Thursday, April 12, 2012
"Ol' Butch" my faithful blade
I was sitting around yesterday afternoon, sippin' a Whiskey and soda, with my Green river knife "Ol' Butch" hanging around my neck. the sun was warm on my chest, I began to notice a slight tainted fat smell.....I soon discovered the source of the Ambiance as the handle on my Green river Knife.
Unsheathing the blade, I took a long sniff of the handle, and was flooded with memories of past expeditions, wilderness adventures, countries, people,war zones, horses and Mules, skinned deer, elk and moose - the list goes on.
This knife has been with me for 23 years. I bought it in a junk shop in Moab, Utah back in 1989 for the ridiculous price of $6.00. Later on I made a sheath for it from some raw hide salvaged from a dead horse I discovered while on a trip in the Utah desert. The handle has always been used as the socket for hundreds of my friction fires(Bow & Drill).
My knife has been to 87 countries, and 6 war zones on 5 continents - "Ol' Butch is a comforting friend and a constant companion to me and will continue to be Just that for many years to come.
I have to kinda chuckle at the knife kooks I read about online that ask silly questions like "How do I force a patina on my new Mora?" - First of all - throw away the Mora, Get a Green River and USE IT. Get off of your computers,get out on the woods, deserts, jungles and mountains. Split some wood, cut some meat(and a finger or two),build some fires, defend yourself, and simply USE the Knife!
Stop Playing at being a woodsman or survival expert and actually get some experience.
Tomahawk - Scouts (and Ol' Butch) Out!