SawManDu Specs, Pricing, And Ordering Procedures!!!!

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by RATequila, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Maroon is my fav... But the new green is no slouch!
     
  2. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001
    someone beat me to that maroon one.
     
  3. scdub

    scdub Basic Member Basic Member

    380
    May 29, 2004
    Pretty well overall. Very well considering it’s an almost quarter inch thick knife. Not as efficient as a thin saw blade, but also not gonna break.

    Before use I decided to give it a hot vinegar bath.
    Before:
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    After:
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    Pretty hard seasoned oak - green pine in background was chopped with the sharp side - very nice chopper...
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    The cut: 158326D5-2BED-4C8A-A1B2-D176D080416D.jpeg
    Interestingly, it did much better on the dry, hard wood. Didn’t bind as much and due to the weight of the blade, it would cut slowly without any downward pressure - pretty cool.
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    Last edited: Sep 25, 2020
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  4. RATequila

    RATequila

    495
    Dec 30, 2019

    Glad that you like it!!!
     
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  5. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    scdub, thanks for the info and the pics!:cool::thumbsup:
     
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  6. Big Ol’ Hauger

    Big Ol’ Hauger Gold Member Gold Member

    431
    Nov 8, 2019
    Well, I just went to the Arizona site, and grabbed one. Y’all are a bad influence! Off to the market now to stock up on a month’s supply of Ramen and cheap domestic beer.;)
     
  7. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Food is temporary, steel is forever.
     
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  8. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Platinum Member Platinum Member

    498
    Sep 11, 2018
    Ramen + cheap beer = meal of a champion with a friggin awesome blade!
     
  9. Twoody

    Twoody

    68
    Jun 28, 2020
    Eggs and cans of tuna go along way too... ask me how i know ;)
     
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  10. Big Ol’ Hauger

    Big Ol’ Hauger Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 8, 2019
    Day 2: Ramen supply is holding steady. Prilosec, as well. Natural Light levels have reached critical stages. Dehydration imminent. Bottle of El Toro keeps flipping its red plastic sombrero at me. Doctor prognosis: micarta and SR-77 stat.
     
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  11. scdub

    scdub Basic Member Basic Member

    380
    May 29, 2004
    Home blended whiskey saves $$
    Ask me how I know. ;)
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  12. Twoody

    Twoody

    68
    Jun 28, 2020
    Hauger, if you get dire let me know. I have some spicey chicken mr noodles and maybe some beef flav ones i can send your way.. Scdub best i can do for you is send ya some ice cubes for that blend, sorry doggy. :D i got on origional mmd on the way i got from the used forums but since our cdn dollar is so weak.. ramen and tuna program... at least for me that is , i still feed the women and children well though.
     
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  13. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    If anyone wants to let one of these bad boys go let me know
     
  14. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
  15. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Are there any plans for making this a regular offering?
     
  16. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Got my sheath from Mr. Brown. Pics soon... ;)

    Unlikely, considering this mention in the OP:

    "This is a very small batch that is leftover from a special run."
     
  17. Big Ol’ Hauger

    Big Ol’ Hauger Gold Member Gold Member

    431
    Nov 8, 2019
    Haven’t had a chance to get mine dirty, yet, but I did oil the micarta to see how it would look...
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  18. scdub

    scdub Basic Member Basic Member

    380
    May 29, 2004
    I won’t lie - the first few scratches hurt - but once you fight through that pain it’s all worthwhile. ;)
     
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  19. Big Ol’ Hauger

    Big Ol’ Hauger Gold Member Gold Member

    431
    Nov 8, 2019
    I actually had a full week of nights off, between my old second job closing down, and starting another one. I was totally lazy the whole time. Lol! The new job is a local restaurant that also processes their own meat. If I get to do any butchering during the off-time, I’m going to bring the SMD with me, and cut some steaks. Maybe I can work up a nice patina like yours. Those teeth are still hungry for some oak, though!
     
  20. scdub

    scdub Basic Member Basic Member

    380
    May 29, 2004
    I’ll admit it never occurred to me to use the SMD as a steak knife. You must be a Big Ol’ Hauger for real!! ;)
     

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