How to Choose a Knife - Vapentidningen No.1 - 2018

This years first issue of Vapentidningen offer some very nice reading for all interested in Hunting, Target Practice, Weapon History and Outdoor Life. When it comes to blades my contribution in this issue is an article about what to think about when choosing a knife. The question; How to Choose a Knife, is a constantly returning theme that is always a pleasure to write about. And when out speaking or workshopping; I also often get this interesting question from different knife users.

This time I've narrowed down the menu of knife types to three different knife segments; the EDC Knife, the Forest Knife and the Game Knife. I write about what I look for in a knife I'm planning to use for these different tasks. And at the same time I give seven quick examples of suitable knife models in each segment.

The EDC Knife; is the knife that is probably used the most when solving my every day tasks. Tasks that can widely vary.
The Forest Knife; is the more robust knife that comes in handy when setting up camp out in the wild.
The Game Knife; is the blade only to be used when field dressing your game and start processing the meat.

I hope this mag article can be of assistance for you when planning to purchase you next knife.

Other nice articles inside the same magazine are for instance; ATA Arms NEO (Tobias Hassel), Browning Buck Mark Challenge Rosewood (Henrik Kalling) and The Beretta Story (Tobias Hassel).


To see other articles on the same theme; How to Choose a Knife; click HERE.

To see all my earlier articles inside Vapentidningen; click HERE.

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EnZo Borka 90 - Vapentidningen No.9 - 2017

The Holiday Spirit is upon us. Today we celibate Lucia here in Sweden, as the beautiful snow is falling over our homestead. Sitting here thinking of yesterday's hunt while looking through a freshly printed issue of the Vapentidningen (No.9 - 2017), this year's last number of the mag. Inside this issue you can read my article on the folder Enzo Borka 90 from the Finish manufacturer Brisa.

The EnZo Borka 90 is a bigger and more robust sibling to the models Birk 75 and PK70. The Borka was first launched back in 2015 and have since then been updated to what can be seen in this article; a very nice bushcraft folder featuring a Scandi grind edge profile with a nice blade shaped for carving. I think the manufacturer have succeeded in creating a robust folder for lighter bushcraft tasks. The Scandi grind folders are strangely enough still an exotic combination. I'll be coming back to the subject of Scandi grind folder in the near future in my ongoing project Foldertest2017.

Inside this same magazine you also can read articles like; Slug ammo for hunting (Johan Ljungné), Jens E. Perto's Three favorites and How to pick the rights bow for hunting (Ulf Backman).

I want to take this opportunity to wish all the readers of the Vapentidningen a relaxed Lucia, a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Looking forward to another exiting mag article year in 2018. Please let me know if you have any feedback on my articles, means a lot to me.
Take care

Also take a look at my earlier mag articles inside Vapentidningen by clicking HERE.

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Spyderco C223 Para 3 - Vapentidningen No.8 - 2017

I've now been carrying the Spyderco C223 Para 3 for a while and inside the mag Vapentidningen (No.8 - 2017) you can read my thoughts and some of the history of the knife.

Para 3 is a new generation of the Para Military wish originally was inspired of the the larger model Military. Para 3 is more slimmed compared to it's predecessors and is a nice good quality EDC.
I especially like the design feature placing the liner lock mechanism on top of the handle.

Inside the same issue of Vapentidningen you'll also find my answer to Daniel M's reader question regarding; knife choice, maintenance and carrying.

I also recommend you'll read the articles; Ruger American Pistol (Henrik Kalling), test of chronographs (Johan Ljungné) and Tobias Hassel's three favorites.

Pleasant reading!

Also see my earlier Vapentidningen articles by clicking HERE.

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Bushcraft Sunday at Lienshyttans Herrgård

A warm welcome to our Open House at the Jonas Vildmark Bushcraftcenter at the homestead Lienshyttans Herrgård, Riddarhyttan Sweden. One Sunday each month we'll be arranging what we call The Bushcraft Sunday. Everyone is welcome to join us around the camp fire discussing everything from old hunting stories to your upcoming hiking adventure.

Enjoy a refreshing Fika inside our cozy Garden House where you can buy soup, sandwiches and other pastries straight from the Homestead Kitchen. Inside our little Bushcraft Boutique you can find bushcraft gear and inspiring locally handcrafted items. In the Bushcraft Studio you can listen to interesting Speakers and look at inspiring pictures from our beautiful wilderness.

We're looking forward having interesting conversations about Woodcraft, Hunting, Fishing and other outdoor activities. Perhaps we'll touch upon; Natural navigation, Water purification, Sloyd, Primitive fishing techniques or your favorite gear - You decide. You are also welcome to bring your own made gear to inspire others and to get tips from the other participants.

