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IA Woodsman's Serechete

Discussion in 'Sargent Edged Tools' started by Sargent, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. IAOutdoors

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    Here are some pictures from more testing at home. I have quite a few oak branches needing to get chopped up and burned so that is what I am using.

    I used this Serechete at 88 Tactical a bit so not exactly a new edge but yep it's sharp.

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    Making a machete assist tool Mr. Black showed us. A type of hook to grab and hold objects to cut.

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    Here I am using the hook tool to hold saplings and black raspberry bushes to cut.
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    Trying out a technique Mr. Black displayed using short swings to conserve energy while turning the wood to make a point.

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    Making quick feathers with the non scandi edge.
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    Splitting hatchet like.
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    Using the scandi edge for feathers.
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    90 degree spine making a pile of scrapings with ease.
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    Hmmm... when you want a Serechete...

    but also have 2 knives on order from Sargent...

    GET BOTH! :D
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    Kurt its November and that is terrible for digging in the snow so.... PM sent! haha ;)
     
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    Here I am digging a hole with the Serechete and using the 90 degree spine to strike a fire steel.

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    Digs surprisingly well even with one hand.
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    The edge did dull a slight bit but what do you expect from digging in sandy soil. After all that is what the front edge is designed for. I could sharpen this in a couple minutes with a diamond rod.

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    Anyone worry about wearing off the dark heat treat coating don't. You can use gun blue to touch up the shiny areas with ease. This thing is fantastic!
     
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  4. Sargent

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    They work! Good stuff my man.
     
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    I like the shot where you are choking up feathering. The shape of the front of the handle is good for the sheath retention and as a guard so I tried to round it over.
     
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  6. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    I am not sure if everyone realizes the different grinds that are on the blade.
     
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    That thing is sweet.. Definitely wouldn't mind checking one out..
     
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    ^^ +1
    I hope to have one someday
     
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    The one on the bottom shows the different grinds if you look close. This is a good example of the myth that one grind is is tougher than the other. That scandi and convex are basically the same thing but the convex knocks the shoulder off the scandi. The scandi will act as a guide for a file so you can easily get an acute edge without removing a lot of material. Overall the entire terminal edge is around a 25 degree inclusive angle ... so it's thin. Good thing is that it's tempered correctly so the edge isn't to hard.

    Yours is on top Mike.

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    Oh Dang !! Nice.. I forgot all about that one B.. Awesome man.. They definitely look like fun..
     
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    I will try and get some pics up soon! I can tell you that it is weighted perfectly in my opinion. It is by far not the longest machete or heaviest out there (it doesn't need to be) but it sure does chop like it's got some heft. In the small amount I used it, it worked like a champ, sharp as hell and I love the scandi grind on the first two inches of the blade.
    I bought it without thinking twice, knowing Terry wouldn't sell something that didn't perform amazingly.
    I really look forward to finding some time to take it out and work with it alot.
     
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    Bad pic....good combo 011.JPG
     
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    Might be bad for digging, but it will work wonders for cutting snow blocks.
     
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    Quick work on a 3 1-2" round spalted birch log
     
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    Any news of if they with be ready for Christmas?
     
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    I got to check one of the prototypes of these at Brian's and I was impressed. Simple and effective a very design
     
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    I did a paracord wrap on mine with a malice clip and I attach it to the webbing on the side of my kifaru x-ray. Works good so far.
     
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    Looks great Brian. I'm excited to put my trio through their paces.
    Thanks again!!
     
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    I'm interested
     
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    Will these be sold with the saw teeth on the top? This is an important question for those of us who live in states where double-edged blades are illegal.
     
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    How do I get one of these
     
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    The 88 Tac Meet was last fall. We will have more for sale soon.

    No saw teeth

    We post up as soon as we get them in this thread,

    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/forums/bushcraft-outfitters.146/
     
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    Speaking of choking up, I'm jonesing for one of these. That is all.
     
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    And now I need a SEREchete. This forum is bad for my wallet. Good for my soul, but bad for my wallet. LOL
     
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    Sooo.... This thing rocks. I've been beating the hell out of some very old, seasoned mesquite. The stuff is like glass inside its so hard. The geometry, balance and handle all play together to allow this thing to HIT like a Freight Train. I've tried a lot of other handles with a pinch grip to allow for a snap cut and a lot just plain fall short. This handle allows it to ROCK in your hand like Gene Simmons. Then the really cool thing about it is that using it for carving traps or tent stakes or a comb for your wife(okay maybe not that) it just works!!! Its so lightweight and handy. Nice job. Very nice job.
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    Mesquite, giant batons, pounding stakes, digging holes, sharpening with rocks ... jealous, I haven't had dirt time in a few weeks!
     
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    LOL @ "That's what she said..." Great video, IA. The tip about finding a rock that's been in water is a good one.
     
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    How can you scroll past these images and not get stoked??! This setup may just be the SET trifecta. Nice collaborative outcome.


     
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    I've posted most of these on IG and I thought I would share them here too.

    Here's a size comparison with the ESEE Junglas

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    How I'm carrying it on my pack

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    Clearing shooting lanes and a campsite

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