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Is this a Force One or a NARK?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by lisantica, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. lisantica

    lisantica Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    Is the top knife a Force One Variant or a NARK?
    Appreciate any help.

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  2. Jroden5446

    Jroden5446

    Dec 20, 2009
    Looks like a SFNO variant
     
  3. UDDwaine

    UDDwaine Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    With that butt, more like a HR variant, no?

    ETA: The Force One has the same butt as the HR, so ...

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  4. dericdesmond

    dericdesmond Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    the spine grind next to the logo on yours looks exact as the standard force one in UDDs post. I say force one V.
     
  5. dericdesmond

    dericdesmond Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    here is a pic of the nark (special presentation version)
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  6. lisantica

    lisantica Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    Definitely not a NARK, based on the pics above, thank you.
     
  7. knife hunter

    knife hunter "Die Hard Hog" Moderator & Dealer Moderator

    Dec 5, 2007
    +1

    And Eric, I'm still loving my snark from above:)
     
  8. dericdesmond

    dericdesmond Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    Good to hear T. Im sure it fits in pretty well at its current home.
     
  9. rhswanson

    rhswanson Banned

    172
    Jan 3, 2010
    Isn't the main feature of a force one that it's a tanto blade?
     
  10. voracious1

    voracious1

    Aug 10, 2011
    It's a rare custom based on the sf (special forces) frame/handle. Looks to me like a hybrid force one (war cry) with the nuc air rescue knife.
    Perhaps one of a kind, nice piece.
    NO REGRETS
    jody
     
  11. lisantica

    lisantica Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    Thank you all for your comments on this.
     
  12. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator

    Nov 30, 2001
    A Force One cleverly disguised as a NARK! That is a wonderful blade! I wonder who has it now?
     
  13. lisantica

    lisantica Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    I have it now :D
     
  14. Tom Kanik

    Tom Kanik Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    Lisa, I really like that bottom knife!!!..:thumbup::D:thumbup:
     
  15. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator Platinum Member

    Jan 18, 2006
    This. ^^^
    It looks like it was done for the same show as the Muddy SFNO's with mud/snakeskin & teeth were offered at (Blade West '06?).

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    Based on what may look to be two extra serrations added to the four that may have already been applied to the edge, I'm wondering if a small grind error, perhaps on the spine or on the edge near the tip while in the process of making it into one of those SFNO's before the coat was applied got the creative juices flowing and this is what the result of that creativity was. :) If so, nice save! :thumbup: I'd be willing to bet that this is how a lot of variants come to life...something happens while grinding the knife in question which makes it not worthy of selling as the model it was supposed to be in the eyes of the maker, yet it is still way too good to toss out without trying some grind magic, and violĂ ! ...A very cool variant.

    It's a MSSNSFSNARK-v!! (Muddy Snakeskin Special Forces Serrated Nuclear Air Rescue Knife variant) ;) Now that's a mouthful of acronym, lmao! :D:D

    Whether I'm right or wrong, I definitely think it's a cool lookin' one off. :thumbup:
     
  16. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    Jahmon, to this ^ last sentence.
     
  17. UDDwaine

    UDDwaine Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Jaxx, looking at the butt that has to be a HR or Force One variant not a SFNO variant. Same type grinds, yes. But definitely a different blank to start with.
     
  18. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator Platinum Member

    Jan 18, 2006
    Dwaine, looking again, you may be completely right. It does look like the holes are closer in to the slabs...at least the bottom lanyard hole, and perhaps the whole pommel. Hell, I didn't even notice the middle "bump" in the pommel either. :eek: Thanks for posting this. :thumbup: :) Perhaps I should have started drinking earlier? :D:D
     
  19. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator

    Nov 30, 2001
    You are one lucky hogette! Congrats! :D :D :D
     
  20. lisantica

    lisantica Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 17, 2010

    Bummer, I was wanting Jaxx to be right because I wanted it to be a MSSNSFSNARK-v!! (Muddy Snakeskin Special Forces Serrated Nuclear Air Rescue Knife variant) :D :p
     

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