The China diatribe got a little out of hand didn't it smilin308!?! My favorite "throw away" fixed blades are the Moras from Sweden, another country that has been making great knives far before North America had white men on the continent! I guess I better get a Strongarm quickly before they send the pattern overseas? Lol!
I better define "throw away". If you and the knife part ways before you have sharpened it into a tooth pick over many years of ownership, lost, broken or stolen it doesn't hurt the pocket book creating saltwater emitting from the eyes!
I've been talking with my friend about it this morning. He doesn't just work there, he's a VP. When I asked him about the strongarm, he described it as "his baby". He said it was developed for the folks at Coronado. They were using the seal pup for years and hated it. They developed the Strongarm based on their input.
He's very proud of it! Apparently, I've got one in coyote coming my way...
Gerbers decent and all, but I look for other brands before them. I've broken so many folders they have given me a sour taste. One broke when I accidently dropped it on the driveway.
I do love gerber but they haven't been as durable as some others I have found for a similar cost. I was mad when I lost the gerber I took to Africa because it's what I used to cull my first African kill with. Wanted to hold onto that knife for sentimental reasons. Their blades sharpen quickly but don't hold an edge long. It's not a huge problem unless I'm field dressing an animal and skinning it as it is a pain when your hands and knife are bloody. All in all I'll still buy gerber as throw around knives but I have started looking at other options.
Man, that Strongarm looks cool. I like how they offer it W/O serrations unlike the LMF thing.
I have the LMF knife that I fell in love with it when I saw it online. Bought it and as soon as I held it in my hand I hated it. The grip is tall and slim leaving alot of empty space in my hand. I only use it to cut down small trees but rarely do that anymore because the metal is starting to mushroom from repeated strikes from wood on the back of the blade. Needless to say I switched to the KBAR Becker for my outdoor survival knife. I saw this blade your speaking of though at blade HQ that is here locally and it's peaking my interests again. I also held it in my hand and it's 100 times better than my LMF knife.