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Username Post: Traditional Skills and hobbies        (Topic#883982)
MLknives
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08-15-10 12:12.22 - Post#2192731    



Here is a topic I figured would be nice for
who ever wants to join in.
Anything traditional, living, skills, hobbies,
My knives of course, Survival and so on.
I will make the topic a sticky.
Thought I would start it off here with some pics of me, I had a chance today to shoot my traditional flat bow, havent had time in awhile to do so, but today I did.
Thank you
Matt
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B Sargent
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08-15-10 12:40.39 - Post#2192744    


    In response to MLknives

Those are some great pictures Matt!

I really like the idea for the thread and the gear that you are using.

I WILL have a bag and camp knife from you one of these days soon.

The area around you in the picture is cool also.

Hopefully I'll be able to add something to the thread.

Brian ...
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MLknives
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08-15-10 22:19.43 - Post#2192891    


    In response to B Sargent

Hi Brian:

Thank you, my daughter took the pictures, she does a great job.

I will look forward in making you a bag and camp knife one day.

Cant wait to see what you add here...

Thanks again

Matt
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pk314
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08-16-10 11:02.04 - Post#2193380    


    In response to MLknives

How cool!

Funny coincidence for me too, as just this past Saturday I finally took the step I've been threatening for a long time and jumped back in to archery. I joined my local club and took the first course. I haven't shot in over 25 years. I figure it would be best to get some real training back under my belt before I go and buy gear.

It was such a pleasure. I can't wait 'til I have my skills somewhat in order and I can get my own gear and start going out to the range, which happens to have all daylight hours access, and is in a wonderful arroyo, nestled between a great stand of beautiful old oaks, toyon, walnut, buckthorn, and other local flora.

Did you make the bow yourself Matt? Any leads on whom I might want to contact in the future regarding traditional bows?

Cheers,
Pieter
 
MLknives
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08-16-10 12:28.59 - Post#2193455    


    In response to pk314

Hello Pieter:

Thank you for stopping by and posting.

Happy to hear your getting back into archery, I hope you have fun with it. When I can I love to shoot my flat bow.

I made all the gear including the quiver, bag, arm guard (knife of course)and arrows, from ash wood. I carved them from a single block of long wood and attached the turkey feather fletching by hand. They are bit heavier than a cedar arrow but they hit hard and less prone to breakage.
I didnt make the bow, I bought it in the white
(unfinished) and finished it off myself.
I got it awhile back from Rudderbows. They are very nice to deal with and make a great bow.
here is the link
http://www.rudderbows.com/

Thanks again
Matt
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harpoon
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08-17-10 05:03.22 - Post#2193935    


    In response to MLknives

Anything with the frontier. Grew up hunting, trapping, shooting whatever I could.
Watched anything with Fess Parker in it. Jeramiah Johnson when it came out, but what put me over the top was reading Allan Eckert's book, The Frontiersmen. Still my favorite.
Read the Backwoodsman mag. since it came out in '80.
The Air Force put me over the edge in survival skills and now at 45 all those hobbies are still with me.
What's best is doing them with one of my ML's, but that's a given.
Ed
 
MLknives
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08-17-10 10:41.37 - Post#2194149    


    In response to harpoon

Hi Ed:

Thank you for posting and sharing.
Backwoodsman is a great Magazine..I love it.
Appreciate you posting Ed.

Thanks much

Matt
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cody1
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08-20-10 01:42.58 - Post#2196215    


    In response to MLknives

Gotta love traditional bows. I'm shooting a Martin Dreamcatcher, at present. Nice pics, Matt!!
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MLknives
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08-20-10 10:41.30 - Post#2196560    


    In response to cody1

Hi cody1 yes they are great...Bet that bow you have shoots nice..Thanks for posting.,

Matt
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MLknives
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09-14-10 05:58.44 - Post#2211948    


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Here are some pictures taken by Rob Burris. He asked that I post these for him, they came out great. All the fish were caught using hand-tied hair jigs by Rob.. Thanks Rob..

Matt
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adkmountainken
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11-14-10 03:34.00 - Post#2239140    


    In response to MLknives

you know me bro, smokepole or longbow!



 
MLknives
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11-14-10 11:52.07 - Post#2239335    


    In response to adkmountainken

Hey Ken..Thank you for posting!
Great pictures..I see ya have the Big Bowie on
in the picture..Osage Bow is really Nice!!!

Thanks again Ken

Matt
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adkmountainken
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11-14-10 13:08.55 - Post#2239365    


    In response to MLknives

that bowie goes where i go bro.


 
MLknives
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11-15-10 07:30.12 - Post#2239634    


    In response to adkmountainken

Thanks for picture posting Ken..
Looking real nice.!

Matt
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MLknives
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07-11-11 12:03.09 - Post#2359385    


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Had a chance to do some fishing recently..
Caught the first one cleaned it with
a neck knife I have been carrying
and cooked it up on a creek rock.



Matt
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redwoodoriginal
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03-12-12 12:38.01 - Post#2451340    


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cool pictures my friend the bow looks awesome and defintly like the traditional living things and style that goes with it. Leather crafts camp fires hiking and so on. Wondering what knife you carry on you for a traditional camp and how do you start a fire? bow drill? tinder and ferro rod?
 
harpoon
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03-13-12 10:45.15 - Post#2451536    


    In response to redwoodoriginal

One thing I have to say about Matt's blades is, while they look REAL good, they function, period.
I have 7 ML's and use everyone of them. Maine canoe trips, Montana backcountry and many places in between, they function. Maybe that seems like a generic comment to make but that, to me, is what a great knife should do. Heck I can baton with a lawn mower blade, but to use a knife for animal prep and fire prep, to have that blade do fine carving and skinning chores and turn around use that same knife for prying pitch wood, that's a functional knife.
I recently had the pleasure of using his new Trailfighter during a primitive survival course and wow, what a true "survival" knife it turned out to be.
I also appreciate Matt's passion for the outdoors and history in general. It shows in his product.
You can have no better blade on your belt then an ML.
Ed
 


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