Wenger Blades - Show and Tell!

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  1. never.truly.lost

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    Just got this one in; pretty excited and would like to see what you guys have/thoughts on Dave’s work. First 80CrV2 blade so we will see how it compares/holds up.

    Splitting kindling/feathering is no problem with the Beohawk; now need to get out there and try out the bow drill socket and shovel end!

    And of course, no small axe photo wpuld be conplete without a tent peg carved, notched and hammered into the ground:

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    Love Dave’s work. I’ve got a few.
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    The beautiful thing about the full-size version is that it feels like it hardly weighs anything and isn't as long as one would think. It's the same size as a TOPS TBT-01.
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    And because it's a larger version the draw knife section has a long enough blade to do most types of carving easily. And it'll chop if you want? Makes it a great one tool option.
     
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    Stripped the wrapping off and gave it a hot water bath and Obeneaufs coat to soak in. Might leave the paracord off but undecided

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    Ive got a tac 4 on order, super excited!
     
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    This is one thread I really need to stay FAR away from.

    (but I can't)
     
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    Oh. I’ve got a Ligaw too.

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    Nice guys. I have a couple. I'd like a couple more but I'm trying to resist. I don't get out much and I hate having them sit around. I'd love one of both of his trackers but I'm not sure if I'll spring for one. Maybe one will come up used eventually.
     
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    @Pharmer , that one with the fuller is beautiful.
     
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    Thank you Sir. He does nice work and has some interesting ideas/ concepts.
     
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    @Mtnfolk Mike do you have a picture or could you take one of the EDC and Ligaw together? Are their handles similar thickness?
     
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    Cool. I will try and get one up soon.
    The handles are similar in thickness but the Essential/EDC Knives scsjes are a little more round/bulbous. The Essential also has a little dishes out area at the front of the scales.
     
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    The EDK and Essential .Dave makes a great knife. IMG_20180505_110015738_HDR.jpg IMG_20180223_162523652.jpg
     
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    Honey Badger. Coolest knife at Blade! Took every bit of will power to walk away from his table.

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    Best looking trackers on the planet.
     
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    Ive owned a belt4, beohawk, and k-9 bushcrafter. Looking to get either version of the tracker soon as I can save up
     
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    I've got an essential coming tomorrow and Dave should have my Tracker Jr. to me next week. Pictures to come!
     
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    This Kuko 5 is on my someday list.
     
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    Never been a huge fan of the tracker design, however, I do think it has merit. With that said, I think Wengers take on it is the best execution I've ever held. It is a really, really nice design. If I had had the money, those three would be in TN right now. So many knives, so little money.
     
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    Does anyone have a pic of the tracker and tracker Jr. side by side?
    Just curious, because, you know, I'm done buying knives.
     
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    Just got my Essential in yesterday. Failed hand drill ember lit with a ferro rod and Tulip Poplar birds nest. I like this little knife.
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    I agree, it's the best looking tracker design out there. But he does have a bunch of other great looking stuff too.
    Even harder to say no if you can get your hands on them than it is looking at the pictures I bet!
     
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    I saw that on FB the other day. Would love to play around with it for a while
     
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    You could say I'm a fan...

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    Tracker Jr.
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    This is from Dave.
     
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    That's what I was looking for.
    Thanks!
     
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    Just got back in from a camp shift in the Chilcotin. Carried the Beohawk on the vest or belt everyday; great results!

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    This thread really doesn't help someone looking for high quality knives. TOO MANY OPTIONS! :eek:
     
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    Dave makes some awesome knives and hawks, and is a great guy to boot!
     
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    FullSizeRender.jpg My new Wiglaf. Fits inside a HPG M2016
     
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    man, i like the ligaw a lot...a straightforward, neat looking design...looks like a great user knife.. :)
     
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    Thanks to @tobiism for letting me take the full size for a spin.

    I'll get some more impressions in a bit.


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    Family portrait

    Wiglaf, K-9, Tracker, Tracker Jr., Spike Hawk, Aphid, Wolverine

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    A few that I have. Dave does awesome work.
    Afid, EDK, Spike, and Honey Badger
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    IMG_9346.JPG Honey Badger,
     
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    Posted a few pics in the tracker action thread as well but thought I’d throw one here as well.

    Wenger Tracker Jr.
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    That is a treasure right there! :dblthumb:
     
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    Anyone here EDC their essential? If so, how do you wear the sheath? I'm trying to find a way I'm happy with it riding and am looking for suggestions.
     
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    @delkancott it's a Ligaw instead of an Essential but the idea is the same. Using a Discreet Carry Concepts clip for rightside pocket carry or left side waistband carry.
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    I carry mine at work everyday. I keep it in my carhardtt left “knee” pocket. I hook the clip on the hammer loop and keep the knife in the pocket. Works great for me.
     
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    my belt 4 should be here tomorrow, shipped 3 months early, cannot wait!
     
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