J1890 wrote:Is the second knife an 81 moose knife? If so, what are your thoughts on it?
Good eye, it's the 81 Bull Moose in Appaloosa bone. Looks good, feels good, F&F excellent, all the usual pros for a Northfield. I read a few people complaining about there not being bear trap snap on the Bull Moose compared to some of the (presumably) stockman runs using the same frame. For me, both blades snap perfectly well without being dangerous OR sluggish and it makes an excellent carry knife. I really like what they did with the Appy dye job.
The Whaler is indeed a wild knife. I haven't had occasion to carry it yet. You don't realize just HOW big it is until you park it next to a big sunfish like a Case 6250 or a GEC 36 and the Whaler just dwarfs it.
I'll need to get a stronger belt.