Dave Canterbury of Self-Reliance Outfitters believes many folks over-complicate the knife sharpening process, especially with the equipment they use.
In the video , Dave shows all the equipment he needs in his shop to sharpen and hone his knives. Essentially, all he uses are water stones, a rubber stand to hold a stone, olive oil (for high carbon steel knives), and a compound-prepped double-sided strop.
Towards the end of the video he also discusses knife maintenance in the field.
This is a simple video of friends camping for a couple of days in a Michigan forest. Essentially it was a winter camp meet-up in the Huron National Forest of several guys with YouTube channels.
There are no “this is how you this” or “how to do that”; they just do what has to be done for shelter, fire, and food.
So if you want watch winter skills and gear in action, including …
Chris Tanner and Will Myers of PREPAREDMIND101 put the Condor Woodlaw knife through the gauntlet.
After stating that it’s a straight-up bushcraft knife, Chris correctly states that simple labels sometimes confuse what a tool can be used for.
This knife is more a woodcraft knife, not really a survival knife; yet a large portion of the video demonstrates knife survival skills:
That’s survival to me.