Any Lofty Wiseman survival tool reviews

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The Frightful

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As the title really, on the surface looks a good piece of kit but in my experience there's usually a few drawbacks. I have been looking of getting a heavyish parang/kukri for a while now and wondered if anyone has any experience with it ?
 

The Frightful

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Tried one a while back, the grip didn't work for me at all

I'd rather have a spring steel Parang
Ah, thats two against the grip. Its a lot of money to start carving it around for comfort like i did with my Tramontina. Do you still have the Parang ? If so where did you get it ?
 

Stew

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Ah, thats two against the grip. Its a lot of money to start carving it around for comfort like i did with my Tramontina. Do you still have the Parang ? If so where did you get it ?
It’s another three against the grip, assuming you’re talking about the staniforths - me and the two people I’ve rehandled them for.

http://www.stewartjlight-knives.com/2012/09/a-re-handled-lofty-wiseman-survival-tool.html?m=1

 
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Forest fella

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I had the 1st Model ? of Lofty's Parang / Survival Tool which had the Black Rubber? Handle Grip.
I thought that the the Grip was Good but the Handle thickness on it wasn't enough for my hands, But with Gloves it felt ok, But I didn't think that wearing Gloves every time I was going to use it was going to be a winner.
 
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MikeLA

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Like all tools you have to use for many months to be proficient with it and most knives will be good then. My use of the MOD survival knife a long time ago took ages to be good with it and most people hated that knife.

Looking at the re handled version it might be a idea to get a Lofty wiseman knife a good knife and re handle it. It will last a lifetime.
 
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Laurentius

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It is a strange looking beast. I got myself a Condor Lochnessmuk blade blank from Heinnies some time back, for around £20, took a file to the blade because it was very crude, a sharpened crowbar, and fashioned a simple but functional leather handle for it and it is not a bad chopper at all.
 

Billy-o

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Looking up something the other day, I accidentally re-watched a video by virtuovice.

Nata. Suddenly, an overpowering desire for a nata has returned.
 
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