Grasso Bolo I
The Bark River Knives Grasso Bolo I is the smallest of the Grasso Bolo Series. It is just the ticket for a compact, serious chopper/slasher that’s easy to carry and use. At 18 ounces and featuring a serpentine grind and heavy weight forward, the Grasso Bolo I excels at wood prepping, brush clearing, delimbing and small tree removal. It will also handle large game carcass break-down very well.
The serpentine grind follows the contour of the cutting edge instead of going up higher to the spine which leaves more weight at the blade tip. This design should add more velocity when doing snap cuts. Knives with a non-parabolic curve are naturally easy to use with the normal ergonomic swing of the arm. This can be enhanced by using a snap cut technique. You rock the knife back, loosely holding the knife with the thumb and first finger and as you quickly descend with the blade, you close your hand just past the apex of the swing to accelerate the blade before impact. The large “sweet spot” is just behind the widest part of the blade for maximum effect in both cutting and chopping. Once this technique is mastered, you will accomplish more with less work. You will find this knife to be very well balanced and easy to use.
5160 was chosen for the blade steel because of its extreme toughness.
The Grasso Bolo I is a compact, powerful tool that every outdoorsman will appreciate. Whether you are splitting kindling wood for the campfire in the Ozarks or breaking down a moose carcass in Alaska, the Grasso Bolo I will get the job done quickly and efficiently!
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