1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.


  2. Click here to enter the drawing for your chance to win a Ka-Bar Becker BK5 Magnum Camp , Bladeforums.com swag or memberships!
    Be sure to read the rules before entering, then help us decide next week's giveaway by hitting the poll in that thread! Entries close at midnight, Saturday July 27!

    Once the entries close, we'll live stream the drawing on Sunday, July 28 at 5PM Eastern. Tune in to our YouTube channel TheRealBladeForums for a chance to win bonus prizes!

    Questions? Comments? Post in the discussion thread here

Dog Soldier 6 vs Alpha Dog 6

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by zmbhntr, May 8, 2019.

  1. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Yeah, the Busse heat treat is one of if not THE best in the business. Busse Elmax is probably the best "stainless" steel I have encountered and if I didn't live in a place that rusts plastic, I would be rocking SR101 all day every day. I know what people will say - SR101/52100 just needs some maintenance (oil or renaissance wax) and there will be no issues with staining but my schedule is crazy and I want my knives to be as maintenance free as possible.

    I'm super happy with all the recent INFI but my wallet is wishing for some SR101 so I can sit one out!
     
    MacLaren1 likes this.
  2. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 15, 2014
    Oh, I hear ya brother.
    I say, when you can get INFI- get it :)
    SR101 is awesome. I love how easily she sharpens and holds and edge. ........but damn, that INFI is just freakin nice imo, and pretty much maintenance free:D:D
     
    WatermanChris likes this.
  3. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    471
    Feb 10, 2019
    0418875D-D984-4FA3-92A9-D6A826649ED8.jpeg I got my first SYKCO today! I picked this one up off the forum. This res-c is cool stuff. I really like this blade! It’s very balanced and comfortable. Now I know I’m gonna love the AD6!
     
  4. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    I love the looks of stained SR101 enough that I even bought one that someone else stained up. Lol!
    2018-05-16 07.37.05.jpg
     
  5. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Resi C can sit for days in even the harshest of stripping mediums with no effect. It's pretty incredible stuff!
     
    JACKMANDU and Stump Buster like this.
  6. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    471
    Feb 10, 2019
    Hmmmmm. Tempting to strip this DS6. Anyone know how much work will be required after stripping the coating off? What’s this decarb, I hear of?
     
  7. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Stripping the coating off is pretty easy. Just use paint stripper. The decarb takes mechanical work. Sanding or blasting. I'm no metalurgist so my terms might be a bit off but the best way I can describe it is that it is a dark layer of oxidation on the surface of the steel. That stuff rusts pretty easily. Remove it and it will be way more stain resistant. About like some stainless steels.
     
  8. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Bead blasting doesn't phase it either. Way more resistant to erosion than micarta or g10.
     
  9. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    This one is SR101 but you can see the difference between decarb and the actual steel that is underneath it.

    Decarb.....
    2017-09-23 15.31.20.jpg

    No decarb.....
    2017-09-27 09.19.08.jpg
     
    JACKMANDU and Stump Buster like this.
  10. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    471
    Feb 10, 2019
    Ok! Thanks man. I know what decarb is now:thumbsup: I think I’ll beat this DS6 up for a while, then maybe strip it in the future. I got a satin AD6 coming anyway. :cool:
     
    David Lennon and clampdaddy like this.
  11. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    It is a surface layer that will rust if not coated or removed; it is leftover from the heat treatment of the steel. Some coated Busse knife models apparently have the decarb removed and others not.

    Here is an old thread that explains decarb: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/what-is-decarb.711078/
    .
     
    JACKMANDU and clampdaddy like this.
  12. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    471
    Feb 10, 2019
    A3B7C418-F0C8-4D05-8307-12CD96ADA354.jpeg 046143B8-FB19-4D5E-8A93-95D8592C431D.jpeg 251B7CD6-82FC-4F8F-8CB7-025BEB37AC3B.jpeg Starting to look better already;):thumbsup:
     
    360joules, dogboye and Stump Buster like this.
  13. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    471
    Feb 10, 2019
    148F18F7-DA45-4774-985A-7FE4206B1FCF.jpeg 8553349C-4CAE-44A9-9A16-A85FC2FFD0A2.jpeg Decided to try stripping the Dog Soldier
     
    clampdaddy likes this.
  14. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    471
    Feb 10, 2019
    506B8FD9-A594-42D7-8465-C02F60F625F4.jpeg 752AD7E2-87B5-45F4-A0D6-85ECE7AD5242.jpeg The etched logo came out great! This blade is very nice under the coating! One grinder gremlin on the opposite side of the logo.
     
  15. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    471
    Feb 10, 2019
    Here it is next to DCBB and satin 690813B5-58B5-4F33-82EB-8C601B9B652D.jpeg Any suggestions on what to do next to finish the project?
     
    clampdaddy, Leonardo63 and dogboye like this.
  16. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Looks great!
     
    JACKMANDU likes this.
  17. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    471
    Feb 10, 2019
     
  18. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    471
    Feb 10, 2019
    Ratweiler looks great! How did you remove the decarb?
     
  19. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    I bead blasted it.
     
  20. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    471
    Feb 10, 2019
    That’s cool! I need a bead blaster! I was gonna go to homedepot after work and grab a dremil kit with a bunch of attachments. Maybe I could get it done with that.
     
    clampdaddy likes this.

Share This Page