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Old 04-12-2009, 05:33 PM
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Now that one is the Dog's danglies. If it's going for a pass around, I'll definately put my name down to give it a good test out and review.
Cheers guys. I like how this one feels in the hand. Its very light.

It should be going on a passaround at some point I need to sort a sheath first though
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The chopper looks great and I'm sure that it is a great tool, but it's way too thick for anything that I would use a camp knife for. (This is no reflection of Hillbill's version) It reminds me of a Golok/machette.
It is a bit of a monster . If i was going to carry a large knife then i wouldnt want to carry an axe. 3mm wont come close to an axe for chopping IMO 6mm does a better job in that respects. Horses for courses though.
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Mark...that looks real nice mate. pity about the Eucalyptus though...its a lovely wood.
Aye. i'm toying with the idea of having it plasicised. That will sort the issues out i should imagine.
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Great job!

I've heard of soaking either whole scales or just a thin section of it in spirits before gluing, when it's an oily wood. It sounds like it has the potential to damage or warp the scale to me, but if you have some to spare it may be worth a shot!
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It is a bit of a monster . If i was going to carry a large knife then i wouldnt want to carry an axe. 3mm wont come close to an axe for chopping IMO 6mm does a better job in that respects. Horses for courses though.
What u probabley don't realise Mark is that Gary has very petite femanine hands that is why he likes small thin knives. He has never handled a big chopper before so dosent know how to handle something that has a bit of weight behind it.
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What u probabley don't realise Mark is that Gary has very petite femanine hands that is why he likes small thin knives. He has never handled a big chopper before so dosent know how to handle something that has a bit of weight behind it.
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It is a bit of a monster . If i was going to carry a large knife then i wouldnt want to carry an axe. 3mm wont come close to an axe for chopping IMO 6mm does a better job in that respects. Horses for courses though.
Horses for courses indeed. I totally disagree though about the 3mm not making a good chopper though. My experience of using one (A leuku) is that it is very capable.
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What u probabley don't realise Mark is that Gary has very petite femanine hands that is why he likes small thin knives. He has never handled a big chopper before so dosent know how to handle something that has a bit of weight behind it.
Feck off .....at least I don't dress up in my wife's cloths....................and I don't have to get someone else to sharpen my knives and axes for me.
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