Looking to expand my gear it seems is time to get a long blade knife to supplement my short knife/hawk combination and being short on funds ( what else is new ... ) the Bushman was a no brainer , and it was time to see what the Bushman was capable off ...
Let's just say I am mighty impressed with this knife ; nice weight and balance , very solid and when you get to batoning some poor log it really shines
Found a 4" - 5" log and the Bushman bites deep with ease , no problem at all , at one point I found a very hard knot and there was a struggle to break trough , even got a little afraid I was going to ruin the knife but the Bushman would have none of that ! got past the knot and everything went smoothly from there on , after all that the edge showed no damage , no even the tip where I placed several hard blows to get trough the knot , only the black finish showed sings of wear but that is to be expected , will have to work on getting a patina later when I figure out how is done
It is a very nice thrower , but I am a very lousy thrower , even so I managed to stick a few throws at a couple paces , will have to work on that , only drawback would be the slippery handle , my solution was a very simple and unskilled one ; handle wrap for a tennis racket , it works ok but I see a paracord wrap in the future and maybe a plug to make use of the hollow handle for emergency supplies , that is another project ... also I will have to pick a folding saw , having square ends is pretty much a requirement for batoning IMHO , too bad CS doesn't make them