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downunder bush mate

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:55 pm
by the blade master
hi guys
just got another piece from downunder knives called the bush mate
its up to the usuall high downunder standard with a very nicely polished
mirror finished 4 inch blade sharp as razor and I mean sharp 6mm thick
as with the other down under pieces it has a leather handle with a brass butcap
and a brass bolster the handle is 4.50 inches long the sheath is real leather black
with the b.m initials stamped on it(nice bonus) expensive yes but worth every penny
and bought from bucks order took 9 days from order to delivery not at all bad as it
came from the states (as ive said else where if theres owt you want that's not listed
on the site call Lawrence and he will get it for you) saves fannying around on other
sites and safer too
mick

the bush mate
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Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:41 pm
by Geordie Ross
That blade geometry is gorgeous. It kind of looks like the tip of a katana. Did you say the handle is leather? It looks more like wood in that pic.

Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:07 pm
by the blade master
aye its stacked leather like all the other d/u pieces
heres a better pic
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Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:57 pm
by Lone Wolf
Love that blade not keen on the handle tbh. :S

Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:24 am
by liquidator96
Very Niiice! :D

Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:38 pm
by Geordie Ross
Are you mad lone wolf?! I love that handle, it makes a pleasant change from the usual glossed wood. (Although I do have concerns over the durability of the leather)

Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:59 pm
by the blade master
I think you will find Geordie if you treat the leather properly with some decent
leather food? it will last a life time and then some :D I use carrs leather oil myself

Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:22 pm
by liquidator96
Does that mean your wrinkle free?
:wheels:

Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:49 am
by the blade master
hi dave
at my age wrinkles is the least of my worrys cheeky pup :D

Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:15 pm
by pjm
the blade master wrote:hi dave
at my age wrinkles is the least of my worrys cheeky pup :D
remembering where he put it is his main worry

Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:12 pm
by Geordie Ross
Ahh I see, how thick are the leather strips?

Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:50 pm
by the blade master
the leather washers?? are about 3.50 to 4mm thick the leather portion of
the handle is about 80.mm between the brass butcap and the bolster

Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:56 am
by Lone Wolf
I like wood :>

Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:01 am
by liquidator96
Lone Wolf wrote:I like wood :>
Your a naughty girl, flasher

Re: downunder bush mate

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:11 am
by Geordie Ross
LOL!