I actually think that if the 611 was made from 3/16" stock it could well be the most useful knife of the series, maybe even the greatest knife to come out of Yard to date !!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />
At 6" long the blade would be plenty long enough for battoning. As the blade would be wider than such knives as the 311,511 or even the Scrapper 5 the bevel would be higher and therefore the knife should cut better than both.
The wide stock would also add to it's lateral strength making it better at prying than knives such as the 511 and Ratmandu.
It should still be light enough for carrying on hikes and long enough to use as a weapon against wild critters should the need arise ! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbup.gif" alt="" />
Last edited by pitman; 03/13/12 11:32 PM.