NoFair wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:22 am
Evil D wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:32 pm
Vivi wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Only if the edge angle is half what the original one was run at. I want it to bite into wood when I chop not bounce off.
I remember an old thread about the Rock Salt that ended with rippled edges from chopping coconuts. That was with H1. I wonder if that's why it isn't thinner?
The forester (and the other Hossoms) was convex and very thick behind the edge (think thicker than an axe). Very well made knives, but they all required a regrind to function well. Traded mine off and haven't missed them to be honest. They were beautiful and cool, but not very functional imho.
Same experience I had.
My Forester was gorgeous, extremely well made, came with a great sheath, gorgeous micarta scales and had great ergonomics. The knife was lighter in the hand than I expected and felt very lively and easy to use.
Except, as you said, the edge was thicker than on my two handed axe with a factory edge.
At the time I had just gotten my Scrapyard Dogfather. I compared the two side by side. The Forester bounced off wood and a scale came loose after ten to fifteen minutes of chopping. The Dogfather bit into wood and had nothing to come loose.
Still have the Scrapyard, didn't want to put in the work on the benchstones turning a 10" recurve into a knife so traded the Forester.
I adore the design. Shame about the edge.
I'd love to see it brought back in a tough carbon steel with a thinner edge. It would make a lot more sense using such a steel in a design like this opposed to say, a Para 3.