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The KE Bushie

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Tom Watson, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Tom Watson

    Tom Watson

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    Mar 16, 2017
    This blade doesn't seem to get a lot of attention for some reason. I just had one delivered today and love the way it feels and looks. This thread will be dedicated to anyone wanting to show this model some love. I'll be posting up some images in the studio and in use as I take this great knife out on my adventures. Please share your KE Bushie pics on this thread too!

    [​IMG]Fiddleback KE Bushie by Tom Watson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Fiddleback KE Bushie by Tom Watson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Fiddleback KE Bushie by Tom Watson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Fiddleback KE Bushie by Tom Watson, on Flickr
     
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  2. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    The KEB is a great bushcrafting knife. You got a nice one there Tom.

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  3. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Nice, keep them coming. I like the overall shape of this one.
     
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  4. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Handling this KE was when I was convinced I want one!
     
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  5. Tom Watson

    Tom Watson

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    Mar 16, 2017
    Easily the most comfortable knife I've ever held. Andy and crew pay such attention to detail...just look at this beauty!

    [​IMG]KE Bushie by Tom Watson, on Flickr
     
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  6. PolRoger

    PolRoger

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    Feb 4, 2007
    I really like my KE Bushie... :thumbup:

    My particular version has a slim shaped/handle with a nice tapered tang in 1/8" 01 steel. I find it to be quite comfortable and nimble feeling in the hand and like to think of it as blurring the line between that of a large EDC and one more in the full sized class: ~4" blade/~4.5" handle.

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  7. Tom Watson

    Tom Watson

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    Mar 16, 2017
    That looks really nice. What material is the handle?



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  8. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I need to stop coming back to this thread.... I just bought a Bushfinger and I'm looking to get an EDC next, but the KEB keeps pushing it's way up the "too acquire" list!
     
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  9. Tom Watson

    Tom Watson

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    Mar 16, 2017
    Here's something to help you decide :D

    [​IMG]KE Bushie by Tom Watson, on Flickr
     
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  10. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    The K.E. Bushie is one of my favorite Fiddleback Forge models, I've done several posts with mine over the years. I'll post more pics when I am back at my actual computer :)

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  11. Tom Watson

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    Mar 16, 2017
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  12. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Great blade design
     
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  13. hasco

    hasco Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Great pics Tom!!
     
  14. BushBarb

    BushBarb

    171
    Dec 8, 2015
    I can't wait to land a KE bushie with a scandi grind. This knife has always been on my list from my love of the handyman. Great pics in this thread as well!


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  15. pertinux

    pertinux

    Feb 1, 2012
    Can anyone provide a picture of a Handyman and a KE Bushie next to each other?

    Thx.

    ~ P.
     
  16. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
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  17. Tom Watson

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  18. PolRoger

    PolRoger

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    Feb 4, 2007
    Lacewood over black liners and yellow pinstripes.
     
  19. cmroberts1

    cmroberts1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 4, 2014
    I agree that it does not get enough attention. One of my favorite designs!!!

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    Martin
     
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  20. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    What is the mod to that Opinel? Looks like the spine has been ground inward to give it an upswept profile.

    Zieg
     
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