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#1006939 - 07/14/14 01:29 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Mastiff]
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Originally Posted By: Mastiff
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.


Thanks.

Make sure its a 511MO with FFG wink
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#1006942 - 07/14/14 01:43 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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Get the Swamps custom shop to make you a RMD drop point and full flat grind! It will be nice.

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#1006943 - 07/14/14 01:44 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Mastiff]
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Also, whats the difference between the 511 MO and the one that's in the store?

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#1006944 - 07/14/14 01:54 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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For myself the criteria is a little different
Most of my outdoor knives are hunting knives first then camp knives
The only true bushcraft knife that I own is a Rossarms Companion 2
I don't know if it would have made your initial cut as its blade is only 3 3/8 with an ol of 7 3/4
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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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#1006947 - 07/14/14 02:51 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Massive Metal]
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Originally Posted By: Massive Metal

Also, whats the difference between the 511 MO and the one that's in the store?

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MM
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Besides the color combo difference, the 511MO has a ffg and a flat spot where the elf choil would be on the standard 511. The flat spot is more snag resistant and more comfortable than the elf choil, should you decide to place your finger there. The MO is more neutrally balanced than the standard, but still blade heavy.
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#1006949 - 07/14/14 04:16 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Spider-Pig]
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Originally Posted By: Spider-Pig
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.


Thanks! Been thinking on what knife next for my nephew in the marines...had thought about the 411, but the 511 did so well here it had me wondering. The boy has big old mitts though, mudder would fit better I imagine...
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#1006957 - 07/14/14 07:41 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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Fantastic write up Arch thanks for taking the time to do it and I am glad to see one of my go to knifes (RMD) do so well I knew she was a keeper.
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#1006960 - 07/14/14 08:30 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Spider-Pig]
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Originally Posted By: Spider-Pig
Originally Posted By: Massive Metal

Also, whats the difference between the 511 MO and the one that's in the store?

Thanks
MM
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Besides the color combo difference, the 511MO has a ffg and a flat spot where the elf choil would be on the standard 511. The flat spot is more snag resistant and more comfortable than the elf choil, should you decide to place your finger there. The MO is more neutrally balanced than the standard, but still blade heavy.


Thanks SP!
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#1006961 - 07/14/14 09:03 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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I KNEW I should have tried for a 511MO! I mean it makes sense, MO is the official abbreviation for Missouri! grin
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#1006962 - 07/14/14 09:11 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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I was really surprised by Gary's evaluation of the Ontario TAK. That thing, as Gary said, feels like a brick! the handle is so heavy that it almost doesn't feel like there is a cutting edge in front of the handle ( At least to me) and this may be a good thing, at least in some cases.
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