Grab Bag + one other: what did I get?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Rekrapmij, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Rekrapmij

    Rekrapmij Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 13, 2017
    Can you help me identify these three knives and their handles if possible? I think #1 is a pinecone in some kind of resin.
     

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  2. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Whoa! Seriously, a custom BA3 in a grab bag? That’s amazing! (Bottom knife)

    Congrats!!!
     
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  3. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    #1 - Forsaken Steel Heart (pinecone in resin on G-Rexed G10 handles)
    #2 - Nano Fusion Natural Outlaw (NFNO) (either stabilized/dyed wood or something in resin—hard to tell from pic)
     
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  4. Rekrapmij

    Rekrapmij Gold Member Gold Member

    281
    Dec 13, 2017
    What's the "3" in BA3?
    No, that's the + one other. Someone trying to buy it told me it was something different.
     
  5. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Nice snag.
     
  6. Azula Gun Holsters

    Azula Gun Holsters KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    912
    Sep 19, 2016
    Very nice, congrats
     
  7. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    3=3rd generation Badger Attack.

    Some categorize the original straight BA (SHBA) into two generations, but BA3 (or BAIII) was the shop’s designation which I believe recognizes all SHBA’s as being in the first generation, then the original ergo handle as second generation and BA3 (including ABA and CPABA) as third generation.

    Obviously, since the BA3 there have been more, such as the BATAC, BAE-2 and NFBA.
     
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  8. hookahhabib

    hookahhabib Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    That is a beautiful BA3!

    I'm glad you posted and asked us....dont let anyone sneak that out of your collection without you knowing how special and great of a Busse it is....

    Great grab bag scores too!
     
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  9. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    BTW, standard BA3 did not have a swedge. Not sure which variant you have there.
     
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  10. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    It's a fake. Happy to dispose of it for you.
     
  11. BeastClaw

    BeastClaw Gold Member Gold Member

    389
    Apr 11, 2016
    BA3 with that color handle and swedge....may be Desert Anorexic Badger Attack (DABA)....I used to have one of those with a swedge.
     
  12. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I agree with BeastClaw. The Desert BA3s had tan micarta and the old tan coating, and some had a swedge (or clip point). The DABA would be about .15" thick ("Anorexic"), while the regular Desert BA3 would be about 3/16" (.19") thick; both versions came with or without a swedge. The BA3 is a handy size knife!
     
  13. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Congrats on some great blades.
    Garth
     

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