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#1006921 - 07/14/14 10:45 AM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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This concludes the evaluation. You're free to comment and/or ask questions.
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#1006923 - 07/14/14 11:07 AM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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What a great evaluation. You covered everything!

I appreciate the time and effort (and money!) you have invested in this thing. I also appreciate you taking the time to share your findings so that we may benefit.

The Ontario TAK is also a big surprise to me. What a sleeper!

Looks like I need to shop around for an S1. I've never tried out a Fallkniven knife. Maybe a BRKT Gunny too!

Oh....way to go Scrap Yard!

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#1006924 - 07/14/14 11:08 AM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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Oh man. Lot of surprises there for me, both good AND bad. I think this was a very good evaluation of the capabilities and SAFETY issues for the knives.

Overall I would rate your testing WINNER!

And with that we're off to Mingo.
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#1006927 - 07/14/14 11:57 AM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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I have a Bravo 1 in A2 steel and I love the handle ergonomics and it is one of my go too hunting knives
The steel does rust if you glance at it with even a hint of a tear in your eyes

My favorite yard hunting knife is my Yardkeeper, but like all yard knives I find the handle too small


BTW I generally don't like choils on a knife
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#1006928 - 07/14/14 12:20 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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[censored] those Swedes! wink

My poor, beloved GSO...kicked to the curb!

On a more serious note- is the handle on the 511 the same size as the 311?

I wonder if the ESEE's would have fared better with those bigger handles from The Knife Connection.

Also, I too love me some sr101. Gary knows I've been enjoying the Survive! knife, but when I had my Howling Rat out for a sharpening last week, I was reminded why I chose it as my go-to smaller blade.

Thanks for putting in all the time Gary.

edit- I've been censored? I knew a fix was in!!! lol!!


Edited by RN (07/14/14 12:21 PM)
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#1006929 - 07/14/14 12:26 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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Rich, the handles are the same. I think the birds beak by the lanyard hole could be shaved down some so it won't feel so cramped.
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#1006930 - 07/14/14 12:28 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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Nice review. Thanks for doing this.
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#1006931 - 07/14/14 12:51 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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Registered: 02/19/10
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Rich,
I DREADED having to post such a negative review of your GSO. I had incredibly high hopes for it, and as you know ... tried to trade you out of it before the evaluation. It LOOKS like what I thought a BC knife should be. I simply couldn't get it to perform as well as the other knives.

Everyone said they wanted me to be blatantly honest, and I was perhaps overly brutal with regards to the Survive. I think my review is harsh, because I expected so much more from her.

With regards to everyone who loaned me a knife: please don't be offended by my post. I feel it only benefits the Yard to see the blatant and honest truth (as I perceived them).
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#1006932 - 07/14/14 01:00 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: coyotebc]
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Originally Posted By: coyotebc
I have a Bravo 1 in A2 steel and I love the handle ergonomics and it is one of my go too hunting knives
The steel does rust if you glance at it with even a hint of a tear in your eyes

My favorite yard hunting knife is my Yardkeeper, but like all yard knives I find the handle too small


BTW I generally don't like choils on a knife


I had a YK, and think it would have made an interesting addition to the evaluation. I couldn't locate one for this test though. It would have been nice to have included a SR77 blade.
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#1006938 - 07/14/14 01:25 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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I for one loved the brutal honesty of the review. Now let me go track down my son and get him to trade that 511 back to me.
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