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All ASH-1 Variants - pics, please!

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Kenneth F Huls, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006

    What's not to like about Black and Tan?

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    I believe these were sold through the Busse Company Store around 2008.

    I think they're both Skinny ASH-1s. The bottom one (Desert Sage with Black Canvas) is for sure.
     
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  2. LMT66

    LMT66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    Nice 3B2!

    Mine with some mods.

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  3. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    Dear JTT,

    The std, typical Blk & Tan is just not my cup of tea subjectively. Objectively I can make no argument against it! :):thumbsup:
     
  4. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    LMT66: Thank you and NICE - VERY NICE 3B2! Thanks for sharing her! And I thought I would get grief (and was therefore "brave" :rolleyes:) for simply stripping my 3B2! ;) I have seen one other 3B2 with similar mods to yours (Mayhap it IS yours? It has been quite a while) - nicely done BTW. She looks like a fantastic user :thumbsup:.
     
  5. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    You have quite the abundance of riches, do you not! :thumbsup::D
    At first glance, she was admirable of course, but not of appeal. THEN I looked more closely. The stabilized wood is what took over the appearance for me at first glance, and while I know many love the look, it is just not for me. That said, the serrated 'poon with band breaker and slight recourse is a combo of features that I simply have to admire and yes, once again, will now definitely order IF that CS ever reopens to us! :thumbsup::cool:

    Thank you so much for sharing these. New Grails for me! :):):)
     
  6. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    That was my reaction to your last one. My reactions to the first 4 was lost. Will repost!
     
  7. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    THANK you so much for the pics of your frosted and nuked beauty queen! (and I mean that in the best possible way!). :):thumbsup:
    I just cannot get enough of these rare babes and somehow someway have to get one someday! :D
    When the Custom Shop reopens (two weeks??) it will be my very first order! :cool:
     
  8. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    #2 and #3 are lovely! Thank you for letting me know that satin Fatboys and Midsters are rather rare. :eek: I had no idea, though come to think of it, one does not see them all that commonly here. o_O Good news for me, I suppose, as I now have a Fat satin (thanks Garth - my old CS order), and a Midster satin (thanks, RichardW!). Yeah, me!! :thumbsup::rolleyes:
     
  9. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    #4 is SICK. Just SICK, man. Wow. I cannot say enough in admiration. This one is a surprise. I love my 3B2, so it makes sense, but wow.
    So now I know my first, second, and third Custom Shop orders upon her official reopening! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  10. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    (BTW, "L.K." has one up on The 'Bay. That was the first frosted, nuked ASH-1 I saw. Some years ago, though still there. Naturally, at that price (not that I have not thought about it! :oops:).)
     
  11. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
     
  12. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    Still not sure how I manage to do that (last post) :(:confused:

    I hope this works better!

    My two Custom Shop satin Middy and Fatty (courtesy RichardW and Garth, by order, respectively). Was not going to post a pic of the two as they are not true variants, but what the heck given that I am now advised they are not terribly common! :thumbsup:

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  13. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I always liked the black & tan G-10 with a DC finish, but it looks pretty cool with the black finish. :cool:
    By the way, you have a good memory - I also bought a skinny ASH-1 from the BCS in 2008.


    I like the one on the right – is that brown & black G-10, or maybe 2 shades of brown? :cool:

    I'm glad you enjoyed the ASH-1 photos. Regarding satin ASH-1s, the only satin regular production ASH-1 version was the LE. I have seen other satin ASH-1s, but I certainly would not call them common. I imagine they were released in ganzas, shows, grab bags and maybe special orders.

    I was not sure what kind of micarta was on the double-edge ASH-1 until last night when I compared it to another Busse knife with green linen micarta – under magnification the colors and fiber patterns look identical between the two knives, even though without magnification the ASH-1 grips look significantly darker than other green linen I have seen.

    Unfortunately the mix of natural and artificial light I used when taking the photos made the colors of the wood on the harpoon custom look slightly washed out. I particularly like highly figured wood, so it appeals to me; I understand not everyone has the same appreciation as me, and that's ok – life would be pretty boring if everyone liked the same stuff. :D
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  14. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    Thank you kindly for that. It is actually the quite common, but my favorite G10, Green & Black. The lighting when I took the photo is probably a tad misleading, though it still looks green and black on my monitor. Pics are funny like that, huh.

    The Orange & Black middy is RWingert's Custom Shop order with which he Kindly parted. The Green & Black fatty is my own Custom Shop order.

    Green linen sure can be tough to identify. It can appear so differently depending I am guessing on the batch and the cut and finish. I love it. My favorite Micarta that I have owned. I like it better than Tigerhide (I have never had a Snake', though).

    Hmmm. I might like the color better than I thought then. As you say, to each their own! In wood I prefer a more subdued figure/grain, and definitely prefer undyed, more natural appearance and color. But you are certainly not alone! All good! Again, that said, the knife itself is simply amazing!!!!

    Again, thanks so much for those wild pics - pure knife porn to me!
     
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  15. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    ASH-1 best Busse ever made IMO.
     
  16. duramax

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    Very nice !!! Love that satin and coyote and black g10 !!!!! That’s a weak spot for me !!
     
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  17. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
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    How’s about a leetil Tequila?
    Photo courtesy of Knife Hunter.
     
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  18. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    Fortunately I found the seller's photos that look better than mine, so here they are:

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  19. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Don't let @Andy the Aussie fool you... The reason that Oz is "Down Under" is due to the sheer weight of his ASH-1 Collection!!! :eek: o_O ;) :D

    Here is my current one and only ASH-1:
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    I'm really hoping the ASH-1 will pop up in an INFI satin offer some time soon! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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