Thinking of the thead whete Interceptorboy started a thread about a Bushcraft license, wonder how anybody could motivate the need for one of those babies?
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.
Offering to the Gods?
I had the same thought. Poor guy took off his finger.
Is there not an urban myth that the Katana smiths quenched the blade in a body of an criminal or something?
with selective quenching and tempering i found o1 is just fine for choppers? id be interested to know why you find it unsuitable?