Rat & Dog stripped, convexed, wearin' new makeup...and a fallen tree!!
I live a few miles from a knife maker here on the forums (Bill Akers/Backwoods Custom Knives), so I went over to his shop today and brought a few of my recently stripped Busse-Kin blades (Battle Rat and 711). He hit the blades with a belt, put an "antique finish" on them, and convexed them. But, we just couldn't sit there and admire them........we had to take them out and give them an unrelenting beating of apocalyptic proportions
I decided to solely use the "Battle Rat", so Bill and I switched back and forth smashing away at a decent size tree (he also brought along a blade with no scales just to play with it in the woods). We continued back and forth for a while, until the tree finally toppled over and crashed to the ground. Upon inspecting the Battle Rat, there was NOT one single ding, roll, or chip on the edge. The icing on the cake was taking the BR and slicing right through thin paper after downing the tree. I have to admit, this may not qualify as apocalyptic punishment, but it sure was one of the most fun days I've had in a very long time. Nothin' like Busse family blades to put a huge smile on your face...
Bill Akers (Backwoods Custom Knives) thrashing away with the Battle Rat:
The Battle Rat slicing thin paper after downing the tree:
"Under divine blessing, we must rely on the bayonet when firearms cannot be furnished". Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (April 1861)
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