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Knifesmith Evan Siembida

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Hunting Knives with Custom Knifesmith Evan Siembida

Backcountry Hunting Podcast

SHOW NOTES Host introduction: Evan Siembida of Siembida Custom Knives  Hunting knife design evolution and performance characteristics  Handle materials and practical advantages  How size, blade shape, and edge geometry affects use  Bushcraft and fire starting  “Spa Treatment” knife restoration service  Micarta handle material: linen, canvas, paper, and boutique burlap  Sharpen-ability and edge-holding characteristics of stainless steel vs. non-stainless  Specific types of steel optimum for knives  Carbides and the microscopic edge  Different degrees of “stainlessness,” i.e. rust resistance  SHARPENING Sharpening correctly—and using a Strop  Recommended sharpening stones  The drawbacks of “V” type pull-through sharpeners  Choosing and using the right blade for backcountry hunting RESOURCES • Siembida Custom Knives Instagram • SiembidaCustomKnives@gmail.com • Gator sharpening stones • EZE-LAP pocket diamond stone • EZE-LAP diamond shop stone • Leather strops for sale

1hr 17mins

11 Oct 2019