Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Vonderek, Dec 11, 2016.
An early Christmas gift to myself. Two Bear & Son Farmhands.
Congrats on a pair of classics.
Look similar to the old Case Sodbusters, which I guess was the intent. Nice colors.
Yup, these are Sodbusters by another name. No bolsters or liners but nice G10 scales that are like linen micarta and decent blades supposedly of 440 and 1095. It's all good and made in the USA.
How are they ? have never used one of their knives, I've seen a couple that I might like.
DDeegs: I like them. These are the first Bear & Sons knives I have purchased. They have enough handmade quality to them to make them interesting. They are not flawless like factory-punched out blades but have some individuality. For example, I bought two "farmhands" but the blades have some differences in the nail knicks and stampings to make them seem unique. The G10 scales have some polishing and finishing that was obviously done by hand. I like all of this. Quality-wise, the blade steel seems good...I have only used them for light tasks...cutting boxes open, cutting rope, testing to see if they'll shave hair (they do), and the like. I have not used them for the current de riguer tasks like batonning or prying which I would never do anyway. They are nice quality, American made knives at a more-than-fair price.
Distictive elegance from by gone era
Well built knives made in the U.S. at a reasonable price; sounds like a great deal to me. Thanks for sharing.
Very nice knives!
Just the other day, a very old friend & I were reminiscing about when were in our 20's out hunting, fishing & shooting. The subject came up about the old "Sodbuster" with ebony scales I use to always carry. He obviously liked it since he remembered it from 40+ years ago. That gave me the idea for a good Xmas gift to get him. I started looking on-line but I could not find a sodbuster with ebony scales. As a matter of fact I could not find any wood handles at all. Eventually I dug out my original old knife & cleaned it up some & gave it to him for Xmas. The blade was about 1/2 width from years of sharpening. The slight green around the brass pins, hinge & blade-well cleaned up real easily. A little tung oil brightened the ebony some. There is a small crack in the wood near the hinge pin to the edge otherwise the knife is as tight & handy as ever.
Enjoy your Xmas presents to yourself!
Here's another pic of said Farmhands:
I knew I had another Sodbuster laying around. This one is 45+ years old, ebony handles. It's obvious how your new handles will fair much better over time!
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