Could anyone put up the Forsaken Steel Heart next to a CGFBM? I would like to see how well it looks while side by side since CGFBM has been my grail knife since 2005 or whenever it was released.
If not CGFBM, Huck Finn is next best.
Much thanks in advance!
It's really great. Yes the handle is small (edit: it's actually not that small after measuring, see NFNO Nano handle question thread), but super comfortable, almost delicate..? Not a word I typically associate with Busse. The whole package is really light as well. This may be the perfect thickness for INFI. Here are some comparison shots with other fusion handles.
Left to right Nano Fusion-Forsaken Steel Heart, Nuclear Meltdown Fusion Steel Heart, Fusion Battle Huck, and CG Fusion Battle Mistress.
Edit: having trouble getting the images to show up. Link should work though. will try again later.
Just took delivery of my maroon on CF today. Handle is... interesting. Not sure how I fell about it. It’s about like the difference between a Gen 3 Glock G17 and a Gen 5 G19X. Very subtly smaller, but definitely noticeable. If someone has size Large glove hands, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear them say it’s too small. I’m not even sure it’s not too small for my size small-medium glove hands. But I LOVE the regular size fusion handle.
This will probably grow on me. But it will take some use to get there.
I used mine a bit over the weekend, have large hands, and think it's too small for hard chopping, as preferences go. It feels a lot more like a big bushcraft or hunting knife where the handle fits well for non-aggressive tasks. It batons really well somehow. I didn't get much hand shock at all, nearly as good as a resiprene handle.
I think there's either a lack of grip or there's too little material at the fore and pinky finger spots. I will say, it snap cuts really well so if you over-exaggerate the wrist flick, like one might for a light kuhkri, it does pretty well for "controlled chopping" like shaping sticks.
It's beautiful; I may end up modding mine with some grip tape to build some girth or just to add a hint of grabbiness.