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Vendor Forums => Turning Outdoors Knife and Tool => Topic started by: Wilderbeast on February 25, 2012, 12:12:05 PM

Title: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 25, 2012, 12:12:05 PM
I received my bush baby prototype from petrifiedwood a couple of months ago and did a brief review "elsewhere".

When I have a few minutes I'll try to re-create the text from memory, but the short version is that this is a handy dandy little blade that has done everything I have asked it to do.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a few

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/PSKtest007.jpg)
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/PSKtest008.jpg)
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/PSKtest010.jpg)
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/PSKtest011.jpg)
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/PSKtest012.jpg)
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/PSKtest013.jpg)
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/PSKtest015.jpg)


The Bush Baby is currently out for testing but since a few more have "hit the streets" since the prototype, those who have them are invited to chime in with their impressions.
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: rogumpogum on February 25, 2012, 12:20:50 PM
It does look like a fun little knife. :)
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 25, 2012, 08:06:02 PM
It's a very fun little knife.  It does everything I ask it to do with the only limitation so far being its size.  I don't believe I can batton through a mature redwood, otherwise its a can do cutting tool.

Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: PetrifiedWood on February 25, 2012, 08:15:41 PM
Looking forward to seeing what Creek spears with it. :D
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 25, 2012, 08:19:49 PM
Looking forward to seeing what Creek spears with it. :D

Oh he told you  :P. 

It may constitute knife abuse but I'll take the heat for it since I green lighted the experiment. 

I'm thinking its going to be a pretty effective projectile and if the worst happens, I'll order another one.
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: PetrifiedWood on February 25, 2012, 08:38:26 PM
Looking forward to seeing what Creek spears with it. :D

Oh he told you  :P. 

It may constitute knife abuse but I'll take the heat for it since I green lighted the experiment. 

I'm thinking its going to be a pretty effective projectile and if the worst happens, I'll order another one.

I think it will be fine so long as he doesn't miss and hit rocks or something.
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: upthecreek on February 26, 2012, 03:25:07 PM
The Bush Baby Spear! Looks way better than it works. Bunch of fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjh9U-rUWSY

Creek
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 26, 2012, 03:27:08 PM
My two favorite lines were "sorry Mike" and " I think this would fend off a dog".

That was hysterical, thanks buddy.
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: PetrifiedWood on February 26, 2012, 03:42:09 PM
Heh, yeah it's a neat looking spear, but really you're probably better off using it to sharpen the stick. :D

Still, cool video, thanks for taking the time to make it. :)
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 26, 2012, 03:47:15 PM
Tim,

If your done with it, see if Ches wants to play with it next.  He'll probably do some actual bushcraft. 
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: PetrifiedWood on February 26, 2012, 04:20:23 PM
Lol, you guys are brutal!
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: upthecreek on February 26, 2012, 04:54:18 PM
Clowns :)
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: upthecreek on February 26, 2012, 05:03:04 PM
Tim,

If your done with it, see if Ches wants to play with it next.  He'll probably do some actual bushcraft.
I'm gonna cord it back again. Maybe I can do one of my pitiful tutes on it.
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 26, 2012, 05:14:53 PM
Sounds good.  Youtute away.

Maybe my sheath will make a guest appearance.   :-[
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: upthecreek on February 26, 2012, 05:42:06 PM
with and without clothes...with

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/knife%20pron/100_3821.jpg)

Nekkid!

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/knife%20pron/100_3822.jpg)

Poor pics...

Creek
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 28, 2012, 07:12:10 PM
with and without clothes...with

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/knife%20pron/100_3821.jpg)

Nekkid!

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/knife%20pron/100_3822.jpg)

Poor pics...

Creek

And the Academy Award for ugliest saddest sheath goes to....
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: PetrifiedWood on February 28, 2012, 07:14:10 PM
Oh, wow is that the sheath you made? :D
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 28, 2012, 07:16:33 PM
The picture doesn't do it justice.

It is way way uglier in person.   :-[
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: upthecreek on February 28, 2012, 07:20:23 PM
I'm gonna sand it before I send it up the road :) It's really not too pretty. It works good.
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: PetrifiedWood on February 28, 2012, 07:26:20 PM
Hey if it keeps the kinfe from falling out, and keeps you from getting cut, then it's a good sheath. How it looks is secondary to how it works.
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 28, 2012, 07:28:56 PM
Hey if it keeps the kinfe from falling out, and keeps you from getting cut, then it's a good sheath. How it looks is secondary to how it works.

