Any idea what blade steel this guy is?

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I recently acquired a busse knife, I believe it’s a swatmandu. Just wondering if anyone has any information on it. No clue when it was made, or what blade steel it is. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
 

cpirtle

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Hard to say without pictures. If it's the Ratmandu pattern with the Busse Logo it's a SwatMandu, those were infi. There were also more recently Ratmandu's in Infi, so it mainly comes down to the logo.
 
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Hard to say without pictures. If it's the Ratmandu pattern with the Busse Logo it's a SwatMandu, those were infi. There were also more recently Ratmandu's in Infi, so it mainly comes down to the logo.
trying to get pictures up, it’s a digital pattern with a busse logo
 

David Brown

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Hard to say without pictures. If it's the Ratmandu pattern with the Busse Logo it's a SwatMandu, those were infi. There were also more recently Ratmandu's in Infi, so it mainly comes down to the logo.

and the Swatmandu has the talon hole :)

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Awesome. That’s what I was hoping for. Should be interesting to see how it compares to sr101 on my swamp rat.
 

David Lennon

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Love the Swatmandu. I bought one with my non favourite tan and black G10 scales on the off chance the CS reopens. I'm going to change them (and maybe satinize the blade) . Something about them just feels right
 
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