Discussion in 'Knives, Gear, Guns And Other Tools' started by Mythical_Beast, Jan 15, 2021.
Im jealous of that blade.. wish i was in the 808
luckily the knife is catching a ride with me. Car rental prices are through the roof right now hahaha
Got home after lunch. Took the knife fresh out of the box and cut some choyote vines I needed to clean up. Nice and sharp. IW17 did a great sharpening job before sending it out.
Some comparisons with a Bock 101 and Esee4. This blade fits right in my happy range size wise.
What everyone was waiting for! Got the blade got the coconut let’s go!
started in with slices to get into the nut. Blade cut great.
Starting to see the nut. You can see how fibrous the husk really is. I kept seein black on the husk as I cut. Figured out the abrasiveness of the coconut pulled off all the patina from the blade during use.
Bout halfway there!
Tropical drink with a straw and umbrella.
I’d say heat treat and temper are spot on. After the husking the blade was still shaving sharp. I’ve been in possession of this knife for less than a day and I’m impressed.
I missed this picture. Here’s the nut with all the meat and water. Used the tip of the blade to drill through the nut to make a straw hole. If you’re wondering yes I drank the coconut water. It was sweet. Probably should have throw it in the fridge first but got excited. The blade tip had no problem with lateral twists.
Well looks like I’ll have to try again next week. No luck today in the field, only got exercise today.
Almost a week now and here are some thoughts. Blade and handle are solid. No gaps no wiggles just nice and tight. The blade shape is classically perfect for a drop point.
I do agree with the comment about tapering the handles by the blade. I found the handle comfortable during use. My son felt the back end of the handle could use a little more height for finger retention. His little finger would slip off the end a little. He’s got longer leaner fingers than my marshmallow digits.
the heat treat still impresses me. I haven’t had to sharpen since the coconut episode and I’ve been using it around the garden pretty much daily.
last is a personal preference. I prefer kydex for the sheath due to the humidity here. Just last week I soaked a different leather sheath in copper based fungicide because of white mildew in it. But the good part was I saw you do Kydex on your FB page. Nice!
It’s official now, graduation was today. Moving back to Ft Benning in a couple weeks. I don’t know how much time I’ll have to make knives while on the trail but I’ll do what I can.
Congratulations! What a great accomplishment in your journey with the armed services and life.
Forged In Fire’s new category.
Your blade will cook!
Prepped smoked venison and onions very nicely.
Edited to fix my violation of your/you’re use brought on by autocorrect.
I’ll be officially out of El Paso Monday and headed to Ft Benning!
Still open for candians to get a swing in.. let me know i can get one your way asap
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It’s official now, graduation was today. Moving back to Ft Benning in a couple weeks. I don’t know how much time I’ll have to make knives while on the trail but I’ll do what I can.[/QUOTE]a belated congratulations!