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Dang! I thought the bittersweet was bad around here. I hate that stuff. I have 4.5 acres of hardwood and it's a constant battle with that sh!t....
A small folding saw would probably work better for this.
Nothing scares me in the woods like a rabid animal. I had a coon chase me out of the woods one day. Made it to the back door where the 870 was and...
This is true. Her bluff charges were to scare the runner off. Cougar attacks are rarely frontal but usually from the back in ambush style.
I have found that the grind and heat treat are more important to me than the steel.
I also don't mind sharpening but hate chipping.
Don't feed the troll.
Do a search on here for Strider /Mick Burger. Lots of info. None of it good.
I wouldn't take a Strider if they came wrapped in 100 dollar bills.
With a WorkSharp, about 2 months.
I usually look up and I'm 20 or 30 past the 1000 marks.
I'll have to do a GAW anyway.
Looks like inclusions from the steel making process. Probably too small to be caught by even good QC.
The story being I've had 3 Delicas and given them all away to family and friends. The latest, a Wharcliffe I gave to my daughter.
This probably belongs in PA at this point.
Daado in the knifemakers forum makes some great users in 52100 and in your price range. His heat treat and grinds are spot on for a hard use...
Very nice. Like the swedge.
My experience with these are of some very hard stainless. I always struggled to get a good edge on them.
You're saying that 52100, O-1 and A-2 are "low quality" steel? There is a reason that the vast majority of competition choppers are carbon steel...
In the places I can't CC, a nice hardwood cane that I'm very familiar with gives me a lot more comfort than a pocket knife.
At 68, it even looks...