EDIT: Dr Bobs Xikar 138 LTR
- Dr. Bob:
This is my third attempt at editing your report. We keep losing power and,
because of the sudden, unexpected nature of the power outings, I have to
start all over again. Anyway, just a few comments follow, then you know the
drill. Thank you for helping us successfully complete this test series.
The Temperature has ranged from 20 to 80 degrees F (-6.7 to 26.7 C). The
weather for the most part has been hot and dry; however, I have had a few
rain and cooler temperatures. The performance of the knife in cool rainy
weather is a little awkward, due to its small handle, but with a little
being careful no problems have been encountered.
***This is probably considered a style comment and can be freely ingnored.
The above paragraph didn't quite seem to fit with the previous information.
I would suggest adding either a transitional sentence (such as "I used the
Xikar is varying weather conditions) or a new heading.
***I finally figured out how this kept occurring on the <blade>.
As mentioned above, I have encountered a problem with the
blade not keeping it's edge.
***Is this the same problem as the flattening or rolling of the edge? If
not, could you expand on this or quantify your comment? How long after
sharpening did the blade dull? How long did it take to dull in comparision
to other blades you have used?
I am very
impress with the strength and quality of this clip.
1: Small size and light weight
2: Quality of workmanship
3: Hollow opening across the top of the blade makes it very easy to open
1: Locking mechanism makes it very easy to cut your thumb when closing
blade, due to the fact that the blade is moving towards your thumb after
activating the release. Luckily no blood has been shed nor stitches needed
this test period, yet.
2: The blade becoming dull so quickly
3: The open back of the handle allows change, keys and other objects to
come in contact with the sharp edge of the blade, causing damage to the
***First, with regard to Dislike No. 2. Can you quantify this? See
previous comments. Second, again a style thing, but you end some of these
sentences with periods and others without. It probably should be consistent
one way or the other.
Otherwise, nicely done. Its been a pleasure working with you on this