Tang design on "Woodsman's Pal Military Premium"?


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A strange person
February 4, 2013, 01:56 PM
The basic Woodsman's Pal has a true full-profile tang, as is clearly seen due to it's sandwich handle construction. I never, ever buy blades for camping/survival/yard work purposes that possess any other tang style than this, as I don't like my tools breaking, especially when I am in the middle of nowhere. The military version is attractive to me due to it's D-guard, but the leather-wrapped handle hides the tang. I would assume this model has the same true full tang as the others, but cautious me can never be too sure. Does anyone have any knowledge of this?

I'm talking about this:

http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/WP284/Woodmans-Pal-Military-Premium-Model-284-Tool-10-12-inch-Blade-Leather-Handle-No-Sheath

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rcmodel
February 4, 2013, 02:05 PM
No, the military Woodsman Pal has a stick tang inside the leather washer handle.

But they don't break.

These two survived WWII.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=685014&highlight=woodsman+pal

I have never seen a broken one.

BTW: Buy an original GI LC-14-B off of ebay if you want a good one.
The modern one they make now isn't nearly as good.

rc

A strange person
February 4, 2013, 02:08 PM
That was quick. Thanks for the info RC.

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