American Bushman

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Firesteel Techniques

Here it is folks, my FIRST video:

I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for watching,



At 8:54 AM, Anonymous Anders said...

Hi B!
I really liked your first video!
I´m glad to see that you are using the backside of the blade, to many people ruin their cutting edge by using it.
The music gave the video the right "Deliverance" vibe ;-).
Have a good one and thanks for sharing!
Best regards.
Anders from Sweden

At 8:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was great! Were the cotton balls prepped with anything, or just dry?

At 9:04 AM, Blogger American Bushman said...

LOL! Deliverance vibe?! Too funny!

Those were just plain old cotton balls I was using.

Thanks for your comments,


At 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really glad you take the time to make such a video, but i must admit there is not that much of visual difference on the fixed knie/moving steel and the moving knife/fixed steel method. To me it looks more like two displays of the moving knife/moving steel strategy. I realy like the quality of the video and the fact that you made the video in the first place.

At 9:22 AM, Blogger American Bushman said...

I agree there's not much difference. You're talking about something moving maybe 2" and I'm trying to pick up the subtle differences on the camera while also trying to execute the move (I'm sure it was hilarious to watch me try this.) :)

Let me play around with it a little bit to see if I can exaggerate the movements more for the camera to make it a bit more clear.

Thanks for your comments,


At 8:33 AM, Blogger J. J. Magnum said...

Neat video! I particularly liked the choice of knife. The maker will be very pleased. That is indeed something "Special".

At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Benjy said...

Thanks for your video friend!

I was really struggling to use my goinggear firesteel. I'm glad I saw this before I ruined it completely. Thanks again!


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