailored in terms of difficulty towards your level right. So, for example, even though if this starts off at level 20 five, if your level 45 you’re, probably going to face off against level 45 mom’s and not level and not level, 25 mom’s, okay, you know what I mean or if your level 70, 76 or 56 Or 47, whatever level you are, you will be facing that level of mobs and bosses, of course, or pretty much right in the middle, depending on what what average level that you and your friends write.

If you come into a five man group, one person is like level 25, but another guys, level, 79 or 49, or something like that. It’s going to it’ll probably meet you right in the middle, like thirty five ish kind of something like that so yeah. This game is really big on the whole scaling system right, so that’s why you can actually come in here or in the later levels and still be able to get gear. I believe the max here, as you can see, is 40 to 45, though in terms of what kind of raid gear you can get but yeah, so you could actually do this, get some pretty decent gear and whatnot, okay and yes, so that is from 20.

That is from 25 and on okay. Now, let’s move on to another dungeon that I want to go ahead and talk to you about. So if I go up to the map – and I don’t actually have a teleporter here – but if I teleport over here and fly up over there right from here to there as we teleport there, that is actually the the entrance to desert shrine. Okay. So, let’s head over to desert, shrine and deserted shrine is kind of interesting to me.

Okay, it really is pretty much kind of interesting to me because, even though uh, if you are not, if you don’t have gear that is 30 to 35, you can actually get thirty to thirty-five gear guarantee from deserted shrine. It’s kind of weird because misty Hollow says that you can actually get thirty five to forty gear, but then it goes to. It goes to me saying that, like what, if people only have twenty to twenty nine gear from the dark fall, and they want that? Thirty to thirty-five gear, like I said, you can actually go to deserted shrine anomic and get it as a guarantee.

The problem with desert, enshrined, though why it’s the third, the next dungeon that on our list, is because, unlike misty Hollow that unlocks at twenty five deserted shrine, you actually have to wait until level 35 and not twenty five for it to unlock. Let’s see I’m looking for where’s the engine, the entrance is like in a mountain or something here we go here. We go all right right in here. Okay, here is the entrance to deserted shrine.

If any of you want to know that or as wondering as you can see right here, deserted shrine level 35, as you can see, oh that’s the hard mode, okay, so level 35 is when the easy mode drops or is when the easy mode is unlocked for You right and, as you can see here for the lubra wards, we have levels 30 to 35 gear, okay, and so this is something that this is something that’s kind of up to you, ish, okay, you know what I mean so, like I said with the whole Dark bar with the whole dark vault thing right: you’re, pretty much almost guaranteed to get an average item level of levels 20 to 29.

When you do your your dark mode, your dark fall easy mode. If by any chance you get a group and you actually do the hard mode and you actually have the levels 30 32 35 gear purple gear, then you can actually move over to misty Hollow and get some 35 to 40 gear. Depending on what level you are. But for those of you who actually only have 20 to 29 gear, okay – and you want to get that nice 30 to 35 gear – you don’t want to do the hard mode, darkfall dungeon – you can actually come in here.

The con with this is that you actually have to wait until you’re, actually level 35 to attempt it okay. So for awhile I would say you’re going to be stuck with levels 20 to 29 gear up until you reach level 35, and then you can come in here and guarantee get you some nice 30 to 35 gear, okay, alright, and that this is only if you, You pretty much can’t do the hard mode. Dark fault version right. Okay, so that’s why that’s? What I would say you should probably do is that if so, if you do, if you choose to do the dark fall hard mode, then definitely do that.

So you can get some nice 30 to 35 year and then move over to misty Hollow for some 35 to 40 gear. But those of you who can’t do that, I would say you’re stuck with that level. 30 gear definitely either weight to your level, 35 or whatever level. You are just level up to 35 and keep that 29 gear and come in here at 35 to get you some nice 30 to 35 gear. If that makes any sense, it’s kind of hard to explain, because it’s kind of the order of dungeons is a little bit reversed in my opinion, but you can definitely do this.

However, you want, in terms of this gear, keep in mind that none of this gear that I’m pretty much showing you or pretty much explaining to you, is nowhere near important. This is just kind of the foundation that you need to know it before you get to your crafting gear because, like I said when the game, the game is so big on scaling right the whole scaling system, you don’t want to be coming into misty Hollow where Or desert strong with questing gear, okay, if you’re level, 35 or level 40, and you still have requesting gear, guarantee you’re going to have a hard time.

Okay, so by doing these dungeons before you start crafting, your crafting gear is definitely going to help. You prevent you from going through that terrible experience of having shitty gear on a higher level, PvE activity right. Okay, so, like I said, overview, Darkfall levels 20 to 29. Once you hit level 35, you can actually come in here and get some 30 to 35 gear and once you’re 30 or once you’re 35 and above all of us 35 to 45, you can actually go back to misty Hollow and I get some nice purple gear.

Okay, if not, then definitely do dark fall, hard mode, get you some nice 30 to 35 gear and then go straight into misty Hollow for that 35 to 40 gear and all the way up to 45. Okay, now, by any chance now, once you reach, once you actually reach level 40. Okay, once you reach level 40, like I said, it’s definitely possible to actually reach 35 to 40 within your first day of playing okay, it’s definitely possible once you reach level 40, you can actually queue up for the hard mode, deserted shrine and, as you can see Here you can get some nice 35 to 40 gear.

Okay, not only that, but you can also get these nice rewards. As you can see, this is used for refining as well as this as well. These two items tie into refining and enchanting your gear, which is definitely very important. I know what this is you’re going to have to help me out on what this is as well as this item right here. This item right here. I think this is actually crafting material for you crafting material for your crafting gear, so Matt’s for your crafting gear could actually drop in hard mode and, I think, even easy mode.

If I, if I’m not correct, I know you can okay, you get extras and points. Instead, okay reputation, points alright, so reputation, points for our easy mode and then hard mode. I think you get some crafted materials, which is definitely beneficial okay. So if you hit level 40 within the first day right, you can immediately actually queue up after you do your darkfall for the day, you can actually try and get a group together and queue up for either hard mode or easy mode first and then go into Hard mode deserted shrine and get you some nice 35 to 40 gear.

Okay for those of you who are actually level 40 to 45. Like I said, I want you to go back to misty Hollow and get the levels 40 to 45 gear. Okay, if that makes any sense, okay I’ll put a list on the order that I want you to do it in okay, but as initially that’s what I want you to do so Darkfall first move over to deserted shrine. If you can’t do hard mode, if you can’t do hard mode great and then go straight, then go straight to misty Hollow for 35 to 40, then from 40 to 45 stay in misty Hollow, if not come to the hard mode, deserted shrine in and get you 35 to 40 gear, okay, that makes any sense all right.

So and of course not just if I go to my character, you won’t just only get like Armour pieces. You also get accessories as well. So keep that in mind you will get accessories. Maybe a couple of blue or purple weapons as well I’ll, be keep in mind that you should definitely always keep that level 37 craft weapon. You will get the level 37 craft a weapon, no matter what, if you follow the quest lines, you don’t have to worry about.

You know grinding materials for this one, but it turns of like your offhand and accessories. You will also get that as well as your regular gear pieces. Okay, so now that you are level 45, you have an average item level of levels 40 to 45. Now we come into the fun part. Alright, and if I fly down here and we’re going to be talking about, we will be talking about crafted gear: okay, let’s go ahead and fly down to the city, arm, side, teleport teleport to the city; and let’s talk about us, talk about some crafting gear.

All right, so the crafting gear actually starts at levels 45 to 49, and this is definitely what I would consider the top of the line. Endgame our content. Okay, I would say endgame for me, for you should start at like 35 and above right, but for some, maybe 25, because I’m misty Hollow you’re going to be doing misty Hollow quite a lot. But in terms of gear wise, I would say this is that this is it right here, man, okay, this is it right here.

So if I talk to this merchant right here, all the way to the right, I click on the first option. You can actually see this is. This is what we got going on right here, alright, so this is our crafting gear. We got our helmet right here and then we got breastplate and then we got hands. We got our legs and then we got our feet. Okay, and as you could see here, this all ties into an average item level of 45 to 49, so the the feet unlock at 45 49 legs, unlike at 45, and the hands on like at 46 breastplate at 46 and headpiece at 48.

Okay, so starting out from 45 to 49, you will be accumulating your abilities to unlock and craft your crafted gear, okay, so yeah and then the same thing goes with. You know the you know: 59, the 60 and then the seventies. It’s all the same. Basically, but yeah, this is pretty much the end game gear right here I would say, and yes, so that is the accessories or now I’m talking about the gear and the armor pieces over here.

If you click option 2, you actually have the accessory path right here too, so you get your necklace. You got your ring and then you get your earring right here. This unlocks at 45, this unlocks at 48 and then this one is at 49, okay, so yeah. Alright so, like I said now that you got your 45, your 40 to 45 rate gear, the next thing I want you to go ahead and do is a start grinding out. Your reputation points now, keep in mind.

I didn’t actually say this. You should have actually been grinding out. Your exorcism points pretty much as soon as you hit level 30. I believe the exorcism actually unlocks at level 30, if you click see on your character, go all the way to the end. This is your exorcism reputation right here. Okay, it starts at level 30 and pretty much what this is is it shows you your rank right here, and it shows you all your reputation points that you have accumulated 998 just by soloing dungeon by myself.

You get exorcism points. If you see it in the Duluth table what you can get right so so, once your level 30, like I said, doing, part of your dailies should be whatever the exorcism dailies are and, as you can see on the right over here, this is actually where your Daily exorcism quests are going to be, I’m pretty sure, so we have the daily and then you got like a god mode, hard motor with it. I think it’s like a hard mode and then this one should be like a weekly.

