Bark River Hudson Bay II Camp Knife

 

 Hudson Bay Camp

Hudson Bay Camp

Hudson Bay Camp

Hudson Bay Camp

I have often said if I had my choice of what other era to be born into it would be when brave men and women were always pushing West to discover towering trees, crystal clear water and abundant game. I would have this knife in my possession. Enough about my daydreams. Here’s Mike’s description on Bark River and video by KnivesShipFree

The new Hudson Bay Camp II is larger than the one we previously introduced in 2008 and closer to the actual size of the original Sheffield offerings. The Hudson Bay Camp Knife was the first knife in history to actually be called a “camp knife”

The knife dates back to the precolonial days of the 1700’s. The Hudson Bay Trading Company was the dominant import-export company of early North American. The colonials, frontiersman and trappers began to ask the trading company for a large knife to be used in base camp for general camp use. They wanted a heavy knife that would slice and chop in the place of a cleaver or axe.

This was the original pattern that was developed and sold for over a hundred years as the original camp knife of North America. You will find it as valid as a camp knife today as it was the day it was designed. It has plenty of weight in the hand and on the blade while still having very lively, quick working characteristics.

The knife was named after the legendary Hudson Bay Company, the premier purveyor of goods to settlers, woodsmen, and colonists.

 

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