Hi all I got the 311 today. It is surprisingly comfortable in hand. I am not a huge fan of the handle esp. on the 511. But on this it balances great. I am really happy with this little one.
[color:"red"] Disclaimer Dan, I still want Mudder handles!!! Please [/color] :CROSSFINGERS:
But I really like this little blade. And a side not, usually anything under 4 inches I would just take a folder. But this is really a nice feel.
One of the only exceptions to this is the Esee 3 mil cp. I love this knife for daily carry. It is just a mean knife for its size.
Here is the Scrapyard 311 with the Esee 3 orange handle, 3 Mil cp, and the Esee Hest fixed blade.
I like the res c handle better on the Scrapyard 311 but I love the choil on the Esee 3 series. I miss a usable choil.
Here it is with the ever popular 511. The same handle but a totally different balance.
The specs for these two are
(SY) 311 (SR101) = ? oz; .1875" thick; 3.5" blade; 8" oal
(SY) 511 (SR101) = 6.75 oz; .1875" thick; 5.5" blade; 10" oal
Here it is with the Scrapyard 511, the 311, the Swamprat Rodent Solution, and the Scrapyard Mud Puppy with [color:"red"]mudder, hint hint Dan [/color]handles
The Rodent solution specs are as follows
Rodent Solution (SR101) = 6.4 oz; .1875" thick; 3.5" blade; 8.125" oal
A side view of the blade profile and handles
Here is the 311 and the Mudpuppy, with [color:"red"] mudder handles! [/color]
The Mud puppy specs are as follows
(SY) Dumpster Mutt CG (SR77) (Saber - small handle) = 9 oz; .27" thick; 5.25" blade; 9.75" oal
(SY) Dumpster Mutt LE (SR77) (full flat - small handle) = 7.7 oz; .25" thick; 5" blade; 9.5" oal
Here it is putting a point on a piece of green wood. No problems
Here is the 311 making a poor fuzz stick,(my fault) with some very hard fat wood.
The tip is not chipped, but that is some of the coating on the very tip.
P.s. Mike you did a fantastic job sharpening the 311. It was hair poppin sharp.
Here it is with the Swamprat Rodent Solution, Scrapyard 711, Scrapyard 511, and the 311