duo or trio..?

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  1. trafficjuzz

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    Just a fun question for those who want to play :)

    which would you choose? just the garberg with the saw, or the mora and the jaakkari puukko with the saw...


    I don't think there is a right or wrong answer..I am interested in all kinds of opinions and ideas..e.g. what type is the environment that you usually spend your outdoor time at and would it influence your choice?

    Thank you!

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  2. M.Hatfield

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    A so called 'Nessmuk trio' is where I am right now with my cutting cools.

    My Gossman Polaris pairs nicely.... with an axe or hatchet of choice and one of many Silky saws I use.

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    Sometimes I do skip the saw OR the axe but the above Polaris is a new constant companion. I usually explore the dry western USA or the humid northeast so easily working a variety of hardwood informs lots of 'sharps' I carry.

    Out of what you have shown, the larger puukko and saw combo might get the most done. Cool topic idea!
     
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    That ain’t much of choice. I’d choose to have the trio. Ain’t much you can’t do with those. Why, you offering them up?
    A saw to cut and limb wood. A big knife for big knife jobs. And a smaller blade for finer knife tasks. I’d venture a guess this would be almost perfect for any environment in the US. I’d also like to have a small axe, but could get by.
     
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    I’d choose the trio. Would work well in my AO.
     
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    For my area and style of camping, I'd choose the duo for summer, and the trio for winter. It stays above 70 from mid May through October, so no real need for a warming fire, just cooking. The rest is camp crafting, and a saw and any knife can get me by.

    Personally I like a longer machete for the trio though. I like them for ground clearing, trail maintenance, and yes, I even baton them for splitting. I often carry a saw, mora, and machete and rarely an axe or hatchet. Some days I skip the mora for my pocket knife, and use a saw back machete to skip the saw.
     
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    I’ll play. Since I’m a gram weenie I’d probably choose the dou. In fact if I could cherry pick from the two I’d take the saw and the lighter mora from the trio. This assumes that I’m also allowed to carry the folding knife I have with me anytime I’m wearing pants.
     
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    in most cases the trio is definitely my choice...but i can imagine, that in extra humid enviroments, or if i spent a lot of time on a boat I might choose the garberg with the stainless steel, as both the jaakari and the mora are made of carbon steel...of course both are (the mora was unfortunately discontinued i think) available also in stainless...in that case it really ain’t much of choice..
     
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    Well, I would take the garberg and the saw if limited to only 2..
    but you giving a choice where i can have 3 tools.
    So yeah I take 3 :D
     
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    As mentioned above, If could use 3 tools I'd go for the 3. But if need be I could get by with the 2.
     
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    The two blades are essentially the same to me. They weigh nothing. Easily light enough to take all three.
     

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