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If you could only have 1

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by luethge, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 24, 2013
    I used to think it was my ASH 2 but then I got this REK'ed TGLB and it's now my new "If only one" knife. It should do everything that needs done that a situation where I can only grab one would be called for it to do: deer processing, wood prep, fighting, prying, etc. It won't do big wood prep, but that's why I carry a Silky Gomboy folding saw in each of my bags.

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    Took it out to hang trail cameras and clear shooting lanes for the upcoming bow season. Love this knife.

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  2. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
  3. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    EXCELLENT choice Brother!!!:thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
     
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  4. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    The one that started it all for me, Basic 9.

    Can you hear me now? Lol

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  5. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Man, that 10" JackHammer sure looks great!!!:thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
     
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  6. ced38

    ced38

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    Dec 2, 2016
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    my forsaken mistress for me
     
  7. ced38

    ced38

    3
    Dec 2, 2016
    I've got one and I agree with you!
     
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  8. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Basic Member Basic Member

    293
    Aug 3, 2018
    I would have to choose one of the Boss Street variants or Park Ranger models. They are perfect edc size and something I could legitimately use all the time. I don't live in the middle of the woods, so I don't need something hefty. Just need something I can wear on my belt that is small enough to hide under my t-shirt.
     
  9. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    That's a nice knife, and beautiful scenery! :cool:
    Welcome to BladeForums!
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  10. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    +1 to that^^^!:cool::thumbsup:
     
  11. ced38

    ced38

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    Dec 2, 2016
    Thanks!
     
  12. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    #85 has been with me every single day since delivery from the epic B8LE thread request and order fulfillment :thumbsup:...

    that is besides when I-- immediately after delivery-- sent her over the mountain to get REK'd @razor-edge-knives for a couple weeks...
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    she's with me every hike and riding shotgun every mile I ride in my Tacoma, so I guess, if there's gotta be one, it's her :)
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    soakin in some late winter sun with her Res C sisters a few years back...
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  13. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    I know I've been threatening to have your mods copied for a while, but now that you posted pics of your design notes, I'm seriously going to just send a link to this post to Josh along with my B8LE. :p
     
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  14. Noxious Fumes

    Noxious Fumes

    Sep 7, 2011
    ;)The question asked a thousand times.... still the same answer ASH-1 , of course...
     
  15. nyefmaker

    nyefmaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    From Busse.... That’s Easy. My Gladius
     
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  16. ipal

    ipal

    210
    May 5, 2009
    it will be the old school Hellrazor for me
     
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  17. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

    402
    Jul 11, 2012
    A solid choice there, ipal. Solid.

    IF I had a Mud Razor, perhaps my ASH-1('s) would have to step up their game(s) some. Possibly look over their shoulders now and then, ya know? But seein' as I don't actually have a MR, their primacy would be safe.
     
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  18. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
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    Some folks around here mistake an ASH for a boat anchor. Those folks suggest a good Badger as the "One Knife." Which Badger you ask? Any Badger they answer!
     
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  19. luethge

    luethge Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 16, 2017
    That SOB is amazing!
     
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  20. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

    402
    Jul 11, 2012
    luethge: Very kind of you to mention her and even kinder to use such an adjective. I thank you.

    Bought the Prototype and upon handling I liked it but didn't like it - you know? I thought about it a lot before I started slow grinding her. No such hesitation with the sandpaper, though! The "brickwork" texture was not my cup of tea at all. So I started right in on my home hand-shaping job as per usual. I like my handles a good bit thinner than Busse seems to like them, which is odd as I am not small at 6'3" etc, but there you are. THIS handle job ended up different, though. Not only did I thin the scales and deepen the contours, but the huge, fat "belly" on the SOB handle was not working, either, so I ground her way back to "normal" as well.

    Unable to control myself, I wanted to "match" the Badger as a pairing to my Skinny ASH, which was also black Micarta and of similar finish with a "pretty decarb," :))) so I ground the pommel to match the ASH-1's pommel, too. I then ground in a full "user's choil" to match the ASH-1 there as well, and finally ground in a thumb rest, which I had also added to my Skinny ASH-1. A good bit of work, and of course I have destroyed the warranty, but I love her now, feel like she is perhaps unique, and I have bonded with the knife as one only can via modding. Thanks again! I will try to post a pic of the SOB and the Skinny together.
     
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