MEGA Ratweiler bit off more than she could chew! Ack!

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by SpyderPhreak, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Yeah, you read that right. :eek: Not her fault though, I was pushing her a bit too hard, lol. Did some camping last week, the MEGA Rat was a great camp knife. :)


    If she was a bit longer, she could have easily made it through. I beat her flush into the wood, but it just wouldn't crack. Not enough sticking out at the tip to beat on, so backed up and pulled her out. Forsaken Mistress to the rescue!


    Stubborn piece of wood. Grain spiraled as I progressed through the stump. Why the heck this piece wouldn't have been split before sale was beyond me. :rolleyes: Was pretty wet too, relatively. :thumbsdown:

    Gettin' there...

    All done. :cool:

    Hard to beat the FM! :D The Rat was doing well up to this point, works well to make smaller pieces for the campfire. I was hoping it would split that log (~7" dia.), but knew it would be pushing it. Thought maybe once I got the spine all the way in, the log would split. But it was too wet and tough. Oh well. :rolleyes:
  2. ironwagon

    ironwagon Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 23, 2015
    Great pics and post. Always enjoy seeing the Busse and kin in action!!
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  3. RATequila


    Dec 30, 2019
    yes those are great pictures you got there. That wood looked really wet.
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  4. SlamAdams

    SlamAdams Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 13, 2020
    But...but...but knives aren’t for batoning
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  5. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    I would take "slices" of the log instead of trying to split down the middle, but maybe that's just me.
  6. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    It cracks me up every time I see most of the knife world complaining about knife abuse, and we are over here yelling "HELL YEAH!! BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF IT, BRO!!!". Lol!
  7. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Not terribly, but more than it should have been. This stuff was sawmill leftovers, that clearly hadn't sat long enough, especially when the one piece was ~7".

    Haha! :p

    That would have been the smart way to do it. ;) But after a couple three beers, I wasn't really caring about doing it the smart way. :p Hulk smash! :rolleyes:

    This! :D
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