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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Feldgrun] #1007290 07/18/14 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Feldgrun
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.


AWESOME Evaluation post (just read it). I could have saved a lot of time by just linking to yours! We clearly had the same concept of "bushcraft" in mind. I'm actually surprised how similar our tests were.

Thanks - the only meaningful contribution I can make to my hobby communities is honest evaluations and shared experience. Hopefully someone will benefit and not have to spend $$$ to find out what I've already learned.


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1007291 07/18/14 05:22 PM
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I've been thinking about the F1 lately. I've read, on Fallkniven's site, to be careful when purchasing one. The Chinese are making counterfeits. I was really surprised by the S1's performance. The reason I bought the S1 over the F1 was blade length. I prefer the profile of the F, but the length of the S. If they'd combine these attributes I think they'd have a remarkable knife.


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1007594 07/23/14 07:19 AM
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I was rereading the eval and thought you might like checking out Blind Horse Knives or the 2 companies that sprang from them.

I had a Brumby and it was a nice knife, good cutter.


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1007835 07/24/14 09:14 PM
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I first heard about BHK when Dave Canterbury started promoting them. I've always been interested, and ALWAYS look at a sale thread that mentions them. They're on my short list of "must try" knives. Winkler is on the list too, but he's really spendy.


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1007847 07/25/14 06:45 AM
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I love my Winkler, but it's a definite niche for me. Ever eyeball the Spyderco Phil Wilson? If you like trailing points and a cutter/slicer, there's a lot to like there too.


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1007851 07/25/14 08:42 AM
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I will probably get a Winkler II Hunter at some point. I was able to get a hand forged knife of similar dimensions and materials for less than half the cost of the Winkler. It was a no-brainer for me. I guess if you're a Mastersmith you can charge whatever you want.


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1008174 07/31/14 08:14 PM
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Very good review and test. I've had the same issues with Survive Knives. Handles are not that great. Some people like them though.

The best knife Esee makes is the 6 in my opinion. The 3 is a good knife too as is the Junglas. The 6 rivals the RMD. Little blockier handle, but a excellent knife.

With that said the Mora has become the knife I most like for a smaller blade.

Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1008178 08/01/14 07:09 AM
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Awesome! Thanks a lot for testing!
I do own several of the knifes - and was about to sell my 511. Feels strange in the hand, the handle too small. On the other hand I do EDC my ESEE3, I just love how it feels handling. The RMD is one of my favourite camp knifes but I guess Iīll give the 511 another shot...


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1008569 08/05/14 03:47 PM
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Thanks.

The regular 511 is different than the MO I recommended.


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1008577 08/05/14 04:20 PM
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Did the 511 MO only come in that color?


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1008578 08/05/14 04:26 PM
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Yes.

I have seen some other ffg 511's floating around, but the sharpening choil is identical to the one on the standard 511. The ones I saw were muddy/tan, but there may be some other colors out there.


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Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1008585 08/06/14 07:23 AM
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My MO 511 has a camo blade, tan handle and FFG if that helps.


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