I think I think this would be a weekly, so it’s like that, so it’s like a daily dungeon, a daily hard mode and a weekly god mode. Dungeon will be in your brackets. I believe right, if I remember this correctly correct me if I’m wrong – oh yeah, this will be in your brackets and, as you can see, you will accumulate like a hundred points here and points there, and I think that’ll actually go towards your leveling.

Okay, your level and, as you can see, I’m only rank one, so there’s only a few materials that I can actually buy at Rank 1, but each time you rank up, you will actually see that this is the new materials that you can buy so that material. We saw at the desert deserted shrine. I can actually purchase this instead of looking for it in a dungeon drop at level. 2. Okay, but yeah now I’ll talk I’ll, tell you this I’ll! Tell you this much this material this this and that can all be purchased from a merchant.

Ok, that’s the best part about this crafting gear is that a lot of the crafting materials can just be purchased to reputation points. The only thing you have to do is accumulate reputation, points rank up, get the minimum required, ranking and you’re going to be able to purchase them. Okay, this item right here, I’m not too sure about this thing of this – is like a transformation stone from bns. I’r not entirely sure where you can get this.

I do know for a fact that you can buy it off the auction house, but I don’t know – and I and I think it actually comes in fragment, to fragments to like. If you get a certain amount of the fragments of this stone, you can combine it and make a stone right, but from here I do know for sure this is a dungeon drop as well as a dismantling drop so like, for example, if you get purple gear From the desert shine that you don’t need anymore, you can actually dismantle it and you have a chance to get this material.

I think I’m pretty sure correct me if I’m wrong, but in terms of buying it through vendors through extras and reputation points you can buy. This all the way down to here, alright, you can buy these for materials. I’ll show you which one of the vendor is this one like, I said, I’m not too sure about where to get it. Hopefully some of you guys know where to get it. I can, let me know, but yeah so, like I said once you get level 45.

I want you to go ahead and keep the gear that you have and pretty much level up. Do all your dailies. Do your afk spawn your guild dailies and level up all the way up to 49? Okay and the reason why I don’t want you to work on your gear, your crafting gear materials until your level, 40 49 is because I want you to have the ability to have all of your crafting gear unlocked before you start grinding out the materials.

Initially, everything here and the crafting materials is pretty much the same. You know you got these guys right here and then same thing with this with the breastplate and then this one right here, this item you can actually buy as well. You can buy this item too and yeah it’s pretty much all the same, and then, of course, when we hit the 50s right, they’ll add a few things, as you can see, there’s more materials added once we hit the 50s, but in terms of CBT we’re only Going to be levels 49, you only have to worry about getting these materials right here.

Okay, so that’s the gear and I’ll talk about the accessories, just real quick. So, as you can see, if I go to the ring this, you give three different options of rings, and I don’t know if you can see this, but each ring has a different set of stats. Okay – and this is what’s so amazing about the freedom of your build – you could actually craft three different rings with three different three different stats.

Depending on what build you have, okay, but what I want you to do in terms of material efficiency. I want you to craft the ring that has the stats, that’s tailored to your favorite, build okay before you start crafting more rings or whatever. I really do want you to craft your first one or two rings, that’s tailored to the build that you’re going to be using 24/7. Okay, like I said, you have three different options, but pick the one that suits your build.

The most okay and same thing goes for the earring, as you can see here, different stats right, but they both unlock at 45. You have the option of choosing between two different kinds of crafted earrings in terms of accessories, or I mean, depending on what you want. You can have one of you have one of this one of that. You know one of this, one of that or two of these two that you know you know what I mean.

The only thing you don’t really have an option is the necklace right, because you only have one slot to add your necklace in. So you don’t have one choice, but I’m just saying this is a pretty cool feature that gives you the freedom to choose. What stats you kind of want in terms of some of your accessories so definitely use it to your user. To your advantage, I would say so yeah and same thing. The materials right is, as you can see, you got this material then I want which can all be purchased right so yeah.

That is the gear for the crafted gear. I want to go ahead and talk to you guys real, quick about the the weapons. So, as you can see here, we have a level 37 weapon right here. You actually get this through questing. So don’t worry about this one or crafting this one, because you’re going to get this through requesting, but as soon as you hit 49, as you can see right here, as soon as you hit 49, you can actually use your level 37 weapon as a prerequisite material To help you get your level 49.

Okay, you don’t have to worry about getting this stone right here. You can immediately trade in your 37 for the 49. Okay, so yeah that’ll be used as a crafting material and then of course, this three right here like I said you can buy this through it through the the vendor. Okay, get this with the vendor, and this was, I would say, if you’re going to do a crafted weapon, or I mean I crafted gear, I would say that your very first crafted gear that you would you should probably make first, is your weapon majority of your Dps and all your damage or whatever comes from your weapon, so it’s very important that you actually utilize your materials to the fullest and I would say the easiest thing, but the most efficient thing to do is to focus on getting your level 49 crafted weapon.

Okay, so, as you can see and like I said since you’re going to have this, it’s since you’re going to have this as a prerequisite, it makes it even easier. You don’t have to worry about getting this. Like I said, you can just immediately do this and I, like I said you can buy all this stuff and then just make it okay, so yeah same thing goes with your main hand, if you can okay, because, like I said or I’m in your offhand because, Like I said, most of your damage comes from your weapon, so it’s very important that you utilize that so, as you can see here, this is my level 49 offhand, which is like the hand cannon, as you can see that actually, oh, that actually unlocks at level 46, so you could actually start crafting or getting mats for it at 11:46.

If you wanted to okay and another cool thing about the crafting gear, as you can see, it actually has two gem slots open, so you can there’s always room for gems right and you can actually buy some pretty good starting out gems from the vendor as well. A lot of stuff for the crafting gear can be bought through reputation bender. The only thing you really have to do in terms of like I said the basics, the basics of gearing up is getting a lot of reputation.

Points: okay, getting a lot of reputation points as well as ranking up to at least I would say four okay, so I yeah these are your three vendors that you want to be looking for in on the map here in in this wonderful city, and this is Pretty much cutting these. These guys will give you the best gear, okay yeah. So I talked about the vendors okay. Let’s go, let’s go check out those vendors real fast okay.

So if I come up the stage right here, alright fly up the stairs. As you can see, we have some vendors lined up right here. Okay, these are where the vendors are that sell the materials okay. So if I, if I talk to this one I’ll show you I will show you this one: first, real, quick, oops! Oh, if I talk to this one and I go to the second tab, as you can see, she sells gems this right here. These are some gems that you can use to put in your that you can use the socket into your your crafted weapons.

Okay, as you can see here, pretty much, you need 1/5, I needed 150 of whatever the hell. This is, and I can go ahead and purchase one of these gems. As you can see, it’s got a it’s got some stats and it has a bonus roll on it: okay plus 10, whatever the hell, it is and yeah same thing for this and that and, as you can see, I think I want to save the ones that Maybe have better stats, I don’t know actually need needs.

One of these, I’m not sure where the hell I’m going to get this, but this is something that you actually need in order to buy it. I’r sure this would be like a dungeon drop or a quest drop or whatever or like a daily reward, or something like that, but in terms of gems, some of it some of your nice starting out gems, you can go ahead and buy it through here. Of course, I’m sure you can get gems through like PvP or like PvE daily activities or whatever you can get a measurement wards, but if you want to buy them, you guys should come to this one.

This vendor right here, okay and same thing right here. These are gems as well right, two different kinds of gems, so yeah and I believe, okay and then the one next to her. She actually sells gems as well. If I go to the second tab right here, right CC sells more of these kinds of gems right. The different types of gems – this is what she sells and, of course, like I said, here’s that material I was talking about that you can get through dungeon or I’ll bite through your vendor or dismantling old gear.

Okay, this is that material that I said you can actually buy. So if I, if I open this up, as you can see, I have nine hundred ninety nine. Ninety eight exorcism points that I accumulated just by running dungeons and it cost ninety of them to get one. The one thing that I am missing, though, is rank. Three I’m only rank one, and I believe you need to be rank. Three ought to buy this material right here.

Okay, this is some nice crafted material. Okay. So if you do that, and if I open, if I come down here – and I go to the second tab, as you can see – remember those materials that was needed for the crafting gear, like I said you can actually buy them right here same thing and of Course, when it comes to crafted gear materials, it looks like they’re going to need not just exorcism points or rank four, but also 40 of whatever the hell.

This is – and this is something that I actually do not know how to get so we’re going to have to research that on how the hell we’re going to get this material, but in terms of the crafting gear meds. Of course, you can buy it through this vendor right here, as you can see, okay, so these this, for these formats are pretty much the ones you’re going to be buying the most and then, of course, you also have this one right here.

So pretty much keep these five this one and the four right here to keep these five items on the list of things to buy things to prioritize, I’m fine! Okay! This is pretty much what you’re going to be needing in order to craft your 45 to 49. Crafting gear, okay and yeah, I think that is about it guys in terms of the basic stuff that we’re going to be needing to know in CBT. I think that’s pretty much all you need to know.

Okay, so yeah guys. Hopefully you enjoyed that. I think. That’s all I wanted to cover these. Are these other vendors. They sell other useful items, but I’m not sure what they are, but in terms of like crafting materials and gems, come to this girl or come to this merchant right here and come to this merchant right here. Okay, well check out on the map. Like I said, we are right here in the city you will get to the city just by questing, from your first twenty levels and yeah.

I think this is going to be the city that everybody’s going to be in just because all the good shit is here in terms of crafting wise in whatnot, so I yeah, but either way guys. Thank you so much for reading. I think that’s all I wanted to cover I. Hopefully this helps you right before cbt launches and I want to go ahead and give wish the best of luck to all of you in terms of your leveling, your leveling journey and your crafting your gering journey.

