Aloha from Honolulu, Harriet! "Mahalo Nui Loa (Thank you very much)" for your kind e-mail. It is very nice to hear from special friends such as yourself, from the Mainland U.S. Yes, as a matter of fact, I did use it. Thank you for asking. My Hawaii Air National Guard unit (154 Mission Support Flight[154 MSF]) went to the field in Waimanalo to the US Marine Corps Pacific field training area for a 3 day exercise. The Ranger Puukko came in very handy, cutting rope to set up our "GP (general purpose) Medium Tents," stripping "keawe (pronounced ke-a-ve)" wood to start a fire, and even saw some time in the Services kitchen, cutting food to assist the cooks in preparing "kau-kau" ("chow" in military terms)for the troops. Harriet, I'm very happy with my Ranger Puukko. May I please ask to send Mr. JP Peltonen, a message that there is "one Happy Hawaiian" using his Puukko! Thank you very much again Harriet, perhaps the next time we'll get some Kona Coffee and Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts Chocolates to you and the nice folks at Kellam Knives!
Me Ke Aloha Pumehana (With Warm Regards)