TVJ Camper is a fulltang blade and is by far the most versatile knife made by Thomas. It is currently being used by hunters, scouts, bushcrafters and others who needs a good all-round knife. It’s a knife made with Thomas´s rule of thumb… It’s “just” a knife, build to last!
The knife based on the scandinavian traditions of knifemaking. It has a scandi grind, and a very “soft” handle that can be used for hours without hotspots. 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 campers alot due to the feel and look of wood.
Specifications and options
Size: Blade 10,5 cm. Handle 10,5 cm. Overall length 21,0 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 Camper 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 lying around as a display piece. Below is a list of the nicknames in the Camper series.
Camper regular: 3-4 mm steel and wooden handle.
Camper extreme: 5-6 mm steel, wood, g10 or micarta handle.
Camper Caveman: 3-5 mm steel with flintknap look.
Camper Ghost: Coated black blade.