Faux-carb

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by clampdaddy, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Recently I stripped a Ratweiler and I really liked the rough look it had after just a little sanding but some hogs in the know suggested that the decarb would rust badly if I looked at it funny so I had an idea. Blast all the decarb off it, darken the steel, then sand it again to get a similar look. Well, here's how it came out.

    Original sanded decarb
    2017-09-25 12.41.55.jpg

    Decarb completely removed.
    2017-09-27 09.19.08.jpg

    Final, sanded "Faux-carb" look
    2017-09-27 09.20.55.jpg
     
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  2. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    YOWZA!!!:eek:

    That looks awesome!!! :thumbsup: :cool:

    Congrats my friend! :thumbsup:

    Jerry :D
     
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  3. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Suuuhhhwwweeettttt!!!!
     
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  4. TheMtnMan

    TheMtnMan

    Feb 11, 2015
    I may do just that with Flak Jack if I cant spring for CS, looks sweet
     
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  5. Chingon1988

    Chingon1988

    317
    Jul 6, 2009
    That's to legit to quit Clampdaddy. Looks super good! I really like the Ratweiler design, feels Great in hand.
     
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  6. StealthCaliber

    StealthCaliber Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    damn that looks awesome man, gj on that one. How does one tell if there's any hidden grinder gremlin marks under the coating ? I have a BG SFNO now I wanna strip
     
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  7. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Thanks fellas. My favorite part about it is that I think it will look even better after a few good beatings.
     
  8. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    That is one sexy Rat!!! :eek:

    Congrats!!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  9. co556guy

    co556guy

    970
    Dec 13, 2011
    I like it, a lot.
     
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  10. Dicko

    Dicko

    332
    Dec 28, 2014
    I love it! Looks very similar to mine, I used Pferd hand pads.
     
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  11. F'lar

    F'lar Gold Member Gold Member

    788
    Jul 3, 2016
    Nice, very nice!
     
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  12. inkynate

    inkynate

    Sep 4, 2010
    Did you go with a vinegar bath to darken the steel?
     
  13. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    I went the lazy way and used some Birchwood Casey cold blue
     
  14. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    WOW is right

    Looks great!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Nice deep etch, man..very clean..and the steel as well..

    What a beauty..nice work.
     
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  15. inkynate

    inkynate

    Sep 4, 2010
    Thanks for the info, looks great. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    THAT, turned out AWESOME!!!
     
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  17. jsnell

    jsnell

    345
    Jul 20, 2015
    Looks great brother. Well done.
     
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