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JonnyP

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Oct 17, 2005
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Have to say.....I held this knife in my hand today......It is the best looking knife I have ever seen. Its a good looking user too. Everything from the sheaf to the acorns, just look great. Well done to all involved, you did good......Very good....
 

British Red

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Dec 30, 2005
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Well we must do the "cut off" (ooh thats not a good phrase) one day. The price though will be taking me on another plant bimble when I have a notebook and plant book with me - I learned loads today but lots will fall out from my ears. Next time I'll take notes and more pictures - hopefully then I'll get half as good as your lad - its embarassing how many more plants than me he knows - you done good there Jon :eek:

Red
 

JonnyP

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Oct 17, 2005
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Cornwall...
Well we must do the "cut off" (ooh thats not a good phrase) one day. The price though will be taking me on another plant bimble when I have a notebook and plant book with me - I learned loads today but lots will fall out from my ears. Next time I'll take notes and more pictures - hopefully then I'll get half as good as your lad - its embarassing how many more plants than me he knows - you done good there Jon :eek:

Red

Cheers mate, good of you to say so, he is a good lad and he has a big love of nature to. Its by doing our plant surveying, that he picks so much up....
Bimble anytime mate...
 

British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Will do Mike. I plan to give it the BR sharpen fairly shortly and will give it a solid workout - on feather sticks its amazing! The only way to know is of course to handle it. I'm up your way in July.....

Red
 

Draven

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Jul 8, 2006
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I really would like to say something nice about this knife, but I'm afraid the english language doesn't stretch far enough to put my feelings about it into words...

But it is CERTAINLY the most gorgeous knife I have ever laid eyes upon!
 

British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Thank you Draven :eek:

Well, the blade is now shinier still on the bevel but has a few sharpening marks above that :rolleyes: . Still - thats got scratching it out of the way. There is a proper edge on it now.

No disrespect to stu, but if theres no way to get a knife proper sharp without hand sharpening for many hours of 10,000 grit and then working up the buffing compounds. And thats a job for the owner;)

So, we are now in a position to begin some proper tests. I cut a feather stick after sharpening and took photos. It looked like a feather stick :eek:.

So to demonstrate the finesse of the slicing ability - here is one curl laid on top of a match head

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More tests to follow - if anyone is interested?

Red
 

michiel

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Jun 19, 2006
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now that's a thin curl! You're right about the sharpening. That's a job for the owner. I'd love to see a full review. Can't wait for it.

Kind regards,

Michiel
 

JohnC

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Jun 28, 2005
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Definately interested!!
There was a thread some time back about "tests you do on a knife" to get a reproducable assessment that can be applied to other blades etc. (short of destruction and hammering into a tree etc.) I recall a set of tests in the old SWAT mag.
Love the knife BTW. Now I see what the bolsters are for!!
 

British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Well I need to slice some prime rump steak for jerky tonight or tomorrow - so thats test #2 - cut steak thinner than a match in even slices - I'll do some strawberries and mango whilst I'm there for drying. I'm not sure I'll ever get to a full review - perhaps I should give it to Bushwacker or Jon to play with for an objective view?

Red
 

Shinken

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Nov 4, 2005
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Well the cats out of the bag, i am not the only one in the world with an expensive 10.000 grit stone. Most people say there is no point to them!
 

British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Good god Red... Just how big is that match :eek:

:D
Swan Vesta size Stu - I put the picture up bigger than lifesize or it was impossible to see the 4th full circle of wood in the match head size ;) (there are 5 yes but one is a little wider than the match head)

I am so looking forward to an F1 doing that Mr Pickett :D

Red
 

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