Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Finish
A new favorite
Just used the Camp 18 to clear some overgrowth bordering my yard. When I first received it, I thought it might be a bit heavy for easy use, but the forward weight, plus the fact that it arrived wickedly sharp, made powering through alder and maple saplings, along with some cedar branches up to about an inch in diameter a breeze. And don't forget the ever present PNW blackberry vines. Raining light and steady in Western Washington today, but with the grip design and material, it was very sure and stable in the hand. It appears very well made, so I have high hopes for durability and a long use life. Doubt I'll be using it to prepare meals around camp, but I guess I'll have a good defense tool as well if the zombies, aliens, or whatever invade the Pacific Northwest. I guess my only complaint is that it made brush-whacking easy enough that I cut down way more stuff than I really wanted to pick up. Price was very reasonable.