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ghostrider179
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08/02/2019 12:20AM
What kind and how many knives do you take on a canoe trip....primarily focused on one doing a lot of fishing
 
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saltdog
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08/02/2019 06:42AM
Our trips are also fishing trips and each person generally has their own pocket knife and also take one fillet knife to clean fish
 
TechnoScout
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08/02/2019 07:08AM
I take the Schrade SCHF9 for splitting wood (batoning).
Before I got the Schrade, I took the Morakniv Light My Fire (used it for batoning but the blade is a bit short--good knife otherwise).
Kershaw Leek which is always in my pocket even sans BWCAW
 
08/02/2019 07:19AM
saltdog: "Our trips are also fishing trips and each person generally has their own pocket knife and also take one fillet knife to clean fish"

Same. Additional blade on a multi-tool.
 
08/02/2019 07:22AM
Fillet knife,Grohman folder, and a handmade 8 inch fixed blade.
 
Tomcat
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08/02/2019 07:35AM
 
AmarilloJim
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08/02/2019 07:35AM
I have a Gerber scout clipped on my pfd and a 6" Rapala filet knife.
 
Savage Voyageur
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08/02/2019 08:23AM
I take a Rapala filet knife for cleaning fish, Leatherman Surge Multitool, and for camp work I really like a Mora.
 
Jaywalker
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08/02/2019 08:27AM
I usually bring a fillet knife and a 2.5 inch folding Kershaw in my pocket. It's not a great knife, but does hold a decent edge, opens easily, and if I lose it it's not a big deal.
 
seamusknives
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08/02/2019 09:00AM


When I began making knives 20 years ago, this was one of my first and made for me to use in the Boundary Waters. The bar I ground to make the knife is Talonite (a Cobalt Chromium Alloy) and was a gift from my kids. The scales are made from Desert Ironwood. The 3" blade works out well for most camp tasks but I also have a multi-tool , Gerber hatchet, filet knife and collapsible saw for anything else.
 
08/02/2019 09:00AM
filet knife, multi tool usually. Bringing a Mora on my upcoming trip also.
 
08/02/2019 09:17AM
I go light and bring just one knife - a fixed-blade that works well enough as a fillet knife...weighs under an ounce.
 
OCDave
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08/02/2019 09:17AM
A habit from my backpacking days, I take the lightest pocket knife available. I have a few in the 30- 45 gram range.My newest but not my lightest is a Petzel Spatha . It weighs just 43 g. I typically only use a knife to open meal packaging and such.

If I were to fish; a fillet knife would be separate fishing gear.

Caveat: While I would never carry them backpacking, when canoe tripping I also carry either a hatch or saw or both. I don't weigh them because it causes anxiety in my backpacking oriented psyche.
 
WonderMonkey
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08/02/2019 09:51AM
Fillet knife
Belt Knife (also used for batoning)
Outdoors Ax
Scalpel <- First aid kit
Saw <- Loosely counted as a knife

I also take a small folding sharpener with course on one side, fine on the other. That takes care of everything that I would want to address until I get back home.
 
TechnoScout
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08/02/2019 10:00AM
WonderMonkey: "Fillet knife
Belt Knife (also used for batoning)
Outdoors Ax
Scalpel <- First aid kit
Saw <- Loosely counted as a knife


I also take a small folding sharpener with course on one side, fine on the other. That takes care of everything that I would want to address until I get back home."


Curious...why the ax AND batoning knife?
 
treehorn
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08/02/2019 10:36AM
AmarilloJim: "I have a Gerber scout clipped on my pfd and a 6" Rapala filet knife."

This about covers it for me.
 
HowardSprague
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08/02/2019 11:05AM
Can't have too many knives - a lot of nice ones out there I'd like to get.
But generally, I have my Buck Vanguard in the sheath which I can use for pretty much anything, a small folding knife somewhere, and a fillet knife.
 
