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Mud Mutt Review #851960 01/18/14 03:59 PM
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I took my new Mud Mutt out to get the feel of it today. I brought along some old favorite 5" blades. Outdoor knives have come a long way since my old Schrade Bowie Hunter of the 1960's.
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The Mutt is nearly as thin as that old Schrade, but much more rugged. There isn't much to break or come loose on the Mud Mutt. The knife is light and balances right in front of the handle. I found a pouch style sheath that sort of fits it. This light little knife has as much cutting edge as the much larger TG short model, and is much easier to carry.
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The knife cuts fairly well with the factory edge. The mudder handle fits my big hands well. I even did a little splitting with it. Think of it as a Ratmandu, but lighter. All said, the Mud Mutt is what I've come to expect from SYKCO, a rugged no frills performer at an affordable price.
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Re: Mud Mutt Review [Re: Horn Dog] #851970 01/18/14 06:33 PM
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Nice review. Thanks.


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Re: Mud Mutt Review [Re: Horn Dog] #851971 01/18/14 07:37 PM
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Vic!

Good to hear from you!

I was thinking of your reviews just yesturday matter of fact...


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Re: Mud Mutt Review [Re: RN] #851972 01/18/14 08:19 PM
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Thanks. It isn't really an in depth review. I figured that members of this forum already know the virtues of SR-101 steel and resiprene handles. I'm sure the Mud Mutt can hold up to any punishment this old man can dish out. This is a light and pleasant knife to use and carry. Big enough to do some serious work, but compact and light enough not to get left in the jeep when I go for a walk. I like the knife a lot.


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Re: Mud Mutt Review [Re: Horn Dog] #851973 01/18/14 11:03 PM
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Good to see ya Vic! Find the thickness to be sufficient for most jobs?


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Re: Mud Mutt Review [Re: DogTired] #852139 01/18/14 11:45 PM
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The blade is plenty thick. You don't need a .25" thick blade in a knife that size anyway.


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Re: Mud Mutt Review [Re: Horn Dog] #852446 01/19/14 12:41 AM
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Agreed. Just haven't actually handled one myself to know how thick it is compared to my other blades--not rightly sure where my calipers are at the moment....somewhere lost in the junk in my basement, I assume grin


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Re: Mud Mutt Review [Re: Horn Dog] #853667 01/19/14 08:34 AM
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I just found my calipers. They've been MIA for about three years. I'll loan them to you. wink

Great review! I missed buying a Scrapper 5 years ago and regretted it until know. I really like the blade profile for a general go-to knife for the trail.

Re: Mud Mutt Review [Re: Horn Dog] #853681 01/19/14 08:49 AM
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Hey, it might not have been an "In depth" review Vic, but it IS in historic Horn Dog Style! Thanks so much for the review. Your "Impressions" carry a lot of weight here as they are actual, factual no BS allowed reviews. You don't sugar coat anything and that is just the way we all like it.


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Good to see, thanks for sharing HD! Looking forward to more SYKCO goodness.


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Re: Mud Mutt Review [Re: Horn Dog] #854091 01/19/14 02:48 PM
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I have said it before but I will say it again
One of the things that kept me coming back to the yard in my early days here were your wonderful reviews
I do miss them.
Originally Posted by Horn Dog
Thanks. It isn't really an in depth review. I figured that members of this forum already know the virtues of SR-101 steel and resiprene handles. I'm sure the Mud Mutt can hold up to any punishment this old man can dish out. This is a light and pleasant knife to use and carry. Big enough to do some serious work, but compact and light enough not to get left in the jeep when I go for a walk. I like the knife a lot.


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Re: Mud Mutt Review [Re: Horn Dog] #854094 01/19/14 03:01 PM
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Your order ID is #407.
12-24-13

Patiently waiting for my turn to hold one.
I went $20.00 longer for the leather sheath too.

Sometimes 8 weeks can seem like forever. But at least I had your review to look at and imagine holding the 10" overall Muscle of love from Scrap Yard!
Always nice to have a handle that is big enough for the blade.
This 50/50 split has me very excited to say the least.

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