The Legend of Ol’ Butch.


On my 49th birthday, I purchased Ol’ Butch from my long time, adventurous, globe trotting, scoundrel pal Thomas Moore. He was about to leave the U.S. for parts unknown and not returning.
I was both surprised that he wanted to let Ol’ Butch go and happy that he thought of me first.  I’d been after him to auction off Ol’ Butch for about 7 years.
Here’s the story of this legendary, well travelled blade in Thomas Moore’s own words.


Ol’ Butch

By Thomas D. Moore
(aka Tomahawk, Pathfinder Tom, Whiskey Jack)
I was sitting around yesterday afternoon, sippin’ a Whiskey and soda, with my Green river knife “Ol’ Butch” hanging around my neck. the sun was warm on my chest, I began to notice a slight tainted fat smell…..I soon discovered the source of the Ambiance as the handle on my Green river Knife.
Unsheathing the blade, I took a long sniff of the handle, and was flooded with memories of past expeditions, wilderness adventures, countries, people, war zones, horses and mules, skinned deer, elk and moose – the list goes on.

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This knife has been with me for 23 years. I bought it in a junk shop in Moab, Utah back in 1989 for the ridiculous price of $6.00. Later on I made a sheath for it from some raw hide salvaged from a dead horse I discovered while on a trip in the Utah desert. The handle has always been used as the socket for hundreds of my bow and drill, friction fires.
My knife has been to 87 countries, 6 war zones and 5 continents.
Ol’ Butch is a comforting friend and a constant companion.


I have to kinda chuckle at the knife kooks I read about online that ask silly questions like;
“How do I force a patina on my new Mora?”
– First of all – throw away the Mora, get a Green River and USE IT. Get off of your computers, get out into the woods, deserts, jungles and mountains. Split some wood, cut some meat (and a finger or two), build some fires, defend yourself, and simply USE the Knife!
Tomahawk – Scouts out!


So that’s the story of Ol’Butch.
The lesson here is to go buy or make yourself a blade and get out and use the dern thing.
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The Most Interesting Men.

There are men in this world who are extra-ordinary.  Men who are on their “Own Program”.

This rare breed of man lives outside of the so called main-stream society.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have lived among this group of real life” most interesting men.”


These men have an exciting view on life that most do not.  If I could sum it up in one word, that word would be freedom.  Real  freedom. They have thrown off their societal chains and jumped off the escalator of life.  They are running freely through the station and enjoying every minute of it.

Are there more men such as this?  Yes…a lot more. However, our society stifles the adventurous spirit of young men today.

I often hear women say they can’t find a good man.  That’s because they aren’t here working 9-5 jobs in cubicles or an assembly line. The interesting men are on their adventure pushing their limit.  Living out on of a backpack in the open air and in some cases carrying a rifle through a war zone.

Author Chuck Palahniuk best describes the state of men in our society today in his book “Fight Club.”

“I see in the fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables, slaves with white collars, advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of the history man, no purpose or place, we have no Great war, no Great depression, our great war is a spiritual war, our great depression is our lives, we’ve been all raised by television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won’t and we’re slowly learning that fact. and we’re very, very pissed off.” 

I recommend you check out two such men of action and adventure.  And maybe, just maybe, you’ll get inspired enough to go on your own adventure.  Get on your own program.  After all, this is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.

Be warned!  Well traveled,  seasoned men of adventure such as these have a sense of humor that will seem dark to the uninitiated and inexperienced.  It will be sure to violate the delicate sensibilities of certain persons.


Tom Moore


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“Every man’s life ends the same way.  It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

~Ernest Hemingway