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Photos Alpha Regulator in Oz

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by RobStanley, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    The awesome Alpha Regulator arrived yesterday. I love it!! It's going to be a great all rounder.

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    A neat little prezzie surprised me when I opened the box...
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    I smell a battle between these two in the not too distant future...
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  2. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Congrats Rob, the AR is an awesome beast!:cool::thumbsup:
     
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  3. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Great pics as always. Nice surprise in the box too.

    Looking forward to the comparison video.
     
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  4. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Great pics. My SanMai trailmaster is LONG gone. I should have rehandled it, rather than selling it. The rubber had become soft, and it would twist in hand while cutting/chopping hard because the rubber was moving on the tang...



    Never had that problem with Resiprine C!!! Better tang design, and better material.


    How is your hand doing, Rob???
     
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  5. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    I am hating you Robbo (in the nicest way) just now.... been watching my Reg (and elof's) sitting motionless since last weekend....
     
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  6. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Our taxes hard at work ripping us off. Bastards.
     
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  7. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    I feel the TM coud do with a rehandle. It's loose just like you described.

    The hand is getting there. I'm adapting, even tho it feels like I still have a finger. Playing guitar is certainly a difiicult adapting process.
     
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  8. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    I gave the AR and workout on some old seasoned flooded gum today. That stuff is hard!! But the AR chewed it up beautifully. The blade and edge geometery are spot on. Thin enough where it counts, but fat enough to give it some guts and strength.
     
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  9. willic

    willic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2013
    I totally missed he Alpha Regulator... slow business induced hiatus... :( I hope to pick one up on the exchange! Great pic! Thanks for sharing!!!
     
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  10. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I did not 'miss it's but I totally missed it. I'm limited for knife funds. So I don't often get to indulge (I spend 1k per month on student loan repayment) so that cramps my toy/fun budget.

    It is an instant classic I had to pass on. If I sell a bigger chopper, or a custom, I might have to get one. But customs have been taking the "spare" money more recently.
     
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  11. willic

    willic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2013
    Yeah, I understand... new business and a sticky fingered GM have put cramps in my toy fund! LOL
     
  12. 780ninja

    780ninja

    63
    Apr 23, 2013
    Are these alpha regulators not “custom” choppers? ?
     
  13. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    I think the thickness at the spine and a full flat grind is genius.

    I'd like to see one with a zero edge from the spine.

    I'm surely going to pick one up in the near future. The price is just too good to pass up.
     
  14. ScoMa

    ScoMa

    465
    Aug 13, 2017
    First I’ve heard about this. Best of luck with your recovery. As a fellow musician, the thought of injuring or loosing a part of my hands has always given me the shivers. I can only imagine. Good luck, Sir.
     
  15. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Rob,
    Great pics as usual. Glad to hear that recovery is moving forward. Take care my friend.

    Garth
     
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  16. Ryker

    Ryker Gold Member Gold Member

    737
    Dec 16, 2015
    I had the end of my left pinky sheared off 9yrs ago. I’m not a musician and I only lost about about .250”, but it definitely affected my grip on the bar when I lift weights, especially pull-ups or deadlifts. It kinda always feels numb like when you get too cold, but in reality, it’s just not there.:( I kinda feel lame now bringing it up because it was so little loss. But I guess that’s kinda my point too, even just a little bit can make a big difference on something so important like fingers.

    Ok, sorry, I didn’t mean to hijack the thread. I bet I know which blade will win.;) Not sure why I didn’t get one of these when I had the chance, such a clean, simple, useable design. As always, great pics.:thumbsup:
     
  17. ScoMa

    ScoMa

    465
    Aug 13, 2017
    That forever numb is indeed a weird feeling. I had a Pygmy bite my pinky years ago. Nerve damage is a strange thing....
     
  18. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    For those who missed the original offering, according to Jerry:
    Introducing the SYKCO "Alpha Regulator 9.5"

    This killer cool full-height ground chunk of INFI, wrapped in Resiprene C, is destined to be offered on our website as a regular model at sometime in the near future.
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  19. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    Great pics Rob!

    Very happy to hear that your recovery is progressing!

    I drink to you my friend!!!

    Jerry



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  20. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    .......aaaaaaaaand still there......done all the paperwork so they can calculate the extortion fees but they have not returned it to me for payment yet..!
     
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