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Username Post: MINI AND BASIC BOLOS!        (Topic#922159)
BILLB OKC
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04-23-12 05:24.59 - Post#2464290    



I received them this morning.

Ray, you need to get one of these.

They are sweet.
I love both but I can see how the Mini could be my EOD. I love thick, heavy blades such as these.

The Mini reminds me of my trail buddy.



Edited by BILLB OKC on 04-23-12 05:34.05. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
BILLB OKC
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04-23-12 05:40.26 - Post#2464292    


    In response to BILLB OKC

that should read "every day carry".

typotypotypo
 
mongo
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04-23-12 06:00.05 - Post#2464295    


    In response to BILLB OKC

DANGITT! Here I was thinking that I'd be the first to get up an initial impression/review, but Bill beat me to it!

I just received my Grasso mini bolo about 5 minutes ago, and I must say that my initial impression is VERY favorable. I was a little concerned with what the sheath would be, but it was shipped with a very nice black leather Trail Buddy sheath, which it fits perfectly. I really like the Trail Buddy sheath... so this combo really works for me.

The knife: a stout .200" thick knife with a modest distal taper and dead sexy curves. Marked Bark River Knives Escanaba Mi USA on one side and Prototype A-2 tool steel Made in the USA on the obverse side. The handle is a beefy Big Mike pleasing thickness with a 3 &1/2 finger grip for me. I will likely put a short Reeve fob on it to give a bit more purchase and help in retrieving it from the sheath.

When I talked with Jason at DLT about this one, he commented that it would make a fine knife to dress a deer with. Having now held it in my hand, I have to agree with him. It would tackle that chore with aplomb. I can also see it being an EDC that can and will handle anything you can throw at it. I look forward to putting it through it's paces in the future here, and will put these thoughts down at some point.

All in all, the Grasso mini bolo ROCKS! When this model becomes available, I can see it becoming a very popular choice around these here parts. I'd stick with the TB sheath too...
 
Edgejunkie
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04-23-12 06:06.05 - Post#2464296    


    In response to BILLB OKC



Just got my new Grasso Bolo Basic and the Mini in today.

WOW.....what a true surprise....I was pretty sure I was going to like the Mini before I ordered it but I was a little unsure of the Basic.

Boy, what a suprise...I really like them both...even though they are in the basic BCM....I cant imagine how good they would look in other handles.....

Im so excited about these knifes my hands are still shaking and I cant hardly type

Carried them outside alreay and whittled some wood. They work great....I used the Basic to go and chop me a stick to whittle on and it was a great little chopper for its overall length. Cut a two inch stick in only four chops.

The Basic is going to make a great camp knife. It has enough weight behind it that you will be able to do some great task with it.

The Mini is going to be a great EDC. Didnt play with it as much because I was so happy that I liked the Basic so much.

Will make more comments on this once I use it more but so far I really like both knives. They will be a keepers........or at least until some different handle materials come out.....soon I hope

Enjoy the pics and get on the list once it comes out.

From what I understand they only made 12 of these for now.....just glad I purchased these for now.

Also the sheaths are pretty cool too. Im glad they did not use the Bushcrafter

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Jeff
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Edited by Edgejunkie on 04-23-12 06:10.09. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
Edgejunkie
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04-23-12 06:28.33 - Post#2464304    


    In response to mongo

Bill, we must have been starting a thread on these at the same time. If a mod would like to combine mine with this....that would be fine with me.

Glad everyone else likes them too. I really cant wait until we get to choose the handles for these knives.
Jeff
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BILLB OKC
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04-23-12 06:31.55 - Post#2464307    


    In response to Edgejunkie

"Glad everyone else likes them too. I really cant wait until we get to choose the handles for these knives."

SHEEPS HORN AND DESERT IRONWOOD BURL!
 
Edgejunkie
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04-23-12 07:30.40 - Post#2464333    


    In response to BILLB OKC

Thanks for combining my thread with this one...whoever did it...

The more I play with the Basic the more I like it.

It reminds me of a Bravo 1 on steroids
Jeff
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MikeGrasso
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04-23-12 08:01.07 - Post#2464345    


    In response to Edgejunkie

Sorry Jeff, I should have posted that I merged them for you, glad you're liking the knife, standby for one more announcement on them.


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Edgejunkie
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04-23-12 08:12.23 - Post#2464349    


    In response to MikeGrasso

I will be waiting for whatever you have. I cant put the Basic down...yall hit a home run on that knife...

and to think, that was the knife I was worried I wouldnt like....shows you how much I know.

Never been a huge fan of knives with alot of Belly because I thought they would be difficult to whittle sticks with....but Im finding it works much, much better than I thought.

Im cutting one inch sticks in half with just one swipe.... This thing just has a feel that it can take whatever you throw at it.
Jeff
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DBAR
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04-23-12 08:34.21 - Post#2464357    


    In response to mongo

Pictures look Great, and I like what I'm reading about these. I'm waiting to receive mine. I think I got the last pair. Jason and Kris are Great people to do business with.

DBAR
 
mongo
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04-23-12 09:04.06 - Post#2464368    


    In response to DBAR

I just wanted to add major kudos to Jason and Mary over at DLT.... I ordered on Friday late morning and received my mini on Monday late morning. THAT is some kick butt service!
 
Edgejunkie
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04-23-12 09:45.05 - Post#2464380    


    In response to mongo

  • mongo Said:
I just wanted to add major kudos to Jason and Mary over at DLT.... I ordered on Friday late morning and received my mini on Monday late morning. THAT is some kick butt service!




I will second that...thanks Jason and Mary....I think they understand that waiting is just not what we like to do
Jeff
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BILLB OKC
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04-23-12 10:39.27 - Post#2464392    


    In response to Edgejunkie

The more I play with these the more I like them.
THE MIKES did a great job

so what is the big announcement concerning GRASSO BOLOS?

Impatient people want to know

Edited by BILLB OKC on 04-23-12 10:40.03. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
MikeGrasso
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04-23-12 11:05.17 - Post#2464403    


    In response to BILLB OKC

We'll wait to the supply wagon makes it in....

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf



 
Big Mike
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04-23-12 11:38.24 - Post#2464422    


    In response to MikeGrasso

Well, we know there's a GB-III coming,


...what's next, ...the GB-Folder?



You know it would be Friggin' Savage
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Big Mike


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Edited by Big Mike on 04-23-12 11:39.23. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
palmerdl
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04-23-12 12:26.18 - Post#2464439    


    In response to mongo

  • mongo Said:
I just wanted to add major kudos to Jason and Mary over at DLT....



That's one point I will agree heartily on. DLT and company are the best.
Don

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DBAR
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04-25-12 14:07.42 - Post#2465150    


    In response to palmerdl

Here's a comparison picture for any that are interested.

These Grasso Bolo's are pretty "Bad Ass" if you ask me. They are sharp as hell, and should be a good addition to anyones collection.

I can see myself carrying the Mini Grasso Bolo around, it's a handy knife. I have to admit, I thought the handle could be a tiny bit longer, but we'll see how I feel after carrying it around for a week or so.

The Basic just "Rocks". It makes for a great all around knife. I think it can take on any "roll" that you give it.





DBAR
 
Skinny
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04-25-12 14:47.47 - Post#2465164    


    In response to DBAR

DBAR, thanks for those pics man.

Like someone else says around here, SAVAGE!
Christian


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