The KE Bushie

Mish_Mike

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My KEB has started on its patina pathway. The "pattern" seems to be a little different than how my other knives are developing their patinas. Almost looks like hamon, just visually.

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k_estela

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Easily the best Fiddleback out there. I'm biased though.

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DgitlRedBeard

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As I just picked up a KE Bushie second hand, I thought I would add a few more pics to the thread. I used a scotch-brite belt to give the primary bevels a nice satin finish. Then I reprofiled the secondary convex edge to a more acute angle. Lastly, I mirror polished the edge. The knife is now screaming sharp and cuts like a light sabre. I love how easy O1 tool steel is to work with and how well it takes a polish. Next project is a sheath for it. :) Here are a few pics of the blade post at-home spa treatment:

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varga49

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As I just picked up a KE Bushie second hand, I thought I would ad a few more pics to the thread. I used a scotch-brite belt to give the primary bevels a nice satin finish. Then I reprofiled the secondary convex edge to a more acute angle. Lastly, I mirror polished the edge. The knife is now screaming sharp and cuts like a light sabre. I love how easy O1 tool steel is to work with and how well it takes a polish. Next project is a sheath for it. :) Here are a few pics of the blade post at-home spa treatment:

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Nice! This us going to make me bust mine out now and tend to it!
 

DgitlRedBeard

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Nice! This us going to make me bust mine out now and tend to it!

You should! Which handle and blade material do you have? Mine is 1/8" O1 with crosscut natural micarta and blue liners. I plan to use mine primarily for woods use; feather sticks, carving, light battoning for kindling and so on. The handle fits my hands perfectly, almost like Andy made it just for me.
 

varga49

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You should! Which handle and blade material do you have? Mine is 1/8" O1 with crosscut natural micarta and blue liners. I plan to use mine primarily for woods use; feather sticks, carving, light battoning for kindling and so on. The handle fits my hands perfectly, almost like Andy made it just for me.
African Blackwood scales TT and white pinstripes..You can see it here https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/fiddleback-flea-market.1057978/page-756#post-19829387
 
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