25D. Next to Krein. Come see me.
I would love to spend a day in your shop learning how you sharpen knives and blade finish.....
A day with Andy Roy doing handles.....
A day with Rick forging....
A day (or 3) with Ray making bowies/slip joints/liner locks....
A day with Koyote on sheaths...
A day hunting & talking knives with Nick...
I don't know you or your experience level with anything outdoors. I do see you are quite opinionated and there's nothing wrong with that as I am also. I do however try not to offend anyone with my opinions, and your comment is quite offensive to me as I broke my ass testing these knives in temps well below freezing. I have seen plenty of sharp knives that could cut paper with ease, but couldn't cut wood for nothing. Obviously Ban's knife was a great cutter, little things kept it from winning. IMO the handle is comfortable but lacks the length needed for leverage in power cutting. If you look at Rick's knife the handle had plenty of length and I was able to get leverage to power through small branches. His knife as well as the Culberson knife also had a slight curve from tip to ricasso which aids in slicing through material. Those sliced through 1 inch branches a little better than Ban's knife.
The BT-4 was not designed as a Bushcraft knife, however it worked great in all tasks. I can only guess why Ban entered this competition. My guess is he wanted feed back on his knife from guys who spend allot of time outdoors and he wanted to see how his knife did against some other great makers. I feel those questions were answered.
The outcome of the testing is based 100% on opinion not fact. If anyone doesn't agree with the outcome of the competition that's fine, but to call our work "horseshit" is not called for and just sounds like cry baby bullshit. Oh, and I hate Mora's.
Lol. On my next post. I said I would never critique the testers. Good on u. ... I would have come in last place
sorry you we're offended. I know nothing about knives. The horseshit in question was the data sheets that looked like some kind of map for shuttle re-ENTRY. LOL. you should not take me so serious. Im just a drunk that gets lucky and happens to make it thru making a few knives before I scrap them out. No harm. Intended.
I can edit my post to say poop. If that's less offensive
I hope you didn't take my explanation on the testing as an insinuation that you know nothing about knives, I am aware that you are a respected knife maker. Sorry for any confusion. I just quit smoking and have been wound a little tight lately. In an hour I'll be off work and having a few drinks that should lighten me up.
That should make me less hostile. In the mean time feel free to ignore my sandy vaginaness..
Dude. No harm. Sir. Really. Thanks for ur time. And effort. Ban is a brave man putting that blade up against well established Bushcraft deigns and makers. Again no sweat. Have a good one
No butthurt report needed on either side... tear this thing up. Lol
well, i'll take the proto bushcraft when/ if it gets availible.
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