Tested it out some yesterday and today. I tried splitting a half round of Poplar. I managed to do it in about 20 strikes. The blade is thin, the Hawk is lite. It will bury the face of the cutting edge in the wood. Not great for splitting, but the penetration for such a lightweight Hawk is impressive.
Next I tried making some wood spear tips. Since the SOG is lite, and very maneuverable it makes this process real easy. Put your thumb on the backbone of the full tang, and you can get a close grip on the cutting edge and make some very nice. Precision cuts. I really like this. It makes good fire starting chips Quick. Did I mention when carrying with the included sheath is very comfortable. As far as deploying it in a hurry. Forget about it. The sheath is horrible. It does have some eyelets on it to attach to your pack or gear. I’ll no doubt do this, and make a custom sheath for it.
Anyway I’m liking it so far.
Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:15 pm