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.

The Bushcraft Sunday are open between 10.00-15.00 and below you'll find the dates for 2017.

November 19th - Theme: Lienshyttans Herrgård and Jonas Vildmark Bushcraftcenter
December 17th - Theme: Bushcraft at Christmastime

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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Fällkniven PCx - Vapentidningen No.5 - 2017

A new issue of Vapentidningen is on it's way out in stores right now. Besides interesting articles about; Kimber Hunter (Erland Gunnarsson), Sig Sauer P226 Legion (Henrik Kalling) and Swedish PRS (Henrik Kalling) you'll find my knife article on the Fällkniven PCx.

The model PCx is developed from Fällkniven's more exclusive knife model P. The more basic model PC are featuring a fiberglass reinforced Grilon handle offered in different colors and a nail nick opened blade. The model PCau version came shortly thereafter featuring 24k gold screws. And the latest version; the PCx also features a thumb stud and a pocket clip.

I hope the mag will bring you pleasant reading in the Summer sun. And as always; I'm keen on getting your feedback on my article and the knife model.

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

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Cold Steel Finn Hawk - Vapentidningen No.4 - 2017

"Cold Steel - indestructible knives with super steel capable of undertaking any adventure!" Many adventurous teenagers during the 80´s including my self have had wet day dreams about more than one of this American knife manufacturer's many knife models. My first Cold Steel was the Master Hunter I carried throughout my military service. Since then I've gotten acquainted with several of the products that the enthusiastic Lynn C Thompson and his crew so passionately develop in California.

In the latest magazine from Vapentidningen (No.4 - 2017) you can read my article on the Cold Steel Finn Hawk. It's a robust all-round knife with rubberized handle and a Scandinavian edge profile. You can tell that the knife maker Andrew Demko has been influenced by our Swedish crafting and outdoor knives when designing the Finn Hawk together with Cold Steel. The Finn Hawk is a price-worthy lightweight work horse that fits nicely in the hands of hunters, fishermen, handymen and outdoor enthusiasts.

Inside this issue of Vapentidningen you also can read interesting articles like; .22 LR rifle test (Tobias Hassel & Henrik Kalling), tips on how to improve your hunting shooting (Thomas Haugland) and some inspiration on how to customize your old hunting rifle (Johan Ljungné). Enjoy!

Also see my earlier Vapentidningen articles by clicking HERE.

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