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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Massive Metal] #1006947 07/14/14 02:51 PM
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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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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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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Spider-Pig] #1006949 07/14/14 04:16 PM
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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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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1006957 07/14/14 07:41 PM
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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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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Spider-Pig] #1006960 07/14/14 08:30 PM
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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?

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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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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1006961 07/14/14 09:03 PM
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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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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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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1007095 07/15/14 06:44 AM
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A couple that surprised me were the Sar and Vex...had figured on them doing well.


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1007129 07/15/14 11:46 AM
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Great review there!

I too am surprised by the Vex being discarded confused

To me, that one really excells at BC, and fells great.
But of course, each has his own criterias to go by...

And then the slaughering of the GSO also surprised me.
I don't own one, but have handled one, and I really liked it.



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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1007130 07/15/14 11:57 AM
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I also love the Vex, one of my absolute favorites. I think Gary was using one of his and it bit him in a way that he felt he couldn't trust it anymore. I can't argue with not wanting to use it hard again.

I've owned a couple of SAR 5's and I WANTED to love them. I love the IDEA of the SAR 5. Perfect blade for my needs, and the whole design is just my style. But the thing just feels odd. The handle almost feels like it WANTS your fingers to run up onto the blade. I sent one of my old ones to have the handle scales thinned down some, and it was an improvement. I might one day, when I'm feeling wealthy, commission the custom shop to build me a knife with a SAR 5 blade and a thicker Muk handle.


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1007233 07/17/14 11:17 AM
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Great posts, like others posting here I really appreciate the time, effort & honesty you put into this. I did a test/evaluation of 14 bushcraft knives last year and also found that my Fallkniven was one of the best performers. I'd love to see Dan introduce a 4" convex ground knife - a variation on the 511 would be great.


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1007235 07/17/14 11:34 AM
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Nice review, Feldgrun!

The F1 is my favorite Fallkniven design, but I still don't own one. I just wish they would make a larger version of the same knife. Same overall design, grind, everything, just a bit bigger.


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1007243 07/17/14 03:44 PM
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For those folks that are interested, the 511MO isn't the only FFG 511 out there. I have seen some other FFG 511's, but they have the standard-style choil. The ones I have seen were muddy blade/tan handle combo, but there may be others. Just thought I should post this for those who might be searching.


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