"This is a stout, compact EDC tool."
Bush Monkey Knives is a one-man operation that makes old skool tools from a piece of bar stock steel one at a time in Fort Worth, Texas - no "production runs" here. I personally design, shape, heat treat, fit, finish, assemble and inspect every knife that leaves my shop.
"If you want a zero "fluff" tool minus the hype, you have come to the right place."
1. I never know what one of my knives may be called upon to do. Therefore and within reason, it is impossible for me to overbuild a knife.
2. Knives are simple and pragmatic tools. I only make knives with simple and pragmatic single bevels to zero - Saber, Convex and Chisel.
3. I only use mechanical connections to attach the scales to full tang blades because bolts and flared tubes are stronger than pins and glue. There is no substitute for a mechanical connection, period.
4. Every handle is bead blasted for increased friction. I do not polish or smooth the handles of the tools I make because friction on a tool handle is a good thing.
5. The handle "flats" serve a purpose. You should not have to look at a knife in your hand to determine its orientation. The flats help "index" the tool in your hand. A flat is also much easier to lash to a staff.
6. I flare the lanyard tube because it is a superior way to install a lanyard tube. A flared tube is a mechanical connection and a lanyard running through a flared tube creates less friction than a lanyard running through an angulated chamfered tube. A small detail that should be the rule rather than the exception.
7. Every element of every tool I make serves a utilitarian purpose. In other words, form strictly follows function. If there is anything I can take away from any tool I make and still have a tool, please let me know.
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