Another First Busse Thread

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Well, after reading about these knives here and everywhere I could, and looking at tons of pictures and stats, I finally picked up a Skinny Ash at the company store, along with a kydex sheath. If this is "skinny" I'm going to start calling myself the skinny 215 pound oldster! I mean, at first I was surprised (I've never seen a Busse knife in person) and then it just hit me as funny. Owning is believing (the pictures don't do the size justice). You could attach this thing to a stick of dynamite, blow it up and still cut with it after the explosion.
Anyway, quick question. The kydex is a great sheath, though I prefer leather BUT I don't like straps (I tend to cut them). Anybody recommend a leather sheath without a strap that'll work? I've looked at some and like the mag-randall at Chuddy Bear, but does anybody have one and will it work with the (so-called) skinny ash? If I know I'm going to stand on my head or begin gymnastics classes, I'd use the kydex, but generally I'm just a 'skinny' oldish guy who walks through the woods now-and-then.

Thanks for any help. I'm still a little in shock with the knife...not my first knife by a long shot, but again, my first Busse and from what I can tell thus far, worth every penny.

Gargs
 
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Nice Score, they are skinny like future Britney:cool::cool:

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Wish I'd known that! :) My guess is the knife has a higher Rockwell Hardness and will be easier to find a nice looking sheath for.
 

Bigfattyt

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good first pick. I really need to get a mid sized Busse. Just say to your self, "this is the only one I am going to buy."
 
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Gargs,
Since Busse often has two (or more) models/thicknesses of the same knife, the folks who make sheathes for them usually keep examples in stock and make the sheath to fit the knife blade's profile and thickness. A retention type that would work for you is the "pin lock" style. This uses a strap and snap that hold a pin that fits through the blade's "talon hole" and keeps the knife in the sheath. The pin strap is on the front of the sheath, out of the way of the blade so that it won't be cut when withdrawing or returning the blade to the sheath. Hope this helps and welcome to Busse Combat. Enjoy your Skinny ASH and the coming INFI madness. Pete
 
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Congrats on your first! :thumbup:

To really appreciate why it's skinny, you need to go ahead and order a Combat Grade while they're still there. ;)
 
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You can also look into a leather/kydex hybrid, where the retention is inside with the kydex all wrapped in the leather of your choice...

Nice score for your first. :thumbup:

Look forward to pics of some usage marks...:cool:
 
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Thanks for the advice on the sheaths and for posting the GREAT pictures. Now that I have a frame of reference with the 'skinny' I actually know what I'm looking at! Unbelievable!
 

Webscrounger

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Enjoy it and use it cause you can't break it! :D:D:D
It's a bad habit! Your first Busse won't be your last so start saving now cause you're going to need more of it!
 

Uncle_Jarvis

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Thanks for any help. I'm still a little in shock with the knife...not my first knife by a long shot, but again, my first Busse and from what I can tell thus far, worth every penny.

Gargs


Congrats on your first Busse purchase.. You got yourself a knife for life.. :)

The ASH1 is a sweet blade...

but..... If you were in shock then. wait until you get to hold one of these.
the FSH..

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