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MLL Knives XL Wildland
« on: December 25, 2012, 12:51:37 PM »
Hey guys, just got my new knife in the other day, and went and took her out for a test drive. I had Mario upsize his Wildland chopper, and got the XL Wildland. Man, this thing is a Beast! It's O1 steel, forged finish, and with a little extra recurve. I had him do the sheath scout style, since I like to carry it in the small of my back. I find this very comfortable, especially for a large knife like this, usually I forget it's even there. This style of carry is also very quick to draw, even while seated. The blade has a scandi grind, which I'll admit, I was a little leery of at first, on a big blade, but after some hard use, all that worry has gone away. In the video, you can see it holds up just fine. After all that, it still shaved hair off my arm easily. And let me just say, if you're looking for a chopper, you've found it. Even with only a 7 1/2" blade, due to the recurve and weight-forward design, this monster outchops some of my larger knives easily. It didn't bind in the work, it just sent chips flying! I would also like to add, that Mario was a real pleasure to work with, kept me updated throughout the whole process, did exactly what I asked for, and just did a great job overall. If you're looking to get a custom knife, I can't recommend him highly enough. Hope this wasn't too long, and enjoy the video. It was my first, so there's some mistakes. There are plenty of pics of the knife on his website and Facebook page, so I won't include any here, but there are some at the end of the video. Thanks for looking.


« Last Edit: December 27, 2012, 12:14:45 AM by Carbon1 »

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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 02:34:51 PM »
COOL Video Carbon1!!! 8)
                                          I have Mario's Desert Sniper, & could not be more pleased with it! :)
He Crafts Great Blades! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 04:06:27 PM »
That was a fun video to watch and back off of the caffeine some.  :sarcasm:

That knife worked like a workhorse.
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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 07:37:52 PM »
He certainly has a great looking shape in his line up and this one looks like it performed great too!

I also want to commend you for making that fire in those conditions with no other tinder-great job!! :thumbsup:

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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 12:44:59 AM »
Thanks Remo, it was actually pretty fun to do, I just have to budget my memory cards a little better in the field next time. And don't worry, no offense taken Greyhound. Let me tell you, that knife wouldn't stop working. It still shaved after all that, and there was a LOT of video on the cutting room floor. The blade is only 7 1/2" long, but the heft and weight-forward design make it a formidable chopper, while the scandi grind lets it bite for the more delicate work. And thanks for the commedation, Dano. It was unbelievably wet. I had to change my original film site because the ground was so mushy, the tripod was sinking in. You can imagine what the wood was like. That's why I changed my plan and went with a one-stick fire, to get to dry wood faster. I would also like to add that you guys have a very friendly forum here.

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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 04:28:07 PM »
Hello everyone.
Thanks you guys for the comments and feedback.

Carbon1, you did a professional job with this video, a special thanks to you. The Wildland have a powerful cutting but the XL is amazing.

 I lost my head to edit the link to show the video on topic, but now I know,  I removed the "s" from the "https" and works.

Thanks
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« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 04:36:18 PM by MLL Knives »
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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 12:14:05 AM »
No problem, Mario. It was a pleasure to work with you and to use the knife you made for me. I like to do my part to make sure good businesses succeed in the marketplace. I hope you continue to grow and do well.
P.S.: You're not gonna void my warranty for that knife throw in the beginning of the video, are you? 8)

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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 04:53:09 PM »
No problem, Mario. It was a pleasure to work with you and to use the knife you made for me. I like to do my part to make sure good businesses succeed in the marketplace. I hope you continue to grow and do well.
P.S.: You're not gonna void my warranty for that knife throw in the beginning of the video, are you? 8)

No problem, against wood it will never break, I do not know how you do it I've tried throwing knives several times but never sticks in the tree with such perfection, rarely get stuck.
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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 05:47:18 PM »
Nice job on your vid carbon, and sweet job on the blade Mario... 8)
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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2013, 06:20:25 PM »
Love that blade!
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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 12:19:03 AM »
Thanks guys. I love the blade shape too. I'm a sucker for recurves. An added benefit from the tip of the knife being so wide, is that it works great as a chisel. I will have to post some pics or video one of these days using it to carve some traps. It cut nice and flat, just like a chisel, and that scandi edge held up great. I still can't get over how well it handles detail work for such a large knife, as demonstrated by the feathered paper. Here is a pic of it next to a Sebenza, for size. It isn't as long as you might think, but the recurve and weight make it a prime chopper. And to be honest, it throws like a dream for such a large knife. In case you can't tell, I love this knife!






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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2013, 08:34:49 AM »
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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013, 07:41:55 PM »
Great vid and awesome work in a wet/damp environment that ain't easy. I looked this one up after seeing your newest one. 
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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2013, 03:47:38 PM »
Thanks, Barbarossa. If you like Mario's work, here's some more pics to drool over. This thing won't stop working. It is PURE beast!






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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 07:32:31 AM »
Hi everyone, some more photos of XL Wildland.

   Specifications:
◆Overall Length: 12.1/4" (31,5cm).
◆Blade Length: 7.1/2" (19,0cm).
◆Blade Thickness: 1/4" (6mm).
◆Blade Finish: Dark forged finish.
◆Blade Material: "O1" high carbon steel.
◆Handle Material: Micarta or G10.  - brown G10 in this photo
◆Sheath: Black or brown leather.







I hope you guys like it.
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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 12:18:26 PM »
Man that is great looking! :thumbsup:

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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2013, 11:31:23 AM »
Man that is great looking! :thumbsup:

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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2013, 05:41:45 PM »
You sure make some Great Blades Mario!!! :)  Really the Bees-Knees!   :thumbsup:
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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2013, 02:48:47 PM »
You sure make some Great Blades Mario!!! :)  Really the Bees-Knees!   :thumbsup:

Thank you Remo007. :thumbsup:
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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2013, 05:32:22 PM »
I like the angle at the front of the scales, give the knife a nice aggressive look. Very cool! :thumbsup:

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Re: MLL Knives XL Wildland
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2013, 10:33:17 AM »
I like the angle at the front of the scales, give the knife a nice aggressive look. Very cool! :thumbsup:

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