DBAD Camp Master
For the ultimate outdoorsmen... a blade for the masters of camp .. best camp knife ever
- Blade Size (in): 6
- Handle Size (in): 5.5
- Handle Material: Rosewood
- Actual Weight (gm): 385
- Overall weight (gm): 475
- Shipping weight (gm): 850
- Blade finishing: Semi Polished
- Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
- Blade material: 5160
- Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Accompanying knives/B-up: None
- Blade thickness (mm): 7
- Handle finishing: Unpolished
- Sheath: Black Leather NORMAL
- Released date of KHHI Nepal: 2020-08-17
- Tang type: Full Flat
- Fixture: None
- Edge grinding: Dual
- Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
- Blade (panel) Grinding: Slope
this incredible camping knife is the ultimate camper’s blade you'll ever need...
Here's how DBAD, the designer, describes the knife in his own words...
Here is the deal fella and fellas, the dbad Campmaster made by the Khukuri House, designed by 'Yours Truly'. It's phenomenal, it is good for forging, digging cutting. chopping, slicing, separating and you can go through anything with this. This is supposed to be the one in all camp knife, that's why it is called the BAD Camp Master, this is the one go, to bring it in every single camping trip, every single hiking trip that you are going to need. This is the one ultimate camping knife.
What’s so special about the blade?
The perfect heat treated 5160 steel blade is hand forged to an easy to handle 6” with an additional 5.5” full tang. At 7mm thick, this robust blade comes ready for work. The spine is reduced for weight control and a balance not felt in its competitors. The tapering for the spine is really nice that holds the weight and strength throughout the blade. Talking about the tapered 7mm blade which tapers again down to under spine because it steels needs to have penetration abilities to stab through, but you also have the spine for wood processing things. It has an amazing drop point making it able to do fire holes. This is an 11.5 inch overall package with a 6 inch blade but it doesn't look as big as why? because of the 2 inches of blade width. You can hold it really see. The 2 inches belly gives plenty of dig space or to make a little hole or suck something.
Why use wood scales?
Besides paying homage to the traditional knives for centuries before us, the wood scales adapt to the grip in a way that synthetics just can’t match. The organic feel and look is completely complimentary to the overall design. This looks monster in normal hand size. The natural wood handle with lanyard hole the hollow pin, finger grooves all the way through. nice deep.
Let's get into the sheath, the perfect buffalo skin, awesome soft leather sheath to cover the inserted wood, typical kukri style sheath. The best part of this sheath is every sheath is handmade to the particular knife it belongs to. When the knife forging done is completed then the sheath is made around it. It fits like a glove, fits nice and tight, deep wells act like a handguard to avoid the slippage.
Why Khukuri House?
Making knives at khukuri house is personal, they don't have shelves full of stock when you order one they make one. Some guy gets the steel and bangs away over a fire with the hammer starts the ting ting ting... with pairs of sandals kneeling on the ground, makes you one. That's how real these people are. The people in Nepal are no joke knife makers, completely OLD School, they do it right.
Materials/features: 5160 steel, full tang, drop point, buffalo leather, rosewood, finger grips