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Drop Point Custom Camp Knife from J.B. And Son: a review

On this page, I will review the drop point custom camp knife from J.B. And Son custom knifemaker from East Texas. Let’s start with the basic stats and specs for the drop point custom camp knife:


  • Blade Material: 1095 high carbon steel.
  • Blade Length: 5″.
  • Grind: Flat.
  • Handles: Shop made burlap micarta made with polyester resin with yellow poly spacers
  • Pins: Stainless steel cutlery rivets that are countersunk and pressed into place.
  • Gimping: Filed thumb grip. Very attractive file work.
  • Spine: 1/8th” wide with a 90-degree grind for fire starter.
  • Lanyard: Extension of full blade tang protruding from handle end in an attractive fashion.

Please do remember this concerning the drop point custom camp knife: Because these are hand forged custom knives, the specs may have slight variations which are a part of any custom knife. Your’s will be unique to you!

I have been carrying the knife for a week or so now, and have had the opportunity to run it through its paces. First, let me say

that I like the heft. I have not weighed it, but I have used it and the balance is great and the weight is just enough to add momentum for tasks that need momentum. I like a sort of heavy knife because of the added momentum, and I am still a little perplexed about when we got so wimpy that we can not withstand the weight of a few extra ounces in our pockets or on our hips! It can be used as a light hatchet would be used, as a meat cleaver and for far more delicate jobs.

I do not like to baton a knife, but at the maker’s request, I went about the task of overusing it. I was told, “Just go out and try to break it!” Well, I did not go quite that far, but I did drive it about 2 inches deep into a live oak, and rive some 3″ inch wide planks from some 10-year-old cured post oak blanks I had on hand!

I also did some more delicate chores and even some food prep chores with it. The drop point custom camp knife can be used for game processing, meat carving, kindling brush clearing, wooden tool making, and even for hunting and defense if needed for such purposes.

The drop point custom camp knife from J.B. and Son is also a unique knife and an aesthetically attractive knife. The green burlap and polymer resin handles look almost like snakeskin from a short distance, but the brighter yellow liners help to locate the knife if it is dropped on the forest floor.

By the way, through all the punishing trials, the knife remained near razor sharp and was easily brought back to full sharpness with a few strokes on my fine Arkansas stone.

Drop Point Custom Camp Knife Conclusions

This would be a great knife to keep in a bug out bag, but if you get one of these unique custom knives, you will want to take it with you everywhere!

If you are interested in a drop point custom camp knife or any other type of custom knife from this craftsman I encourage you to act quickly! Custom knife makers who reach this stage of quality tend to move up rapidly in popularity and pricing. For more information: J.B. And Son

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