Below you'll find the dates for 2018. For more information; please visit our Events at Facebook; click HERE

February 25th - Theme: Survival in winter time
March 25th - Theme: TBA
June 17th - Theme: TBA
July 22nd - Theme: TBA
September 30th - Theme: TBA
October 28th - Theme: TBA
November 25th - Theme: TBA

Lienshyttans Herrgård is situated in Riddarhyttan Sweden along road No.68. The postal address is Hyttvägen 1 and you can read more about the homestead and how to get here by clicking HERE.
You are welcome to use our Facebook page to synchronize your carpooling.

Bushcraft Sunday Open House Entrance is for free (no entrance fee).
Dress code; robust, warm and comfortable (this is an outdoor event).

Looking forward seeing you here!

Kind regards
Jonas & Therese

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Casström Safari - Vapentidningen No.7 - 2017

If you haven't already seen it; the new issue of Vapentidningen (No.7 - 2017) is now out in stores. Inside you'll find my article on the Casström Safari.

This hunting knife is the result of a collaboration between the English knife maker Mr. Alan Wood and the Swedish company Casström. It's a very handy and slim fixed blade knife featuring a 65 mm long blade from the well known stainless steel; Sandvik 12C27. The edge profile is a full hollow grind and the knife comes in three different handle versions.

Inside the same mag you'll also find interesting articles like; Get started with bow hunting (Ulf Backman), a massive test on Different rifle ammunition for practice (Johan Ljungné), Kimber Stainless Target II (Henrik Kalling) and The history of the 9,3x62 cartridge (Jens E. Perto).

For myself; I haven't had the time to read all the articles yet. So it's time for me to hit the sack and do some relaxing reading... Good Night my friends.

Also see my earlier Vapentidningen articles by clicking HERE.

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The Knife Model Doer - Designed by Jonas Vildmark

Finally time for the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017! Amazing August weather, curious visitors and an inspiring scent of bushcraft floating over the Gottröra hembygdsgård in Sweden. Jonas Vildmark is represented during the festival with Jonas speaking about Edge Tools and exhibiting our services offered; besides tailored events, nature guiding and magazine article writing:

Jonas Vildmark also offers an world premiere during the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017. It's the brand new knife model called Doer. The knife is designed by Jonas Vildmark (Jonas Landolsi) and put together by the well known Swedish knife manufacturer Karesuandokniven way up in the north of Scandinavia. The knife is produced by hand in a very limited edition; only 46 Doer knives exist. Every knife is marked with a unique serial number. This handy and capable little knife has clean design features with a timeless and practical approach. In the right hands the Doer can solve most day to day tasks in your life, a life that is hopefully spent enjoying the outdoor wilderness as much as possible.

Some of the thoughts in developing the Doer was to make a knife with a short easily maneuverable blade featuring a Scandi grind edge and a long and symmetrical handle. The thickest part of the handle is located in the rear offering a comfortable an efficient grip and the smooth transition between handle and blade enables a controlled grip when doing finer tasks.

The straight sheath has an integrated neck strap allowing you to carry the Doer around your neck. When you want to hang the knife on the belt instead; just roll in the strap or permanently cut it to the desired length.

The Doer can only be purchased from Jonas Vildmark. So if you desire to own one of the 46 existing Doers; please visit Jonas Vildmark's Bushcraft Center at Lienshyttans Herrgård to look closer at the knives, or order one from us by clicking HERE.

Blade steel:  Stainless Sandvik 12C27 with a hardness of 57 HRC
Blade length:  75 mm
Blade thicknes:  2,5 mm
Blade with:  18 mm
Edge profile:  Scandi grind
Handle material:  Curly birch and brass
Handle length:  110 mm
Carry system:  Straight sheath with an extra long strap
Sheath material:  Cattle hide with a plastic insert for safety reasons
Knife weight: 58 g
Price: 1500 SEK
As the knife is handmade the above numbers may differ.

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Mikov Patron - Vapentidningen No.6 - 2017

Inside the new issue of Vapentidningen (No.6 - 2017) you'll be able to read about the knife model Mikov Patron; a nice new piece of cutlery from an interesting Czech manufacturer.

The model Patron has been well received by Goverment, Bushcraft and Hunting personnel. Besides a robust and well balanced knife the system also comes with a Kydex sheath accompanied by gear from the American manufacturer Bladetech consisting of a Tek-Lok clip designed by Mr. Robert Terzuola and Mr. Tim Wegner.

Also inside this issue of the mag you'll be able to read articles like; Beretta A400 Ultra Lite (Tobias Hassel), .22 LR ammo (Åke Nordin) and bow hunting (Ulf Backman).

If you're new to the Mikov brand I can recommend you taking a closer look at the manufacturers different knife models. The Mikov Patron surprised me in a good way.

Also see my earlier Vapentidningen articles by clicking HERE.

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