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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
    No mods. A friend bought this for me in Switzerland so maybe it is a special edition in Europe?
     
  2. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    looks like a No.10 or No. 8 slim line
     
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  3. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Damn Martin, that one is just gorgeous! I love that handle.
     
  4. Mish_Mike

    Mish_Mike

    227
    Mar 7, 2017
    The postman came to the door today. So did my first KEB! I was actually a little skeptical, like I might have some buyer's remorse, because I wasn't sure if I would like the pattern of the handle's wood pattern. I purchased this from TKC, and their pictures didn't show the grain very well. I'm quite pleased with the actual look and color contrast of the grain.

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  5. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012

    WOW, that's stunning
     
  6. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    @Mish_Mike

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  7. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    That's a beauty man! You made a good choice! :thumbup:


    Wow, that's a good looking one as well. Is that blackwood? The dark wood with bright green moss looks awesome!

    I need to stay out of this thread! I already have a Bushfinger and an OS Ladyfinger and now I'm looking for a real good reason to have a KEB...
     
  8. Mish_Mike

    Mish_Mike

    227
    Mar 7, 2017
    Oh, gosh. I really like the subtle striations in that African Blackwood. That's 1/8th, right? I'm really falling in like w/ the Muk-style blades. But the blade shape on the KEB is really a stroke of genius. Just so attractive in-hand. So tempted....
     
  9. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    thanks odoan:thumbup:

    it is blackwood
     
  10. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Yah, Vance is right. It's a normal effilé. The angle just fooled me a bit.

    Zieg
     
  11. Mish_Mike

    Mish_Mike

    227
    Mar 7, 2017
    I'm a pretty bad photographer. I should have placed the knife in the small window of sunlight on the fallen log, but I don't think of these things on the spot. Nonetheless, KEB ftw!!


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  12. Tom Watson

    Tom Watson

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    Mar 16, 2017
    The perfect yard work companion...

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  13. Tom Watson

    Tom Watson

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    Mar 16, 2017
    Mike, that handle is awesome


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  14. Tom Watson

    Tom Watson

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    Mar 16, 2017
    Yes, I'm 10' up and the KEB just took down a limb on this Japanese Maple.

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  15. rswanson

    rswanson

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    Jun 10, 2011
    So, question...in the experience of owners of the KEB, is this the most "Woodlore clone-esque" Fiddleback? Grind not considered, that is. I'm in love with the Woodlore knife pattern and just acquired an Adventure Sworn Mountaineer which is absolutely amazing but I'd like to see how a Fiddleback option stacks up.
     
  16. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    I don't have a Woodlore to compare it to, but I'd say it's definitely in that vein. Btw, you can get the KEB in a scandi. Here it is compared to a Skookum Bush Tool, which is also woodlore-esque.

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  17. Dagaros

    Dagaros

    41
    Oct 24, 2013
    I must say I do love this knife, one of my go to favourites.

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  18. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    @Dagaros that's a mighty fine combo :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Mish_Mike

    Mish_Mike

    227
    Mar 7, 2017
    I agree. That's a really nice one, @Dagaros. Hit me up should you decide to let that one go. I can't seem to pm you....maybe upgrade to gold? :p
     
  20. Dagaros

    Dagaros

    41
    Oct 24, 2013
    Done :p
     

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