Friday, February 25, 2011

Scrap Yard Scrapper 6!

After about a 2 year search I finally found and purchased a Scrapper 6. Made of SR77 Jack Hammer Steel, these blades are legendary among knife collectors and outdoorsman, and I feel very privileged to have found one as they are no longer being made. Dan Busse started the Scrapyard Knife Company after working in his brother Jerry's knife shop (Busse Combat) in the eighties. Literally making blades from the scraps (left over steel and handle material) of his brothers operation, he has bulit a knife company with a world wide following. The Scrapper 6 has come to be known in many circles as one of the toughest knives ever made."Non-hygroscopic Resiprene C handles (Chemical Resistent) have been proven in the harshest combat conditions around the globe. With an overall length of 11 1/2" the Scrapper 6 is the perfect sized blade for day campers, combat professionals, and those who choose to venture into the uncharted wilderness." The knife features full length tang construction, which basically means the knife is strong and thick all the way through the handle, unlike many fixed blades that have a cheaper "Stick or Hidden" tang. The knife is over a quarter inch thick at the spine to allow for a great deal of abuse. Grind Type is full height flat grind bevel with convex edge. Here are some specs and a website below. I can't wait to get this thing into the woods!

Steel: SR77
Rockwell Hardness: 58-60
Spine Thickness: .275
Blade Length: 6.5"
Overall Length: 11.5"
Handle Material: Resiprene C

Friday, February 18, 2011

Early Spring Bass

Snuck off to the fishing hole this evening to chase after Black Bass on ultra-light tackle. The fish were very active in 4 to 6 foot water. The temp this evening was a balmy 65 in East Texas. I was fishing a 1/16 ounce green and black tube jig on 4lb line and the bass were just hammering it. Had several get off and then snapped a pic of this bruiser. He was a bunch of fun on that light line! I am going to do a post of a shore lunch with the boys soon. Spring  in Texas is quickly approaching!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I am amazed at how fast Rita is growing. I have her on Sportmix Feed by Midwestern Pet Foods out of Evansville, Indiana,  and I am very pleased with it. She loves the stuff! She is over 40 pounds now! I can now say that I have actually vaccinated one of my own dogs. I gave her a 7-Way Dog Vaccine here a few months back that is available at Tractor Supply. They have one of the best pet and livestock supply inventories around.YouTube provided the guidance on how to get it done. Michelle snapped this pic of Rita surveying her yard this past week. Her first hog hunt is soon, we will be hunting with Calvin Brown Guide Service. I will post updates as time allows. I am very excited about the hunt!