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Anyone has experience with the Heavy Duty Warthog?

Discussion in 'KA-BAR Knives' started by bchan77, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. bchan77

    bchan77

    447
    Dec 6, 2007
    I am thinking of buying this knife for medium duty camp chores, and may be for food prep as well. Is this knife OK? Thanks.
     
  2. TwinStick

    TwinStick

    Jan 21, 2011
    You mean this knife ?

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    Yup, i have. I wouldn't say i have beat the snot out of it. But i have batoned a few pieces of firewood into kindling with it. Nice knife so far. Handle is still tight. Holds a good edge. After batoning the 3 pieces of firewood, it only took one swipe on each side on my butchers steel to get it shaving hair again. I bought mine directly from Toooj at the WNY Knife Gathering last year. I was hesitant. He said if i broke it or the handle came off or came loose, he would send me a replacement. I am impressed so far with this knife. I really like a wide blade & this beast is W-I-D-E. It is worth the money. Hope this helps you.
     
  3. bchan77

    bchan77

    447
    Dec 6, 2007
    Thanks brother, this is the knife I am referring to, and like you, I also like knives with wide blades. I am glad to hear that you are happy with it.
     
  4. BRL

    BRL Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    I've got two of these; I'm a big fan. Everyone should have one. But it would not be what I reached for for medium duty camp chores and food prep. It'd work, but there are many better knives out there for that. This thing is fat and thick; it's more of a bruiser. Great chopper for it's length.

    I could see going out with a Warthog for heavy duty work like firewood stuff and then having a smaller knife for carving and food prep. If it was from my collection for the smaller knife I'd choose my GEC sodbuster or Wohwend neck knife or Becker BK-11 or ESEE-3/Izula/Candiru.
     
  5. Tommythewho

    Tommythewho KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Aug 21, 2011
    Here is my Warthog, wait until you see the next one !
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  6. JustAFleshWound

    JustAFleshWound

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    Jan 10, 2012
    I can't get over how awesome that Warthog is.:thumbup:
     
  7. Tommythewho

    Tommythewho KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    768
    Aug 21, 2011
    how about this
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