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Old 03-05-2010, 08:06 PM   #11
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Okay. Francisco's test blade shipped out today. There are two things I would like to share with you all.

1) Fed Ex may service the world, but finding a place that will ship a knife to Argentina was a lot harder than it should have been. I had to find a Fed Ex hub that would "allow" me to ship the knife, and even THEN they had to call Fed Ex International Assistance to "verify".

2) Shipping things to Argentina be expensive. I suggest we all chip in and adopt both Francisco and Asmel and get them to the land of the big PX.

My testing starts this weekend. Or tonight if I can get some free time.

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.... I suggest we all chip in and adopt both Francisco and Asmel and get them to the land of the big PX.
I agree LMAO!
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I suggest we all chip in and adopt both Francisco and Asmel and get them to the land of the big PX.

I can pack and be ready to leave in 30 minutes.

Seriously though, thanks for taking the time to ship the knife. FedEx can be moronic at times, my main knife supplier uses them and it took us a while to learn how to make the shipping smooth. They are still better than the thieving Argentine post.
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I think CA is still abiding.

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Yup, I abide. But I'm going to the range shortly. I'll abide some more when I get back.

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Okay, so I got some images cleaned up and I want to give you guys some perspective on this knife and how well it is made.

There are 3 choils cut into the full length blade. One right in front of the handle, and 2 on both the underside and back of the handle respectfully.

They are deep enough to help insure a really great purchase on the knife, are aggressive, but not sharp to the point causing any flesh tearing issues.

This grind on this blade is very well done, as can be seen in the images. It's very even and the edge is very sharp right out of the box.

With just a light pressure I was able to remove the hair from about a 6" strip of my forearm.

My initial impression was that the knife was very well made, but now having handled it for a couple of days in various grips, I really love the G10 grips and how they are smoothed out and crafted to fit your hand.

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One of the things that I noticed right off is that this knife is very thick on the spine and thru the full tang.

I mic'd it and it came in at about a .187" or .188" right in front of the handle.

Yet the knife doesn't feel heavy or bulky, it's got a very nice balance and I will be testing it in a thrown capacity to see how it performs.

Here are some more shots of the knife before the testing started....

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Thanks for the pics, I can't wait until mine shows up on Wednesday!

What do you think about the sheath?

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What do you think about the sheath?
Normally I would say that I am not that impressed with the sheath material, but this one is well put together & is growing on me.

It has molle attachments, front and back, along with a long strap and snap button on the back that would allow you to weave it through a couple of Molle's on your vest or belt.

I like that since a knife this size would be ideal for an inverted chest carry.

Inside the fabric there is a hard sheath that is probably made of G-10 ( I don't know for sure ) that houses the blade, so you have no fear of the point poking through the fabric and getting to you.

The insert is universal, so left or right handed won't make a difference. You can slide the blade in for any application and it's protected and secure.

This is well designed. It has a one snap release, but when its in place, it is very secure, solid and safe.

All in all, so far, I am very impressed with this knife for the price, especially with the Vendor Discount that will be offered to FTF Supporting Members.

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