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08/02/2019 11:40AM
 
sylvesterii
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08/02/2019 12:01PM
I take too many cutting tools. I should probably cut back. For the BWCA I take:

Benchmade Bushcrafter

Rapala 6" Filet Knife

Leatherman Skeletool Topo

Schrade Hatchet (going to upgrade to the Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe before next trip)

Silky Saw

I also have a Gerber Paraframe II in my "patch/supply kit" and a Swiss Army Money Clip (small blade and scissors) in my first aid kit.

Oh! and I have an Opinel No. 7 in my utensil roll in the food pack.

Like I said...too many. If two is one, and one is none, what's six?

Here's my Bushcrafter.

 
cyclones30
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08/02/2019 12:16PM
Leatherman Wave multitool on my belt and fillet knife in the pack
 
missmolly
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08/02/2019 12:19PM
One folding knife in my ditch kit. One filet knife. I don't know the makers.
 
sylvesterii
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08/02/2019 12:20PM
seamusknives: "


When I began making knives 20 years ago, this was one of my first and made for me to use in the Boundary Waters. The bar I ground to make the knife is Talonite (a Cobalt Chromium Alloy) and was a gift from my kids. The scales are made from Desert Ironwood. The 3" blade works out well for most camp tasks but I also have a multi-tool , Gerber hatchet, filet knife and collapsible saw for anything else."


That's a beautiful knife.
 
printing
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08/02/2019 12:36PM
I bring two, I keep an ESEE Izula in my life vest and then I bring along an ESEE 3 for wood processing. Also bring a Sven Saw to make wood a good length for batoning with the ESEE 3.
 
WonderMonkey
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08/02/2019 02:07PM
TechnoScout: "WonderMonkey: "Fillet knife
Belt Knife (also used for batoning)
Outdoors Ax
Scalpel <- First aid kit
Saw <- Loosely counted as a knife

I also take a small folding sharpener with course on one side, fine on the other. That takes care of everything that I would want to address until I get back home."


Curious...why the ax AND batoning knife? "


For no other reason than I want to. That's it. I bought my ax knowing that in time I'd only take one of them so, for now, I take them both. I consider them redundant like I assume you do, and will only take one or the other in time.
 
Fortunate1
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08/02/2019 03:04PM
I wear an Esse Izula-II on my belt for camp chores. I bring an Esse 6 for batoning and a saw, most recently an Irwin. I will bring a fillet knife if I plan to fish a lot. Sometimes will bring an axe depending on who and how many I trip with. At times I will bring the cheap plastic handle bandage style shear as a safer option to opening packages and cutting rope.
 
seamusknives
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08/02/2019 03:41PM
 
WoollyBear
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08/02/2019 04:36PM
1. Mora Garberg
2. GB Small Forest Axe
3. Silky Big Boy Saw
 
indyquet95
 
08/02/2019 04:43PM
Take a bubba filet knife for fish. Also have a couple of cheap Moraknivs for camp. No axe. Carry an Agawa canyon saw for wood.
 
dudz3636
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08/02/2019 06:14PM
Gerber Strongarm for batoning/general camp needs and a CRKT Big Eddy fillet knife for me.
 
BnD
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08/02/2019 06:35PM
Wouldn’t go on a wilderness trip without a leather man multi tool. This will make most any emergency repair cut most anything etc.... We also bring a fillet knife. FWIW, I’m an avid knife collector but several knives simply aren’t needed just extra weight to portage. My .02
 
TechnoScout
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08/02/2019 06:47PM
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ghostrider179: "What kind and how many knives do you take on a canoe trip....primarily focused on one doing a lot of fishing"
This Sep, I am taking two filet knives...one is 6" and the other is 4" Both Rapala
Taking one batoning knife, and one utility knife.
Overkill??? Maybe. We are going to basecamp and do day trips...not a 100 miler!


