And of course reviews by singularity and Cliff Stamp can be found on this forum and on Knifeforums by doing a search on "Valiant"
Lots of us had considered the blades on the website either to be too pretty for real use or, were sceptical of the low prices. Thanks to singularity trying them first, we took the plunge and now have many of the Valiant blades.
Singularity's website and reviews are here: Outdoors
I haven't yet completed a review but my comments are on the Valiant website.
Wandi has been great to deal with and has even offered to have a special run of blades made up to our specifications - if we see any defects in the survival golok design and construction - for our use and location.
I bought a survival Golok large after reading Singularity's review and really love it. I arranged the purchase via email with Wandi and he was great to deal with. But recently I have been unable to get a response to my emails. Could someone please post the address for me? More Valiant blades will definitely be headed my way as soon as I can make contact again. Because of the way I access my email I have been unable to get the address from the Valiant website.
I knew something was up. As others stated in the referenced thread, Wandi comes across as an honest and personable guy. This computer disaster is going to cost him a lot of money since it comes right at the time his buisness has been 'discovered' by Bladeforum knife afficionados. I will be sure to support him with more orders once everything is sorted out. Hopefully others will be patient and supportive as well.
Well said Patrick, Wandi is a top person, and sells top products. His production has been really well designed (he changed the sizes of traditional blades to fit better us ,westerners), he deserves all our support and patience. I whish he will overcome these problems.
Yep, the Hambalan, I longly hesitated to get, seems a good blade.
The Duren is a Durian (the fruit) cutting blade, I use it in the kitchen, as a light cleaver. The cepot is a nice little thing, mine has a very thick blade. I'd say that the duren and cepot are very similar blades, and between the two I prefer the cepot...