BASIC-11Y SATIN underneath

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by JACKMANDU, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    I recently picked up this Basic 11 on the exchange. I decided to strip it. This thing was basically satin finish underneath the tanker grey coating. I just thought I would share. For those of you who have a B11 that may want to strip it, go for it! 95794F47-1FEE-4A64-A552-75D9C2415C0A.jpeg B7916F46-ED12-4163-8D3E-EF2E3D361BBF.jpeg 0F43C112-74ED-41B5-874A-DD28AABA407E.jpeg
    I must say the B11 feels great! I will be doing some chopping with it this weekend. I think it’s going to do very well.
     
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  2. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    Same with me! I had a tanker grey B11 and stripped it. Looked like this underneath:

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  3. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    Looks good man! I’m really liking this B11:thumbsup:
     
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  4. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    The B11 is a GREAT knife, and was used by Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin in their "Hippo Island" segment of Dual Survivor.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  5. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Absolutely! One of the truly great all-rounders—right at the sweet spot in size/weight for big-blade performance that’s easy to carry. It will do machete duty plus batonning, which a saw can’t do, and has lateral strength (1/4” thick) for prying/digging that a machete can’t match. Chops through thick stuff (3-5”+ dia) impressively well for its size and weight (~17 oz), and not too heavy/awkward for general knife use around camp or on the trail. Just a joy to have in hand for so many tasks, light as a feather on your belt—plus, it’s INFI!:thumbsup::cool:
     
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  6. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    That's why I keep one in each vehicle.;):thumbsup:
     
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  7. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Where do you live?;)
     
  8. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
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  9. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    ^^^ Good to see a B11 in it's natural habitat :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Yes it is.:thumbsup:
     
  11. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Same experience here with the B11. Just one of those things, huh?
     
  12. gorshi

    gorshi

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    Jan 9, 2006
    Very nice pics guys. Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to try to strip mine too. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie

    Sep 20, 2016
    The coating on mine is very durable and it doesnt rub off even from relatively heavy chopping. I love the way chop worn coated blades look so I wont be stripping, but I must admit I wish the coating wore off from use a bit more, so as to look like the proper user it is :D
     
  14. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    I have a B7 that I stripped yesterday, The coating was on there real good. I almost regretted removing it at first. I think it would have held up very well with use. The finish on the B7 is like a BIG satin under the coating. I had to re-dip it in the stripper 3 Times to get it all off. The B11 coating nearly fell off after removing it from the strip. I do like the worn coating look. The only problem I have had is it’s much harder to clean. After I got home from my chopping hike with the B11. I washed the blade with soap and hot water, it came clean with very little effort. I believe this is a big advantage to stripping INFI. Plus I love the look:cool:
     
  15. Azula Gun Holsters

    Azula Gun Holsters KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Sep 19, 2016
    One of my all time favorites.
    Stripped and ready to go
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  16. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    Thank you for the tip and photos! :cool::thumbsup:
    Did you do anything like sanding or buffing to improve the finish after stripping it?
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  17. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    The second pic was after the strip. The 3rd pic was after using a dremel with the abrasive finishing buffs. I did course, medium, then fine. It was very easy for such a large blade. Each side of the blade used up one of each grit.
     

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