After a self imposed period of abstinence and the epic realisation that my kit is finally about as good as its gonna get I've decided to get a new knife.
The plan is the sell off ALL my old knives (except three made for me by my friend Mr Bliss) and then have the pleasure of rediscovery (of course if I need a good bushy I can always whip a Mora triflex out of the shop stock!)
Now, as you may be aware, I like a big un, A CAMP KNIFE ..... 4 inch bushies dont do it for me, their all same old same old copies of each other nothing new and over priced to boot - so after some research I decided to go for one of these ...........
The M95 Finnish Ranger knife.
Way back in the 1990's - around '93 I bought myself a knife hailed as being designed by Lars Falt (who?? in those days I didnt know the name) but it was a well received knife so I ordered one.
This isnt the one I had but it looked similar (above) - it was a excellent knife, I spent many hours wandering the German forests trialing it, I took it to Bosnia and used it for everything from clearing mines to helping villagers butcher a cow which was roasted in celebration of the UN finally getting through to their beleaguered homes. But unfortunately it was lost during a move from one base to another and never replaced due to (pre internet days) not being able to find the seller I bought it from .............
Anyway the Sissipuuko M95 is called the Finnish Ranger knife and as such was originaly designed for the finnish army - oddly it was Swedish Military units who bought it before it was ever issued to Finnish troops but to my mind that just gives it more credance!!
So watch this space - I'll do a out the box review and then trial it and review it again ........... looking forward to it!!