Today i'll be reviewing a catty I have received today. It is a Oak and Walnut Hammer hunter by Jim Williams.
When I first saw this catty, I was amazed.
The finish on the wood looked incredible on all the pictures. If I am correct, he used hard wax oils and something else which I cannot remember. When I opened it up, it was shining like a star! According to Jim the finish is not as good as what his normal ones are like because he had to apply it using a cloth. Personally, I thought it was perfectly fine.
I took it out to my catchbox and began shooting. TING, TING, TING! The can was shredded afterwards.. It is one of my most accurate catty's for me. I took it out later and realised there was a mark on the inside right fork that wasn't there before! Turns out one of my shots I first took had just clipped the fork.. not too noticeable but very, VERY annoying. (see picture below) The canted forks also reduce wrist strain, which I have not had any of.
The one I own is the smaller of the sizes available. In the pictures, to me it looks really big and chunky, but turns out it is nice and pocketable. The palm swell (walnut and oak) fits my hand just right, and looks nice.
The pouch on it is kangaroo leather. Strong, Durable, and light! It is a little smaller than I am used too, but the centre hole lines up the 3/8 inch steel well. I have had no handslap, AT ALL using this leather. If I am correct the pouch is tied on using some sort of twine.
I would rate this catty a 9/10 (my personal opinion)
You won't be disappointed if you get one!
(You may be wondering what the negatives are? There must be some negatives right? but for me, there honestly isn't)
ALL THIS IS MY OPINION, OTHER OPINIONS MAY VARY.