- Apr 27, 2012
Maybe I should be more specific. Perhaps a decent comparison would be between the CPK Field Knife vs the FBF Bushfinger or Bushcrafter.
I’m try to see if I can benefit from the collective experience around this fantastic forum so I can avoid the buying and selling approach to find the blade in that 4” - 5” camp/food prep sweet spot.
Used the FK and a Bushfinger to cut up the goods for some stew yesterday . Using my kitchen scale the FK is just under 8oz, the Bushfinger is about 4.5oz so that's a pretty significant difference right there.
The Bushfinger did really well trimming and cutting up the roast and making the parallel cuts for dicing the onion, the FK did better with the potatoes, carrots, and celery. If I had to cut up a bunch of raw meat again I'd pick the Bushfinger but they're close enough for me I wouldn't be too concerned over which I had for cooking one meal at a time.
I've used them both for doing wood cutting/ carving but not at the same time. If I were breaking down wood for a fire or carving notches for a tripod or something similar I'd go for the FK. If I were doing any finer work like carving a spoon I'd prefer the Bushfinger.
Dunno if that is any use but there it is. My .02. YMMV. Data usage may apply.
You get some funny looks when you have company over and you keep taking pictures while making supper.