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Bushman Bowie in action - Monday, October 10, 2011 6:20 PM ( #1 )
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 
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Re:Bushman Bowie in action - Monday, October 10, 2011 8:52 PM ( #2 )
very good choice!
an excellent and versitile tool to have with you in the wild
[see some other threads on the bushman on this forum]

as you said ,a real handy 'toolbox' knife, and i go nowhere in the wild without mine
[it even threatened to replace my more expensive and 'good' knives as the first choice of carry tool in the bush and camp!]  

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--Old hands never become lost in the bush, thanks not so much to superior bush craft ,
but to their believe that if you don’t mind being where you are, you aren’t  lost!
--“Paying attention to the expected is probably best for everyday existence.
Noticing the unexpected, though, may save your life.'

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