Okay, any questions you may still have leave it in the comment section below. Hopefully I can answer them. If not, then I apologize but either way guys. Hopefully this helped you out right before CBT and thank you so much for reading. Please stay tuned for more content that come your way and hopefully you guys are all having a very very easy day. This has been a one-man army, mr eazi, for life and I’m not peace.

So, actually, before I go, I wanted to go ahead and make this quick announcement before I go. So the link to my twitch blog is actually in the description box below. If you haven’t noticed that already, I went ahead and posted that in there now keep in mind that my twitch blog is actually brand new. So no followers, no article articles, nothing like that. It’s brand new, I just set it up, and that is the blog that I’m going to be using when we start live streaming on CBT, okay, I’ll make another announcement on Thursday.

Tomorrow, when we’re going to go, live, or at least a couple hours before we go live, I just to remind you guys as a reminder, but initially they’re in the description box below easy underscore life’s is my twitch blog. I go ahead if you want to check it out, go ahead and check it out. Give me a follow. That’d be very much appreciated, we’re starting out fresh, but there it is. For those of you wondering a few people have actually asked me what the hell.

What is my twitch name and there? It is right there, it’s in the description, anyways guys. Thank you so much for reading, like I said, and I’m out, peace. Oh


 

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Thank You Family… I Love You.

I hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving for you guys that don’t know this is my grandpa Billy. That’s my grandma, Pat, it’s my mom patty. This is my dad big Steve, so I didn’t want him to make this article for a second. I think it’s going to be pretty good. So, as you guys know, you know the past five years, I’ve branded myself made this business.

It’s been very successful and I can’t thank you guys enough for all the support and more enough, these guys are right here I mean my whole life. You know I’ve been raised like around them and they’ve supported me so much, and if I could describe these people, you know like one sentence for each of them. If I could, if I could describe my dad, definitely like straight up to the point in a hard-working my mom, just very you know, calm and kind, my grandma, like kind and sweets, like everyone and my grandpa, definitely like positive and hard-working 100 %, and I feel Like they did a great job raising me, and I’m very thankful for that, so that’s why I made this article and it’s hard and I’m very thankful for them for raising me so well when I was younger and I feel like pretty much all of them, like All combined makes me – and I just like to thank you guys and just say that I love you.

It means a lot good people proud of you son. Just so you know what you guys know. The greatest measurement that you can ever have in your life is having a son. That’s happy, healthy and fantastic as Noah is, and that that’s the best gift of Thanksgiving that anybody could give me funny. I don’t even know what to say about reading. You grow up and become successful and become the man you come because you’re you’re more than I ever was at your age and you’re more than I ever dreamed.

You would be at your age and I’m just blessed that I get to read. You would be there with you and I wouldn’t trade any minute, but we ever spent on the boat on the road. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. I wish I could go back and do it all over again. Every day they come to every every single event. With me, you know every single one there’s been a few and they’re just rare occasions where they had had to miss one, just emergencies and stuff, which is completely understandable rather than that, like every single event, they’ve been to the support me and everything I just like To say a big things I hate to bring like depressing stuff towards Thanksgiving guys.

President. I think this was a good article for everyone, and you know over the past years. You know I’ve got a lot of hate. You know saying I don’t work for anything and all that and I just like to say the best way like as in my family’s rich and all that and honestly, I don’t think that’s the case at all. Only if people knew – and I think the biggest thing I could gather upon that and put it into one thing is my family has helped me a lot.

You know many of things and the biggest thing possible is raising me and you know teaching me right because it’s like discipline and everything from all of them like combined into me. That just means so much to me since I really don’t let them talk, I’m going to let them say a few things, because they they seem to one want to say some stuff. I can’t cry, I want to say I’m so proud of you you’re. So hard-working.

I love you so much, I’m so proud to be your mom. You amaze me every day and how hard you work. The best grandson in this world, so much we’ve grown up together. Fish should finish them away. So I appreciate that so much I’ll leave. Well, that my whole life and trying to be, I sure you are the best Grand Admiral. I think his positive attitude comes a lot for me. You had a lot to eat the poisons better, quick.

I was married into this family by luck and I assure you that you feel the family bond and you know coach calls us the unit because we do everything together and I just think it’s important there’s only one thing I want to put forward dad just get Out there get off your butt and go spend some time with me kid. I don’t care dude if your son loves do what he wants to do and just just spend some time with your families.

That’s all that matters in the world. The rest of this, the the boats, the trucks, the cars you can take, all of it it don’t it don’t mean anything, just spend some time with the ones you love, because tomorrow may not be there. It’s a blessing happy. I want to talk too much more. I want to hold you guys too much longer and make this a depressing article, but thank you guys so much for the support you guys mean so much to me on my grandma, my grandma, my mom and my dad.

Thank you guys so much and of course you guys the fans, you guys are awesome, but thank you guys so much support. I hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving catch. You guys in the next article


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Bass Fishing NEW Ponds for BIG Bass – Tips and Catches

If this article gets a lot of likes, then I know I need to keep doing just these fun fishing blogs, teaching you guys how to fish at the end of all the fishing articles in overall, just having a good time making articles for you guys. So again, if you liked it leave the thumbs up, if you want to see me, do something different, throw a comment down below right now and enjoy the article. How do their folks today going pond fishing for big bass and I’m going to try to teach you how to do it step 1.

You got a tie on sewers, so the first thing you do is you got ta figure out what lures you’re going to take with you. So these are just a handful. My tackle boxes. I laid out that potentially have the lures that I’m going to use today, but of course I can’t take all those pawn fishing, so you got to eliminate a few. The pot I’m going to today supposedly has weeds in it. You know you kind of assume, especially if you’re in the Midwest or anywhere down south, if you’re fishing a pond, it’s probably got some weeds.

The first bucks I have here is deep. Pranks, don’t need these second box frogs going to keep these third box a bunch of crankbaits don’t need those fourth box. I have my day box, has a bunch of random stuff. I’m going to keep this one fifth box, jigs! There’s a lot of grass jigs! Don’t do too well and grass don’t need this one. Lastly, my six box square bills definitely don’t need this guy for those of you that don’t know today, boxes I’ll put a link in the description to the article, where I kind of briefly go over.

How I put all these lures in there, but everybody especially Bing fisherman – all you guys need Day boxes so right behind me here. I have all my soft plastics for the most part san’ko’s and ribbon tails, swim, baits and flukes, Krauze, toads, lizards and tubes. Last but not least, my favorite flipping, so once you get all your soft plastics out, you basically just want to pick apart couple bags from the each one put them in one box to take to the pond of the lures that you think you’re going to need.

So after some careful consideration, this is what I came up with. These are generally the soft plastics. I think I’m going to roll with I’ve got punching baits flipping baits saenko is just you know: creature baits, some flukes. I threw in some bigger swim baits. These Gambler Big Easy’s in in case they are big, and then I got some toads other than that. That’s pretty much! It’s just like a crab bait.

Some flipping baits beige that you would just generally throw in grassy ponds, there’s not really a right or wrong lure. You know you’re just going to go there. I’ve never been there. I’ve. Never I’ve known nothing about the lake, the pond, whatever you want to call it. I know nothing about it. So this is this. Article is kind of a stretch and I’m kind of just banking. On me actually looking like, I know what I’m talking about just like, I have a day box.

I have a day bag. Now this is a bag that you just feel what the lures that you think you’re going to use. So I’m going to go through my boxes and find just whatever I can fill up with this bag essentially of the lures. I think I’m going to use all right. Let’s go fishing quick! Stop for food normally go to jimmy-john to get a sandwich, but there are none near me right now, so Mik Danks will have to do.

How may I help you yeah? Can I get to Mik doubles? Thank you. Just got my mcdhh ank’s and uh says I’m right at an hour away from this pond, so we are going to drive for another hour I’ll, see ya pond all right, just made it to the pond here. So there’s been three ten pounders caught. How recently one was yesterday, so this year, three ten, so this year, they’ve come three ten pounders out of here, and one of them is yesterday.

Yes, they’ve all been like verified by the state and everything. So we are hopefully going to catch. A big fish got all my gear, I’m taking five poles with me see if we catch a giant all right. First cast going with the swimbait putting down the swimbait, it did not work, I’m going to try punching a little bit and if that doesn’t work, I’ll go to the old, reliable frog, not a giant. Oh got a little 2 pounder on the top water frog.

It’s good start to the day, no giant, but a making progress found not a fish. All right fish number one came on this frog here. If you want to know how I caught the fish today, make sure you stay to the end of the article and I’ll. Do a recap, all right, sieving, another one, there’s one! That’s a little guy yeah! Well, that’s the first punch fish. I’ve had in a little while just a little one and a half pounder, probably just a little guys now, but once it gets dark.

The big girl should come out to play another tiny one got another baby punching their fish. So far, so far, not impressed no Giants yet, but uh still got plenty of daylight. Hey you believe that thing I wan na. I might be better one yeah, that’s a better one: yep, that’s a big one: hey read out buddy, there’s going yeah, it might be about five pounder. There’s a good fish reel. Sonar scale says 514 514.

We’re looking to double that. But it’s a good fish. You! It’s getting dark, I am going to the truck and get a tie on a few top, our lures. Alright. What are you throwing? I think I’m going to tie on two or three. I keep the Frog Buzzbee all right. Well, I got a top waters on here. Those three setups top water frog buzz frog like a toad and a black buzzbait, all right, let’s see if we catch the top water fish.

How far is that other pond like if I went there for out like what’s the probability of me, hooking like one fish with a buzz Bay there? Let’s just do it alright! So what we’re doing we are quickly quickly quickly going to a new pond. It’s going to be dark, so hopefully it’s light enough for you guys to see. If you do end up catching a fish or two but uh we got ta hurry all right. It is 9:03 p.M. Super dark.

