This post is WAY over due. I feel really bad because the OBN and SOG Hunting Knives sent me an incredible knife to review a few months ago and I am just now getting my "review" up. And this isn't even my review - consider it a "pre-review" of my SOG Aura - Hunting knife.
The delay is not because I'm ungrateful or not excited about this knife. It appears to be an exceptional knife and I'm very excited to use it. The problem - I haven't had an opportunity to cut something up as I originally thought.
The ranch we hunt antelope on (which is literally five minutes from my casa) has an abundance of coyotes that have a habit of yelping at me during a speed goat stalk. I would have LOVED to put a well placed arrow or bullet through some gray fur. I even had plans for tanning a thick coyote hide which could proudly be displayed on my stair rail. However, the best laid plans often go awry. After talking with the ranch owner late January, we discovered that another individual (trying to get on the good side of the owner - another story) has completely wiped out the coyote population. I sat out on the ranch a couple of weekends waiting for a shot and was bumfuzzled by the lack of yote making an appearance. All was quiet.
So, while I'm thankful for the baby antelopes which will now be able to frolic around without having to worry about wiley coyote, I've had to put off my SOG hunting knife review longer than I intended. (Sorry - I'm not about to go skin a rabbit, or the dead skunk I hit with my truck the other day) The good news - Turkey season opens for me in a few short weeks. So I plan on bringing you the pros / cons of my new knife very soon. And if I don't shoot a turkey, I will go to the grocery story in my camo, BUY a turkey, cut it up and post my review.