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Offline arson51

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Woodman's Pal in Namibia
« on: June 19, 2016, 02:49:16 AM »
I was recently on Naked and Afraid in Namibia. I used a modified Woodman's Pal. in addition to normal use stateside I used my WP daily for a total of 6 weeks in Namibia. I am posting directly to my blog because there is a lot of pictures and multimedia that does not translate well into this forum.

http://www.wedoitoutside.com/2016/06/16/naked-and-afraid-woodmans-pal-review/



Tell me what you think of this Woodman's pal and maybe give some info on how you use yours!

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Re: Woodman's Pal in Namibia
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2016, 06:14:05 AM »
nice write up. in addition to adding that edge and replacing the safety toe, i would do the same thing with the hook, add an edge starting from the front working to the tip of the hook
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Re: Woodman's Pal in Namibia
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 07:27:41 PM »
I think your assessment was pretty accurate. I had one a while back and just couldn't get the hang of it. I had one that had the hand guard and made the hook all but useless. It looked pretty badass though.
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Re: Woodman's Pal in Namibia
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 08:58:33 PM »
Thanks for the review.  I have never been too interested in them for the things I do and am glad to read a review.
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Re: Woodman's Pal in Namibia
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2016, 07:41:11 AM »
Nice post!  I think the mods are appropriate and functional for the extended use you have for this tool.  I have never owned one as the price was fairly high and my anticipated usage was low.  How well does it hold an edge?  Were you really naked?  Can't see you being too afraid carrying this little hummer.
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Re: Woodman's Pal in Namibia
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2016, 12:29:41 PM »
Thanks for sharing the experience. I was a little surprised to see you clip the toe rather than just sharpen all the way to the end of the original configuration. Not saying it's wrong, did I miss the explanation of why.

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Re: Woodman's Pal in Namibia
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2016, 05:17:15 PM »
Nice post!  I think the mods are appropriate and functional for the extended use you have for this tool.  I have never owned one as the price was fairly high and my anticipated usage was low.  How well does it hold an edge?  Were you really naked?  Can't see you being too afraid carrying this little hummer.

Naked the entire time, did not need to make a loin cloth, modesty is a luxury.

Actually pretty afraid a lot because of close encounters with big game daily. A chopper as mean as this still cannot hold against a lion or hippo.

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Re: Woodman's Pal in Namibia
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2016, 05:19:47 PM »
Thanks for sharing the experience. I was a little surprised to see you clip the toe rather than just sharpen all the way to the end of the original configuration. Not saying it's wrong, did I miss the explanation of why.

I clipped the toe off at an angle rather than sharpen to the end because the green canvas sheath pivots the blade I to it. The toe if sharp would cut right through it. A leather slide in sheath would benefit from sharpening straight across.

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Re: Woodman's Pal in Namibia
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2016, 08:01:21 AM »
  Those mods are absolutely fantastic!

   Let me highlight my ignorance and ask, what is the indent on the spine for?
If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
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Re: Woodman's Pal in Namibia
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2016, 07:07:22 PM »
yeah,well, ok....nice mods
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Re: Woodman's Pal in Namibia
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2016, 09:52:56 PM »
Excellent review,  thanks

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Re: Woodman's Pal in Namibia
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2016, 11:24:52 PM »
  Those mods are absolutely fantastic!

   Let me highlight my ignorance and ask, what is the indent on the spine for?

The indent on the spine is for grabbing the back of the tool and using the flat shovel end as a trowel or entrenching tool. Not very useful IMHO, but its better than digging with your hands.