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Big Bear Outdoors Competition

Finally – our First Competition has arrived!

It will be running from 14 – 27 October 2016 and the winner will be announced on 1 November 2016.

If you are currently residing in South Africa, you stand a chance to win this beautiful Wood Carving / Neck Knife, hand-crafted by Niekie van der Merwe (if you are interested in seeing more of his craftsmanship, email him –




Blade: Knivegg Willow 52mm Carbon Steel

Handle: Kiaat with Panga-Panga Front Insert

All you need to do is Like our Big Bear Outdoors Facebook Page, sign up to our Big Bear Outdoors Website, Share this Competition, and send the answers to these two questions to


1) Which Mora Knife is a Triflex and what is the significance of the Triflex?

2) What does “Kupilka” mean and what is it made of?

Visit to see if you can find the answers!

Please take note, this competition is available to people in South Africa only.

Our Day at the Market

We corroborated with Proventure Products to have a stand at the Official Second Hand Market, which is held on a monthly basis at the Novalis Ubuntu Institute in Wynberg.

It was an interesting day, to say the least!

DSCN0842 DSCN0846 DSCN0848DSCN0849 DSCN0850 DSCN0851 DSCN0852We got there ridiculously early, so decided some coffee and bacon were in order.

DSCN0857Bear managed to get started on a new woodcraft project, and we had a lot of people expressing interest in Big Bear Outdoors – we’re hoping to see some more participants in our Workshops as a result.

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All-in-all, it was a lot of fun 🙂