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Thursday, 16 June 2022

Ugly But Functional


 

8 comments:

  1. Most excellent gear! I got one of the Hill People Gear things, the small one like the one in your picture. It's still going strong 6+ years later through fairly rigorous use. Goes with me on every run and hike. I'll gladly replace it when this one wears out but it doesn't yet show any signs of that, not even any fraying at the edges.
    Tom from East Tennessee

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    1. Yep, you can tell by looking at it that it is built well. I will bet you get easily 10 or 12 years out of it before one of your light fingered kids steals it - and you will have a legit reason to go down and buy a new one... ;)

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    2. "and you will have a legit reason to go down and buy a new one.." If still available. Learn from my earlier mistakes - if you find an awesome piece of cool gear, buy AT LEAST one more for when you find 1) it lost, 2) someone you care about gets a gift of it or 3) wore out.

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  2. Looks like a thing of beauty to me. Looks bullet proof. Tree Mike

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  3. I just can not abide the handle. It looks like it will make mincemeat of you hand if you used it very long. Also would not like to process a hog or deer. I would be nicking gut for sure. I guess if I used it enough I would learn not to. I'll stick with my Old Hickory small butcher knife.

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    1. Agreed... although from what I have heard from the fans... they are just fine. I despise them from an esthetics standpoint. I like the more tapered and graceful handles. What are the scales? G10 or micarta...? Again... the fans will tell you that its a wonderful material to work with.

      To each his own.

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  4. Have one of a different larger blade. Thick steel and simple construction. And the fingers wrap around into the groves with comfort

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  5. Well Glen. I’ve no experience with the lead throwers.

    I have some rubbish ‘survival knives’ but I love a couple of my Mora knives. You can literally beat them all day with a log and they work. Sharper than a wife’s tongue.

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