I received my Corehart from Michael today in the mail and all I can say is...wow! This a great larger knife that is very nimble in the hand. The very generous handle is rock solid in my grip and the matte jade G-10 is tacky and beautiful. The craftsmanship is excellent and the thought that went into the design is very obviously from the mind of a knife user.
All of my knife use includes food prep so I wanted to give the Corehart a workout in the kitchen before taking her out into the woods and doing woodcraft and fire craft. Since lots of my knife use is processing game, I figured that in the off season, I would settle for processing a whole beef tenderloin. For those of you that hunt, you know that a smaller, thinner blade is a bit easier to use for meat processing but, since the Corehart was begging for a workout, I used it to cut the filet, and then trim up the individual steaks. At 3/16" thick, removing the silver skin SHOULD have been a tough job without losing a lot of meat in the process. The Corehart performed as well as any knife I have ever used for this task. It is sharp enough to make an initial cut and then follow just under the silver skin to remove it and leave the meat. Worked through the whole filet leaving beautiful round 1 1/4" filets.
Moving on from the steaks, I sliced a quart of fresh Alabama strawberries for shortcake. This SHOULD have been a tall request for a thick hard use knife but, I was shocked at the ease of cutting 1/8" to 3/16" slices. For those who don't know, we grow relatively small strawberries in AL so, getting 6-8 slices out of a strawberry not much larger than a grape is no easy task...the Corehart excelled...
The next task was cutting quail (sweet little appetizers) in half for the grill. The Corehart blew through the 4 quail with very little pressure...no sawing.
Got the Coremuk today, MAN O MAN this thing is NICE!!
I received the Slim Tasker today. Man it's way better in person and more than I ever thought. I can't wait to get it out camping. Thanks again for a great knife!!
Guys- I got my first "Core" knife recently. In a word, it is "Sweet"!!
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