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  1. #11
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy12b View Post
    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.
    I didn't realize the Gen 5 was only offered in Scandi and Saber grinds. On the other hand, it's likely that at some point one of their bigger dealers will commission a run of them with a special blade steel and often they include otherwise unavailable grinds as well (I think that may be how the full convex got into the regular Genesis offerings).

    You might also like the Kephart versions that Bark River makes. The spines aren't as sharp as LTW (whose is?), but that can "fixed." They generally use thinner stock and a flat grind or a full convex that is very close to flat.



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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy12b View Post
    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.
    Have seen through my enabling attempts? I need to enjoy getting a new knife through someone else. HAHAH!



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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CZ evo3 View Post
    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 . . .



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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino View Post
    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 . . .
    The Gen 5 has black micarta scales with toxic green liners. The Bushcrafter HC has red burlap micarta. Next on my list will be an LTWK Overland Machete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CZ evo3 View Post
    The Gen 5 has black micarta scales with toxic green liners. The Bushcrafter HC has red burlap micarta. Next on my list will be an LTWK Overland Machete.

    The Overland Machete looks like a beast of a chopper.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CZ evo3 View Post
    The Gen 5 has black micarta scales with toxic green liners. The Bushcrafter HC has red burlap micarta. Next on my list will be an LTWK Overland Machete.
    Was that the campcraft special edition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy12b View Post
    Was that the campcraft special edition?
    Yes It Was! Only 15 made, and I have seen 3 of them.

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