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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Srtr, Dec 23, 2017.
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ASH2 is a great medium sized chopper
My first and favorite piece of Infi, I think .22 is great stock thickness in a medium/large blade. Still has enough heft but it is still light in hand
Had the family over last night and my brother (who is not a knife guy) saw one of my knives on the kitchen counter. This led to me dragging out my Bag o' Busse's. While he was going thru them he pulled out the ASH2 and he kind of lit up. "This is the one.". He said. "You could take off to the mountains with this one all by itself and be just fine.".
Looks like after my Credit Card cools off, I'm gonna have to try score an ASH-2!!
Have a great Christmas Day!!
The balance of the Ash-2 is perfection. The knife feels so light in hand. I should have bought a second when I had the chance. This model is Infi gold. Not sure if that makes sense.
Makes sense to me DJC!
Have a great Christmas Day bud!!
happy to see other lovers of the ASH2 comin out to post
Merry Christmas everyone.
Lot of weight in those full tang handles. The ASH2 strikes a nice balance between the handle and the blade. The old school front talon makes a pretty decent fingerguard too.
The ASH2, with that INFI steel is just remarkable.
Like someone else stated, " INFI gold "
I cannot agree more! I started a thread a couple of months (or weeks) ago, I cannot remember which.
There are not a ton of threads about this knife. So, when when I got mine unused, second hand with a nice shiny and sharp edge on it, I had to start a post.
For some reason I passed in OP2W, and was so thrilled to pick one up.
It is everything you guys say - it seems to be not so prevalently discussed (not surprising with the knives coming out like crazy), although I will hold on to mine for as long as I can!
There is a reason why it is an ideal size, because it is closer to the original Mistresses than to an steel heart. Which is why it is such a great knife. It can do everything well.
ASH2 14.5" OAL, 9" Blade Length, 0.22" thick sabre ground
BME 15" OAL, 9.5" Blade Length, 0.25" thick flat ground
SHBM 15.5" OAL, 10" Blade Length, 0.25" thick flat ground
Cobalt - I was thinking about this when I wrote my post, and the fact that one of my all-time favorite Busses is the BWMLE at .22.
Interesting comments on this thread. My blade that has been most used is the now, almost ancient, Basic 9. My 'time on task' with this knife has been considerable, and I have learned how to use it for small and bigger tasks. It feels right for me. The edge has been thinned out over the years and I have confidence in the tool.
I also like the ASH-2. It seems to have a nice balance in the hand and cuts well. I like the looks of this knife almost as much as the newest FBM incarnation with the favored wide blade profile. The ASH-2 might be almost perfect as an all rounder.
Keep in mind: a lot of how a high quality tool performs has to do strictly with user skill and confidence as well as hand to eye coordination, not to mention, general visual spatial ability. Imagine entering a racketball court. Most of the players have similar rackets but their ability to score points varies greatly.
I once watched a skilled worker with a cheap, mass production machete. I was stunned at how well he could negotiate with that simple, agrarian tool.
Hey Srtr, that's my ASH2!
Hmm, maybe I should withdraw the other one I have up for sale. ASH2 really is one of the best...
may it serve you well it definitely did for me
Ill definitely be getting another one soon.
Let's keep hoping that the Boss might one fine day let us have a shot at some LE ASH2's!
The few that I have seen are stunning.
It will happen
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Would love me some ASHLE