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Does anybody here have these? They look pretty awesome for backpack type public land hunting.
 
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sorry, heres a link.

https://www.kestrelknives.com/
 
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I'll go ahead and pay the heavy price (get it - heavy?) of another ounce or two to have a handle you can actually get a grip on.

Have you tried to use a flat handled knife? Or a skeleton grip? They are not comfortable. They twist in your hand.




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I'll second jhe. Thin is hard to get a grip on. Angular isn't to good, either. I had an old school Buck 112 with hard edges (not rounded) on the handle. While it was wide enough for a good grip, it painfully dug into the palm of my hand and fingers when I wanted to put real force on it.

I'd always go with a good handle on a knife meant for heavy work.



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What's the point of having a fixed blade wilderness knife if it isn't going to be strong enough to baton with?
 
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My first impression when I opened the link was "mess kit knife". Especially the Mountain caper. I think I prefer my ESEE 4.


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What's the point of having a fixed blade wilderness knife if it isn't going to be strong enough to baton with?



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If it won't do the work it needs too it doesn't matter how light it is. These might make a good 2nd light duty knife but not a primary.......dj


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I guess I wouldn't really be batoning stuff with a knife that was specifically for skinning animals. I get the point though.

I've used an izula to take apart a deer before and I didn't find it terrible, certainly not as comfortable as the hunting knife sybo made for me but that thing is huge, not an ultralight knife.
 
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my go to woods knife i got it 22 years ago for scuba diving i have used more in the woods than diving Smile

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