Thursday, September 22, 2011
That's not a knife...
Each knife includes an innovative sheath system with belt loops at two different belt carry heights, multiple MOLLE attachment points and a stuff sack on the front for carrying light sticks, fishing gear, matches, or other small necessities. Measures 12-5/8" overall and weighs about 13.3 oz. Made in the U.S.A. Suggested retail is $128.05.
The Potbelly™ is a hard working knife that no camper or adventure trekker should be without. It has a 7-1/8" modified Kukri style blade that is hollow ground to a razor edge, with a deep belly and weight forward balance that rivals hatchets in terms of chopping power. With influence from both the kukri and the machete, the Potbelly™ is best described as what you would get if you crossed a scalpel and a sledgehammer. If you only have room for one knife in your pack and need one that will do it all, the Potbelly™ is your knife.
I tend to agree with their assessment. It is a hefty knife. I mean like a car spring. It is truly a quarter of an inch thick and can take some punishment. I batoned through some wrist size wood with no problems whatsoever. You could really use this big, ugly joker to do some serious prying if need be. I did some prying apart of old stumps, etc and it never seemed to be a problem. This is the kind of knife that guys should pack when going off for that two month Yukon trip. It also came with a decent edge. I waited to do any sharpening till after I beat it up some, and with out too much effort, brought the edge back to life. It does run about 12.5 inches, so personally it is something I strap to my pack or gear. I've just never been a fan of stuff hanging off my belt.