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by: Nomad

The western/coleman bowie that I broke was a full tang knife.I broke it while chopping through a metal band on some landscape timbers at a lumber yard.I wasn't prying side to side and it broke straight across at the hand guard.I took the one they gave me as a replacement and had a friend rework the tang and put a nice ELK ANTLER handle on it.It has served me well and I still have it.I retired it for a lighter knife that works just as good.It helps that you get
smarter the older you get and don't do as much chopping.

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by: Brian (Chief BMSAR)

I've owned a ton of different knives over the years, and what you descibed about the handle breaking away from the blade is always a problem. I have found that a knife with a full tang works best for alot of reasons. First off you don't have to worry about the blade breaking free of the handle, you can also use the butt end of the knife fo a makeshift hammer and a few other purposes i'm sure you can think of a few. The knife I carry now is a cheapo survival knife made os stainless steel with a full tang a 7 inche blade with a 4 inche handle the handle is wrapped in paracord (never know when you need some) it has a sawtooth back of the blade. I have beat the crap out of this knife and like timex says "it takes a lickin and keeps on tickin" Stay safe

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