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Hiking with the BB13

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Ptac157, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 15, 2014
    Wow. That REK BB13, is just Unbelievable.
    Although, I'm sure it was a pretty penny. Certainly well worth it though. That's pure craftsmanship.
     
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  2. blackhat

    blackhat Gold Member Gold Member

    90
    Jan 28, 2015
    The BB13 was offered in a satin finish, convex grind LE variant. Only a few were made, though!
     
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  3. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    I do not remember that at all. You sure it wasn't a custom shop thing. I would love to see a pic of a factory satin.
     
  4. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Ban does great work, his prices are high though.

    I will say though, I am impressed with Norcal Blacktail's work. I picked up this B11 done by him and I am impressed with the work, so he is another option:

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  5. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Was the Resi-C handle removed and replaced? How would that be accomplished? Heat?
     
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  6. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    You drill out the tube and the handle pops off, with no damage. It can be re-installed after stripping.
     
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  7. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Wow! I had no idea. I think I may invest in in one of those tube presses so I can reattach them. Any recommendations?

    On another note, is NCB still working on other makers' knives? I thought he was mostly making his own knives now. I have a BATAC that he did and it is amazing!
     
  8. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    I would assume that if asked he would work on a knife. I am impressed with his work. Every bit as good as Ban.
     
  9. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
  10. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
  11. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    All I know about were the ones at Knob Creek, other than the 3 asym's I sent in to Garth for factory satin. I wasn't at Knob Creek, but was told by two different people who were there, that there were 6 sold there--all standard V grinds.
     
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  12. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    So your 3 plus another 6. Got it.
     
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  13. blackhat

    blackhat Gold Member Gold Member

    90
    Jan 28, 2015
    Here’s my BB13LE: satin with convex edge as purchased from Busse during Ganzaa. This was actually my first Busse.
     

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  14. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
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    Tell us about this handle wrap—looks comfy.:thumbsup:
     
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  15. Ptac157

    Ptac157 Gold Member Gold Member

    112
    Jul 23, 2013
    It’s just a thick tennis racquet grip, I love the res-c material, but the handles are just way too thin for my hands. I put the wrap on purely to thicken it up, it is very comfortable though :thumbsup:
     
  16. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 15, 2014
    Great idea!
     
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  17. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    +1!!!
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  18. Azula Gun Holsters

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

    785
    Sep 19, 2016
    Very nice
     
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  19. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Very cool.
     
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  20. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 20, 2014

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