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Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ set us free. Stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.”
Then said Jesus to those who believed on Him,
“If you continue in My word, then you are My disciples indeed;
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 14:6)
They answered Him, “We are Americans, and were never enslaved to anyone. How do You say that we shall be made free?”
Jesus answered them, “Verily, verily I say unto you: Anyone who commits sin is the slave and prisoner of sin, bound with the cords of his sin. (Proverbs 5:22) The slave, the prisoner, can be abandoned or destroyed at any time (Isaiah 51:14), but the Son remains forever. He has all power and authority to free the slaves and prisoners. (Luke 4:18, Matthew 28:18) So, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:31-36, adapted.
“Sin is the transgression of the law.
And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins;
and in Him is no sin.
Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not.” 1 John 3:4-6.
“Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” James 1:22.
“Little children, let no man deceive you. He that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.” 1 John 3:7.
“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” James 1:25.
“And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name YAHWEH THE SAVIOR, for He shall save His people from their sins.” Matthew. 1:21.
“This know, that in the last days, [many shall be found] Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2 Timothy 3:1, 5.
“Behold, the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” John 1:29.
“For the law of life in Jesus Christ hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2.
Here is an interesting piece I re-handled for a customer. It is a Becker Reinhardt Kukri. Blade is 1/8-inch-thick stainless, 13 inches long. Overall length of knife is 18 3/4. Weight is 17.5 oz.
The trademark on the front reads “BK&T / Reinhardt / Kukri” in 3 lines. The mark on the back of the blade reads “Effingham / Illinois / U.S.A.”
The knife came to me with the classic plastic handles that are almost synonymous with Ethan Becker. It is leaving with a custom canvas micarta handle that I trust will be more comfortable and secure in the hand for chopping.
Here is an unusual design, taken from an old hunting knife that a neighbor was fond of, and hand-made from state-of-the-art materials.
The upswept blade is just over 5 inches long, 5/32″ thick S30V steel. Overall length of knife is 9 3/4 inches. Weight of knife is approximately 8 ounces. Sheath, 4 ounces.
The hand-filling full-tang handle is Ivory Micarta, secured by stainless steel bolts.
This one is spoken for, but I have 3 heat-treated blades ready to finish with the handle material of your choice.
Half the price and one-third the weight of my Classic Bowie, this knife is based on the smaller, lighter bowie-style knives that have filled a prominent place on the belts of cowboys, prospectors, frontiersmen, and hunters.
Made of simple 1095 High Carbon steel with a brass guard and black walnut handle, this knife is ready to fit in with your other classic accouterments. The blade is zone-hardened and oven-tempered for strength and superior cutting performance. The three tubes in the handle facilitate placing a lanyard in your location of choice, or lashing the knife to a long stick for extended reach.
Here are the specifics:
Overall Length: 12 1/8 inches
Blade length (from guard): 7 3/8 inches
Blade thickness: 5/32
Weight of knife: 9.2 oz.
Weight in sheath: 13.8 oz.
If you want it, let me know. The first person to place the order gets it.
If you’ve never used a Kukri, it is hard to understand how much more comfortable it is when chopping heavy wood, than a straight blade. The geometry takes the shock of impact away from your hand and wrist, greatly reducing fatigue when chopping hard material, such as logs. Yet, when it is time to slash grass, brush, vines, and small limbs, the long cutting edge is ready to work efficiently–unlike a hatchet. Also, it is easier to keep accessible for a quick draw. And it makes a pretty good draw knife.
The Ontario Knife Company Kukri blade, 1095 steel
Handmade, rugged, comfortable canvas phenolic handle
Handmade Harness Leather Sheath with removable straps and Side-Release buckles for low-leg carry (strong side or crossdraw). With the straps removed, you can carry it in a high-riding crossdraw position, or carry it in or on a pack or vehicle.
Weight of knife: 22 oz.
Weight of sheath system: 16 oz.
Overall length w/ sheath: 18 in.
This project is an attempt to fill the needs of those studying primitive wilderness skills, by supplying a well-designed, durably constructed, light-weight, powerful all-around cutting tool at a minimum of expense.
The blade is cut from used sawmill blade, and the 3/8-inch-thick canvas micarta handle slabs are attached with two steel rivets and a tubular brass rivet, which serves as a lanyard hole. Overall length is about 13 ½ inches, and the blade is about 8 3/4 inches. The 1075 steel is approximately 45 Rc. (nearly identical to what is used in the Tramontina machetes), and is approximately 3/32-inch (2.25 mm) thick. The knife weighs approximately 10 ounces.
The good news is, that this knife is retailing for $50. This is less than half the price of any of my other hand-made knives! However, the low price comes at a cost, which is designed to be an educational benefit to our wilderness skills students. The purchaser will need to (1) refine the handle, (2) make a sheath, and (3) finish sharpening the blade. (Instruction sheet included.)
If you have further questions, and to order, please call Christopher Fischer at 208-842-2800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: P.O. Box 267, Elk City, ID 83525.