My Victorinox Farmer survival knife??
Hello. You are very welcome to my day off, today. We will examine this knife the. Victorinox farmer with a luck scales in. Mine, a Swiss Army knife video, I used this knife the. Range of grips 70 years. This. Is a beast of a faller and a, fairly large saw gives, it the same utility as a large chopping knife in my opinion. But. It may be too large for some people and, may not be legal to carry in some countries because, it was linked and a locking blade. So. This brings us to the farmer. To. Be honest I have wanted one of these since I saw a German, friend Tom, and de woods used one in his videos and what, caught my eye is this reamer slash punch as they describe it mounted. In the same position, as a normal blade. This. Appeals to me much more than a reamer punch a sewing I mounted. On the back of many Swiss. Army knives I think. This would be much more useful. When. I saw this I knew straight away that I would find uses first what. The uses are I don't know but I find out. The. Arranger grip was my first introduction to the Victoria, Knox hours. And. I think it's the next and it's offered a size and very, very useful. Now. I have an almost three inch saw and very, conveniently, sized folder. I'm. Not going to go into all of the specs you can look them up online but, for those of you who'd like to know for legal reasons, the blade is, exactly, two and three-quarter inches long. It's. Also a bit thicker, than. Other Swiss Army knives a similar size. The. Scales of course as I mentioned earlier, our aluminium, or a lux. That's. All very well which, you may ask is, this knife any good in the outdoors, well I'm glad you asked because. Today we're going to use this to, build a survival, shelter, so. Enough with the jibber-jabber let's, get to work, this. Is where we're going to build a shelter guys and where we are is. In the corner of an orchard and I've, picked this bush because I want to leave this shelter for some months to, evaluate how the materials, that I use will, work a rest so. I'm going to move around hopefully, I get a share of poles here, and if, not I'll move out to the surrounding hedge, goers in the countryside. Our. First job is to get some poles so, let's get to it I couldn't. Find much in the line of straight poles in the orchard so I've come to the woods. What. I intend to do is is do 50/50. Half the, poles with Sol and half, with knife blade so we're going to start here with the saw. This. Is obviously much smaller than, the range ellipse. Massara. Me saw as are nice and rigid I like, that they're not flimsy are, pliable. Bendy. That's. A chakra saw. I'll. Be too far from the end. It's. Very little holding that. It. Could do it being a little bit bigger but as we see it, to get through the wood. Give. Me a moment and I'll pull this out of here. Here's. Our pole. It's. A bit over 12 feet long so, I'm going to cut it in half and, that'll give us to shelter, poles. So. I need six for two tripods and one crossbar and then a few light poles for. Putting. My shelter material, on here. We have another long sapling, that will give us at least two pawns. We. Use the knife this time. No. Bother to Victoria nice. So. I got that pole down and, some from it I got 230 shelter. Bones, so. We can get another good pole here. This. One is Parrish he brokered from rivers join today to the the. Other poll but. It's still very tick down there and would be quite hard to cut. So. I'm just going to cut it here with the sour I. Was. Hoping to get a bend on this one. There. We go I. Think. I'll use this for my crossbar. So. We just measured us. And. We break this off using the saw this time. He. Doesn't want to go too easily. It's. Pretty warm here today let me tell you that I. Don't. Have much room for the camera here but, this is our last tripod. Pole or a heavy pole so. I've cut this with a knife. Here. We go. We. Need to reduce the two linked. It's. Pretty hot here today. We've. Got a few light poles now and that'll be our frame started. Now. I'm going to make a, frame, of my shelter using two, tripods and a crossbar. You. Know there are many experts on YouTube and the, Internet who will tell you that you can't cut shelter pause with a simple.