I’m going to take you guys with me. Use a GoPro and hopefully catch one within like the next 10-15 minutes. That’s all about the light that I have that you guys will be able to see I’ll, probably fish, past dark, but you won’t be able to see it um, let’s go Wendy minutes later. It is 9:27 ending the day I caught four fish for fish, three small ones and one five pounder, so it was good, but I’m going to drive home and do a recap over how I caught the big fish.

Essentially, that’s the only one that really matters. I caught it punching just only a tactic: I’ve used once or twice before. So if you wan na, learn how I caught that fish and then I’m going to talk about pond fishing just a little bit and how I go about catching fish on the ponds. So like that, make sure you stay to the end, if you don’t give out the stuff, then click out now the next day. Oh alright YouTube.

So it’s the next day, but you guys know I love doing these recaps at the end of all my fishing articles. That way that you guys read my articles and are wondering how, in the heck is this kid catching fish. Sometimes I asked myself that question, but I will do my best to teach you so I did catch one fish on a frog, but I’m not going to really go over that set up. I have a lot of other articles to talk about my frog fishing setup that you really are curious, I’ll, just put it down in the description, but I won’t talk about it.

But the way I caught, I believe, three fish, two Dinks and one five pounder, which was nice, is a biggest fish. I’ve ever caught punching came on this little punch rig set up here and essentially it’s just your standard punch set up. There’s nothing really special to it, I’m not very good at punching, but I’m guessing good enough to catch a five pound pond bass so quickly. I will go over the lure of the rod, the rail, the line and as well.

Let’s talk about a little bit why? I decided to go with this out of all the lures that you saw me put in my tackle box, so the lure itself, it is a, I believe, one and a quarter ounce tungsten weight its peg. That’s got a bobber stuff on it. It’s got a four OTT extra heavy flippin hook. I think it’s either must add. I think either must at our trocar, but I think it’s a must add it’s a for OTT and then I have the gambler.

This is the. Why not? This is one the best punching baits on the market. They use them all the time down in Florida, and I was using that in a black and blue color for the rod. I have a castaway flipping. Stick: that’s exactly what it’s called is a 76 X heavy rod now this can be used for a frogging flip and they think that. But for me it is my punching setup. It’s nice and stiff nice and sturdy. You guys saw a pull that five pounder out of a ton of weeds with ease the reel that I have is anything that’s like somewhat high speed like seven to one.

I believe this one is you just want something with enough drag to really get those fish out of thick cover and then for a line I have Seaguar. This is flipp’ n braid. This is 50 pound flippin braid. Now it’s braid that denny brauer designed to actually flip it is colored black, so the bass cannot see it. So this is like your ideal setup for punching and flipping heavy cover. Now. The reason why I think that is because it was super sunny.

It was super hot, I was sweating really bad and those fishes really didn’t seem to be active as far as top water goes. I did shut that frog around and caught that one fish on it that frog janvi actually gave me what I lost it as you. As you’ll see, if you stick to the very very end in this article, you’ll see me break that off. Jumpy gave me that one, it’s a nori sprog, something like that, but anyways.

I was not getting the strikes that I wanted. I tried the swim bait. I tried a Texas rig, I tried everything and I figured with the Sun being high with it being hot. The baths were probably under the cover, and so I decided to just start punch and just knock them on the head and see what I could get and I went three for three with punches just in that little area. So if you’re fishing ponds or lakes, anything with that type of cover, you want to have a couple words.

You definitely have a frog, you won’t have a punching setup and then you want to have either weightless saenko or lightly weighted Texas rig and that way you’re fishing, when all the maps are covered. If there’s a little open pocket in any of those mats that you saw like I was fishing, then you can flip that little Texas rig in there and kind of jig it up and down over all had a great time. I’m definitely going back to that pond because apparently there’s absolute freaking Giants in there and I would love to get my hands on that.

If you guys are liking this pond fishing stuff, please leave a thumbs up. I got a whole bunch of ponds lined up that. I’m going to fish later this week and I’ll take the cameras there and try to teach you guys how to fish ponds, because I know a lot of us do fish also got a peel box open and if you guys want to send me mail, andrew flair, P, o — box, eight boys town nebraska, six, eight zero one zero.

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Knives and Processing Wood

What I wanted to do today was continue in our article series. We talked about yesterday, my humble opinion on knives, and I want to talk a little bit more and expand on some of those things that we talked about. Yesterday and show you some techniques and also again talk about some nonno’s for knife use. One of the things that we talked about a lot yesterday was using a baton with your knife, and basically, a baton is just a piece of hardwood and again I, like mine, you know about arm length from my armpit out to you, where the crook of my Wrist is, and it needs to be made out of a piece of hard wood that you can make contact with the back of your knife to create a better cutting tool out of your knife and give it more force.

If you don’t have an axe and you need to cut something that you can’t just push your knife through. Obviously you don’t want to chop with that knife, and we talked about that. So this becomes the thing that you swing and the knife becomes a solid point of contact that becomes a blade for cutting. So this is an extension of your knife. If you don’t have an axe now, if you have a saw, you may still need to baton.

But if you have an axe, you have no need for either. The problem is you’re not always going to have an axe in every situation and that’s why you need to learn or understand the limitations and capabilities of baton in your knife. So we can use any sized knife from the TLC that we talked about yesterday. All the way up to and including, like the Pathfinder Scout, with a big six-inch blade to baton, we can use the mores if we have to.

But again I tend to stay away from baton knives that are not full tang for fear that they may break at the rat tail and you may go for years without ever breaking a rat tail tang knife, but the time you need it. The most is usually when your equipment fails and I’m not going to take that chance and that’s what we talked about full tang knives. So what we’re going to talk about today is a little bit of do’s and don’ts with your knife, how to use your knife properly with a baton, how to not use your knife properly.

Obviously we talked about you never use your knife to swing like in hacks, because it’s very uncontrolled, it’s very unsafe and it doesn’t take maximum advantage of that blade. I can take a lot more advantage of that blade as a cutting surface by using it with a baton, then I can ever take by sewing it with my hand. The other thing I would never do with my knife is tie it to the end of the stick and make a spear, and I had a couple questions about that.

I’ve had people ask me about that before. Why don’t the knives that I use have the ability to be bolted on to something else as a spear? Well, if your knife is your only tool, why would you want to attach it to a stick? It could possibly come off of and now you’ve lost. Your only tool goes back to my same mentality of throwing knives. Why would I ever want to throw a knife and throw away the only tool that I have? I would never do that.

So I’m not going to use it for a spear at the same time by swinging it as something like an axe. I take a chance on doing damage to that knife for damage to myself. That’s unnecessary. If I can better control the way that knife cuts by using a baton and that’s what we’re going to talk about a lot today, stay with me guys, okay, so what I have in front of me is: I have a hickory sapling and this sapling is about Three inches in diameter at the bottom.

It would be something that I may use for a ridgepole or a construction portion of my shelter. If I were having to build something primitive, it’s a pretty tall tree, it’s probably over 20 feet tall. It’s got a lot of limbs on it. It’s got like I said about a three inch base. So let’s talk about how we would use our knife to process this tree depending on what we’re trying to do. Okay, so the first thing I’m going to do is I’m going to bend this tree over and decide how much of this tree? I don’t need because I’m not going to need the top of this tree for my shelter, although I may use the branches and things like that.

That’s why we’re going to limit, but I’m not going to use the top most crooked portion of this for a construction element, my shelter, so I need to get rid of part of it. Okay, so, as I said, we’re going to have to limb this tree, someone there’s no reason for us to use our knife necessarily unless we have to. If I’ve got a baton already, I can probably beat on many of those limbs off of there by striking against them and down and just pull them off.

If they don’t come off. That way, then I’ll use my knife with the baton, but I want to save that knife as much as I can first remember that in a situation where you are truly stuck down to one tool and that tool is your cutting blade, it’s your most important asset. So the least you have to use it the better off. You are okay, so I’ve got the one here that doesn’t want to come off. What I’m going to do is I’m going to straddle this tree and I’m just going to cut it off with my knife.

The best way for me to effectively do that now that I’ve got it ripped down, is just to put my knife on top of it and hit down just like that and cut it off now. If I’ve got an area where I can’t get the limb off for some reason with my baton, then I will choose to baton my knife through that limb and we’ll talk about that next. Okay. So if I have a limb like this one and this one would come off just by smacking it with this baton, but for sake of this demonstration, we’re going to use our knife, what I’m going to do is I’m going to put my knife in the crotch Of that limb, just like this going down the tree, I’m going to use this area of my knife and again the majority of what you do is going to be used is going to be using this portion of your blade.

So I’m going to get that thing as close to the bottom, as I can and just cut it straight off, just like that with my knife. If I get to that point, I’m good it didn’t take, but a couple of small taps to get that done, and I wasn’t swinging and flailing my knife around like some kind of an axe and that’s the point. Okay, now we’re to the point where we’re going to take the top out of this tree. The best way for us to do that is to bend the top in toward us and push down what that does.

Is that put stress on the bend right here once we’ve got that Bend stressed, we can then safely cut it and as long as we’re standing on it, it’s going to flip out of our way. So we’re just going to take our knife and push down in toward the material just like this and we’re just beaver chewing in just like this, with our knife and sooner or later, even on a live hickory we’re going to get that off of there.

Now we have no top on this tree. All we have is this point. I want to get to add a little less dangerous and just round it off a little bit and then we’ll let the tree go back up. Okay. This is a very good example. This live hickory that were working on right now is a very good example of something that you would use for a spring poll you’re going to have to get rid of all the foliage on this tree, because it’s going to cause resistance when it tries to spring Upward, but a sapling like this – that’s nice and big nice and tall.

