Using power strokes with a knife

Often when I’m out in the woods practicing my bushcraft I find that using power strokes with a knife is going to be the best way forward.  The issue lies with the lack of control you often have when using a power stroke.  This is because there’s a direct relationship between power and control, the more you have of one the less you have of the other; and because we want to have control over the knife we need to excercise power carefully.

So in this video I demonstrate a couple of different ways to get the power on in a safe way.  You might also want to take a look at this post on knife safety.

We teach using power strokes with a knife, along with many other techniques and knife safety on our 2 Day & 5 Day Bushcraft Courses, the IOL Bushcraft Competency Course and also our 2 Day & 5 Day Survival Courses.  You can see loads of photos on our Facebook page.

About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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