Lawrence over at SurvivingTheDayAfter (yahoo group) has been on me about trying out some bowie knives from Kennesaw Cutlery. I decided to go ahead and purchase the Timber Rattler Jungle Fury you see in the pictures below.
My initial impressions of the knife are positive. Overall quality seems very good and blade is very sharp. Over the coming weeks I will put the Timber Rattler through its paces and see what happens.
While I was at the Kennesaw website – I saw the United Cutlery Edge Sawback Survival Machete. I decided to order it and check it out. Initial impressions are so-so. Decent sized blade which came very sharp. I was impressed with the angled-sawteeth on the back of the full-tang blade. Immediate negative was the appeared quality of the handle. Looks rather cheap – but we shall see. I will be hacking with this thing and see if it holds together.
Now – I know these two examples are not super expensive knife was $9.99 – yes, $9.99 and the machete was $19.99) . I also would have to say they lack they quality of many of the more cstly examples that can be found. BUT…..will they work.
I intend to find out.