< My utility knife is a Victorinox (SAK) Camper. Looks like they have renamed the "Camper" to "Hiker." Any SAK needs to have the saw which I have used more times than I can count.>
 
RunningFox
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08/02/2019 06:55PM
Mora Bushcraft black
Spyderco Delica
Leatherman Wave
Rapala Fillet knife

Augwa Boreal 21
 
Blatz
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08/02/2019 08:24PM
Weatherman Multi tool knife and a Mora for batoning














 
MidwestFirecraft
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08/02/2019 09:39PM
Lt Wright GNS
7 inch Peters fillet knife
GB Outdoor axe or Wilderness axe
Silky Bigboy or Katanaboy
 
TipsyPaddler
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08/02/2019 09:47PM
Swiss Army Knife Classic in my pocket. Most often used things are the little scissors, tooth pick, and then nail file. Little dinky blade only occasionally gets used but usually enough for 90% of my camping tasks.

Mora Garberg in the pack for batoning wood for kindling, making fire sticks, etc. The Mora is paired with a Silky Gomboy saw and GB Wilderness hatchet for evening mood & social fires. I don’t tend to cook over a fire.

Not a fisherman but when traveling with those that do like to eat fish I have a filet knife I add to the kitchen utensil roll. If summer sausage, salami or a similar hard meat that needs slicing is on the menu I add an MSR Alpine chefs knife to the utensil roll.
 
KarlBAndersen1
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08/03/2019 04:52PM
I take a fillet knife made for me by a good friend, a small kleaver I made and a knife..
All simple carbon steel and parkerized.








 
KarlBAndersen1
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08/03/2019 05:04PM
sylvesterii: "Like I said...too many. If two is one, and one is none, what's six?

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Two too many?
 
scramble4a5
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08/03/2019 07:23PM
Becker BK2 for splitting wood. Esee PR4 for general cutting. Victorinox Swiss Army knife for the scissors and tools. And just because a Leatherman Wingman. I like the pliers on it.
 
scramble4a5
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08/03/2019 07:27PM
Fortunate1: "I wear an Esse Izula-II on my belt for camp chores. I bring an Esse 6 for batoning and a saw, most recently an Irwin. I will bring a fillet knife if I plan to fish a lot. Sometimes will bring an axe depending on who and how many I trip with. At times I will bring the cheap plastic handle bandage style shear as a safer option to opening packages and cutting rope. "

The Esee 6 is a very capable and versatile knife. Great choice.
 
mr.barley
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08/03/2019 08:41PM
I bring my Gerber multi-tool which has 2 small blades, a filet knife and a Becker BK2 for any heavy work.
 
firemedic5586
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08/04/2019 12:12AM
Gerber multi-tool which has 2 small blades, on my belt.
Mora worn as a neck knife.
Knives of Alaska Bush Camp knife, on my belt.
Cutco fillet knife in my pack, along with a Dustrude saw and Hults Bruk Aneby.



 
08/04/2019 06:04AM
A small Swiss Army knife and a Mora belt knife. Usually just use the SA.
 
x2jmorris
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08/04/2019 07:01AM
Cheap gander mountain filet knife with sharpener and a leatherman.
 
jhb8426
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08/04/2019 02:47PM
I carry a Buck folding hunter on my belt, a buck 55 (half size folding hunter) in my pocket and a 6 in. fillet knife (which seems to be rarely used). Also have a knockoff multi tool and a swiss army knife with about 15 things on it stashed in a pack somewhere.
 
JN
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08/05/2019 10:16AM
This year and last I took a photo of the knives that we brought (5 people). Apparently the fillet knife was left out last year (didn't fish this year), but I very much like my Morakniv fillet knife.


 
ChazzTheGnome
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08/08/2019 08:49AM
buck vangard and a leatherman on my belt, two rapala fillet knives in the fishing gear bag, medium camp axe, and usually some throwing knives for fun and zombie protection!
 
Flashback
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08/10/2019 10:19AM
I don't do any paddling that requires long portages; basically I'm a river paddler.

Weight no concern; don't fish, need no filet knife.

These two have done thousands of river miles, and years of river camping with me over the years.
Gerber Multi Tool, and Cold Steel SRK
Not for everyone, but I like them, and they are all I've ever needed.

