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Post by TripleF » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:55 am

Definitely getting a work out!

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Post by 1967redrider » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:50 pm

Nice, treefarmer, good to see Rocky back in action!

Hope you enjoy giving Rocky a workout as much as I did. ::nod::
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Post by treefarmer » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:52 am

I have to apologize :oops: . I had a friend come and help me break down the deer this morning so I could get him in the cooler as the weather was warming up, and I forgot to use Rocky ::facepalm:: . I'll use him when I start processing the deer in a about a week. We try to remove as much fat as we can while dressing the deer and this morning my friend was using a nice Camillus fixed blade to help out. Thinking about what was done today, I think the Estwing knife would have been too wide to easily remove the meat between the ribs. It would have done well removing the shoulders but pulling the back straps and tender loins also calls for a more narrow blade. Had I not had my Sawzall, I could have used Rocky to chop through the pelvis to separate the hams.
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Post by rangerbluedog » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:54 pm

Rocky doing a job on a side of meat.
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Post by 1967redrider » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:20 am

Rocky's interesting journey to Florida-
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Post by TripleF » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:50 am

1967redrider wrote:Rocky's interesting journey to Florida-

Cuh-Razy!
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Post by treefarmer » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:29 am

Gave "Rocky" a little try in the kitchen today at dinner time. He can do the job but he can't do it as good as my stainless Case butcher knife. The thickness of the blade made it a little awkward for me to slice the deer heart consistently as I can with a thin bladed knife.
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Giving Rocky a chance
Giving Rocky a chance
About 1/2 way through the 1st round Rocky had to be relieved by the Case knife
About 1/2 way through the 1st round Rocky had to be relieved by the Case knife

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Post by treefarmer » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:15 pm

Yesterday I used Rocky as an ice pick ::hmm:: . Due to undependable winter weather, we usually end up breaking the carcass down and placing it in a ice chest for a week or so to age properly. The shoulders, hams and detached back straps are laid on a bed of cubed ice, then kept totally covered with ice till time to process. The ice chest is elevated on the end opposite the drain which is left open. As the ice melts, the water drains out and fresh ice is added as needed depending on how warm the outside air is. As it melts down the cubes become one big chunk covering the meat. This is where Rocky was useful yesterday :) . The weight and heftiness made it ideal for this little chore.
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breaking up the refrozen ice to retrieve a venison ham
breaking up the refrozen ice to retrieve a venison ham
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Post by jerryd6818 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:38 pm

Multi-talented he is.
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Post by TripleF » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:27 pm

Great job Philip! ::tu::
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Post by treefarmer » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:59 pm

Before I bundled Rocky up in a box I gave him one more small work out.
Y'all remember the fat wood or lighter knots that Scott mentions sometimes, well I sawed a piece of a lighter knot and then used Rocky to split off 1/4" slabs. I used a rawhide mallet as a baton/maul and the heavy knife did a good job. I would not hesitate to strike it with a hammer or small axe for splitting a heavier piece of wood or for cutting a pelvis of a deer, it's that well made.
Here's a few more shots of Rocky being used, I also shaved a feather edge on the fat wood with Rocky before I lit it on fire.
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Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:58 pm

Philip, how's that handle feel? Does it wear a blister on your hand? I haven't heard much about that.
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Post by treefarmer » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:04 am

Jerry,
The handle didn't seem to create a problem. As I stated earlier in the review, it felt a little odd , but easy to hang on to. I only "really" used it to dress one deer and the knife stayed in my hand very well, wasn't a bit awkward or uncomfortable.
All in all it's just a very rugged unusual knife, it got the job done. It would probably become a highly prized camp knife by anyone who enjoys the camping life, it'd be like a Timex watch, takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.
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Post by jerryd6818 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:04 am

Okay Philip. That was what I was looking for. So probably not your first choice to dress out that freshly killed deer but if push came to shove, It would get the job done. Pretty much a general all around camp knife. Not great at any one task but like most general purpose tools, it will suffice in a pinch. Kind of like the Leatherman of fixed blades. That's what I'm hearing you say.
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Post by jmh58 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:44 pm

But... Its UGLY!!! :lol: ::facepalm:: John :D
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