Cold Steel Bushman

Joined
Jul 20, 2000
Messages
15
I just recieved my CS Bushman today and I need a little advice on making a gripping surface on the handle.I plan on using it alot and don't want it slipping out of my hand.I read a post on here that someone used truckbed liner to achieve this.Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks Big John
 
Joined
Dec 6, 1999
Messages
667
How about Ten-speed bicycle handlebar tape? It comes in camo in good bike shops.

Or that black skid slip prof tape they put on stairs. May eat up your hands though with hard use.
 
Joined
Feb 16, 1999
Messages
898
How about Dipit, that stuff they sell for coating tool handles? That should work quite well. It comes in several colors.

phantom4

------------------
who dares, wins


 

Esav Benyamin

MidniteSuperMod
Joined
Apr 6, 2000
Messages
90,915
Since the Bushman's handle flares slightly toward the butt, it has a tendency not to slip out of your grip, so any tape or coating you use doesn't have to be very agressive. I never thought of dipping it, but besides improving the grip, it will also protect it from corrosion, which a sweaty hand on Carbon V would otherwise encourage.
 
Joined
Jul 22, 2000
Messages
981
Tennis racket grip tape. Very grippy, and has cushion. Less slippery than bicycle tape.

There's always parachute cord but you have to wrap it correctly. If you're "all thumbs", forget it...
 
Joined
Apr 27, 1999
Messages
6,117
In keeping with its primitive style use leather. I have used leather strip that I wrapped around and epoxied to the handle. I have also built up a guard ring by wrapping a gradually narrowing stack of leather at the blade end of the handle (with epoxy between the layers).

A simpler approach is to wrap leather thong or boot laces around the handle. You can get a tight fit if you wet before application and stretch as you wrap. This will probably cause a little rust.
 

CH

Joined
Dec 10, 2000
Messages
641
I've tried it all and skateboard tape is the best, especially if you are not lily-fingered
biggrin.gif
. If you need a piece big enough to do your Bushman, just E-mail me.
 
Joined
Jan 20, 2001
Messages
1,190
I would be the doofus using truck bed liner! It comes in a spray can at Wal Mart for about $6 (Yeah I know that's half what the knife costs!) It creates a rough texture and has some thickness to it so it can be "built up." It is not as rough as the sand paper style tapes . . . In case you do have "lilly hands"

I AM SORRY, I BELIEVE "LILLY-FINGERED" WAS THE EXPRESSION!

[This message has been edited by Jason Burns (edited 02-28-2001).]
 
Top