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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Amy-0, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Unfortunately you got maroon??
    Do you not like it?
    Or is it just that you like the looks of this run's black canvas?.
    Recent maroon has looked pretty good (imo); so I suspect you'll like it... if not, you can probably work out a swap with somebody that has a black one:thumbsup:

    I've got an unopened box at home with 2 BIG DC RMDs...one in maroon, one in black. If I get home at a decent hour, and feel functional enough; I'll unpack them & take a picture or two of the handles.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2019
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  2. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I'm digging my maroon! :thumbsup:

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  3. resinguy


    Feb 19, 2006
    I had to look up my order; black with maroon. About 10pm the first night.

    No ding yet.

    No regrets, patience piglets.
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  4. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I like the maroon. It looks lighter than older examples I saw that first attracted me to it, but it should darken with use over time. I like it better than black, as classy as black n satin is, just for that super dark, rich look that still has a bit of color to pop.
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  5. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    We returned home last night and there was a notice from UPS stuck to the door. My status says "shipped", so I hope it's my knife.:)
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  6. gunspease

    gunspease Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 9, 2002
    That looks good I have a maroon BIG DC on the way.
  7. VashHash


    Aug 11, 2009
    My credit card just got hit by the hogs. Hopefully it comes in before the weekend.
  8. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    My status has changed to..awaiting shipment! I’m sure I’ll get a shipping notice soon.
  9. RobertK

    RobertK post tenebras lux Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    Just got my invoice. Yay.
  10. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    They have certainly came out in different shades that's for sure. i have one that is so dark I called it Oxblood - then I've had one so light is was almost a pastel - This is right down the middle and matches some other's I've got in maroon. Either way I wasn't too concerned as it has a different road ahead :cool:
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  11. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I love this knife. I hadn’t noticed the handle scale thickness difference until others commented, so I got out my son’s original RMD from the very first run. The blade stock on the old one is a bit thinner, and the tube rivet openings on the new one are smaller, which sucks because I was hoping to do a handle swap with a different RMD. I really wish they would offer the GREEN AND ORANGE G10 scales again. That is my absolute favorite on the Swamp Rat knives.
    @Jerry Busse
  12. VashHash


    Aug 11, 2009
    Just for clarification I had a satin blade and a coated. So I guess coated blades are starting to get charged too.
  13. Amy-0

    Amy-0 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Mar 8, 2006
    Dings are coming. Pay-Pal notices are sent for now. We just wanted you ALL know if you ordered the Dan the Bully Sheath to ship FREE with your orders We will be processing those later this week. Happy Monday everyone.
    Customer Service
    Busse Knife Group
  14. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    I received mine today....sweet!;):thumbsup:
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  15. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    How does the FFG Ratmandu fit in a kydex sheath made for the original Ratmandu?
  16. einsteinjon

    einsteinjon Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    My FHFG does NOT fit in my Buy Brown kydex sheath for a standard SR101 saber grind RMD. It is hard to tell from photos and I have not seen it written elsewhere, but the FHFG RMD does not have the same blade profile as a standard RMD. It has a good amount more belly than the standard RMD and therefore is too wide in the last inch or so (at the tip end) to be able to fit a standard RMD sheath.

    Anyone else notice the same? I am still deciding if I like it. I generally prefer a little less belly and a pointier tip like the standard RMD. Pretty surprised they changed it.
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  17. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    Didn't know this, I will need to email you soon so I can get it without fighting USPS. They are notoriously bad about letting me know about attempted deliveries if no one is available to sign.

    Very excited to see mine headed out soon. I was dinged on a coated one yesterday @David Brown
  18. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Interesting. Mine do fit into the regular saber grind sr101 RMD sheaths (Buy Brown). There's no rattle at all. The retention is still snappy good. The only thing I've noticed is the shape of the scale by the choil are different, so the sheath doesn't fit perfectly. But it snaps in and holds just fine. Nevertheless, I'm asking Dave to make me a couple more sheaths for the FHFG INFIdu/INFImandu. I can't wait!

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