“Ghost”? Shshll

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by bullpin, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. bullpin

    bullpin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    I was wondering if any of you more seasoned hogs may have some info on the blade pictured below. Was this considered the ghost shsh? One of you still on here must be a previous owner? Who did the work? I know there’s a story ... Thanks in advance. Have a good day!!
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  2. Don't drop it.

    Don't drop it.

    598
    Jan 10, 2014
    looks etched. the logo . and stripped. the blade.
     
  3. bullpin

    bullpin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    I don’t think it’s an etch job. Looks to me like it had a Busse satin finish put on but then was used and then someone else tried a satin finish. I’m sure someone will know it’s history.
     
  4. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Yeh looks like someone cleaned her up but wanted to keep the logo so they just went around it. These are way before my Busse experience but nice lookin knives! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  5. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The knife does look like a Ghost. The ones that I have seen did have that squarish area like the logo had been taped off before a satin finish..that said, and maybe it's just that pic, but it's possible that someone re-taped, re-applied a ghetto satin.

    I'm not sure if those were the first etched logos or if it was just a small run that everything didn't go right, but the etch didn't take all the way. Per badmojo.net, there were 6 ghosts made.

    Added: Hmm...maybe they don't all have that squarish area. That may be the one that I've seen in person and had considered "normal" for the ghosts. I found a pic posted by Mamun of his:

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    Last edited: Nov 15, 2017
  6. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    you can tell that the Busse logo was taped over at least once when the blade was being finished.
     
  7. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
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    That's pretty cool, I see where this one may have come from. Somebody was probably drunk when they spine etched it....
     
  8. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    IMG_4836.PNG IMG_4837.PNG Seen some more sides that are almost "ghost" like In that you only here them and rarely seen....
     
  9. tomthebaker

    tomthebaker

    Dec 9, 2005
    I helped a guy sell a ghost several years ago. it fetched a great price.
     
  10. bullpin

    bullpin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Found this on zknives [​IMG]
    Got this one resently. Famous second generation Steel Heart knife from Busse combat Line. Now discontinued by the way. Though the newer Steel Heart E available ;) I've mentioned several times, visually, SH II looks more appealing to me than the new one :) Obviously I couldn't pass this one :)
    Obviously, this knife is a collectible piece, not a user. Discontinued model, only 3 were made with this type of finish (called Ghost finish) and Busse name etched on the blade. IMHO looks very cool. And it's an INFI blade after all. Though, when I have a chance, I'll definitely use it ;) Why not, Busse knives can take a lot, designed for heavy duty use in rough conditions.
    Overall, I think it's a great knife. Dimensions are slightly different than on the standard SH II, though the differences are tenth of inch probably. The blade on the variant is slightly shorter and wider, than on the origninal one. The sheath is also different, it's an Advantage Camo. Later when I get some more time & better pix. I'll certainly update this page :)



    Specifications:


    • Model - Steel Heart II variant;
    • Blade - 177.80mm(7")
    • Thickness - 6.35mm
    • OAL - 285.75mm(11.25")
    • Steel - INFI steel at 58-60HRC
    • Handle - Micarta
    • Acquired - 07/2003 Price - 500.00$
    • Warranty - Unconditional Lifetime; D7C4A832-EBB5-4049-8973-C5352E4FE538.jpeg so I’m thinking the one I posted is a ghost shsh and whomever had it just tried to protect the laser etch when trying to put a new satin finish on it. Any other info would be helpful. Thanks.
     
  11. bullpin

    bullpin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Cleaned up tubes a bit. Love it even more now. 8A4DAE67-B74A-4793-B29D-E21C9F040DA9.jpeg EAAA5FE1-9AB3-4651-8CF7-0DFED8252560.jpeg
     
  12. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Are the pics in this thread the only 3 ghost Busses ever made then? If so how cool, if not still cool! ;):thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  13. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Looks more like a refinish job to me. I think it started out like this

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  14. bullpin

    bullpin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Agreed Cobalt. someone refinished it with a satin job while taping off the Busse logo .Was just looking for info on these rare birds. I’ve googled, and searched this forum every which way I can. And now that pb f’d everyone old pics are no more. Thanks.
     
  15. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    HEre is the only other logo picture I have

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  16. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Here is a real Ghost SHSHII. My new Ghost G10 handles

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  17. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    Very nice!. Who made those?
     
  18. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Well, that was a bit of an issue. Shephard customs did it. Eric is his name. He does amazing work, but there has been lots of complaints about him getting anything finished. I think he means well, but is very disorganized and tends to forget what he needs to do. The handles are ghost G10. I have more of it if you want some. This G10 has the same texture and feel as Canvas micarta for some reason. Nice warm rough texture
     

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