Oct 20, 1999
In NYC recently, at the last show we had here in fact, I had the privlege (sp) of meeting some of the staff at REKAT. Although I remember few names, I am pretty sure Mr. Brothers was the first to ask me if I needed help. Enthusiastic as hell, he showed me the passion he had for his trade, in the way he described his products.

Since then I have been looking for a rolling lock that I like. I found the Pocket Hobbit-none available! I opted for a black coated, tanto pointed, Pioneer II.

At first I WAS PISSED!!! Too tight, thumb grew sore and chaffed, wrist began to hurt. After two weeks of HEAVY use I LOVE the knife. Lock is superb-strong, solid, smooth. Blade is sharp out of the "tube" and takes a new edge easily. G10 is tough as I've seen, even more so in fact then those on my Military and Stryker!

Clip make the knife ride a little high for my taste-but more comfortable then I am used to. I actually fell asleep twice with this baby clipped to my hip!

Cleaning is a breeze, tuff cloth and one or two squirts of Lithium-Grease Spray.

Only gripe-BT coating, as always, is a weak point-one staple in a shipping box and that was it! I have a little cheat I use here; scotch tape over the edge, and CHEAP CLEAR NAIL POLISH!!! Looks a little nasty, but resists scatches better-hey I bought a worker here, not a show piece!

Tanto point, even though not as versitile as that on my stryker is sweet and precise-"belly" snags and burrs easily during sharpening.

Highly rec'mend-able piece-however opt for non-BT coating, or be prepared for scratches!

God's choices in inflicicting suffering are unsatisfactory to us, nor are they understandable, unless innocence offends him. Clearly he needs some help in directing the blind fury with which he flogs the earth...

[This message has been edited by DANGELO (edited 02-16-2000).]