August in Oregon is an exciting time for hunters with the opening of black bear, deer, gray squirrel and elk season. Cougar season runs year-round. The best hunting trips—whether you go alone or with the guys—are the ones for which you are well prepared. This means making sure your hunting knives, rifles and shotguns are cleaned and oiled, bows are tight and your equipment is in good shape.
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When we decided to design a new line of folding knives that would blow away the competition in terms of utility and convenience, we naturally turned to one of the most sought-after custom knife makers in the world – who also happens to live right in our backyard.
Ron Lake, a resident of Eugene, Ore., has been making knives for more than 40 years. His creations have earned him media attention, numerous awards and have even ended up in collections at the Smithsonian Institute and other museums. Recently, he applied his genius to designing our Rapid Response hunting knives, whose innovative Blade Assist Technology makes them some of the most impressive folding knives we’ve ever seen.
Our new Rapid Response knives are making their way around the globe and getting tons of positive feedback – most recently in a feature article in Knife World magazine.
These simple yet elegant folding knives, designed by custom knife maker Ron Lake, are notable primarily for their Blad Assist technology, a system “that’s unlike anything ever made before.” The roller-bearing design reduces friction and allows the knife to spring open smoothly and cleanly with just the nudge of a thumb.
This Coast Super Bowl matchup should be a good one! Going head to head will be two of our most popular knives: the Bowie Knife against the Damascus Folder. Bowie knives, of course, are well known in film and television. Damascus hunting knives, on the other hand, are known for their high-quality craftsmanship.
To be sure, both types of hunting knives are made from the finest stainless steel formulas. Gauging today’s winner will not be easy; both are superior knives, well known around the world for their utility and durability. In order to get some idea of each knife’s strengths, we will first look at the basic stats. After that, we can discuss some of the other perks each blade has to offer before deciding on our new champion. (more…)
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has initiated a new regulation concerning youth hunter safety. Starting Aug. 1, 2011, all “hunters age 17 and under are required to wear a hunter (fluorescent) orange exterior garment or hat when hunting game mammals or upland game birds (except turkey) with any firearm.”
This means minors will need to wear some kind of blaze orange garment or patch in all hunting situations that involve guns. What you can wear depends on the context, so make sure to review the ODFW rules before your next hunting trip.
A hunting knife is an important investment for any outdoorsman. When treated well, a quality hunting knife can last for years. But choosing the knife is only the first step – you’ll also need to sharpen it and maintain it properly to get the most life out of it.
Here’s a look at some of the most common accessories for hunting knives:
The Oregon turkey hunting season is here and will last until May 31. Like big game hunting, a lot of knowledge and experience (not to mention good hunting knives) goes into a good turkey hunt, but for some hunters getting started can be a bit overwhelming. The following is a list of turkey hunting resources that you’ll want to read before heading out on a hunt. Even if you’re an experienced hunter it doesn’t hurt to brush up on the basics before going out.