Knife Pass Around

Discussion in 'Knives, Gear, Guns And Other Tools' started by Mythical_Beast, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. Twoody88

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    Im jealous of that blade.. wish i was in the 808
     
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    luckily the knife is catching a ride with me. Car rental prices are through the roof right now hahaha
     
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    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.
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    Some comparisons with a Bock 101 and Esee4. This blade fits right in my happy range size wise.
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    What everyone was waiting for! Got the blade got the coconut let’s go!
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    started in with slices to get into the nut. Blade cut great.
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    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.
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    Bout halfway there!
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    Tropical drink with a straw and umbrella.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Well looks like I’ll have to try again next week. No luck today in the field, only got exercise today.
     
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    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!
     
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    41713260-598C-4450-854C-FD511CF8050C.jpeg 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.
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
     
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    Congratulations! What a great accomplishment in your journey with the armed services and life.
     
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    Forged In Fire’s new category.

    Your blade will cook!

    Prepped smoked venison and onions very nicely.
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    Edited to fix my violation of your/you’re use brought on by autocorrect.
     
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    I’ll be officially out of El Paso Monday and headed to Ft Benning!
     
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    Still open for candians to get a swing in.. let me know i can get one your way asap :)
     
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    QUOTE="Mythical_Beast, post: 218606, member: 3453"] View attachment 63211 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!
     
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