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#1007847 - 07/25/14 06:45 AM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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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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#1007851 - 07/25/14 08:42 AM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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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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#1008174 - 07/31/14 08:14 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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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.

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#1008178 - 08/01/14 07:09 AM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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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 IŽll give the 511 another shot...
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#1008569 - 08/05/14 03:47 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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Thanks.

The regular 511 is different than the MO I recommended.
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#1008577 - 08/05/14 04:20 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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Did the 511 MO only come in that color?
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#1008578 - 08/05/14 04:26 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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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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#1008585 - 08/06/14 07:23 AM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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My MO 511 has a camo blade, tan handle and FFG if that helps.
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#1008747 - 08/07/14 10:53 PM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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Interesting. I like what you did there. Only other considerations for me would be lateral strength and impact resistance. I tried to baton through some easy pine with a Bark River in A2 and the edge folded in several places.

I know I will probably never need to use my knife to pry open a car door, but it's nice to know I CAN if needed. For me, that's where the RMD really shines--especially once you thin and convex the edge a bit.

No clue how the F1 would hold up to prying and/or batoning, or the 511MO for that matter, but I do have confidence in the RMD.
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#1008892 - 08/10/14 10:44 AM Re: Bushcraft Evaluation - 17 Knives Put To The Test! [Re: Architect]
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There's a MO 511 for sale in the exchange right now, and a good price too! Somebody buy it!!!
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