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Post your Huntsman knives!

Discussion in 'The Huntsman Knife Company' started by Huntsman Knife Co., Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Huntsman Knife Co.

    Huntsman Knife Co. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 10, 2010
    Lets see those Huntsman blades at work! :D

    Ill start

    Making a feather stick with my personal EDC

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    Fell Beast casually ripping through a steel barrel

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  2. Zymologist

    Zymologist

    May 21, 2012
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  3. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 19, 2012
    I'm pretty happy with my huntsman knives. I've been cutting up some firewood. Here are the three tools I've been using.

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    Eucalyptus obliqua. Hardwood, hard enough the axe often bounces off. The bolo often outperforms the axe - it's lighter but a lot sharper and digs a lot deeper. Also much easier to aim so less misses, and a lot less fatigue. It's basically an axe.

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    I've used the Liberator bolo to cut through hardwood logs this size (below). I've chopped everything with it from trees growing through fence lines (often hit the wire where the tree has grown around it), blackberry, soft weeds, rocks (regular accident). Nothing but the very occasional very small edge roll, mainly from rocks. No chipping. I've pounded it pretty hard on the spine with a metal hammer, batoning through eucalyptus logs - a few small dents on the spine, nothing on the blade.

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    I've also got the Fell Beast. Works better for smaller stuff (woody weeds) and liberator better for bigger stuff, but both do both with ease. Busse NMFBM fatty for comparison (perspective in this pic makes it look a bit bigger compared to the other two than it is). The two huntsmans chop much much better than my NMFBM, CGFBM, B11 when it comes to big stuff I have to say, much as I love my busses.

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    These things really are Beasts! :thumbup:
     
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  4. Jroden5446

    Jroden5446

    Dec 20, 2009
    Grats on the forum, been away for awhile, it's great to see you are still at it.
    My one and only, bought this one way back, was using it to process up some yard stuff the other day ( old pics though from when I first got her)

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  5. rickshooter

    rickshooter

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    Aug 12, 2014
    Really linking the Axe and the Liberator bolo I think I need to get one of each
     
  6. Tankerwolf

    Tankerwolf

    Jun 1, 2009
    Finally got to snap some pics. This is where this beast usually gets its workout. Having a forest behind the house really makes it tough to keep the encroaching weeds and trees away from the fence.

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    After about two minutes.
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    After about 15 minutes......done!
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    The weight and swing of this thing is perfect. The heat treat is spot on. I full swing this thing into the ground where it's throwing sparks off of rocks and there is almost no edge damage. A minute on the sharpener got it shaving again.
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    Some glamour shots just because.
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    And of course I had to make it glow. (bad pic though)
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    Overall I couldn't be happier with this thing. Outstanding job!
     
  7. Huntsman Knife Co.

    Huntsman Knife Co. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 10, 2010
    Glad to see you guys using your blades hard!

    Tankerwolf, that has to be my favorite handle I've ever done. I've gotta do some more cool combos like that. :thumbup:
     
  8. Tankerwolf

    Tankerwolf

    Jun 1, 2009
    I love the handle combo. The pics don't really do it justice. In the sun you can see the light faintly shine through the ghost jade and it looks awesome. Thank you again. Love it.
     
  9. scrappy

    scrappy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 7, 2007
    Poor color in the pic but I get home just before 7 each night so there is no light this late till spring comes back. I have a lot of choppers and use the golok just to level set. Anything better than it gets my approval. The liberator handled just as well as the golok but out chopped it. The machete in the pic is heavier than the liberator but doesn't chop nearly as well. I just wanted something heavier to compare to.
    The bolo is impressive. I need to give it much more work to do.
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  10. Mink

    Mink Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    TGM out limbing some pines this morning.

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    Fell Beast and Fjord Hiker

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  11. Minnesota Man

    Minnesota Man Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 30, 2014
    Does your testosterone level go through the roof when using the big fella?
     
  12. Mink

    Mink Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Actually, its a good reminder that I need to exercise more.
     
  13. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    715
    May 19, 2012
    Fell Beast, 52100
    True Grass Machete, .070", cpm-3v
    Liberator Bolo, 52100

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    TGM is unbelievably light in hand !

    I've been cutting a bunch of grass and shrubbery to try it out and vegetation just pops right off - it will make a top quality gardening tool :D I actually got it for woody weeds like blackberry, I'll see how it performs soon.
     
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  14. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 19, 2012
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  15. scrappy

    scrappy Gold Member Gold Member

    840
    Jul 7, 2007
    My first two. The liberator bolo is an excellent tool. I have owned a lot of big knives and this among the best. 20180310_153006.jpg
     
  16. scrappy

    scrappy Gold Member Gold Member

    840
    Jul 7, 2007
    20180310_152651.jpg Here are a couple matching sets. The set on the right are fell chef machetes. Set on the left are fell best machetes. I have tried both and like both lengths. The smaller model is a good light machete that can also do since heavy work like delimbing. Obviously it doesn't hit as hard as its brothers but its a nice size package
     
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  17. scrappy

    scrappy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 7, 2007
    Here is a convex ground fell beast and a proto 20180310_152838.jpg
     
  18. scrappy

    scrappy Gold Member Gold Member

    840
    Jul 7, 2007
    And the bid daddies. These are the length of fell beasts but the shape and thickness of the liberator bolo. For short spurts of work I love em. 20180310_153114.jpg
     
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