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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

Ross
 

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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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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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That's a lotta knife there Ross :)
 

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

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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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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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I think those were made by SABRE. Really not bad quality.
 

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I have a Kissing Crane Hobo which is cheaper than case(less than 1/3). Top shelf quality looking almost identical!! I also have a Kabar Hobo which is cheaper yet and decent. Won't get the Made in Bradford, PA stamp though!!
 
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