I need to order more burgundy. but very very doable.
Faca- probably going to go on the website as a $165-$185 range. There's some wiggle room in specs, blades have been in the 3-4 inch range, generally 1.25 to 1.4 inches broad. I prefer the shorter end of the handle range because the handle style works VERY well as a shorty and is secure- and it's an easy low key carry. But this one works fine with a 5 inch handle, too!
ted: we should chat
Brandon: yep! I should have better photos, but Sierra took the knife away for waterforming the sheath.
oh, it's really variable depending on a lot of factors- $240 to $450- which is a LOT of variation!
West Virginia..... hard to say which is better. the bush beater is a heavy, axelike chopping action, and will go through a pig no problem. The bolochete is lighter, but chops fine- it's a different style of chopping. I think it was....needham? ... who mentioned in a review thread that he wasn't sure about the bush beater until he started chopping using the "beater" idea- then it chopped wonderfully.
It's really a matter of preference, weight limits, and style- I'd rather have a bushbeater for harvesting hickory bow staves, but I'd rather carry the bolochete for clearing trails and pasture.
Thats what I needed to hear. I just added a Bolochete to my wish list. Granted its a big list, but I'll get to it sooner or later.
The "Stead" knife is working out wonderfully. I've used it to prep a fire, finish a spoon, bevel the inside of some plastic gas line, and around the place in general.
I've taken a few pics that I'll get around to posting sooner or later. I really like the versatility of the sheath. I've started carrying it horizontally with the end of the handle about at my belt buckle, this is by far my favorite way to carry a knife when outside working.