At 4.1 ounces, it is close to half the weight of the Bradley Bowie at 7.8. Compare that to 3.7 ounces (from the Catalog) for the Native 5 and this becomes a real candidate to replace the Native 5 as my backpacking knife. Well, they claim 5.8 with the sheath, so there is the rest of the story. We will see how this all works out on my own scales with the sheath included once it arrives. But I am surprised now looking up the weights. When I am backpacking, my Native is usually on a lanyard attached to my pack somewhere or in a pack pocket. I don't anticipate any need for quick access like I would in an urban environment. I'll have to rethink all of this with the Junction and decide just where it would go on my setup.
That's funny. I often hammock backpack (and hammock camp). Less so in really cold weather because I sleep cold in all situations and it is even more tricky to stay warm in a hammock -- unless you really have things dialed. I used to spend time on Hammock Forums, which has a very high proportion of really nice people. Much like this forum.
Nice! Let me know what you think of the P4!Tucson Tom wrote: ↑Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:51 pmThat's funny. I often hammock backpack (and hammock camp). Less so in really cold weather because I sleep cold in all situations and it is even more tricky to stay warm in a hammock -- unless you really have things dialed. I used to spend time on Hammock Forums, which has a very high proportion of really nice people. Much like this forum.
I have taken to ground sleeping again. I had an opportunity to pick up a really light one man Nemo tent (the Hornet) for a great price and am letting the pendulum swing back in that direction again. Good to have some versatility. I have by no means abandoned hammock camping, but it was nice this summer to be in a tent with mesh among swarms of mosquitos in the Kings Canyon Park backcountry! My hammock is home-made and I have yet to rig up a mosquito net for it.
The box just arrived with my Police 4 -- but that is a topic for another thread.
The handle looks more compact than I anticipated. Can you fit 4 fingers comfortably on the scales, or do you need to move your index finger forward to the ricasso/choil for a comfortable grip?
Hey Josh, I hope you don’t mind I thought we’d swing over here.
Nice Bloke! I think it will grow on you, it sure has grown on me.Bloke wrote: ↑Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:39 amHey Josh, I hope you don’t mind I thought we’d swing over here.
It’s not love at first sight, but I like the knife and have a feeling it will grow on me.
It didn’t come overly sharp but I cut up the postal box it came in, put a point on a small, dry Ghost Gum (hardwood) branch and cut some notches in it with a little lateral pressure to no ill affect. I did manage to put the most minuscule dent in the edge however when I banged it against my Sprig’s spine. Ah, hahaha!
Anyhow, after all that I took exactly three (3) ultra light passes each side on SharpMaker medium stones at 40deg, stropped on my office worker’s palm and it feels like it’s sharper now than when we started, so I think I’m going to like PSF 27.