FBM and SHBM throwing and Prying

Cobalt

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Boy, I really like my new camera:D

Ok, I have to be honest here. I did not do any heavy prying out of wood with the FBM today. I did all of that with the SHBM. Not that I was worried but I just could not get the FBM to stick nto the wood as nicely as the SHBM. I can get the SHBM about 1.5 to 2 inches deep into the wood on a normal throw. Anyway, as you can see, I did torquing the edge out of the wood with the SHBM, I also did pry out's many times with it.

I also threw both blades into the wood. I finally got tired of the FBM not hitting point first so stopped using it and continued with the SHBM. All in all I probably threw the FBM 30-40 times and I threw the SHBM about 150 times. I also threw the Becker Brute about 20 times.

Here is part of the problem, there are several 2 inch pieces of broken knives stuck in that log, from knives that have failed my PRYOUT test. I think that all three knives hit a piece because I heard the clank. Both the Becker and the FBM have a nick in the same spot of the edge about 1.5 inches from the tip. The SHBM does not. The nicks are tiny. The one on the FBM is so small it is almost imperceptible. It is about 0.015" by .08". The becker is .35" by just under .12". Nothing that a steeling wont cure. The FBM is dented not chipped. The becker appears to be a chip, but neither is bad enough that I would consider repair. Steeling or sand paper pad would do.

The SHBM shows no damage and after a few swipes on a sandpaper/mouse pad it is razor sharp.

Check out my prying, it is unnerving when you pry and the blade bends and you think it's going to break and it just pops out of the wood with no set at all. Whew!! I did it a ton of times. I also clanged the knives many times on really bad throws.











 
AWESOME! Man that makes me want to give it a try...

Maybe tomorrow morning.

Did you ever throw the BME?
 
AWESOME! Man that makes me want to give it a try...

Maybe tomorrow morning.

Did you ever throw the BME?


Yes, it did ok. Similar to the FBM in throwing it. It took some getting use to. But in the BM-E's case it was the bend handle design that impared it for throwing. But hell, why would anyone throw a knife in real life anyway right?

Again, I am biased because I have been using SHBM's for over 8 years, they feel like an extension of my hand. I have a hollow rivet SHBM that I have probably chopped 10 cords of wood with and have thrown into logs easily 1,000 times a year.
 
I know it's INFI and all but, damn some of that prying still made me cringe a little...LOL
 
Cobalt,

I suggest that you go ride your bike before you are as fat and slow as me!;)

But nice test:thumbup:
 
No more throwing or prying. Don't you know that Busse's are made only for storage in cool dry areas? Now stop at once.
 
I'm curious, what were the blades that didn't make it?

let's just say that they were not Busse's. :thumbup: The were popular hard use knives, however.

Tony,
tell me about it. I don't feel like being on a bike at all.
 
Cool!! When you're throwing knives (and, no, I was never very good) there is nothing more satisfying than the THWACK sound as it sticks!

Thanks for the vid!
 
let's just say that they were not Busse's. :thumbup: The were popular hard use knives, however.

Tony,
tell me about it. I don't feel like being on a bike at all.

I went out with my friend Jan 1 who has a heart condition and is 6 years older than me. For the first time ever (we have known each other for 20 years) he left me behind on every hill.:grumpy:

That just can not ever happen again.:eek:
 
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