Im going to make the base a bit wider. As I expect my cocks to drive them a bit deeper. This will also allow me to use them as stag knives next year :-) even after 4 to 5 regrinds.
Im akso making a whole set of right hand knives. Im going to use that as a partida to convince or attract more opponents to fight us with even sized or smaller birds :-) its getting more difficult to get matched in the hacks nowadays.
I think you got a batch of defective forks. I have not had any fork breakages even using my stag knives on the cocks/bullstags.
Since we all have the same source - di ba? - I resolved to check each one by one before use.
Last edited by jailbird; January 25th, 2013 at 03:41 PM.
hello sir. jailbird I show in the short knife and if u want to test your birds for cutting i think the short knife is a great tool alot of fights around hear don't last more than 1 minute cus they cut the other bird to ribbons. even with a 1 inch knife u can make huge cuts I mean huge and when both birds are really cut up they still have the tenacity and will to kill to get the job done just my 2 cents phxsuns
And also don't test a stag for gameness he hasn't got there mentally and will almost all the time run
BTW, in the stag derbies that we have, you are allowed to back off from a fight if your stag refuses to fight before it is heeled. I guess in recognition that stags do get mentally unstable and will refuse to fight.
Thanks Ernest and Phxsuns. I think the fights in the ongoing WSC highlight the importance of gameness, cut and smarts.
It seems that birds with deep cutting ability and the smarts are of a great premium in bringing in the wins. A fast and deep cutting bird is the single most important winning trait. The smarts to time his blows and avoid damage is like an insurance policy. With a dead or dying opponent a fighter that has no scratch has no reason to lose.
But it also takes gameness to salvage a draw or ensure the win. A lack of gameness, however, can manifest in a crucial point of the game and cost us a win.
Cutting (fast and deadly); Smarts (knowing when to inflict maximum damage and stay away from harm; and lastly, Gameness to fight and fight to the very end.
Last edited by jailbird; January 26th, 2013 at 06:26 PM.
Hope this helps.
Dong let me know when you and Tiny can have roosters for SK test fights. Arnold has a couple and I have a few I will spare before putting them in the off season broodpen.
We can do test s for optimal kill time and also do some gameness tests on potential broodfowl. So far dulled edge but pointed SK and dulled point gaffs seem to be the ideal gameness/cut tools.
Gauging from the draw fight rooster we had las jan 18 - its going to be difficult to make them recover fast. I think we may need to have them molt first after pit testing for gameness.
If we do severe testing for gameness we can also do it with a much smaller group. Only those willing to test their broodfowl will be invited. And results will only be private among the testers.
sir Jeb,just post the exact date and i will be there.
Ho Yancey, ill check my work calendar and ill post the next available date for us.
We can have gameness testing fights and also Kanan tari fights ;-)
I was intrigued by the pasig derby of gaffers - walang kaliwaan. Just kanan tari using left leg knives.
Found a 2.4kg stag even if he goes down to 2.250 or 2.3kg might be too brittle for that weight class as that family is best at 1.9-2.0kg. So a candidate for the 2.3kg stag you have? Great for SK I guess...
My 1.6kg stag was left in the range so that one maybe for March, but will continue to look. Have a bullstag BC still in the pens 2.3kg ok for March too.
Larga, post the date and I will PM you my candidates, gameness testing, SK testing, gaff testing whichever...SLW
sir JB please keep us posted... would like to help in the testing as i dont need to test pa since i dont have breed yet... will bring the blinker karambola hatch for your testing...
smells like another tare2x session...
I just realized im ok any saturday of feb.
Sir Arnold if you like Feb 2 or Feb 9 ?
It would be great if we can hold the session in a new venue. Sana Sir Tiny Meneses or Sir Nino Mabanta could host the fights. They have really 5 star facilities.
Or maybe Sir Joey or sir Kit can make their places available?
The more the merrier!
Last edited by jailbird; January 28th, 2013 at 10:47 AM.
Ok sir am joining the bulangbulang of RGBA on Feb 4. Will just send a team in my behalf. Same with Feb 1 no pot of UCBA.
My bro Jun na lang siguro. Im just an Internet cocker nowadays. Spent all of 15 minutes in the kamp the past 2 weeks hahahahaha
By the way if and when we have the 2sk vs 1 lk test again I would love to test the double blade knives of Doc Nino.
Anyway, have no stags for Feb 9, but have two candidates for SK testing. One Grey and one White (missing tail feathers and wing feathers). End of the line for me these two, wont make the grade in the derbies and just want them to fight for their keep, and for my gaffer to learn the proper way of SK tying with botanas and all...
2 pledge birds from TeamSlw....
Ok 2 birds from SlwnStdy for SK testing.
I have couple of stags for gameness testing.
Yancey, how many sir?
Whel has a rooster also.
Sir Tiny Meneses
Dr. Nino Mabanta
Dr. Jess Estrada
The Saint "Jovie Sta Cruz"
Sir Kit Cujo Soliman
Sir Joey Hidalgo
Sir Mark Bote
Sir Dave SharpnSilver
Sir Ompong Plaza
Sir Warlord Jim Chua
Sirs Tonio and Mike Romulo - we hope you can grace the occassion.
Sir Gengen and the UCBA team via dr Nino Mabanta :-)
Guys please add to the list the names of those who have been attending and those who want to attend. My memory is all used up hahahaha.
Last edited by jailbird; January 28th, 2013 at 12:18 PM.
sir Jeb,1stag and 1bullstag for gameness test.
Anyone wants to use blunted gaffs as Ernest suggests?
Having a time limit may sound sissy but we have to start somewhere. And we have to go home too hahahahahahaha
Last edited by jailbird; January 28th, 2013 at 04:05 PM.
For the gaff test, those short gaffs from Rigoletto you just got should be right? Do you have two matching pairs? I would love to see the gaff fights on video, not much around these days for us to see....legally