Discussion in 'Survival Gear Reviews' started by CATO, Jun 2, 2012.
Looks like a $200 impracticality to me.
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I liked the Zombie station better
I wonder if sales will cover costs ---
As an AXE it looks like a waste of metal.... unless you lash it to a Branch, to get some leverage.... At that point, it is an Expensive Kludge of an AXE....
Id rather have a skatchet. Especially at that price.
Makes you wonder what constitutes a "survival expert" eh?
This guy (link below) is definitely a bad-a$$ survival expert, and I think the "tool" (read: machete) would be much more useful...but the $200 price tag. Just too much given other alternatives IMO.
Scorpion Knives: John "Lofty" Wiseman Survival Tool
I guess the question is: what is the price-point that you would be willing to pay for a very good survival tool, given the fact that you can buy very good items for ~$50?
It doesn't have a bottle opener. What a waste!
John Lofty Wiseman was one of the first "survival manuals" I ever bought. Still have it. I always envied the SAS/British take on the importance of fieldcraft.
I'm glad to see someone is making a modern version of the tool from the book.
ETA: I just looked at the price.... HOLY COW! It seems much more useful than the ^ tool, though.
Not the same contour, but the 1' survival machete that Ontario makes (available at most PXs) is one of the best $15 I ever spent.
The other day I was catching up on Les Stroud's beyond survival when I saw a native using one of the cheap Cold Steel Kukri-type knives. I see these things at flea markets for like $10. I tried one, but it was a rolled blade that poorly sharpened compared to other tools I own. Eventually, I got rid of it. With a regrind, they would be great tools for $10- witnessed by the fact that some aboriginal African prefers the thing.... and he is surviving with it. (I think it was the episode about the Zulus, if anyone is curious).
It would be useless to me.Is it a " good " tool ?...Well that depends on your perspective i'm sure it was good for Mr Hood ...he designed it based on how he does things and he most likely received a healthy endorsement fee or royalty.I will save my 200 $ though.
I prefer the Crovel that is listed on the web link. That is a much more usefull tool in my book!!
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