Does anyone have any experience with LT Wright knives?
I don't have any of his stuff, but I had a Blind Horse that was really nice.
All the sites that have the gen 5 are still at the $240 range. I'm going to have to wait a bit. Lots of brown boxes showing up this week that I have to come up with excuses for already.
From what I've seen they only come in scandi or saber grinds. Of those two I'd take the saber. I like a scandi when it comes to wood work, but hate when I have to sharpen it. Ideally I'd like to get it in a flat grind because that seems to bite into wood like a scandi but sharpen back up pretty easily. Personally, I'm really tired of super thick 3/16 knives because I was ant a knife and not a pry bar. I like thinner blades closer to the 1/8" side of things. I'm also a sucker for anything in green so the handle part is easy to decide.
The bark river looks like a nice one, but I recently picked up a SRO Kephart and it's almost identical blade length wise. The different grind would be nice, but I think LT will eventually get a flat grind out of their new Gen 5. It's just a matter of time and they just released the new model. I'm not running low on sharp and pointy things so I should be in great shape now and into the foreseeable future.
So I did wind up buying a couple of LT Wright's knives. A scandi Gen 5 in A2 steel, and a Bushcrafter HC. I have been using the Bushcrafter on a daily basis since it arrived, snd it is growing on me, but I am crazy about the Gen 5.
Great choices! Which handle materials did you choose?
I wish they'd do the Bushcrafter HC in 1095 instead of 1075. I'd rather had a little harder edge in lieu of some of the toughness and I doubt if the productions costs would be much more.
Now you have me wanting a small Northern Hunter . . .