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Difference between Heavy Hearts???

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I've got two HH FSH's, i know life's tough... but it's still a helluva lot less than some of you oinkers are hoarding.

I've been looking at them, and noticed that one has a deep, heavy crinkle coat. The other one has what appears to be a thinner coat, almost like a powder coat, not quite as shiny and more even overall with less of a pattern to it. The other thing I notice about the one that appears more like a powder coating is that the Busse emblem is larger. On the one that I consider to be more of a crinkle coat the emblem is about 3/4" long and the powder coat looking one has an emblem that is just over 1 1/8" long. I wish I had a camera so I could get a picture, but hopefully you get the idea.

I would consider it to just be differences in the manufacturing process if it were just a little variance in the coating, but the thing that i find a little odd is the difference in size of the logos. I thought all the FSH's were made in the same run, just like the FBM's are being run right now. How many of you Hogs have an abundance of Heavy Hearts, and has anybody else noticed this difference between their knives, or have any ideas on this?

Cobalt, you said something about only 200 HH's in another thread recently, but i'm assuming that was tongue in cheek in response to some other comments in that thread. I would think there were quite a few more than that made, and that there is some reason for the difference such as changes made at the factory from the start to the end of the run.

Spliff
 
my hh has a pretty thick crinkle coat, it is blk/blk.

what color are yours? are they different colors?

from what i have seen, it is not totally uncommon to see varying sized logos.

is it possible one is a heavy ordinance grade (hog)? are the blades the same thickness?
 
I have 2. Both have heavy coats of shiny black crinkle coat. One has a logo one does not.
 
I was told by Skunk that there was 200 regular handled HH, and 200 magnum handled HH.

I'm not sure about the difference in logo sizes... Most had logos, a very few did not.

I wish you had pics, it would help us a lot.


Best regards,

John
 
I've heard the 200/200 numbers before.

This one has the thick black crinkle, identical to the magnum version.

It is now being held for sodak, who promises to use it hard.

HH1.jpg


HH2.jpg
 
my hh has a pretty thick crinkle coat, it is blk/blk.

what color are yours? are they different colors?

from what i have seen, it is not totally uncommon to see varying sized logos.

is it possible one is a heavy ordinance grade (hog)? are the blades the same thickness?

Both black/black, as I believe all the HH's were. It's not a night and day difference, but it is noticable. It's almost like the coating was done in two passes, and this one didn't get the second pass. Not that it's thin, or appears to be less than satisfactory, it just doesn't appear to be quite as thick or have as much pattern to it.

Definitely not a HOG, they're both HH's, and both have mag handles. The logo appears to be more crisp and stands out better on the one that doesn't have as deep of a coating, maybe because the coating isn't as thick? The smaller logo is the same size as the one Guyon has, it makes it easy to compare because his photos are almost to scale.



I was told by Skunk that there was 200 regular handled HH, and 200 magnum handled HH.

I'm not sure about the difference in logo sizes... Most had logos, a very few did not.

I wish you had pics, it would help us a lot.


Best regards,

John

As far as the 200 thing goes, I just thought that sounded a little low for as many as I've seen traded/sold here and on the *Bay.

I wish I had a camera, but if you just look at Guyon's pics and imagine the logo a little bigger and a little crisper, it should give you a pretty good idea.

Don't get me wrong, I have no complaints with either one, just curious about the difference.

Spliff
 
As far as the 200 thing goes, I just thought that sounded a little low for as many as I've seen traded/sold here and on the *Bay.



Spliff[/QUOTE

I have been thinking the same thing, even if the real number is 400, they sure have moved around a lot!
 
Maybe that will be my claim to fame... "I've got 1% of all the mag handled HH's ever made." ;)

It kind of sours though, when you consider that Cobalt has 70% of all BM's and Randucci has 90% of all the SHSH's made.

Spliff
 
Spaceman, I ordered two HHs from the Company Store and noticed the variation on the HH's as well. The first "thinner"-coated HH (much more noticeable logo) I ordered right at the beginning from the Company Store, and the latter "thicker"-coated HH was one of the last that the CS offered IIRC.

I ended up keeping the thinner-coated one as my user -- the coating on it has been pretty durable regardless.

Went digging through old emails, and couldn't find the email where Skunk told me how many HHs he had on order from Busse -- but like Rat said, I think it was 200 of each.
 
I believe I once read that there were also differences in thickness between the HH's

IIRC the HH's with regular scales are sometimes a tad thicker than the one's with mags.

My regular handle HHFSH mic's out at 7.40mm (=0.2913"). Measured at the spine approx. halfway the blade.

How about yours??
 
Cool, Lancelot. That was exactly what I was wondering. I picked both of these up off the exchange at different times, so I have no idea of when in the run each was made. I don't have any worries or concerns about one being less than the other, it was just something I noticed the other night when I had them both out at the same time.

Crafft, both of mine are mag handles, so shouldn't be any variation. I don't have a micrometer, so I just have to assume they're the same as they don't look any different.

Spliff

:cool:
 
There are indeed differences in thickness.
My HH with regular scales is 6,75mm = 0,2697"
 
Maybe some of the differences in thickness are related to the type of coating!? My HHFSH has the "thick" crincle coating.....
 
Maybe some of the differences in thickness are related to the type of coating!? My HHFSH has the "thick" crincle coating.....

Maybe, :confused: the crincle coating on mine does not look different as on my other Busses.
 
After a closer examination of my HHFSH I can clearly see that the coating is not so snugly bend across the spine of the blade.

I measured the thickness again, this time I "closed" the micrometer tighter around the spine and it now mic's out at: 7.2mm (=0.283")

Still that is significantly thicker than most other HHFSH's?!?! :thumbup: :cool:
 
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