I have a very similar pair I carry in my pickup; they never leave the truck unless they are being used, and always go back into the truck after being used.

BOB


 
Tony
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08/11/2019 08:16AM



These are some of the ones I use


Tony
 
shock
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08/13/2019 04:06AM
i usually bring in 3 filet knives, as i have done most of the filleting and cooking in the past, and my trusty gator gerber
 
ghostrider179
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09/02/2019 12:42AM
Keep um comin guys......
 
Fortunate1
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09/02/2019 01:54AM
Seems to be some Gerber Gator fans out there. Me not so much, but I do miss the Gerber EZ out that the TSA took away from me after an honest mistake at MSP. Was a gift from my dad. I do enjoy knife discussions.
 
PortageKeeper
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09/03/2019 05:49PM
One pocket knife, and one fillet knife if I plan to fish. Never needed anything else.
 
09/03/2019 08:30PM
Rescue knife on my pfd
Fixed blade sheath knife on my belt
Multi-blade folder pocket knife in my pocket.
Folding filet knife in my tackle bag
 
TechnoScout
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09/03/2019 08:45PM
Bannock: "Rescue knife on my pfd
Fixed blade sheath knife on my belt
Multi-blade folder pocket knife in my pocket.
Folding filet knife in my tackle bag
"


WHAT?? No ankle knife?
 
Fortunate1
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09/03/2019 09:12PM
I thought the Woodman's Pal would at least get mentioned.
I don't have one but have considered purchasing it for use around the pasture. The spiny cucumber is taking over.
Anyone have experience with one.

 
x2jmorris
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09/03/2019 11:07PM
Filet knife and a Leatherman
 
countrybois
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09/20/2019 11:16AM
KarlBAndersen1: "I take a fillet knife made for me by a good friend, a small kleaver I made and a knife..
All simple carbon steel and parkerized.












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Hah... I was just scanning through the photos not looking at who posted. Got to this post and thought.. hey, that looks like Karl's kleaver. :)

I think I need you to make me a knife.... maybe similar to the knife here?.. 5-6" blade, suitable for batoning, kydex sheath. Think about it... I'll get with you sometime. I like my knives, but.... well, they don't measure up to an Andersen Forge!

How did the kleaver work?
 
Oldtown13
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09/20/2019 12:25PM
x2jmorris: "Filet knife and a Leatherman"

+1. Sometimes I'll throw in my Buck 110, but never really needed it.
 
KarlBAndersen1
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09/20/2019 02:51PM
countrybois: "KarlBAndersen1: "I take a fillet knife made for me by a good friend, a small kleaver I made and a knife..
All simple carbon steel and parkerized.

"



Hah... I was just scanning through the photos not looking at who posted. Got to this post and thought.. hey, that looks like Karl's kleaver. :)


I think I need you to make me a knife.... maybe similar to the knife here?.. 5-6" blade, suitable for batoning, kydex sheath. Think about it... I'll get with you sometime. I like my knives, but.... well, they don't measure up to an Andersen Forge!

How did the kleaver work?"



To make myself clear - I have never posted anything on BWCA.Com of a commercial nature. I did not put these here to solicit business.
That said - my contact info is not a secret.
 
bwcadan
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09/20/2019 06:27PM
A fillet knife if fishing and a pocket knife From Walmart for general use.
 
TechnoScout
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09/21/2019 08:02AM
Photo from this month's trip
I hardly used the Mora and the Schrade was barely used. All of the batoning was done with the monster on the left. In addition to these, I had my SAK Camper which is always with me and always gets used.
 
Duckman
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09/21/2019 08:59PM
Just me:

Small crkt folder.

Small cheap handheld folding saw. Purposefully bought cheap so that I don’t care if I break or lose it.

Leading a group:

I’ll add a filet knife if I have anyone along who isn’t a fan of picking meat off the whole fish.

Two of the cheap handheld folding saw.

Basically my goal is not to take anything I’ll mind breaking or losing.
 
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