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Forester Sprint run

Postby supracor » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:34 pm

In H1 and with micarta handles :rolleyes:

Not a good idea?

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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby supracor » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:37 pm

But please no skeletonized handle :(

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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » 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.

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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby Evil D » 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?
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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:44 pm

I'd like to see a 4 inch or smaller day hiker. Always sad I missed the Hossom fixed blades....
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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby thefly01 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:51 pm

Love the idea of a Hossom Forester sprint

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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby dj moonbat » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:16 pm

I'd be more into something a little smaller, like the Forager or Woodlander. But those knives are basically choppers; go with 4v or something like that.

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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby Wanimator » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:19 pm

Imagine a Spyderco folding Hossom...

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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:07 am

Wanimator wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Imagine a Spyderco folding Hossom...
I'd be down for this, but I feel like the fixed blade world tolerates recurves a lot more than the folding world. Still, with the Sharpmaker, it's all good :D
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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby NoFair » 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.

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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:36 am

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.

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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby tvenuto » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:25 am

Always loved the looks of these. I never handled one but they did look like they’d be awesome in hand. Suck to hear the grind wasn’t up to par, I would love a rerun with a thinner grind. Carbon steel, being a fixed blade, sounds like a great choice to me. 3V, Cruwear, M4?

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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby VashHash » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:52 am

I bent the edge on my rock salt twisting out of a piece of wood. I'd take a forester in 3v like the man who designed it originally made it. H1 is a good steel but not for a chopper in my opinion. Also agree a thinner edge would be nice.

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Re: Forester Sprint run

Postby captnvegtble » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:15 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?
Yes. That was my Rock Salt and my coconut. H1 should definitely not be used in a chopper. I was never able to straighten it back out.


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