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NFNO Nano handle question

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

  1. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Hand size determination? Based on glove size, and there are websites - like everything else - that have measurement guidelines for hand sizes. Crazy.
  2. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    "Aussies have bigger hands" - is that it? ;):D
  3. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    Bigger knives ;)
  4. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    You can't pick your own nose?
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  5. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    I def want to try one of these new handles out. I wear a med/large glove and my hand doesn’t fill the entire grip. Closest I’ve found for my hand size is MBB, while my Keffeler was way too big which made it a little uncomfortable because of where the palm swell landed. So I def want to see how this one fits!

    This is going on one of my plate carriers, will have to get it in hand to see if that will be my primary or backup
  6. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
  7. jay drews

    jay drews Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    My hand are @ the lower end of medium.....I am afraid to know what they say about that,I guess ignorance is bliss
  8. LizaMari

    LizaMari Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 16, 2014
    I thought that it was big feet?

    “You know what they say about men with big feet, don’t you?”
    “No, what?”
    “Big feet, big boots.”

    Oh, and the nano fusion handle feels good in my not so big hands.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
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  9. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    I'm wondering how this one will feel compared to the Bushwacker handle. Visually there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of difference between the handle of my BWM and my FSH but I really prefer the feel of the Bushwacker handle.
  10. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Thanks for all the input folks. Especially those who could provide the dimensions. I have been able to measure up a few of my knife handles and was able to determine the Nano handle will work for me. I am always worried that my finger tips will dig into my palm when I give a knife a firm grab. I think the 4.25 handle circumference will work. I will be in line with the rest of you tonight at 9pm for the NFNO.
  11. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    I think you'll like it. I have large hands and I think this will be on the small side for chopping, good for slicing. It feels smaller than my LT Wright knives. It came in today so I don't have any use with it but the handle feels less wider but thicker than my ratweiler's handle. Very obvious palm swells. The girth at the middle feels good but at the forefinger and pinky's... I need to use it before deciding. I will add, I like the broomstick design of LT's bushcrafter handles so take that bias into consideration.

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  12. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Even though I’m anxious to receive mine, and ordered a NFNO, I’ve got a sneaky feeling I’m not going to like the Nano-Fusion as much as I do the Fusion grips on my BGFSH and BGFBM. Those handles/grips are about as close to perfect as I’ve ever felt on a knife. But, no regrets ordering both the NF offerings. Still gonna love them and beat them mercifully, either way.
  13. Ryker

    Ryker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2015
    My hands are med/large; they have wide palms and short fingers. Typically I have to buy large gloves to fit my palm, and then have the fingers be too long. I don’t care for the original Fusion handle because it’s a bit large for me to feel comfortably in control. That being said, I’m looking forward to the NF handle because I think a scaled down Fusion handle might be perfect. I suppose I’ll find out in about “two weeks”.;)
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  14. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Looking at Bikerector’s post the handle may be too small for my hand. Bummer! I guess I will see when the NFNO arrives.
  15. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    That is a great looking knife !!
  16. LadyEarth


    Nov 24, 2012

    That was a very nice insight and image heavy which is a boom for me! Here, take a +like from me. Much appreciated.
  17. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    I put more into the "perfect swamp rat" thread directly comparing it to my RW, which remains my fave busse or kin to this point.
  18. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001
    "Huge Hands" "Large Hands"
    HaHaHa :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    That's cute :)

    Wee little girl hands all of ya ;)


  19. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Oh holy hell David.
  20. LadyEarth


    Nov 24, 2012
    So THAT is how you shape your products for all those knives; you just physically force them into shape with your giant paws.

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