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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

    477
    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

    601
    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 Basic Member Basic 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:
     
  10. k12s

    k12s Gold Member Gold Member

    338
    Feb 14, 2008
    Anyone have a pic of a Puukko?
     
  11. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Olde Towne Cutlery has the only ones I know of but their pics aren’t up yet.

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  12. k12s

    k12s Gold Member Gold Member

    338
    Feb 14, 2008
    That's where I read about it. Ole town. Many Thanks
     
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  13. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Another with all 3.

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  14. schmittie

    schmittie

    Nov 28, 2009
    Holy cow! Those are pretty sweet. Had no idea he was making this style. I’ll take the nat can @Nbrackett

    ETA: what are the size differences?
     
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  15. Cohutta

    Cohutta

    99
    Feb 17, 2017
    The larger one is a 4” blade and the two smaller ones are roughly 3.25” blade. I decided I needed a couple of very simple “production” models and those are what I came up with
     
  16. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    I think they are priced great too.
     
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  17. k12s

    k12s Gold Member Gold Member

    338
    Feb 14, 2008
    They are priced well. I may order one, but Olde Town description doesn’t give liner description. Big teasers with no pics.

    We are flooded here in Tennessee. Stuck in the house. I’m buying something this weekend. Leaning toward a Cummings Trailmaster this morning.
     
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  18. Cohutta

    Cohutta

    99
    Feb 17, 2017
    No liners on the puukkos unless it’s a request. The green and natural canvas above are two of the three at Olde Towne, the other is natural canvas with Scandi grind
     
  19. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

    601
    Jul 13, 2017
    Check out the updated original post or click here for that sortable list. Quite a number of new models have been added, and the page at that link now includes the ability to see a larger image of the knife by clicking on the scaled image. I don't yet have the larger image for all models; it really depends on the original photo I had to work with and whether it was a sufficient size.
     
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  20. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    Hey Robbie! I'll shoot you a pic of the Finch for your updates cohutta model page and also one of the Bowie model. In a short bit I'll be able to get you a Mini Alaculsy pic as well. Didn't see that one on your chart.

    EDIT: see that you have the small Alaculsy listed. I was looking for mini. o_O
     
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