- Jul 27, 2015
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Looks like they should make excellent all around users for camping and woods bumming.
Ben, thanks for posting! I'm glad you like my humble work. The Brute was designed by Chad, and I see you've got a Sitrep as well, which was designed largely by me, but heavily inspired by Chad's Michigan Utility knife, and with his final approval on the design. Speaking of the MUK, I hear we may be seeing some of those in AEB-L in the near future. Same thing with the Bush camps, which I see you also have, one of the originals made by John. Nice looking knife as well! Enjoy!
I see you've got a Sitrep as well, which was designed largely by me, but heavily inspired by Chad's Michigan Utility knife, and with his final approval on the design.
Thanks! They absolutely love it. In fact, my big guy, many times will volunteer to forego a bedtime story if we can sit in his room and "make curly Qs" with wood. My discovery of GKC is only within the last six months, so most of my pictures are of the kids using other brands, and out of respect to Chad I don't want to clog up his subform with pics of kids using other branded knives, but needless to say my kids love them.
I agree. Feedback from the guy who have now owns the prototype stated exactly that, it does exactly what we designed it for quite well.
I'll have to see if he's okay dropping his username here since he's not on bladeforums. I have a sales listing on that forum as well and this was his comment to the post. He's commented a few times about it, I think the biggest compliment was, "... is much more slicey than I expected."
"I have a prototype and everything he says above is true of the prototype. If I remember right, the main difference is these are just a bit thicker.
Anyway, I'd recommend them as great camp/bushcraft knives."
And this was shortly after the gentleman started trying it out:
"The Bush Brute, or, at least this prototype, is much more slicey than I expected. Took care of that apple really well, and I expect other fruits and vegetables would go similarly. Much more slicey than the ESEE 6, for instance, although I've left the coating on mine, and that is part of the problem. Does well with wood, too. Haven't built any fires yet with it, though.
I have found that I can actually carry it IWB pretty comfortably. The blade is as long as the 6, but the handle is shorter, and the whole thing is lighter. I need a better setup than I've got now, but if I get a better clip I'd be temped to continue to carry it IWB. I believe the sheath it came with will also fit an ESEE clip plate - I may try that out, too, especially if I camp with it soon."
I've sold 2 more to guys on that edc forum now. I'll be eager to get their feedback as well but it seems to be living up the positive reviews from Kevin Cleary and Jake at Canadian Cutting Edge.
It's satisfying moving a little more steel this year and watching my Mighty Oaks Foundation donations account growing much faster. That's my most important KPI.