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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2016, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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Hobo Knives for backpacking?

Hi all,

Does anyone have any experience with Hobo knife for backpacking? I have been trying to get out hiking more and I am considering joining my friend in some light backpacking and hammock camping. I have eyeballed some hobo knives for a while and was thinking of one for backpacking as opposed to using a spork or etc. Keeping light is the main goal. I have looked at kissing crane hobo in green jigged bone, they can be had for around $15. I know its made in china. But the case version is around$80. Looks darn near the same too.

Anyway any experience out there with them, I haven't seen one in person.

As a side note anyone familiar with Hammocks for Hammock camping, I am on the hunt for one that could accommodate the big man 6'5" 350lbs.

Hope everyone is out there enjoying the outdoors we have had some great weather

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2016, 11:09 AM
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Re: Hobo Knives for backpacking?

I had one when I was a kid in scouts. Kind of a cool factor in the late 60's but not too practical in my opinion. A backpacking 'spork' and your pocket knife is a bit more usefull. The hobo knife I had was heavy, clunky and hard to open

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Re: Hobo Knives for backpacking?

I have a GI mess kit that has a knife, fork and spoon that stack on top of each other. I like having a set of regular utensils and they don't weigh half as much as the hobo knife. .

This is what I would go with.

https://www.amazon.com/SE-KC7043FSK-Stai...FP80GCJXMSSJ9QD
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2016, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Hobo Knives for backpacking?


That is the style I was referring too.

I know the old pocket knife slip joint types are huge and bulky. Maybe I am jus addicted to knives lol. The three sets would work just fine Im sure

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Re: Hobo Knives for backpacking?

That's a lotta knife there Ross :-)

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Re: Hobo Knives for backpacking?

lol objects in photo may be larger then inreal life lol
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Re: Hobo Knives for backpacking?

I know how big the Case ones are . Suspect this KC is in the ballpark.

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Re: Hobo Knives for backpacking?

says they are 4 1/4" when closed. so yea its large

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Re: Hobo Knives for backpacking?

This is one my grandfather gave to me when I was in boy scouts. It's huge also haha. There's no makers markings on it. Don't know how old it is either. Maybe 60s or 70s?





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Re: Hobo Knives for backpacking?

Burninghxcsoul , I recently bought the exact copy of your knife at the Washington Co. Gun show last year off of a 80 ? some year old guy . Just because it looked like an old Boy Scout knife . It's still 100% functional and quite a handful . Only markings I can find are , stainless and Made in Japan .
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