Slip Giant knife it can't be done. Isn't. The Internet grace. I've. Got my shelter frame put together I added. A bipod here to. Spread out some of the ways I have my crossbars on. Normally. I just tapped these legs into the ground but the ground is a bit tired at the moment so. At, each corner. I've. Tied it down. Pegged. It down to the ground just for safety. And. That has made it pretty, damn rigid. Twine. I've used is bailing twine just common bailing twine but. It's very cheap it's strong and I've got my scissors so, why not. Now. We need something to cover it with so let's head off and find out I'm. Going to use two different materials, to attach my shelter on one, side we want to put these filled rushes. And. On, the other side I'm going to use Rose Bay willow herb. According. This is quite higher than edge and while. The Swiss Army knives are decent knives it's. Not exactly Valyrian, steel and this one is already darling, a little so, I need to give it a quick touch-up so, far this I'm going to use my my sandpaper, sharpening, kit it's. Just a piece of light wood and various. Grits of sandpaper glued. To, a piece of cardboard so I. Can interchange them. So. I'm going to start here with 800, grit. Now. I just use it as a strop. So. Now. We. Have 1,000, grit. And. 1200, grist to. Finish. Off I'm going to use the little pocket strap that I earned harsh 19 med for me thanks, again iron horse this. Is just a mini strop and I have green compound, on it so, we'll, strap. The finish. Let's, see. Shaving. Again. I've. Quite a bit of work to do collecting these with my knife so. I better get at it. Get. Rid of all the rubbish. Just. Like that guys and, as I say for the other side I'd use this Rose Bay willow herb generally. You can break these off let's, see. So. They're easier to collect, and. Because. They're so long they'll they'll cover quite a good area. So. We gather bundles of these as well so this, is our touching, material have gathered this, is the rushes and, this. Is the Rose Bay willow-herb, gathering. All of this is quite a tedious job let me tell you I'm going to begin touching with the willow herb I've. Used this once before and, what I did was leave the stalk are fattened facing, upwards because. It just seems from, looking at us that, that would be the best way for water to run off so, you wanna start attaching or any roof at the bottom and work upwards the. Last time we used these I used brambles, to, tie them on and. I was able to store them together using the brambles that, was very convenient so. What I need now is kind of a large needle to, sew these together so, let's see if we can make one here, we have a piece of second or. So. I just peeled that for a moment. Let's. See if we can drill a few nice holes using the all. I've. Actually played around of this for a bit.
And. You need to take. Your time and not rush it otherwise just split the wood. That's. One side. Go. To the back now. So, it makes a pleasantly. Round hole now, I'm going to make a second hole and join the two to make the eye of our needle. Let's. See if we can join the two. So. There we go the, eye of the needle. Which. I needed. When. You finish one row now, you need to overlap, this with the next row. Thataway. Okay, so when you decide these on. And. We work away across okay. Okay. Guys that's, one side finished anyway I hope. To god I have enough material in this I really could have done with three rows I wanted. To bring it up higher I. Have. A little left over so I might add that in but hopefully hopefully, we have enough if. It's a failure I'll let you know I don't. Believe in making nonsense, shelters and showing them on YouTube, let's. Get on to the rushes. I'm. Not attached or I'm no expert in touching, I'm just progressing, by trial and error the. Way I put these rushes on is to put the widened, or thicker end down. Tied. Them on and overlap as I go so I start estroux and get back to you as I. Say I'm progressing by trial and error and, I've used a few different nuts for, tying. Under Russia's, what. I'm using at the moment is to take a loop around the, the. Crossbar. Come. Around my Russia's, tuck. It in tightly. Tuck. It in so I have as little or as few gaps as as possible. Then. I'll add my next one. Take. A grip. But. So on and so forth. In. My last shelter I made the bond is very thick to see how that would go and what, happened was they were very wide at the bottom and. Narrow here, and it made for gaps all along, I've. Left them much, narrower at this time and. They seem to be fitting together much better. So. I'll work away in this row. With. The second row of rushes and the same with, the willow-herb I like, to overlap, these nuts and any little gap that may, be there or nuts are so. I. Want something like that. So, I just continue, on as before. With. My second row. Ok. Dyson has been looking at something up in the tree he's. Been trying to tell me there's, something up there let's. Go and have a look. Nice. Mm-hmm. Was, there, what. Is it, good. Boy. All. Right she's been looking up here in the branches. Let's. See if we can zoom in, for you. That's. A young pigeon her squab would. Pigeon a young wood pigeon. He's. Fairly well developed but he still doesn't have his feathers is his, that all feathers, but. He's a fairly sizable chickens, you. Might not think it to look at Dyson but he has a high prey Drive he's. Kind of a Jekyll and Hyde character you can switch it on enough. Anyway. Back to the shelter in, my last few shelters, I turned, to Russia's fat, side up, for. The very last row and that's, what I'm going to try here. And. I, want to put it in with these I, didn't. Really have enough willow-herb I want it to overlap us to, have it coming well up and. Just. Wish my, rushes in with it and see how that would work out, what.
