El Mac wrote:
In reading some of the reviews, it seemed there were some problems with heat treatment (rolled edges, etc) and possibly some forging issues. Any idea if these issues have been worked out?
The Les Stroud Scot was testing out is mine, El Mac. I, too had heard about some quality control issues with Wetterlings, but also read some stuff (can't remember where) that a gal high up in Wetterlings leadership (perhaps one of the Wetterlings family) got on top of those issues in quick order. I bought my Les Stroud at Summit Hut in Tucson about a year ago. It has a well shaped head and good face, the hammer poll is just about perfect in size, and the grain in the handle couldn't be straighter. I put a shaving-sharp edge on it with my strop and honing compounds not long before the Winter Gathering and it went through both chopping and splitting chores like butter. I have a Two Hawks Longhunter on order, so I'm anxiously waiting for it to arrive so that I can do a solid comparo of the two. Different designs, but my hope is that either will be worthy backpack-able forest tools.