It was an accident waiting to happen until creek worked on it.


Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Red on February 28, 2012, 07:31:10 PM
lol, who cares what it looks like, we are all about function here, sub par but functional ;)
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: JTD on December 20, 2012, 05:57:08 PM
I want one!
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Wilderbeast on December 20, 2012, 06:22:35 PM
I want one!

JTD, It's funny you revived this thread. 

I recently sent this bush baby out to one of our very talented members to put a set of wood scales on it and make it a leather sheath.

So this one is not available.

I do however have a second one that PW made with micarta scales and a kydex sheath.  8) 

Just saying....
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: JTD on December 20, 2012, 06:41:33 PM
I want one!

JTD, It's funny you revived this thread. 

I recently sent this bush baby out to one of our very talented members to put a set of wood scales on it and make it a leather sheath.

So this one is not available.

I do however have a second one that PW made with micarta scales and a kydex sheath.  8) 

Just saying....

Hmmmm..  I may have to try and get this away from ya!
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: H_Talon on December 22, 2012, 03:27:32 AM

 I have one and love it ...

the PW pic :-)

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/H_Talon/bushbaby1.jpg)

had a scheath made for it :-)

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/H_Talon/baby1.jpg)

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/H_Talon/baby2.jpg)

to include a PW firesteel ...

I never hike or go out with it ..

 I'd have to say great workmanship, and a tool never to leave home without :-)



Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Wilderbeast on January 01, 2013, 08:23:23 AM
Now here is what a fully clothed bush baby looks like, Cocobolo scales, Mosaic pins and finally a pair of pants worthy of the blade. This is the knife pictured in the first post on this thread.

This extreme makeover is courtesy of Woodsrunner

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/bushbabyredux004_zpsf9fc4bfe.jpg)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/bushbabyredux003_zps987f475a.jpg)

With a full size bushy type knife for size comparison
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/bushbabyredux005_zpsd7453435.jpg)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/bushbabyredux002_zpse4deff05.jpg)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/bushbabyredux001_zps48f24875.jpg)

My apologies for the poor photography, the pics really don't do the knife justice. 

Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: upthecreek on January 01, 2013, 10:11:25 AM
Very nice knives buddy!

Creek
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: kanukkarhu on January 01, 2013, 11:06:59 AM
Wow! That's sweet! First time I've seen this thread, and I'm glad it came up again. What a handy looking little blade that is!

Nice! :thumbsup:

KK
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: MATT CHAOS on January 01, 2013, 12:15:40 PM
Beast:  After seeing yours handled out in some sweet wood, I am now going to have to handle mine.

I think I have the perfect set of scales for mine, too!
 ;)
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: woodsrunner on January 01, 2013, 02:50:11 PM
Thanks Beast for the opportunity to work on that knife.
nice little bugger and it was a fun little project...glad your happy with it.

as far as the pics go...don't quit your day job 8)...woods
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: upthecreek on January 01, 2013, 02:53:47 PM
His wife won't let him quit his day job....they'd be swallowed alive by mil surplus goodies! Very nice job on the beauty treatment woods!

Creek
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: woodsrunner on January 01, 2013, 02:58:32 PM
HaHa!!!...thanks creek!
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: rogumpogum on January 01, 2013, 03:26:03 PM
Whoa, that's purty!
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: greyhound352 on January 01, 2013, 03:52:06 PM
That is a great looking knife and sheath wilderbeast. I received a knife last month that Woodsrunner had rehandled. He does some great work.
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 01, 2013, 07:15:33 PM
Nicely done! They do clean up pretty nice. :)
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: JTD on January 02, 2013, 06:05:26 PM
Woods does good work!
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: Wilderbeast on January 02, 2013, 06:13:31 PM
I'm liking it more each time I draw it from the sheath.

Thanks for your comments.
Title: Re: The Bush Baby Prototype
Post by: wolfy on January 02, 2013, 06:44:30 PM
Woods does good work!

Yes, he does.......and it's drivin' me nuts :doh: