Battle Mistress confusion

LMT66

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Forgive my ignorance! Can anyone give me a run down on the Battle Mistress line from first run thru current offering? ID letter changes, thickness changes, length, etc. Anything would be helpful.
Thanks in advance!
 
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in as few words as possible. . .

-Straight handle
-Ergo
-Fusion

And the many variations of each. Ok, I see that isn't exactly what you are asking :p
 

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Went 1/6 SHBM, 1/300 SHBM, Slotted Screw SHBM, Tube SHBM, BM-e, ZTBM, BM-e LE, FBM/FBMLE, FFBM and soon to come: The NMFBM/NMFBMLE. They're all around 10'' long (prior to the NMFBM) and .250'' with the exception of some fatty SHBM's and the FBMLE/FFBM which were both over .300''....somewhere between .310'' and .330'' I can't remember what exactly. The SHBM fatties rarely got fatter than .270/.275'' ish.
 
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And tack onto that list the new NMFBM's. Though they probably deserve their own seperate category they're still in the FBM lineup.
 

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How about the ergo handle versus the other? Pro's and con's? Whatever I end up buying is going to go lizzy bordon on firewood when camping.
 

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in as few words as possible. . .

-Straight handle
-Ergo
-Fusion

And the many variations of each. Ok, I see that isn't exactly what you are asking :p

-SHBM
-BM-E
-FBM
& also FFBM or FFFBM (same thing... "Fat Flat" Fusion Battle Mistress)

The fusion BM's have a 10inch blade (CG, "Combat Grade" FBM is .25" thick & the FBM LE, "Limited Edition" is closer to a third of an inch thick... Not completely sure about the other older models, but they are close in length. Thicknesses vary between the different model types..
 

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well,

Straight Handled Battle Mistress (SHBM) was the first and it was also the first knife to use INFI steel solely. this went from 1998 to nearly the end of 1999.

BM-E (Ergo handle) was the second run and it picked up from 2000 and it had several variations. This one is probably the ugliest and most useful of all the BM's.

The FBM is the last to come out and it has had more viariations than any other of the BM's. such as follows:

CG FBM with the bevels
LE FBM limited edition numbered well over 1000.
Fat FBM sabre ground at 0.32 iinch
First Proto FBM run looks more like a longer fussion steel heart
second Proto FBM looks like some Brend Bowie
2007 FBM SE
2008 FBM SE
and now the NM FBM which is the heaviest of the entire line.
 
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Now everything seems to fall into place: Infi, thick but not overly thick, 11.5" blade, straight spine, incredibly tough, beautiful. What's not to like?
If you could help me, my only doubt before the plunge is: what wears less, sage or black?
Kind Regards
 
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You can always get a CG and strip it after the coating wears (that's what I'm gonna do). I believe that the sage wears better than black- I've heard that anyway. I don't have any experience with the black (I do have a black NMFBM on order now) but I hear the coating tends to chip or flake slightly more than it does in other colors.
 
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In addition to all that, I believe that when introduced, the SHBMs had an asymertrical edge (mine does, anyway), which was dropped at some point for reasons unknown to me.
 
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In addition to all that, I believe that when introduced, the SHBMs had an asymertrical edge (mine does, anyway), which was dropped at some point for reasons unknown to me.

Jerry did the first asymmetrical edge (or one of the first) on this pre-release SHBM. This is the ASG article BM and according to Ron Hood, Jerry wanted him to test it out to see how it performed.

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The only pic I have that shows the other sides' edge close up...
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Now... my 1 of 300 SHBM has the standard V ground cutting edge.
So I believe the asymmetric edge started to show up on the BMs shortly after the forst 300 or so.

I believe he stopped making them that way because people didn't know how to deal with it.

I believe you can still request the asymmetrical edge if you really want one.

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Well, I thank you all for the info! Today I bought, from a member here, a CGFBM that included a nice leather sheath and another FBMLE with kydex on another forum!
After paying for them, I sat down to a bowl of Rice Krispies to celebrate! All I heard was "Snap - Crackle - CHOP" after pouring the milk in! :)
This thread was educational for me and expensive!

So I now have a Tiger/Satin GW, a Tan/Satin Boney Active Duty, a Snakeskin/ Black Groovemaster, a Urban Grey FBMCG and a Tiger/Satin FBMLE.

Been a very expensive day today buying two FBM's!

OINK!
 
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