We'll Press on with it let's see what happens. So. I get this last row of Russia's on. Here's. The finish shelter I eventually got it finished. Let's. Take a closer look. That's. What it's like inside. Let's. Have a look at the rushes. So. This is the rush to Russia's side. Maybe. Not the most beautiful or ever but it, should shed water. The. Peak, are joining of the of the roof his. Arm as a hassle, it's. Not quite as neat as I had in my mind but. Let's. See how it works I show. The other side this, is the Rose Bay willow herb side, I used. This before in a lean-to and it worked very well so we'll. See how it works this time so now all, we can do is wait and see if it's waterproof. To, hurt you it may be. This, is the Prince of the 30-man see, how the shutter is working. A little. Bit I just have to pay the bank. Okay, as, usual. Russia. Militias. Are working perfectly well. But. Maybe you can see the drop ceiling. This. Time it's. Sneaking really nicely there. So. There's. Being women hurt this time as a failure. And, attached once again. He was working absolutely, perfect. I don't, know if you can see the drops are NASA on camera a. Little. Bit. This. Wouldn't be good, where's the touch works perfectly, right. That's. A pity I tell them it will be better. Let's. Go to show you later I've been crap this. Is this is really, like. So. Once, again our shelter didn't. Work for is. The. Last time I used willow-herb first shelter I used the great willow herb that's. The rather long willow herb you saw me show, you earlier, in the video but. I couldn't find that in large amounts this time so. I use the least three different varieties and. Obviously they don't work as a shelter material. So. We. Live and learn from, time to time I get great comments, in the comments section covers. To sum up everything that I'm struggling. To put, together in a video and one. Chap who I respect, is Chris OSH a Chris, made a great comment to our shelter materials, I'm, going to read this so I don't fluff, it up. This. Is part of his comment, if. You look at the historic uses of materials, it's, obvious, what works rushes, and reads in Europe have a centuries-old. Tradition. And. That's a great comment, look. At the materials, that have been used historically to, roof houses, and look. At what's been used in YouTube. Historically. You had straw, you, had rushes you had reads at. Wooden shingles new it's odd, maybe. Some different types of grasses. Nobody. Historically, used spruce, boughs our. Loose leaves our mas are ferns. To roof their houses with that. Has to tell us something guys I. Got. Another great comment, about folding knives from. Gd Gary, from Scotland and. He said my. Father's penknife has a blade under two inches and in. The 70 years he's owned it he, has used it for all countryside. Tasks, such. As gutting, skinning, game cleaning, fish and woodwork. That. Sums up everything that I've been struggling to say in my videos just. One comment. If. You want to watch a review and Swiss Army knives by a real enthusiast, check. Out errand and bushcraft, north of 60. He's. Up there and wise of Canada living the dream I'm. Going to put in some footage from him now and, have, a look at the funky way he makes feather sticks with his axe. I'd. Like to give a shout out to another channel that's well worth watching the. Special, dweller our Shan, Shan. Is a medic in the British Army he's. A man who's been around a block he's a great outdoors man does a lot of white camping. Mountain. Climbing, he's. A wide variety of subjects, in his video and he's well worth watching. When. I bought my latest tent, I took advice from Sean I. Show. You a little bit of Sean's footage now. This. Is a private. Miller I just, put a short little video in now show. You what he does. So. Some great stuff there well worth watching and it takes us to some lovely Paris. Of the UK and Scotland some. Places that I'd love to get to someday I, digress. The. Whole purpose of this video was to test the Victoria Knox farmer so. What do I think of it I like. It a lot it. Is a really useful knife and, it's the knife for making things with I. Think. It is probably a better bushcraft, knife than.
Many Being brandished on YouTube as such. To. Make it perfect for me I would give it another full-size blade. More. Than one blade is a great advantage on a falling knife. However. If you have some way to feel sharp on us you, can easily get around this. My. Advice. Get. You one. Seeing. As how I use this knife to. Build a survival, shelter does. That make this a survival. Knife that. Could, cause a good argument what, do you think, anyways. That's, my review of the Victoria Knox farmer I like, it a lot a. Perfect. Pocket. Knife I hope. You enjoyed the video guys and thanks very much for watching venez day off bye, bye.