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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:11 pm 
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Here's a spartan sword from Kult of Athena http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp ... el+Lakonia

I'm just in the beginning stages of preparing to hunt hogs with dogs, and on youtube I've seen mostly knives used, sometimes a spear, one time this sword apparently made for boar hunting https://silverstag.com/Sword_Series/Wild_Boar_Hunter

The spartan is a 14" blade and the silverstag is 21". I assume the silverstag would work fine but I don't like the idea of a 21" scabbard hanging off me while I go gallivanting through the woods. Plus the spartan is $60, though probably needs a sharpening, while the silverstag is $400.

So wondering if anyone foresees any issues with the spartan, like maybe the wide double-edge isn't good for piercing or something? I hope an advantage might be a more humane kill-shot given how wide it is.

Also I just like swords and have a few for my fledgling collection but none that I would use for hunting. Hence my interest. Feel free to link your preferred tools, and thanks for the info!


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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:09 am 
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When I was hog dogging I used a Buck 119 on several occasions. The blade was easy to control, good balance, not so large as to be cumbersome in the woods on your belt. With the blades you've cited I'd have a few concerns. First, running through the woods into brush those long blades may get tangled easily. Next, I would be concerned about the safety of my canine friends who would be hanging from the frontal area of the hog. There may be some risk of them getting cut by such long blades, either prior to penetration, or by over penetration, especially on a smallish hog. Same thing for my hunting partners. That large a blade could pose a risk to a partner who may be trying to flip the hog, or leg the hog. And, I'd also be concerned about the ability to penetrate a large boar hogs plate with the big wide blade. It may take a good bit more power and strength to get that blade to penetrate than some may realize.

My suggestion would be to use smaller blades from 6-9 inches in length, with good spine strength, good tip, good balance, with a good pommel to prevent your hand from slipping forward on the blade, and sharp edge that's not excessively wide. You'll want one with a good sheath, that has a good retention system both for your belt and your knife.

Any knife that can penetrate to the heart will kill the hog. I've seen a lot of different blades used, in a lot of different sizes and shapes, but NONE were as large as the ones you've asked about.

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 Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 10:54 am 
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I'll agree with Marty. Been there done that and I too prefer a small strong easy to handle blade that is long enough to get the heart.

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