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Favorite Large Blade/Chopper

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by inkynate, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    I guess I'd call it a Scandi, but it isn't a zero grind, there is a small secondary egde bevel. Very impressive chopping power in a light blade, 4mm stock iirc. I definitely stick to green wood with it though. I've ruined a few edges with chips or ripples into the primary grind in the past, so I know I could damage this one if I'm not sensible with it.
     
  2. ExtraBaconPlease

    ExtraBaconPlease Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Ah, so it's a Scandi with a secondary micro bevel. Thanks for sharing your experiences btw! I'd like to see them make a two handed Skrama with a wayyy longer blade for heavy brush/vines/green swampy woods etc. THAT would be awesome!
     
  3. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    No prob, and you're also making a lot of sense with that idea. :thumbsup:
     
  4. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    This was pretty cool, finally got a chance to do some real post-mod work with the BB13 out in the woods on our acreage today.

    My son and I were standing at the main trailhead when a huge turkey suddenly flapped out of the brush about 5 ft to our right. Scared the crap out of us actually, lol. Took a peek at where it was laying and saw this:

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    Unfortunately and as usual I didn't get any action pics worth a damn. I was drenched with sweat and my phone was in my pack most of the time. The BB13 was an absolute champ though going through anything I threw at it. It bites deep. :thumbsup:

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  5. zmbhntr

    zmbhntr ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿''̿ ̿ Platinum Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    The coating and scales fell off my MOAB, it's a heck of a chopper though.

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  6. rcb2000

    rcb2000 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    Nice!!!! Been waiting to see how that Moab is looking
     
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  7. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    It looks nice what kind of scales/handle slabs are you going to try out now that your getting it all spiffed up. Nice job I might add also. :thumbsup:
     
  8. zmbhntr

    zmbhntr ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿''̿ ̿ Platinum Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    Thanks! It's not actually my work though, it's AZTimT's. I'm having him install some hand shaped black linen micarta for me.
     
  9. dman62

    dman62

    Sep 27, 2010
    I really like my Basic 10 and the Boom Parang is great as well. Anything much heavier I can't swing for very long.
     
  10. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Sounds like a winner to me and just what I would have put on it, nice and grippy.
     
  11. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    I'd been a little curious how much forward weight the MOAB would have vs. Something like the stock CGBB13. I think that pic just largely answered my question. It really shows how large the tang is vs. the ffg blade. I can see how it would be more balanced/agile despite being longer and heavier.
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    I continue to like my BB13 a lot for heavy chopping. Though I was swapping it out for the Boom Parang on lighter tasks yesterday, I haven't found it too fatiguing for me in general. My 10yr old had a go with it and did pretty well, but the Skrama is more his speed right now.

    One thing I've been really happy about is that even with full power chops into very hard downed trunks and limbs, the BB13 doesn't transmit any noteable vibration or hand shock. I'm not sure exactly what makes the difference, but I feel like it's even better than the 1111/1311 in this regard.
     
  12. zmbhntr

    zmbhntr ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿''̿ ̿ Platinum Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    Stock vs stock, for me the MOAB is drastically better in terms of balance than the CGBB13. In one of my other threads I posted the actual weights and balance points of the two, but I don't remember off hand which thread that was in. Modifying the CGBB13 to make it a full flat grind by removing a significant amount of material made the balance much better, but the lack of full tang still makes it a blade heavy knife, but much better suited to my taste than when stock. I know a lot of people really love the CGBB13 in stock form, and I can understand that, so I'm in no way taking anything away from it, I'm only providing my own personal 2 cents.
     
  13. ExtraBaconPlease

    ExtraBaconPlease Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    I don't know but I would guess it has something to do with the recurve/bolo/belly. Its point of impact is like a hammer or an axe in that it comes in contact with the material you hit in front or forward of the handle (imagine an axe handle for example). I can't quite explain it properly but it basically creates a more powerful hit and disperses or absorbs the energy/vibration better, or so I have heard..
     
  14. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Yeah, in the end it all comes down to personal preference and what you want/need the blade to do. Mine is by no means stock anymore either, but so far I think I'm going to keep it on the "fat" side because I like how it chops so much right now.

    I'm sure the full flat regrind would make it much more versatile, but I can also just grab something else if I want that. Come to think of it, if I had a freaking MOAB and a Sasquatch, I could easily see myself going full flat on the BB13 as well, lol. :thumbsup:
     
  15. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    I think you're on to something,the extra stiffness from the high saber grind is probably a factor as well.

    Another thread prompted me to dig up and revisit this link yesterday:

    http://blog.subcaelo.net/ensis/documenting-dynamics-of-swords/

    So, I've been nerding out on how to apply the information on sword dynamics to choppers and trying to understand it all better. It might be cool to try to feed some of the measurements from my 'kin into their Dynamics Computer and see if it can further my insight.
     
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  16. ExtraBaconPlease

    ExtraBaconPlease Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Interesting link, i'll have to check that out in depth later. Peter Johnsson worked on that? From Albion?
     
  17. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    I like my FBM LE better than any other choppers I've tried.

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  18. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Yep, that's him. :thumbsup:
     

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