This thing’s still like 15 feet tall and has a lot of pressure on it. That’s what you’re going to have to have if you’re going to try to do primitive trapping, because something like this will lift an animal off the ground. Remember if you’re, using primitive methods to trap with you’ve got to get that animal off the ground. Something like this will do it, so that’s a very good technique to take the top out of a tree take a few, the branches off of the tree of the sapling, so that you can then use that for a spring Pole.

Okay, so again, this is our pole at present right here. This is a heavy-duty pole. I’m going to pull this thing down and let’s string up one more time on you about where it would be if it were a trap, spring device, and you can see how heavy due to that piece of hickory is. That makes a great spring pole you’re going to need something the size of that if you plan to do primitive trapping okay. So let’s look at this pole as if we’ve decided, we need to take the whole thing with us now.

Maybe we’re going to use this as a structural pole for a shelter or a travois or some type of a device for dragging someone out of the woods if we needed it like a like a mature of some kind that we can drag like a trip away Or we’re going to use this whole thing for a spring poll, but we didn’t happen to get lucky enough that this great spring poll was right by where we want to set our trap. So we got to take this with us to jam it somewhere else.

In a log jam or bury it partially in the ground or lever it somehow so that it will work the way we want it to work at any rate, when we cut this down, we don’t want to leave. You know a three-foot stump sticking up out here. That’s going to be a killing device if somebody trips on okay, all we’re going to do with this tree is we’re going to pull our knife out. So I figure out which side of the tree I need to get on for you guys to see this.

The best we’re going to come down at a low level of the tree and we’re going to cut ourselves a v-notch in this tree a little bit of an angle. And I want to cut that in there. With the belly of my knife, or just behind the belly, and then I want to come in cut that notch out just like that and if I’ve gotten myself half way through the tree. At that point, I should be able to bend this sapling over and it should break.

If that doesn’t happen, then I’m just going to move over a little bit and I’m going to cut a bigger chunk out off to one side, just like this again trying to go half way through the tree trying to control this. Let you guys see it at the same time a little bit sure, but that’s okay! Now it’s going to come straight over now. I can take my knife and shear it off just like this, and if I get some stubborn bark I’ll just run that over the top and go straight down on it and now that tree is ready to go.

I just beaver tune around it until I could push it over and then chopped it off, get it all with my baton, the first two-thirds of my knife and never had to swing anything except this, which is much more controllable and less sharp than swinging this. Okay. So, let’s take a smaller tree in this example, is something that we’re going to harvest. We’ve got a triple triples coming out of the ground right here.

All we’re going to do is bend this down and find our Bend and then we’re going to be virtual with our knife. If we don’t have a big enough knife that we can beat on it, oh we’re a little bit leery of batana our knife. We can always be virtue this thing down and I’m going to show you how to do that right now. Okay, so maybe the knife that we have is not optimal for batani, but it’s still plenty sharp.

Well, that’s just going to dictate to us what size trees. We can pick on a little bit, but we can still get the job done. We just need to figure out where this tree is flexing. You can see it flexing right there and that’s what we’re going to use our knife we’re going to take advantage of that Bend and we’re going to start to cut into that Bend. Just like this, you see how that just bent right over and busted with just a couple of cuts once I’ve done, that I can be virtu my way back around until I cut that completely out.

Just like that. Okay, again we’ll go back to our small knife for a minute and say that we want to process this down to a certain length, we’re going to use it for a tripod stand. Whatever the case may be, we can’t sit here and hack on this thing. For a half an hour with our knife trying to chop it, or we can just take our baton and make a V cut in here over halfway through on this side, turn it over and do exactly the same thing on the backside.

Having problems getting to lay the way I want to house it in top it first, that’s okay, another advantage to topping the tree beforehand is easier to control, and then you can see. I just cut that to length with two cuts very easily snap that off and that things cut to length I didn’t have to swing my knife. All I had to do is very controlled and use my baton very simple, okay, well we’re sitting here with this.

Stick in her hand, let’s talk about another reason or another way that we can use our knife. Now that we know we have a ninety degree spine on that knife again, we’ll go back in a smaller knife, the trap line, companion and if I want to process this thing, maybe this is a dead limb and I want to process this bark for use. As a tinder bundle, I can’t scrape the bark with my knife just like this on the back side, or I want to just remove the bark down to the inner bark or down to the sapwood.

I can do that very easy. With the back of this knife – and I don’t have to sacrifice my blade to try to do things like the bark removal – I can do that with the spine of my knife just like this, and you can see how good that 90 degree spine removes that bark. If I want fine shavings, I can get those as well, and this will work the same way for dead wood as it does for green wood. That 90 degree spine allows me to get very, very fine shavings if I need them, and that is exactly what happens with your ferrocerium rod when you scrape it you’re, taking those fine shavings of magnesium and other materials and removing them, and they spontaneously combust with oxygen And ignite, and one of the things I was talking about yesterday in my article, was about not worrying about carrying a downes bar because you wear out the mat, the mag board.

You wear out the Ferro rod long before you’re, going to wear out the magnesium and what a lot of people don’t understand is because these rods have so much magnesium in them. You can’t always just scrape the rod to get a pile of shavings and those shavings are going to be highly combustible. You just got to be careful about it, so that you’re not creating spark and then you’re going to get the same thing you get with magnesium.

So I wouldn’t carry the downes bar because it has magnesium on. I just care extra feral rod, okay, so real quick. Let’s talk about “’but awning wood as far as processing firewood goes now. This log is about four inches in diameter. If I have a saw, I can cut those logs, but I’m going to be here all day trying to do this. So it’s a lot easier for me to baton this. If I don’t have an axe, if I have an axe, I can forego all of that.

But I don’t have an axe because I’m down to you know I just carried a saw and a knife because that’s all I thought I was going to need or all I have is you know well I’ve got then I may have to beat on wood and That’s all there is to it, so there are ways that you can beat on logs like this properly and there’s ways to do it, I’m properly or unsafely, and one thing that I want you remember is like I said this is a four inch diameter long and That is one of the reasons for the length of this knife.

Okay, and this is about a five inch log. Actually, so there’s barely any stick out on the edge of this log. So when I get this knife down into here that this log hasn’t split for some reason, I still have something to hit with my baton. Besides the back of my knife or the back of my hand, that’s the reason for that blade length. If I have a four inch blade and I’ve got a vlog, this big once I get down to the center of it now I’m either banging on the back of my hand or I’m banging on the handle, and I don’t want to do that.

So that’s another reason for the five to six inch blade length, because a four inch log is good fuel size. It’s also good size for shelter, building material. You should never have to process anything bigger than four inches in diameter in a woodland emergency or a wilderness emergency scenario. You should never have to process anything bigger than that, so big choppers and things like that in eastern Willa’s aren’t necessary.

You really don’t need them. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to lay our knife on the log and I like to split the center first and you want to you: don’t ever want to do this, you don’t want the belly of your knife or the point of your knife. Going into this piece of wood remember that this area is going to be used for skinning tasks, find carving tasks and all of those types of things, and it’s also the hardest to resharpen that area in the field.

That’s important thing to remember that some people, don’t realize, is a straight long flat like this is much easier to resharpen than a curved edge right here, even in a controlled environment. That’s the part that most people have struggle with. So in the woods it’s really going to be a problem, so I need to conserve that area of my blade, the best I can so I’m going to push my knife, no matter how big my log is all the way to the edge of that blade.

Now this one just happens to be wide enough. Then it’s going to take up some of that area. I don’t want to use, but I have no choice in that with this long. If I had a choice I wouldn’t be doing it, then I’m going to get I’m going to hold back on the handle a little bit to make sure my hands completely out of the way and I’m going to take a seating tap. I’m going to make sure that knife is seated in there very well, then I’m going to take a harder smack if my knife gets cockeyed I’ll, move off to the side a little bit and continue now you can see I’ve went down through this log and it Did not split it completely out.

Part of that is blade, grind issue. If this was a Scandinavian, grinder or a wedge shape, it would split this much butter. This is a flat grind, which is a narrow. It’s a full flat grind, which is a narrow wedge, not near as good for splitting wood, much better for processing meat and game again trade off. If I had the Pathfinder knife in this thing, it would have split wide open. So now I’m at the mercy of smacking on this tip, but if this tip wasn’t here, what would I do? I need there to be swinging this down to try to bust it and flail around my knife, or I’d have to try to pry it out of there start over again, alright be smacking back here on my handles so by having that little blade length out there, I was able to effectively split that log open.

If I quarter this, that’s going to be more than enough for fuel, that’s going to be enough! Cutting down of that material to make fuel! This is long burning fuel. If it’s hard wood, that’s going to burn a lot faster. If I’m trying to make fire material for starting my fire like a kindling pile, then I’m going to have to split this down considerably more because kindling to me is something the size of a pencil or less.

So now I’m going to have to split that down again into eights. Then I’m going to have to drop down and split it into 16 crossways. Then I’m going to have to split that down into 30 seconds. I don’t have to get out of control with this. These pieces here are going to be good kindling. That’s an important thing to understand, especially if you’re in a wet weather situation you can’t find dry material oftentimes breaking inside a log is going to give you the driest material.

Now you could choose to go down. One step further with this: no problem, if you were really in wet conditions, you want to insure yourself a lot of surface area. You could split that down it’s a little bit more to stuff like this and that’s going to be more highly combustible. Now, if I were really really worried about my fire and I had really extremely wet conditions, then I might take a stick: the size of this one that was going to be kindling, and I might take that and use that to make a feather stick and again, I’m just using my thumb for a guide here.

This is hard wood, so it’s not going to shave down near as well as a piece of soft wood, wood, soft wood wood, but I can still get their surface area increased dramatically by putting some fine shavings around this piece of wood. Just like that, I knock them off. They don’t do me a whole lot of good. I really need to stay on their partner. That’s a function of this wood being dry, but these kernels are going to give me increased surface area for the flames and again you know this is a pretty good sized knife.

