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28 Inch Mistake?
I wrote about trying to fit my Snow and Nealley head on a 28" handle last week here.
As it turned out, the old EDC knife (CRKT Full Throttle) doesn't like hickory. At all. Like, not even a little. I have to admit that since it is my EDC I abuse it a lot. I use it as a screwdriver, scrape gum off the floor, scrape paint off of windows, slice open metal cans, cardboard.....you get the idea.
I'm not really a knife guy, but that needs to change soon. I got back to the axe handle and tried 3 knives:
My Smith and Wesson (top), a knife my grandfather gave me (middle), and, well, it isn't really a knife, but a box cutter.
I bought the S&W on sale at Big 5 when it was on sale for $10.00. Normal price was near $50.00. While I like this knife fr EDC, it is not a $50.00 knife.
And this proves it. While it was slightly better than the CRKT, it still didn't like hickory - and I had just sharpened it.
Next up, Gramp's knife. Home run.
It is an Eagle Brand Cutlery, Parker Custom series. Gramp gave me this knife after I shot my first white tail. I didn't have a knife to field dress the deer. He scolded me a bit and later gave me this knife. It is scary sharp and has no lock. I have sliced myself open with it before and don't use it much. I don't like to use the word "scared", but I'm a little scared of it.
I shaved it down, being careful not to take off too much.
....tried the head.
Huston, we have a problem. The handle appears to be too small for the head. Am I missing something here?
So I tried it on a cheap Collins I had laying around.
I'm at a loss. Time for a bigger handle? Leave me a comment!
Pax Dmini Sit Semper Vobiscum,
Mike, Oscar, Hotel....out.