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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Buzzard Bushcraft at the Scarva game fair 2019

As usual we were asked to put up a stand at this year's game fair in Scarva. The weather wasn't great but it didn't stop around 30,000 people turning up over the weekend and at times it felt like they were all at our stand! In years past just the two of us would do this show but as it's getting bigger every year it took 7 of us to deliver it this time. We made some great contacts and saw some old friends, here's to an even bigger show next year.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Orange tip butterfly

This is the first of this type of butterfly I've seen this year, pics where taken about a week ago, what a beautiful thing.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Seeking a bit more plant knowledge

No matter how much you know about plants it's never enough and there's always more to learn, so I enrolled in a few plant based science workshops in this year's NI science festival to try and get a bit more in-depth knowledge, all class room and lab based classes but very helpful.
Any knowledge is always helpful.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Masur birch.. betula pendula var. Carelica

I cut a birch branch recently to make some simple barrel shaped puukko handles and look what the birch turned out to be, in all the years I've cut and used birch I've never found this.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Clever coastal crows

I was watching the hooded crows on the beach crack open cockle shells to get at the meat inside, they know exactly where to get into the shells.. absolutely fascinating.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

New Morakniv Knife design, your help needed.

A friend of Buzzards called Ruud, is working with Mora to develop a new knife and he needs your input to help him design it. He has constructed a poll to get an idea of what you guys would potentially like to see in this new model, please click the link below and it will take you to the Morakniv poll page, your input is much appreciated.

Please click the link HERE

Saturday, 19 January 2019

There is no spoon.

I Love that clip in the Matrix when Neo is told that there is no spoon and that reality is an illusion. In my case there is a spoon..too many of them! I got a new hook knife for Christmas and decided to try it out, 20 spoons later. Yeah I like it!! I tried 4 different woods when making these and definitely got on better with birch..I'm sure I'll make a few more if I get the chance.