Not the latest model, but one I use every spring.
The golok- probably my most used and favorite big knife.
Some of the problems-
Not gonna mess w/ this one- thats what exfoliant is for.
My back bedroom window- I planted this so as not to have to worry about the neighbors looking in. Unfortunately it does TOO good of a job.
I did nothing but make sure I had a decent technique and flicked my wrist- even w/ stuff over an inch thick. No problems whatsover- This is the knife that convince me that a convex edge was the real deal.
My back fence which gets difficult to mow w/ the brush and trees around.
Still no problem and no large sweeping swing. Just a flick.
Im sure this doesnt surprise Mike- but it did me when I first got it.
This is Tracer- my next door neighbors dog-
My neighbor is an 84 year old widow, who got the dog for her husband about 1 year before he died. Tracer is a little more than she can handle, so I spend as much time w/ him as I can.
He is fierce-
err, well, hes a cool dog anyways. He is my best bud since I dont have a dog (yet) and we only have stupid cats in the house.
Flick of the wrist-
Damned impressive. I am a convert, I think you could safely say.
Good bit of damage for so little effort.
A few more notes-
The looks of this thing- fit and finish wise are a 9. Hard to get a better looker, the antique ivory w/ mosaic pins are a classic combo.
The handle has a great grip. swelled just right at the pommel so if you had to take a big swing, it wouldnt slip. Very imp. for this kinda knife.
Lastly, I know that last year I took this camping w/ me and I wailed on logs for firewood. Alot of hardwoods, and I THINK I sharpened it after that trip but Im not sure. But either way, it really holds an edge well.
Anyways, hope you get something outta this post.