The Roughneck is a beast of a knife and just right for anyone that wants a large knife suitable for the tougher camping and bushcrafting tasks. With its 16 cm blade and overall length of 28 cm it’s optimal for batoning firewood and chopping down small trees. With the 4 cm wide and 4 mm thick blade the Roughneck really lives up to its name and will be able to stand up to any abuse that you can through its way. This knife is truly made to be used and build to last no matter what!
TVJ Roughneck is based on the big bad knives made by countless knifemakers around the world. It has a scandi grind with micro bevel, and a very “soft” handle that can be used for hours without hotspots. Due to its weight its awesome for chopping. Use a leather strap, leather boot to hone it and keep it sharp, and use a drop of oil on the blade and handle to keep it from drying out/rust. Thomas likes the wooden Roughnecks alot due to the feel and look of wood.
Specifications and options
Size: Blade 16 cm. Handle 12 cm. Overall length 28,0 cm
Steel options: O1 tool steel, 12c27, 1095/15n20 damascus.
Handle options: Hardwood, stabilized wood, G10, micarta and others.
Sheath: Leather or kydex.
Stabilized wood options: Oak, moss oak, poplar, birch, ash, elm and others.
G10 options: Black, black/green, black/orange, black/yellow, others can be ordered.
TVJ Roughneck versions
The TVJ Camper comes in various versions and looks, yes, the same blade is very versatile both in use, and in look. The most important thing in Thomas´s knifemaking is that the knife is being used, and not just laying around as a display piece. Below is a list of the nicknames in the Roughneck series.
Roughneck regular: 3-4 mm steel and wooden handle.
Roughneck extreme: 5-6 mm steel, wood, g10 or micarta handle.
Roughneck Caveman: 3-5 mm steel with flintknap look.
Roughneck Ghost: Coated black blade.