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A couple of my knives

Gazo

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Only recently bought that one off a maker who sells on ebay, he puts some of his stuff on at a £1 start price when I seen it it had 1 min left to run so put a bid in and ended up winning it for £12 :) it arrived a few days later and I must say I am well impressed its a well made solid bit of kit.
I bet he was gutted when it went for that it was advertised as a Handmade Pattern Welded Damascus Steel Axe-Functional-Bush Craft-Camping
Check his stuff out you may get a bargain too his user name is custom.made.online from Nottingham
 

Rathwulven BC

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Nice collection, though I really do not like such full tang type of hatchets. In general those solid metal handles have a really bad action, they do not cushion the impact like wooden handles do.

Out of curiosity - how's that with that thing?
 

Gazo

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Nice collection, though I really do not like such full tang type of hatchets. In general those solid metal handles have a really bad action, they do not cushion the impact like wooden handles do.

Out of curiosity - how's that with that thing?
Hi Rathwulven, I dont really plan on doing any heavy work with it I have an axe for that, but I do like the solid feel of the full tang.
Not used it as yet as only just bought it, but its a solid tool, nice and thick so should last well and for £12 you cant complain :).
 

Rathwulven BC

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Ah ok. Yeah in the end this is all about preference and application - if you chop a couple of logs that will do fine I guess.

I am more talking about field trips lasting days or weeks, once had a mate convince me to try his "tactical" thingy with a solid steel handle. After that I knew the only tactical thing to do was giving it back, using my hickory one. :rofl:

Good choice on the Mora b.t.w., still one of the best price-quality-ratio-products.
 

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In my opinion the Opinel Carbone No 8 is as usefull as the normal Mora for a better price and with a lower weight.
 

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In my opinion the Opinel Carbone No 8 is as usefull as the normal Mora for a better price and with a lower weight.
As useful maybe, but for completely different purposes. The Opinel is anything but suitable for batoning for example whereas a Companion is much more suitable for the rough job. Different knives serve different jobs, just like in the kitchen. :)
 

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Some times ago I took a Mora Companion and tried to destroy it.

It was very easy! It is every thing else than made for a rough job!
 
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