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NFNO Nano handle question

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by shaving sharp, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Can anyone tell me if the nano handle is too small for those of use with large hands. I really want a NFNO but the handle size has me concerned. Dimensions of a nano handle ( width and circumference) would help me greatly.

  2. jeepin

    jeepin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2003

    It’s not the size of the handle. It’s how you use it! (Confucius)
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  3. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Found that most modern Busse handles are plenty long enough. Size around handle? That may vary. Don’t have a Nano, but “plenty” of other Bussekin. Always long enough. Would sometimes prefer more girth. Hand size? Slightly larger than Regular. But not by much. Hope this helps. Good luck with other responses.

    COPIUOS Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    Has anyone received a wildly popular nano-handled anything yet?

    Never mind, and it looks like they are getting good reviews! Just checked the NFSH thread.

    They sure look great. I have one coming sometime in the near-ish Busse-future!
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  5. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    I'm curious how much use any of the nano fusion handles have to this point. I've been following the NFSH thread and I think the knives just started getting delivered last week and they were the first ones with the nano fusion handle, to the masses at least. I'm not sure if there were some handed out to testers and such, or at some of the knife shows.

    I'm excited for the handle and have the steel heart on order but I haven't seen any of these get used yet. I'm intrigued to compare it to my thin cut ratweiler.

    Hopefully I get the NFSH before the NFNO goes for sale because I won't commit to another one until I get to feel one of these while chopping some wood such.

    As mentioned above, they look like there's plenty of length but I'm uncertain if there's enough girth there to fill a big hand doing hard tasks.
  6. Jagamov


    Aug 19, 2018
    Was thinking the exact same thing when I read that. Still waiting for a shipping notice on the knife I paid for quite awhile ago now. Hard to buy another knife with a new handle when I haven’t even held the first knife with the new handle.
  7. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Looks like we all are wondering the same thing. I guess we will have to wait until the NFSH get delivered.
  8. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    I consider the regular Fusion handles and how they're just a bit to large for my Medium hands-- not unusable-- but just not in the sweet spot for me personally. I'm betting the nano handles are gonna melt my butter, so I'm in on BIG user and maybe a CS Nuke for the safe.
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  9. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    the NF-FSH handle circumference is 4.25 inches at the center of the palm swell. :thumbsup:
  10. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    I've got HUGE:eek:Clubs at the ends of my arms so the NANO might be a bit slender for my use...however who can resist a New Model Natural Outlaw...:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  11. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    I don't have big hands but I've liked most everything very much - Some I've wondered how the big mitts could possibly like them without some spacer work.
    Luckily I really kind of fell for this handle on the Heart and an opportunity came about to acquire one so I'm excited to feel this one for myself. I absolutely love the couple Fusion handles I have so my hopes are high for this one.
    I like the feel of the larger rounded handles more than the few I have with flat sides and I could stand some liners on a couple myself so I can only imagine what it must be like for the bear paws ;)
  12. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    So I just measured a CG fusion battle mistress with standard flat (non magnum) scales, and the over all circumference is basically the same as the nano fusion handle. 4.25 at the palm swell and 3.5 at the thin part above. The Nano Fusion is more contoured feels a little smaller but probably is the same amount of material over all. It is comfortable in my medium hands. Great handle and is a perfect example of why Jerry is so good.

    As a reference point the middle of my NMFSH with Magnums is 4.75 (which is also comfortable to me) and Boss Jack with standard flats is 3.5.... Now I'm going to stop measuring the circumference of things
  13. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Is the thickness of the steel of these two knives identical in your comparison?
  14. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2013
    I hope they don't fit the hands of you big manly men. That way I know they'll fit my dainty mitts. :D:thumbsup:
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  15. LadyEarth


    Nov 24, 2012
    As a female, I've found some of those Busse handles to be rather monstrous for my petite hands. I often wish knives like CGFBM or TGLB or whatever had smaller handles or rather more female-size friendly handles but that means I have to go to the custom shop instead of clicking it as an option in the Busse shop website.

    Hopefully this new Nano handle will be what I've been looking for.

    Question for you men: You guys been talking about "My hand is large" or "My hand is medium" or whatever. When is a hand considered "Large" vs "Medium"? What's the deciding factor?
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  16. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Nah, the CGFBM blade is definitely .25 and the NF-FSH is definitely .21 ish, but the over all handle dimensions seem the same because the NF swells out and the my FBM handles are textured but flat. However, even though they are similar I'm pretty sure the Nano Fusion handle would be more comfortable for smaller hands. It's contoured like a magnum but smaller. Really impressive.
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  17. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I think it's what glove size you typically buy. I buy mostly medium gloves. occasionally large if that particular brand runs small etc. There are more scientific ways to measure, but I think that's what people are talking about.
  18. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    Yep I go by glove size
  19. ScottsBad

    ScottsBad Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 13, 2015
    My hands are between L and XL. but I always have to buy XL. I think the Nano handle will be OK. Here is the pic from the email. Looks Like about 3/4 size of regular handle.
    busse handle.jpg
  20. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    I have HUGE hands.....you know what they say about that ;)
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