Some of you may remember my Randall Rat 7 that I purchased to celebrate my 4000 post. I used it a bit in the back yard for a quick test run. Great knife, but I found the length a bit short for the most efficient use of energy in extended brush clearing.
This past weekend, I came across an Ontario "Raider" knife that I purchased some time ago and forgot about (it must have fallen off a truck as the price was ridiculously cheap). It has better length so I took into the yard an reduced a great stack of brush into more manageable parcels. I think it the bare minimum for someone who anticipates a lot of knife slashing in his/her future. I found the thinness of the grind was especially efficient in my garden labors. I actually like the handle shape better than the Rat7...even with its low tech materials.
Knife: Spec Plus Survival
length: 10 inches.
Minor note, the top edge is sharpened!