This is no Maura. This is a big butchering knife that we’re using, but it’ll get the job done, not as well as a Maura, but it’ll definitely get the job done and that’s what counts. Okay, folks! Well, I hope you enjoyed this article today a little bit more about knives. My thoughts on knives, what you can do with your knife, if you got the right skill level, how to use your knife to process different types of wood, and things like that, you may need to do in the woods and the safest way to do that.

I appreciate your time your support, your views, everything you for me for my school and for my family I’ll be back to another article. Soon, as I can, thanks guys, you


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I have recently been involved in quite a few discussions and visual things on knives, and I want to put this in the basic series so that people understand why I choose the types of nice that I choose.

Why. I think that some knives are more favorable over other knives and then also I want to talk to you about things that you see on the internet, about different knives, and one thing that I want you to understand right off. The bat is, if you are reading a review of any piece of gear, it doesn’t matter whether it is a knife or what it is. If you’re reading a review, somebody saying I’m going to review this piece of equipment.

First of all, look at what conditioning equipments in if it’s brand new chances are they’ve, never used it. How can they review it? Number two look at that person’s overall skill level. Have you readed any of their other articles to see what their skill level is? As a woodsman as a bushcrafter as a survivalist, and that would lead you to believe either hey this guy knows a little bit about what he’s talking about or maybe not so much and that’s what you need to understand.

I see a lot of reviews on YouTube and I don’t read many because a lot of times I’d flat turn them off I’ll, be honest with you fi. If I pull up a article, let’s just take a knife review. For instance, if I pull a knife review up on YouTube and the knife looks brand new, I generally shut the article off if it’s laying on a table and it’s not in the woods or the guy’s, not using it to do something with and he’s just talking About the knife, I generally turn it off.

The other thing is, I look to see what the guy’s skill level is, while he’s using that knife, if he’s using it – and I will tell you now that if you take the crappiest bud, K knife on the planet and you put a good sharp edge on It and you take a nice Mora that cost 20 bucks and you put a good edge on it and you take any given knife that meets the criteria that we’re going to talk about, and you sharpen that thing up.

It doesn’t matter if it cost three or four hundred dollars. If you put all three of those knives in the hands of more Skowronski he’s going to make every one of them look like a knife. You’d want to buy because his skill level and his expertise at fine carving and things like that are so precise and so good and so well, honed that he makes it look natural, no matter what he’s using the deal with. On the other hand, if you take that same set of knives – and you put them in the hands of someone of lesser skill level, much less skill level, it doesn’t matter how good the knife is they’re going to make that knife look bad and it could look Like something you don’t want to buy, even if it might be something, that’s very good.

So I want you to think about those things when you’re looking at articles of a knife reviews and things like that, because some of what we’re going to do today is going to be talking about knives right in front of you. Some of its going to be we’re going to demonstrate some things with the knives pros and cons of the different knives. One thing that you will never see me do with a knife and it’s another thing that I turn it completely off as soon as I see it in a article is you’ll, never see me, take a 5 or 6 inch blade and chop with it.

There’s absolutely! No reason to chop with a knife: that’s not meant for chopping! If you want a chopping knife, get a machete get a Chris Kane survival tool, get a goal lock get a poor wrong, get a kakari, get something that’s made for chopping and processing, wood or vines or bamboo or whatever the case may be, but don’t use a 5 6 inch knife to smack around and try to chop with and make excuses that the handle is not long enough or that you need to move it up and choke back and put a lanyard on it.

So you don’t let go of it and get more leverage on the blade. That’s bunk, okay, you should never have to chop with a knife. That’s not made to chop with that. Knife should be used to baton through material or to push through material by using different types of cuts, not swung like some kind of axe or a machete. That’s what you want! That’s what you buy! That’s the next thing that we need to talk about in this article is understand before you buy a knife.

What is that knife going to do for me versus what do I want that knife to do for me and I get a lot of questions from a lot of people about you know: what’s the best survival knife out there? Well, the patented answer to that is the one you have on you in a survival scenario, but that leads you right back to that’s, probably the knife you bought to begin with. So did you buy the right knife and when I look at that, what I want to tell you is, I look at any knife that I’m going to strap to my hip on a daily basis as a survival knife, because chances are that’s the knife I’m going To get stuck with in an emergency because I put it on my hip every single day and I’m not going to lose it so with that said, I need to make sure that whatever knife I’m going to select a carry every day is going to be a Knife that is multifunctional in an emergency scenario.

It doesn’t necessarily have to be a chopper, because a big chopper is not going to be good at fine carving. It doesn’t necessarily have to be great at fine carving, because it’s not going to be very good for batana processing would necessarily it has to be capable of a lot of things. It has to be capable of processing game. It has to be capable of processing wood. It has to be capable of the fine carving, but it also has to be capable of making bigger logs smaller pieces so that you can create things like pencil sized sticks from a 4-inch log.

If you have to or just split things out when you absolutely have to so that knife has to do a lot of things for you and has to cover a lot of bases, if you go back to my article on knives of the frontier or you know, The kind of history of knives that have been used throughout time you’ll see that really the most common denominator is about a five to six inch blade, at least in the United States, about a five to six inch blade and some type of a butcher knife design.

Either a European butchering knife or an Americanized version of a butchery knife or a French version of the butchering knife and those type blade designs, lend themselves well to a lot of different things for the woodsman. That’s why they use them. That’s why they were around four to three hundred years. That’s the reason. Some of them are still made today so understand what you want to do with that knife.

It’s a back up knife that you’re buying you’re going to put your backpack. Then maybe it doesn’t have to be that perfect knife. That’s going to do everything, maybe you’re buying a backup knife only for you know the trap line you’re going to make your money cuts with and you’re going to keep that thing. Razor sharp and it’s going to be a perfect blade for you to make those precision cuts that you have to make not to mess up a fur on an animal, or maybe it’s going to be your bush crafting knife that you’re going to put in your in Your backpack and you’re going to keep that thing with you to do your fine, carving and making feather sticks and doing those little fancy things that we do in bushcraft, but does that lend itself to a good survival knife? Maybe yes, maybe no depends on if it meets the criteria that you decided needs to meet for me.

I have certain criteria that I look at in a knife and we’ll talk about that right now, okay, so let’s get started on our knife discussion here a little bit and let’s talk about it, I’ve got a table or a bench of knives here. Basically, that are all knives that I have personally used over and over and over and over none of these knives are brand new. All of these knives have been tested thoroughly in a wilderness environment for a lot of different tasks.

So I can tell you, I feel confident that I can tell you what the pros and cons are of these type knives. Now the first thing that you need to think about when you’re selecting a knife is again back to what is that knife going to do for me versus what do I want it to do for me so for the sake of this discussion, because we’re talking about Basic concepts: let’s talk about this is the knife I’m going to strap to my tip, and this is the knife that I’m probably going to end up with.

If everything goes bad, I lose all of my gear that knife is going to be shot to my hip and it’s going to be my only tool that I have to use to affect my survivability and there is a big difference between that and a bushcraft knife That you carry in your pack as a spare where you put it around your neck or where the case may be totally against putting knives around my neck, but that’s beside the point: okay, so blade thickness.

That is your first key element to me. A knife that’s going to be used for a multitude of tasks needs to be 3/16 of an inch thick at a minimum. I do carry knives personally that are only 1/8 of an inch thick. This three dollar butcher knife from a yard sale is only a little over an eighth of an inch thick. It’s not quite 3/16. So if I had to measure it, you know it’s right in between there, but it doesn’t quite meet my minimum standard.

Although I’ve used this knife for everything under the Sun, so I’m pretty confident that in its ability to sustain me, it needs be this butcher. Knife is 3/16. This is the habilis Pathfinder butcher knife it’s 3/16, so 3/16 is a good thickness to start out with now. Let’s talk about why not at 8:10, it’s okay! Because generally what you’ll find is most knives will be 1/8 inch 3/16 and then quarter inch 1/8 inch.

Knife is going to have a lot of flexibility in it if the metal is tempered correctly and it may Bend on you or snap on you, depending on again the temper of the knife. I’ve never broken an old hickory butcher knife and they’re eighth of an inch thick. So an eighth of an inch knife can do the job for you, but it’s not going to be near as rigid or good for prying. If you have to do things like that, that’s 3/16, so there’s a little bit of a trade-off there.

I would say my personal opinion is 3/16 for beginning knife, though it’s going to be the one night that you buy to keep on your hip, and this is where you’re going to put all your eggs. Okay, in my opinion again, this is just my opinion. Your knife should be your most expensive item in your kit for the most part, or you should have the majority of your budget set aside for your knife, because that’s what you’re really going to stake your life on with that knife, you can’t do everything else.

If you have to as long as you have the skill level now remember during this article, there’s I’m not talking bad about any knife makers, I’m not talking about about any people who review knives on TV on on YouTube or use knives on TV. All I’m saying to you is: these: are my standards? These are the knives that I choose, and this is why you can make your own decision from what we’re talking about once we get beyond the thickness of the blade, then we need to talk about.

The tang is a full, tang, absolutely necessary. In other words, is it one piece of solid metal that the scales are both the two on both sides? Almost all of these knives, all of these knives are full tang, the knives I have over here or not again. I go back to if I’m going to get stuck with this one, and I have no other tools. I may have to do things like prying, hitting hard on the back of the spine, with a baton of some sort to process firewood.

All those types of things lend themselves to a weakness in a rat tail Tang knife, because it’s smaller, it’s not like that rat tail, tangs the same thickness, the 9 and 3/4. The way back to handle, generally speaking, a rat tail tang knife is exactly that. It shrinks down to a rat tail and then goes back into the knife, so that is a weak point in the overall structure of that knife. That could compromise you in a real emergency situation.

