Finish question -AK47

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Hi, everyone!
I have been playing around with my AK pretty much nonstop since it has arrived. I just love it more and more!
It has the tan crinkle finish. What kind of finish is it, and how durable should I expect it to be?

Thanks a lot!
Joseph
 

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Hey Rooikat,

I don't know about the composition of the finish, but the tan is notably more durable than the black. :thumbup:
 
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Thanks for the quick response!
The reason I asked was, my sword is develping shiny spots, apparently from the cardboard sheath. Is this normal?
I am wondering what is going to happen if I actually cut something.:(
This is my first Busse, so I am not sure what to expect as far as wear goes.
My wife's SwampRat Rat tail still looks like new (it has a black crinkle coat) and it has been in and out of kydex dozens of times.
 
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as you can kind of see in this picture, It smooths out and gets shiny, but stays pretty much intact. It is pretty tough stuff.
 
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The tan coating is very robust, and smooths out to a sort of shiny surface.

I’m hoping that the urban grey will be similar.
 
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Guys,
Thanks for the information! That is what I suspected about the finish, but was not sure. Agasin, this is my first Busse, so I am in the learning stage.
I'm not worried about rust, as postings I have read mention that Busse steel is not rust prone.

Thanks a lot for posting the picture, for now I know what to expect. Nice touch, throwing the Rat tail in there for the shot. :)
 
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Rat Finkenstein-
What model Busse is that in the pic? it looks like a nice size for carrying, or at least a little more compact than my AK.
 
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