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Fiddleback Bushboot Showcase

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Gevonovich, May 9, 2015.

  1. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    That has to be the nicest user bushboot that I’ve ever seen. ;)
     
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  2. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 26, 2017
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  3. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    1FC63783-52DD-472F-8D05-27FF3AC1DB78.jpeg I find myself looking at this Bushboot thread way too often. And as much as I need to sell some knives, I can’t sell this one!
    Officially Withdrawn
     
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  4. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

    148
    Aug 26, 2017
    The Bushboot species of Fiddlebacks proved to be quite infectious for me....before I recovered from the bite, I had 3...

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  5. CAD

    CAD

    Jan 11, 2006
    They look intriguing. Does the butt end dig into your hand at all?
    @Hurrul
     
  6. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

    148
    Aug 26, 2017
    Good morning or evening to you CAD -

    At least with the brown burlap example, my smallish to medium hands don't have any issue in a hammer grip or reverse chest lever type grip.

    When auguring a hole or doing work with the tip, I tend to choke forward and use a pinch grip, grasping part of the handle and part of the blade so I don't typically brace the pommel face flush against my palm and then press down on it.

    However, the bottom wood handle example has a different pommel than the 2 above it and it has enough of an abrupt edge to increase pressure and possible discomfort if you were not wearing gloves of some sort while using it in the example task above (choked back on the handle and the pommel face nesting in the palm or meaty part of your hand) - I am speculating, but it seems to be an older variant of the model and the other 2 were subsequent iterations that addressed your concern with a different pommel design.

    I don't have much field time with the older model, but it seems that it would behave differently than the brown burlap one, if the 2 were compared side by side, performing prolonged work during a tip oriented task.

    I don't have any photos convenient to illustrate the differences in the respective back ends, but I will try get some this evening and post them for additional reference.

    Thanks for reading.
     
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  7. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 26, 2017
    Some pics to show the differences in the pommel shapes:
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    And a couple to show where the respective back ends in a hammer grip:
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    Thanks for reading.
     
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  8. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012

    Yep! That rounded handle makes the world of difference to me too. I've had some Fiddlebacks, some WA Surls, and some Flemings where the back edges were sharp and not comfortable so I sold them but I kept the same models where the edges were rounded.
     
  9. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

    148
    Aug 26, 2017
    I do find myself preferring the appearance of the sharper ended version, even if I use the rounded version more...something about that abrupt edge and the silhouette it helps create...flowing in an arcing line lending a satisfying symmetry to my personal eye.

    Thanks for reading.
     
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  10. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 27, 2015
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