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Sunday, July 3, 2011
Blade Description; 8670 high carbon steel by .200" thick, OAL 10-1/2",
Blade Length 5"
Handle: Black Micarta with SS fittings
Sheath: Black leather with snap around belt loop
The maker was described below at a knife show by poster "Stainz" in a knife forum I am a member of:
"A slight man, with lots of grey hair, he will talk to you... appreciative of good company, I suppose, because of his self described austere cabin life in Kentucky. I like John - and look forward to our talks".
John frequents knife shows and has somewhat of a following on the forums.
You can't help but like John Greco. All the correspondence I had with this fine man during the purchase process started with: "Hope you are having a great day."
When I communicated with John he said that MST stands for "Mid Sized Tactical". He describes the grinds as flat but they do have some saber/compound characteristics to them as they are not full height flat ground. I heard about these knives by accident from a guy I have bought Scrapyard Knives from. He had one listed and it caught my eye.
see Alloy Level Chart Below from Znives:
Jimping on the spine was adequate, but I am going to have to extend the jimping down the spine an inch or so, as the jimping is too short and too close to the handle. The Micarta Scales were getting scorched by the firesteel. Not a dealbreaker really for me, but over time it will cause embrittlement in the scale. They do however provide good "Choke Up" traction for camp work just as they are, which was most likely the intent.
I have read on the forums that John's Folders are basically bomb proof and I intend to get one and review it here before the summer sale ends. If it's built anything like this MST my great grand kids will still be carrying it one day. Thanks John for the great knife and you have made me customer.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Rugged, durable and hard-wearing: the Men's Newmarket 9-Eye Moc Toe. Inspired by the simple lines of our heritage, this relaxed, casual style really gets back to basics.
Newmarket Old Style Moc Toe Boot
Sizing: Feels half size too big
Width: Feels true to width
Describe Yourself: Outdoorsman
I have a narrow foot and these Moc Toes don't slip at all. I also love the Old World Style.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The connection to the craftsman was unmistakable then, and it still is now as I hold them in my hand and think about how incredible it was that their very livelihood depended on the craftsmanship of those small points. It humbles me as I hunt, fish, and camp with all my modern tools. It does me well to keep one of these points in my pocket to keep my head right about how good we have it out there these days!