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Mud Mutt Application/Uses

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Rob_Mob, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Rob_Mob

    Rob_Mob Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Hey Fellow Hogs,

    Hope you all had an amazing holiday season and may the new year rain plenty anew bacon upon your doorsteps (Basic 8 .27 and Basic 14 .25) ;)

    I have a question for you more seasoned Hogs -- I just recently ordered the Scrapyard Mud Mutt and Scrapivore CG (Incredible little piece of SR-101). I wanted to know exactly what the proper/intended application of the Mud Mutt would be (i.e skinning game, small wood processing, urban EDC chores, outdoor EDC chores, etc.)? Does it have the potential of replacing the RMD as the most effective blade in that size range (blade weight to effective blade output)? Just curious to hear your thoughts :)

    Some quick Specs:

    1. .14 thickness
    2. Saber Grind
    3. Mutter handle
    4. Blade Width of 1.25 and Length of 5
    5. Overall length of 10 inches
  2. Maggot Brain

    Maggot Brain Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Well, let me start by saying the Mud Mutt is SOOOOOO close to being the perfect EDC/Hunting knife for me at this point. The only thing I would have changed at this point is a convex grind, no choil and extra .5" blade made of INFI would have been nice..... :)

    I expect that the blade will weigh in at around 5 oz., which would certainly give it a very nice weight/performance ratio. The mudder handles are great for their ergonomics and the purchase they provide your hand.

    I would say that everything you named would be within the scope of this blades design intention, but it will certainly not be a chopper due to it's light weight. Dan Busse has said something along the lines of "it is quickly becoming one of their most popular models to date with the amount of orders they have seen since releasing it". I believe that really says it all, quite simply it represents an awesome value for such a practical EDC type blade.

    I intend to use it for EDC duty and pair it up with a 1311 when woods wandering/hunting. I plan on doing a full satin finish on mine when I receive it and possibly remove the choil and do a full convex regrind if I am so inclined. All in all, I can't wait to receive this one as I've been lobbying for something along these lines for quite some time at the Yard...... ;)
  3. Rob_Mob

    Rob_Mob Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Awesome thanks for the reply and cheers to your new incoming blade. In your opinion, with the improved handle and about 3 oz of weight less than the RMD -- do you think it's a better all around knife when paired with a chopper? My go to blade in that size range has been the Kabar/Becker Bk-2 which I absolutely love, but when paired with a chopper the excess weight is unnecessary. I basically need to justify replacing the BK2 and avoiding the Ratmandu -- hey that rhymes haha. Thanks!
  4. AValenz

    AValenz Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    I need to order mine already! Such a sweet package.
  5. Tom Kanik

    Tom Kanik Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    I already have one, and it's SWEET!!!:D:thumbup::thumbup:




    ScrapMuk, MudMutt, and S-5


    Shown with other mudder handles

  6. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Congrats Tom Kanik you are a lucky dog:thumbup::):) It does look sweet all black !!!!
  7. Tom Kanik

    Tom Kanik Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    Thank you, and thanks to Dan Busse for giving one to us Mods! The ones to be sold will have the tan/grey handles.
  8. Maggot Brain

    Maggot Brain Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Dang, Tom!! It pays to be the #1 JYD...... :);)

    Congrats man, can't wait to get mine...... :eek:
  9. Maggot Brain

    Maggot Brain Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Yes, I believe the Mud Mutt will be best suited when paired with the likes of a Basic 11 or 1311.

    For a pure skinning/processing/boning/kitchen knife, I don't think you can beat the Elmax Steak knives.

    For a pure combat or general hard utility applications in a smallish knife that will not be paired with something larger, I like to Boss Jack CG or Proto. Small footprint overall yet has the weight, strength and geometry to be expected to last forever and do almost anything you ask of it.

    If you wanted to go a little bit larger, then the Desert Storm Fighter would be my choice for the same reasons.
  10. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001
    Dang it, I missed it.
  11. Rob_Mob

    Rob_Mob Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Very nice! I personally will pair the Mud Mutt with ASHBM. My one blade jack of all trades setup is simply a NMSFNO paired with a Victorinox Hercules model. If I have to have only one knife under 6 inches that can kind of do everything at the moment my Bk2 is still king --
  12. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    ....still should be available from The Yard mate, there was a price increase due after New Year though.
  13. resinguy

    resinguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006

    Tom, how does it compare to a Scrapper 5? I like that the Mutt is thinner.
  14. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001
    Ah I see it now, Thank you :)
  15. gunfixrjoe


    Aug 11, 2011
    I'm gonna use mine for cuttin stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. MattinLA


    May 31, 2006
    Tom, a comparison to a RMD would be nice. Sweet pics and congrats
  17. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    If you want to replace (upgrade from) BK2 then you should look at Scrapper 5. Same handle as the Mud Mutt, 5" blade as well but somewhat thicker, drop point and can be had in SR-101 or INFI. Another option would be a FFG RMD (or the drop point Custom Shop version). Both will be lighter than BK2, have better steel and easier to carry.

    Sadly Scrapper is only available on secondary market.

    And I would not say the mudder handle is an improvement over RMD handle, it is more slender and might not be too comfortable to guys with large hand. Now, I'm not saying that it is bad or anything like that, just not necessarily an improvement of RMD's handle.
  18. gunfixrjoe


    Aug 11, 2011
    Scrapper 5 gets my vote as well. Very well made knife.
  19. Rob_Mob

    Rob_Mob Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    I appreciate the feedback man. I'm not quite totally convinced I would bring a scrapper 5 over a bk-2 if I had to bring only one knife under 6 inches. The heft/weight is actually a good think when you only have 1 small/mid size blade. The Fat Ash-1 would be the next best thing in my opinion. But it's not in the 5 inch range. Scrapper 5 is awesome though. Looks super comfy.
  20. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Sounds like we have the same idea. I love the mudder handle. My favorite of the Res C handles.


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