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Cohutta Model Specs

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by RobbieB, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. MTBmonkey

    MTBmonkey Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 18, 2017
    Here is a Cohutta Mountaintown between 2 Fiddleback Forge Bush Hermits. The differences are maybe subtle in the pics, but in your hand the Hermit feels fuller. There is a little more belly in the handle and because the curve of the swell sits a little further back on the Hermit, it makes a noticeable difference and just feels thicker. The MT thins more toward the butt. Both are ROCK STAR designs in my opinion and you wouldn't want to put either of them down, trust me! As you can see, blades are really similar and vary slightly even within each model, but the MT is a little slimmer. I can't attest to any hard work with these three yet as you can see, but... I plan too.:D They are WAY too clean and purdy LOL and need a little dirt and a few scars IMO. Hope that helps?!
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  2. David L

    David L Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 8, 2018
    Nice trio! Thanks that does help and it looks like some of my concerns about the Bush Hermit handle might be addressed in the Mountaintown. To me the Bush Hermit handle felt like a very specialized wood processing beast. That is a great thing for most but for me it was just a little tall which did not always feel like what I am used to in different grip positions. My primary uses are probably not where it's strengths lie. The Mountaintown might just lean more in the all around feel that I am hunting for. Could just be that the Larger grip would feel normal after a while because I am coming from smaller knives, who knows. In the end if I can find that one compromise 4" knife that has the perfect balance I will be overjoyed. I doubt it though because it is nice to be using the right tool best suited for the task it was made for.
     
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  3. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Just wanted to point out that @Cohutta has had a flood of inspiration lately and created five new models in the past two months. They are:
    • B&T
    • Mountaintown Jr.
    • Ridge Runner
    • Talona
    • Tioga
    Specs can be found in the first post of this thread and here. A few of these can already be seen in the COHUTTA PICS thread too.
     
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  4. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Let's pick a central location*, meet up with All The Models, and make informed choices, exhaustive wish lists, and mutually thrilling exchanges.

    Who's in?!

    ~ P.


    *central to me, of course, because I said it first.
     
  5. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I'd rather cut my finger off or stab myself in the eye with a stick, than be around that good for nut'n city slicker @Cohutta
     
  6. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    I think the full-sized Cohutta Strebig just bumped my desire for a Fiddleback Forge Bushfinger. It looks like the Strebig has less height but I'd like to confirm. 1/4" or so difference in blade length from the specs.

    If anyone reading this has a comparison pic showing both I would appreciate it very much. Or just the respective blade's heights.Thanks.
     
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  7. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    I can help out with this request. DM sent.
     
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  8. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Choppaman, all of your knives look fantastic. All three sizes of Strebigs are pretty cool all lined up together. Russell emailed right away so I'll have a full-sized Strebig in my hands sometime early in the new year. He showed me a half dozen scale blanks that all looked great. So I asked him to surprise me. I'll surely post pics here when it's done. I am psyched.

    Thanks again!
     
  9. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    Even more exciting! :) Makers choice! @Cohutta won't steer ya wrong!!! Happy Holidays my friend. Looking forward to those pics!! :thumbsup:
     

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