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Heavy Ordnance Grade Basic 8 . . . HOGB8 . . . Specs, Pricing, & Pics!!!

Jerry Busse

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The demand for an overfed, Heavy Ordnance Grade (HOG) Basic 8 (B8) has been fueled for years through an ongoing thread of well over 10,500 posts on the Busse Combat Forum on Bladeforums.

The biggest problem with this request is that our large Basic style Resiprene C handles were designed around a .235" thick tang! This restriction made stuffing a .350" thick tang into them impossible. We couldn't just make a thicker tang because it would, in turn, make the sidewalls of the Resiprene C handle drastically thinner.

So, we solved the problem by milling the tang down to fit the slot. A radius at the front of the tang maintains the integrity of the blade/tang juncture while lightening the handle and overall weight of the HOGB8.

The standard HOGB8 is pretty much the same pattern as the previous Basic 8 with a slight modification in handle drop to edge angle. . . However, we will, for the first time ever, be offering some optional blade profiles that will be available at the time of purchase through the Busse Custom Shop!!! These will include a long straight clip (Similar to the War Feather) and a lowered drop point (Similar to the SH2). We will also be offering an optional penetrator tip on all three blade profiles!!!

HOGB8 Specs:
Blade Thickness: Approx. .350"
Blade Length: Approx. 8 1/4"
Overall Length: Approx. 13 1/4"
Steel: INFI
Handle Material: Desert Tan Resiprene C
Grind: Full-Height Flat
Blade Finishes: Hand Applied Satin finish, BIG DC (Busse Industrial Grade Double Cut Finish), Coated.


HOGB8 Base Prices:
INFI Steel with a Hand Applied Satin Finish: $427.00
INFI Steel with a BIG DC* (Busse Industrial Grade Double Cut) Finish: $357.00
INFI Steel Combat Grade with your choice of coating: $327.00

(*The BIG DC Finish will be hand ground along the outer perimeter and will have light machine marks visible through the Double Cut finish.)

Handle Options:
Desert Tan Resiprene C only.


Coating Options:
Black, Desert Sage, Muddy Brown, Forest Green, Midnight Blue, Desert Bronze, and Hammered Silver all at No extra charge.


Blade Profile Options:
Standard: No Extra charge
Lowered Drop Point: + $35.00
Long Straight Clip: + $55.00


Tip Options:
Standard: No Extra Charge
Penetrator: + $15.00


Satin HOGB8 Close-up
HOG%20B8%20Satin%204-X3.jpg


Satin HOGB8
HOG%20B8%20Satin%208-X3.jpg


BIG DC HOGB8
HOG%20B8%20BIG%20DC%202-X4.jpg


Combat Grade HOGB8
HOG%20B8%20CG%202-X4.jpg


Blade Profile Options
tumblr_ox90eeaGS31siuc9oo1_1280.jpg



Penetrator Tip
HOGB8%20Penetrator%20Tip-X2.jpg


Lowered Drop Point Over Standard
HOGB8%20Low%20Drop-X3.jpg


Long Clip Over Standard
HOGB8%20Long%20Clip-X3.jpg



SPINE SHOT!!! . . . . HOGB8 on top. . . Regular Basic 8 on bottom!
HOGB8%20Thickness%20Comparison%202-X3.jpg



 

Currawong

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Thick blade / thin tang is going to be very forward-heavy. Sounds like a great chopper! :thumbsup:
 

SpyderPhreak

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EPIC doesn't even begin to describe this!!! WooHoo!!!

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ETA - darn, broken .gif. :( Fix later.

ETA2 - .gif fixerized... :D :thumbsup:
 
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bullpin

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Will this handle be a bit larger in diameter or the same as basic 8? Thanks again.
Edit. Reread bosses post! :cool:

Think I'm in for two. One satin long clip point , and one regular satin penetrating tip! Ouch! This is AWESOME!!
 
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SpyderPhreak

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Will this handle be a bit larger in diameter or the same as basic 8? Thanks again.

Sounds like it will be the same as the standard Basic handles (underlined):

The biggest problem with this request is that our large Basic style Resiprene C handles were designed around a .235" thick tang! This restriction made stuffing a .350" thick tang into them impossible. We couldn't just make a thicker tang because it would, in turn, make the sidewalls of the Resiprene C handle drastically thinner.

So, we solved the problem by milling the tang down to fit the slot. A radius at the front of the tang maintains the integrity of the blade/tang juncture while lightening the handle and overall weight of the HOGB8.
 

Busto

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Holy Moly....I'm glad you were able to fix the Dancing HOGS haven't seen that one in a loooong time:thumbsup::cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

I'm Dancing a Jig for the New HOG B8...Boss you've done it man this is Crazy Cool I see my new orchard tool!!
 

oge14

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That is a nice looking blade.

How about a spine shot please?
 
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