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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Kerry Hampton Back-Pocket

I got myself involved with a pass-around on Bladeforums and received this knife on Monday afternoon.

It's by Kerry Hampton and has an A2 blade and black canvas micarta handle slabs.

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I've been using it every day as my only cutter so it's seen a variety of uses from peeling fruit to opening envelopes. I even used it for a bit on Tuesday to work on carving a spoon from some well-seasoned Birch.

It's comfortable in the hand, stays sharp, and has nice snap at the half-stop and full-open position.

As it's not my knife, I'm still babying it a little but I've tried to use it as I would one of my own and I've also tried to mix up the things I cut so I can really give it a good test.

I'll have some final thoughts on Sunday when I box it up to send on to the next recipient.

Thanks for reading,



At 5:29 AM, Blogger sam_acw said...

Look like a nice neat little blade. There's nothing wrong with an opinel for the same jobs though!


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