So I choose again: I choose to always carry a full tang knife on my hip and that’s my personal opinion. So all of these knives are full tang. Now, backup knife could definitely be a non full tang knife, and most of my backup knives generally are non full tang. We’ll talk about that in a few minutes. The next thing that I want to know on this knife is – and here again this is the these. Some of these things are kind of go no-go for me.

I can live with eight-inch if I have to I’d rather have 3/16, but there’s certain aspects of that night that I can’t live without or I’m not willing to do without. One of them is that that knife has a very sharp a 90-degree spine on it, so that it will effectively remove material from a ferrocerium rod, and there is a big misconception out there about ferrocerium rods and knives. Most of the time, if you’re having problems striking your Ferro rod, it’s not the rod, it’s the knife.

So what I’m going to do is I’m going to take a couple random knives here for you, I’ve got several different feral rods from cheap $ 5 Ferro rods. All the way up to $ 50 Ferro rods and we’re going to strike them with a knife and you’re going to see that, for the most part, they’re the same. Ok, so what we got here is we have a variety of ferrocerium rods. This rod is just a cheap rod, probably off of our website and the handle of been yanked off of it.

It’s been wrapped in duct tape. To give me a good heavy-duty handle most of the feral rods that you’re going to buy – and I say most not all most of the feral rods are going to buy. The handles are going to come off of them eventually sooner or later anyway. So I just take mine off on these cheaper ones and I wrap them in duct tape, so I’ve got an element of fire wrapped around it. An emergency plus I have this.

This duct tape is for no other use except a handle or fire. I carry duct tape, my kit for other things. On this side, I have arrived from Canton shop, comm, Rob Simpson spare rod, I’m very fond of these they’re good feral rods, they’re a little bit more expensive than wrapped in the leather. I think they come from deeply handcraft, I’m not sure that and they’re very good, fair rod to stick inside your knife sheet.

That’s what you like to do. This is a cheapie like a Coghlan model, ferrocerium rod. This is the Bob spark from fire. Steels calm. This rod is just a long blank fire rod that was made by one of my instructors, that has a copper, butt, end glued or epoxy Don and pinned in that’s filled with lead on the backside. So they can be used for a Bopper for napping, whether it’s for your flintlock or whether it’s for making arrowheads out of glass or flint, whatever the case may be.

It also gives you a good handle to hold on to and a large striking surface to remove material into your tinder bundle again. Cost difference is a lot here. You’re talking this one in this one are probably five bucks or less this one’s around 2025. This one’s around 2025 – I believe these things are around 40 50 bucks, so you’ve got a big difference there, but the bigger the rod is the longer it’s going to last.

A lot of guys ask me about this blocks of magnesium, with a little bitty rod going across the top of them. Those things are useless, in my opinion, you’re going to wear that rod out long before you ever get rid of that magnesium, and most all of your ferrocerium rods have a heavy content of magnesium in them. Already that’s going to burn if you can’t remove the material with your blade, that’s the important thing: it’s generally, not the Ferro rod that causes you the problems, it’s the blade.

Okay, I’m going to use a couple of different knives to do this stuff with first one. I’m going to use is the Pathfinder knife. This is made by blind or snobs. It’s called the PLS k1. The Scandinavian grind 3/16 own inch a little over a five-inch blade. This one happens to have curly maple handles on it. It has a good, sharp, 90 degree spine. So let’s try this one. First on just a cheapy rod. Now, that’s just as cheap II $ 5 rod.

Here’s the cheapy one off my website! You can see it’s removing enough materials! Hang it up on the back of the knife. Even here is the gob spark. Okay, canteen shop comm got to get the coating off of it. Okay. Now I’m going to show you what just happened here. The cap just came off of this. The leather coiled cap. Just came off of this. I’ve never seen that happen to one of these fair rods. Before that it goes right back to what I was telling you almost any fair rod you buy.

The cap is going to come off of it unless it’s pin through it’s going to come off, just wrap it with tape and go on and don’t worry about it. If you’re looking for something fancy, looking do yourself a favor make sure you got some duct tape with you when you get done here is the large barrel rod again, we’ve got to get the coating off of it once we get the coating off of it. It shouldn’t take a whole lot of effort when you do this.

If your knife is good 90-degree spine on it, it won’t take much effort, so you can see that all of those barrel rods will work just fine with that knife. Okay, this is the more of bushcraft black. We haven’t talked about this knife, yet it’s not a full tang knife. It is high carbon steel, which means it’s going to rust. If you don’t take care of it, but it’s going to be easier to sharpen in the field than stainless.

I prefer a high carbon we’ll talk about that a little bit in Y on our next exercise. But let’s look at what this will do and again it has that good 90-degree spine. So, let’s start with our cheap e Ferro rod here, pretty good the other cheap e Ferro rod, pretty good gob sport real good, the long heavy-duty one real good, the canteen shop. Pretty good! Ok, so you can see that as long as we have a good 90 degree, spine doesn’t really matter whether the knife cost 30 or 40.

Bucks like this one, we’re close to $ 300, like the Pathfinder knife, they’re going to do what you need them to do with the Ferro rod and that’s the important characteristic to understand. Will this knife be good for striking a ferrocerium rod every time I see someone take their knife and strike their ferrocerium rod with the blade of their knife? I know that person doesn’t know what they’re doing, because I’m never going to sacrifice my knife blade to strike a Ferro rod.

I can always use the back of this or I can find something else. If I can’t do that, but I’m never going to sacrifice my blade, this area of your blade from here to here from this curve back, is going to do. Two-Thirds of everything you do with this knife will take place right here. We’ll talk about that. A little bit too ok, so that gives us a pretty good look at one of the things that we want, our not to be capable of which is striking our ferrocerium rod.

A ferrocerium rod, in my opinion, is the most reliable fire-starting device you can possibly have in an emergency scenario. Matches are a one-shot deal, lighters run out of fluid and get wet all of those types of things. You need to concentrate your efforts on understanding how to use a Ferro rod with lots of different tenders, because a Ferro rod there is a very, very hot spark that will light up a lot of tender and it works even when it’s wet get yourself as big.

A Ferro rod as you can find that you can afford in the long run and carry that with you as your main ferrocerium rod. Alright. Moving on the next thing that we want to look at is the steel that this knife is made out of everything that I do with this knife has to be a multifunctional deal. Obviously, I can do a lot of things at this knife as far as making other things, and that makes it multifunctional, but it also needs to be part of my kit as far as being useful for at least three, I need to be able to start fire With this thing, as one of those chores or duties of my knife, and by scraping that ferrocerium rod that takes care of that element, but I would also like for my knife to be able to throw sparks from a hard rock in case.

I would lose my ferrocerium rod for some reason and all I’m left with is this knife if I can get a fire built somehow, because I made a bow drill set with my knife, I don’t want to have to go through that hassle, the second time. So if I can make char cloth in that first fire thinking ahead to my next fire and I can find a nice hard rock, I can use that to create an ember, then put in a bird nest and forego the whole bow drill.

Action on the next fire, so I want this knife to be made out of high carbon steel so that it will throw sparks off of the spine with a hardrock high carbon Steel’s. Oh one tool: steel 1095, while the Condor knives are made out of a 10 65 1070, not really enough carbon in them to throw a good spark. You see, there’s no Condor knives on this table, not because I’ve never used one, but because it’s not a knife that I would carry all of the time.

So if you’re going to ask me about other knives – and you don’t see it on this table – it’s because I either haven’t carried it, don’t carry it or I have carried it and don’t like it and don’t carry it anymore. These are the knives that I trust. Okay, so let’s talk about striking sparks with the back of our knife. So again, what we’re trying to accomplish here is turning our knife into an ignition source and we can do that as long as we have that high carbon steel blade.

So, let’s pick up, first of all, we’ll just pick up this butcher knife, what I’m going to do with my knives when I’ve decided I’m going to buy one. Is I’m going to do this first that thing’s throwing sparks I’m a happy camper? Now I know I got a good high carbon steel blade for sure. Even if I have no idea what this thing’s made out of yardsale three dollar butcher knife looks like carbon steel, it’s rusting up.

It’s got some patina to it. Let me take a rock to it: okay, now, I’m in business, does it have a good 90-degree spine on it yep now in double business. This is the right thickness. It’s pretty close as I got a good nice five to six inch blade on it yep. Okay now want that knife. That’s my factors now any knife that you have that’s high carbon steel and will, in fact, what we’ll do is we’ll get another cheaper type knife out here.

We’ll look at this more on bushcraft black again: does it throw sparks? Yes, it does okay. Is it throwing them as good as the butcher knife, not quite, but that could just be because the blade is like blue and not all this wore off yet, but I know this will start. It will create ignition with char cloth because I’ve done it. So if I have a high carbon steel blade, I’m going to be able to affect cognition that way and I’ll show you how to do that right now, up close, hang tight guys! Okay, so I have a charring 10 here.

It’s got some char cloth in it right here, so we’ll pull that piece of char cloth out and that’s what we’re going to use for this demonstration now, if I’m trying to strike sparks up my knife, there’s a couple ways you can do this, you can hold The knife blade like this and strike it against the rock. Exactly like you would do a striker, but I don’t like that method very well, because I’ve got my knife blade toward my hand.

If something were to slip, I could cut myself if I have to wrap something around the blade. I may not get a good grip on it, so I would rather strike down on the blade to the charred material. So we’ll pull a piece of this charred material off of here and lay it to the side. Real quick just like this, and what I like to do is lay that thing out and get as much surface area exposed as I can to catch my sparks and then kind of tack it down with my knife.

