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Hiking with the BB13

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

  1. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    What an amazing first Busse! My first Busse from Wauseon was the Last Rites. It's another cool one!
     
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  2. blackhat

    blackhat Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 28, 2015
    Thanks WC! Satin w/convex edge is definitely my favorite combination for a blade. I was pretty surprised at how lucky I was to get one. Beginner's luck I suppose. I've missed out on a few since, but no regrets. The Last Rites looks awesome and should be another "gateway" knife to the Busse & Kin habit.
     
  3. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Oh, I know. I think my Bussekin collection is a bit over-the-top. I had maybe 10 or so that I'd bought on the exchange by the time the Last Rites arrived and I've kept buying at an insane pace. :D:D:D Busse is just too cool! :cool::cool:
    For instance, here are most of my Resi-C blades.
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  4. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Awesome Collection in such a short time.
     
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  5. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I was thinking the same thing - it's a really nice first one! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
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  6. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    That's a nice group of Res-C knives! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
    My first Busse in late 2001 was a Basic 9, and I fell in love with those amazing grips. I was able to get a set of the original Basics (3, 5, 7 & 9) before they disappeared (along with some extras :)).
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  7. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    I still "need" a B3 and a B9 although for practical purposes I've got all the bases covered a few times over.
     
  8. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Your B10LE has virtually the same blade length as the B9s. (Many B9s were nearly 10” from handle to point.) :thumbsup:

    B9 may be a tad heavier @ .25” thick. Conversely, B10 may be a bit faster. And of course, the B9 has the old handle style. But those minor points aside, they’re very similar.
     
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  9. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    It's funny - it was years before I realized the B9 blade length is much closer to 10" (and a B9 was my first Busse in late 2001). :D
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  10. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    B8, 7 and 9. The B9 is much longer than the other two.

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  11. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Brilliant!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: Worked great for me, too! Love it!!!:cool::cool::cool:
    I think it looks good, too:
    grip wrap right.jpg

    Thanks again Ptac!!!:cool::cool::cool:
     
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  12. Ptac157

    Ptac157 Gold Member Gold Member

    112
    Jul 23, 2013
    Awesome! It definitely makes a difference :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Tennis anyone?
     
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  14. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    276
    Sep 11, 2018
    Yes those tennis grips are a plus.
    The blade is so large and front heavy it makes sense to have a thicker grip
     
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  15. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    A replaceable wrap that has evolved over decades to be the most secure, comfortable grip possible under active hard use including repeated impacts.:thumbsup::cool:

    Makes sense to me.:D
     
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  16. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    It looks like the steering wheel cover on my parents 1978 pinto wagon
     
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  17. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    I agree 100%. For me the Res-C grip is more than adequate on anything up through the B11/1113, but the blade weight of the BB13 is too much for that handle size. This wrap makes it much easier to control. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Interesting. I wonder if they ever thought about making bigger resC handles.
     
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  19. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    If they continue putting Res-C on these bigger blades, bigger handles would be a plus.:thumbsup:
     
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  20. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    I think Boss Hogg listens so it may happen

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