I buy mine from knife kits in USA
The small eyelets are #6 Which will just fit paracord needs a 3/16" hole drilled
#8 are the more std and bigger as they fit the Chicago screws to bolt items together.
They come in various lengths denoted by a second number . 2 bits of 2mm (0.080") KYDEX...
No not as versatile I prefer a large blade khukuri or parang
Axe is a dedicated chopping tool and pretty poor at anything else tho I can use it for more.
Depend on how you trained / what your used to as to what your used to all work in different ways.
Definatly worth looking at a commissioned knife
Your range of uses is going to require compromise
I make bushcraft and game blades as well as bigger blades and when aimed at specific use they are very different .
Your not far from me I'm near Ringwood if you want to come see / chat
yes can be used but I wouldnt for a parang or a machete I use 52100 for my Kukuris (as I dont use O1 for anything any more haven't for years )
My Parangs where designed for the UK Military for hard use in jungle training so have to be as tough as possible so i picked a steel to do this...
Because it's a very useful tool in the woods I use mine a lot at home for clearing brush and processing the wood I find it better than a traditional bill hook style for me . Most of the ones I make and sell do go to work in jungles where they are a life line.
No bit of paper issued by Tony will be recognised by any police he is not authorised by the government to print knife carry licences.
A proof of paid entry ticket would and should be accepted as good reason when travelling to and from the venue tho under pressure some forces may have a policy...