Just like this now I’ll lean my knife backwards. Just a little bit and I’ll strike sparks on to the char cloth, just like that. Okay, that out now, let’s look at the three hollered butcher knife. We’ll do the same thing. Get it out here, pin it down with the blade hold on the handle, push them down; okay, we’re on a fire all right. Now, let’s look at the pathfinder Scout bigger than the Pathfinder pls k, one larger in blade, size and blade length.

This is a six inch blade, it’s a little bit wider and so now the full flat grind, but it does have that 90-degree spine. It is three sixteenths, it’s just a little bigger more of a French trade or butcher knife style design. Alright sparks is going right by here. Here we go. Okay, we got a char cloth on fire, so you can see that a $ 40 knife will do it. A three dollar knife will do it. A $ 200 knife will do it.

It doesn’t matter how much the knife costs it matters, what the physical characteristics and capabilities are of that knife. Okay, so what I want to do now, real quick is: I want to kind to kind of go through some knives with you guys. One at a time show you knives that I trust doesn’t mean that there’s other knives on the market that aren’t good. But again, if you’re going to ask me what I think of this of that.

If you didn’t see in this article, that should give you an indication of what I think about it means I don’t carry it. Alright. Anything by blind horse knives is going to be bone. Anything by hapless bush tools is going to be a good knife. Anything by Moore is going to be a good knife, but it’s not going to meet all of the criteria that we talked about. Some of them are not high carbon they’re stainless, and none of them are full tang.

Alright. So, let’s start off with the Morris. The Mora bushcraft block is by far my favorite. It’s got a nice blue blade. It’s got a three quarter: tang nice comfortable, rubber over plastic handle here high carbon steel, blade, good 90-degree spine the blade on it’s almost a little over four inches long, and for me you know the minimum is about five. But again this is not going to be. My main knife, so it doesn’t have to be five inches.

This is another more. This is the Mora companion, another good knife about half a little over tang, maybe 3/4 rubber over plastic handle. You can see the blades a little bit less robust than the bushcraft block. It’s a little bit shorter, it’s not not as wide and it’s about the same, not quite the same thickness. So this is a heavier knife than this one, but does not cost more than this one. Both of them will do the job.

A knife. I’ve been carrying a lot lately as a backup or carving type knife or bushcrafting is this martini, and this was given to me by one of my instructors: solid rubber handle three quarter inch tang molded over. It’s got a really nice 90-degree spine on it. It’s good and thick it’s over 8 of an inch. It might be close to 3/16 Scandinavian grande. It’s a very short blade. It’s only a little, it’s a little less than 4 inches.

I think so. It’s not going to be a main night for me, but it is a great backup, skinning carving and crafting knife for my pack. This is the habilis butcher knife and this knife was designed directly after this knife. This is a three dollar butcher knife from a yard sale. This is the habilis butcher knife. It was designed and made directly to mimic this knife because we knew there’d never be another one of these come along, so we wanted something that was very close to an 18th century design with 18th century type, handle materials and scales.

This one has one two, three four five six pins on it, so that it’s more period-correct for something along the 18th century lines, solid, hardwood handles. They are flat, as many of them were back, then it does have the Pathfinder logo and the habilis Bush tool logo. On it as well, it’s a nice Scandi grind and scanned effects. It’s got a little bit of a convex grind compound grind at the bottom of the Scandinavian grind.

It’s got a good 90-degree spine on it and it’s made out of 1095 so it definitely meets all the criteria. Definitely a good, robust knife. Okay, now, let’s get 2 BHK blind horse knife a blind horse. Obviously, I’ve had a very, very long relationship with blind or knives they’re. Absolutely my favorite knife company Bar None in the world, their knives have never failed me and everybody. I’ve talked to says if they’ve ever had any issue with a knife that blind horse has replaced.

It without question so any guarantee like that is the guarantee I want they’re fit and finish is perfect. Their shops really nice I’ve been to their shop. So I know what it looks like. I know what the craftsmanship is: good, american-made quality, but again you’re going to pay for american-made knives. This is the Pathfinder Scout, the one that I carry probably 95 % of the time, not because I don’t like the PLS k1, but because this one has a little more versatility for what I do every day.

If I were going to have to choose one knife for an emergency, it would be the PLS k1. That’s what it was designed for. This knife is more of a hunting skinning butchering type knife. It’s got a big 6 H butchering style blade on it. European type. French trade knife style blade, 3/16 heavy heavy spine. Oh one tool, steel, curly maple handles it’s just a really really nice heavy duty knife – and I carried this one quite a bit.

The PLS k1 is the original Pathfinder knife that was made by blind horse knives. Scandinavian grind blades about five and a quarter inches long. It’s got some jimping on the top of the blade here, curly maple handles on this one, like I said, oh one tool, steel, heavy duty, 90 degree spine. This knife will do anything in the world that you want it to do and if you have it in, if it’s in the right hands of the person with the right skill, it can do anything you want to do from fine carving to processing firewood.

This is the muck, the Nemec with the Pathfinder logo, on it that’s made by blind horse Scandinavian ground, Nemec style blade, it’s basically a short butcher knife and I think that’s pretty much what nest Mehcad in mind when you had this knife made. If you look at this knife compared to a larger butcher knife they’re pretty much the same, it’s just shorter and squatty ER than a butcher knife. It’s got that same hump at the top so that it rides high over bone when you’re cutting with it.

It’s good for batani! I like this dished area right here, because that forces a lot of forces a lot of pressure right here to the belly when you’re trying to split wood and things like that with it. So it’s a really really good knife, but remember with any knife you’re going to about this. Much of your blade is where you’re going to do 90 % of your work. You know the before you get to the upsweep on the belly is where you’re going to 90 % of your work.

When I see guys carving, sticks and they’re making points on sticks out here on the blade. I know those guys don’t know what they’re doing, because that area of your knife should be the most pristine area, because that’s what we can use to process game. That’s what you’re going to use from very fine under cuts and notches and find carving tasks. You don’t want to use that for hogging material off to make points on sticks.

That’s what this area of the knife is for. Okay, just a little tidbit there, the nest McKnight’s are really really good. All-Around hunting type knife: this is the blind horse. Bushcrafter great cat part style, design, blade cat part style really designed knife for the most part. It’s got this Inlet in the handle, which makes it really comfortable for your finger. It’s got a nice round grip. As my instructor chair, jamie burly, always says, it’s like a broom handle doesn’t matter how you hold it.

It’s always going to be comfortable in your hand and that’s kind of one of the pluses to this knife for bushcrafting and things like that. It’s got a four inch blade on it. Like I said it’s got a cup art design spear point blade on it. This one happens to have a full flat grind. I think the ones they sell have a hollow grind. I’m not positive of that. Don’t quote me on that, and this one happens to have curly maple handles.

This is a really nice little knife that blind horse makes is the woodsman pro now I’ve carried this knife, not as extensive as I carried the others, but it is a really nice woodsy style design, knife for hunting and trapping, and things like that. It’s just not quite big enough for something to me to be beyond a carving knife or a skinning knife for a one tool, type knife. But it is a very good back up knife for the trapline for hunting for skinning and things like that, and this is called the trapline companion now.

This knife has got about a four inch blade on. This was an accidental knife. This is a knife that was made, another knife was messed up and this knife was ground out of it by Dan at blind horse knives and when he showed it to me, I fell in love with him. The reason I fell in love with it and decided to adopt it as the TLC is because it has a nice hollow grind, which means it’s going to stay razor sharp.

It’s got a nice little drop point right here for skinning and making money cuts on furs and hides, and things like that, and it has that small kitchen knife like feel to it. That makes it great for fine carving tasks and things like that. So for making feather sticks for doing fine under cuts and notches and all those types of things. This thing is like the Morra of the blind horse world, except this full tang and it’s high carbon steel with a 90 degree spine.

So it does everything for me. If it needs to okay, one thing: I want to talk about real quick in this article. As I see a lot of people talking about making feather sticks. How, well is the knife make feather sticks well depends again on how well you can handle the knife, and what your skill level is. A good sharp knife will make feather sticks. Obviously a thinner blade is going to make better feather sticks than a thicker blade.

So you have to understand the limitations of what you have, but even a blade that is 3/16 or thick like the Pathfinder knife. But it’s got a big heavy Scandinavian grind on which makes it really good for processing wood and things like that, and a good heavy-duty tool is not going to be as good for fine carving tasks as say this TLC, or even this martini or Mora, because the Blades are thinner, they have a sharper Scandinavian bevel to them and they’re going to make those fine cuts.

This one is hollow ground, so it’s definitely going to make fine cuts all right, but let’s look at these knives and when you’re making feather sticks, you’re not trying to you, don’t want this thing hanging out on a stump between your legs and you’re, trying to push The knife with both hands – that’s not the way to make feather sticks feather sticks, are a fine finesse, carving task I’ll tell you.

Nobody would complain about that butter. Stick! Okay! Out of a 3/16 inch blade with a heavy scanning grind on it. That is a nice feather. Stick that will take flame very very quickly and that’s the advantage of a feather stick. Is you have increased the surface area and made the material very thin so that it heats up quickly and combust faster, okay, guys? Well, I appreciate joining for this article I turn today.

I wanted to go over my mentality with you or my line of thinking when it comes to noise. I also wanted to talk you a little bit about understanding what you’re looking at when you read other people handling knives using knives, reviewing knives and things like that again. This is not a Bosch on any knife company. It’s not a Bosch on a You Tube reviewer. I just want to educate the people who are reading my articles as to what you should be looking for and be sure that when you read a review on any product, whether it’s a knife or a steel pot that that person has used that item.

And you can’t say that you’ve used an item by taking it to the woods one time or for five minutes or five hours or likely even five days. You need to use and abuse that item before you can really say what is worthiness is to have in someone’s kit, I’m Dave camera at five fire school. I appreciate your views, your support, everything you do for me for my school, for my family I’ll be back. Another article soon as I can thanks guys, you


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