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    Here is a demonstration video I made for the G6-CC ( Camp Combo ) Hatchet and Knife set





    Thanks for watching

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    I've used small hatchets in the field many times and find them very useful. Nice setup, good video, thanks for sharing.
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    A job well done. Can you use the spine on that knife to draw a spark? I do mine backwards from you. Instead of pulling the firesteel toward me I drive the spine of the knife downward across the firesteel. You probably get a little better control doing it your way I would imagine.

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    Very cool, thanks for posting.
    Maybe a wearable mic?
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    I was wondering about the hatchet. You don't think about 2-4more inches of shaft would improve it and be worth the effort to carry?

    I'm envious of the dry tinder, it's a chore on a good day to find here.

    Thanks for the video.
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    Cool set up and nice vid, I'm with Winter though, I like to have a little more handle. But what works for you works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter View Post
    I was wondering about the hatchet. You don't think about 2-4more inches of shaft would improve it and be worth the effort to carry?

    I'm envious of the dry tinder, it's a chore on a good day to find here.

    Thanks for the video.
    It might be worth it. It would make the cost go up by $20 is all.
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    I meant for you, and thereby for your customers. You are a feller that tests your stuff it seems.

    It's a great, quality built combo setup. It may be worth your while to offer that option, or maybe you did in your last post.
    I had a compass, but without a map, it's just a cool toy to show you where oceans and ice are.

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    Well done video. Does the sheath wear well on a belt and do you know the weight. I like the combo set idea I could attach it to a backpack for base camping. I do a lot of backpacking with the scouts.

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    It would wear ok I think , the Combo weighs in at 1 lb 10 OZ.....it can be made to accept Molle-Locks as well, it would work great on a pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwane Oliver View Post
    It would wear ok I think , the Combo weighs in at 1 lb 10 OZ.....it can be made to accept Molle-Locks as well, it would work great on a pack.

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    I would wear it. It is lighter than my Tops Hawke's Hellion! LOL I like how it looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingman View Post
    I would wear it. It is lighter than my Tops Hawke's Hellion! LOL I like how it looks.
    And a damn sight better in versatility.
    I had a compass, but without a map, it's just a cool toy to show you where oceans and ice are.

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    If you grind a flat on the spine of the knife (1" approx.), it will produce a sharp 90deg edge that you can use to stroke the ferro rod with. Save the cutting edge completely. As said before a slightly longer handle on the hatchet would go a long way to save energy. Well done otherwise.
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