Garfield’s “go-to tool” when dealing with brush, limbs, and small trees on his NW Florida rural property, and his Grandson’s favorite tool to steal away from him. Small enough to wield all day but capable enough to easily take on 3- and 4-inch thick cuts.
When I bought this knife it was to try and find a better alternative for cutting brush in my backyard. It’s a full-time job during the warmer months in my yard and I’m always on the lookout for a better tool to hack away at brush. Besides this one looks sooooo cool, at least on the Internet it did and we all know how truthful the Internet is. So buy it I did and I’m so happy with it I bought another one, well happy and with two I don’t have to fight Grandson #2 for possession of it.
The knife does require proper technique to easily cut through the thicker brush but once you master that, slaying brush saplings 2 and 3 inches thick is relatively easy. At 23 oz it will make an impression on your wrist and forearm though, be prepared for that if you aren’t used to swinging a hammer, hatchet or chopper like this often because you’ll feel it the next day.
The Buck 808 is useful for post-hurricane brush clearing, camp setup, brush clearing your homestead, (my primary use), shelter building, zombie removal should the need ever arise, and generally anything you can think of that a big knife/chopper would be used for.
The bad news is … For some reason Buck has discontinued the 808 Talon, glad I have two of them.