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Postby 1967redrider » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:48 pm

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Postby keithlong » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:44 am

Hey Guys,
Please pm the address of the next in line for Rocky, so that I can pass him along. I have not had the opportunity to give him a test drive due to family illness. I have been traveling out of town for the past 7 weekends, and dont know when these trips will end. My father in law has had a real bad stroke, then fell nd broke his hip. Had hip replacement surgery last sunday, and now is in a nursing home for rehab. He has a long way to go. I will put him in the mail, either tomorrow or tuesday. Sorry for the delays guys. Keitg
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Postby keithlong » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:32 pm

Hey Guys, Finally got back home and have father in law settled in with my wife's baby sister after his hip surgery and a few weeks stay in a nursing home. Got a chance to review ole Rocky this morning and I will be sending him on his way to john here in a little while. Although I never got to use him to skin a rabbit, had my brother to butcher them while I was away. But i did manage to get him out and take a look at him and here are my thoughts.
1. The knife is off balance, the handle is too heavy for the blade.
2. I think that the blade is too thick for skinning, and not built for a skinning knife, at least for small game.
3. It is however built for a nice all around camping knife.
4. Needs a better ground edge on it.

These are my personal thoughts only. I believe that with proper sharpening that it would be a decent user knife. My biggest problem is with the handle.

I appreciate the opportunity to give it an observation and I sincerely apoligize for the delay with this test and reply.
I Thank You very much and again I am sorry about the delay. Headed to the post office now to send him on to John.
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Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:28 pm

Thank you very much Keith for your effort & observations. Sometimes life gets in the way of living.
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Postby treefarmer » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:38 am

Jerry,
I'm next on the list, rifle season starts in earnest on Dec.10 but probably won't really get going till January when the rut come to life here in the Panhandle. If others care to test Rocky for a month or so I would maybe have more of an opportunity to use it later on, as I did on the review of "Griz",the Case we followed a year or so back.
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Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:07 pm

Philip, so what I'm getting out of your post is after the first of the year in early January would probably be best for you.

Mike (SteelMyHeart85420) I still don't have your mailing address.
Edit: Never mind. Got it. Thanks Scott.
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Postby TripleF » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:29 pm

Just PM'd you Mike's addy Jerry....sorry for the delay....

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Postby TripleF » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:54 pm

Shall I post my thoughts as this appears to be over?

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Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:59 pm

Please do. I don't think it's over, over but the lack of enthusiasm makes the time ripe for your comments. I don't think they will influence anyone one way or the other. Seems like everyone already has their minds made up about ole Rocky without even touching him.
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Postby TripleF » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:39 pm

First let me begin by saying I'm a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE fan of Estwing hammers, axes and hatchets. Probably the best lonest lasting American made work tools available!

The knife was a mistake IMO.
Awkward.
Not sharp.
Heavy.
I used it to make some fatwood slivers but had to spend 30 minutes getting an edge on it. Out of the package it didn't cut
paper......it crushed it!

Still a huge fan of Estwing....just not this knife!

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Postby SteelMyHeart85420 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:30 am

As the second person to offer to review this knife on 9-21, I've waited patiently to see if it would come my way. Sent my addy to Scott on 9-24, who forwarded it along to jerryd on 11-29. Read the other reviews of it, and since it doesn't seem like it'll make the journey to WI anyway, I'm bowing out. That was fun.

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Postby 1967redrider » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:10 pm

Taking Rocky to the farm for Christmas here in a minute. Hopefully it won't be like when your parents took your old Yeller to the farm. :shock: Will post lots of action shots! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:03 pm

SteelMyHeart85420 wrote:As the second person to offer to review this knife on 9-21, I've waited patiently to see if it would come my way. Sent my addy to Scott on 9-24, who forwarded it along to jerryd on 11-29. Read the other reviews of it, and since it doesn't seem like it'll make the journey to WI anyway, I'm bowing out. That was fun.

Mike, you have a PM.
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Postby 1967redrider » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:21 pm

Gave Rocky an introduction to farm life this morning.

First he got a lazy man's quick sharpen with 3 pulls through the Smith's sharpener. Then onto my work belt, very slim profile and I didn't even notice he was there. Very light weight design. First order of business - feeding hay by cutting some bailer twine. I also have videos which I'll need to upload in order to post here at some point. He took to one handed twine cutting like a hot knife through butter.

More to follow, Christmas is calling . . .
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