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A solid one piece forging with a thick leather scale riveted to each side of the tang forming a comfortable grip. The hacking knife is mainly used to remove old putty from window frames. It can also be useful as a small froe for splitting small green wood branches. The heavy back is designed to be struck with a hammer, this hacking knife is forged and particularly well ground and finished.
26 June 2014
Not particularly well constructedLooks the job, feels ok, well weighted but lets you down in use. The handle fixings are a two piece job, the slotted side is located through holes in the handle, the non slotted side pushes in from the other side. The two pieces do not fit tightly with each other, result after about half a dozen blows the fixings come apart and drop off, hence so do the leather pieces. No amount of pressing back into place helps and the blade can't be used without the leather strips as the vibration from the hammer blows is too excessive for comfort.