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Introducing The SYKCO Alpha Regulator 9.5!!!. . . Specs And Pricing For Wednesday July 10, 2019!!!

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Jerry Busse, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. COPIUOS

    COPIUOS Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    I have wet-sanded out DCBB with like 600, and it does come out like a chrome-ish/matte-chrome kind of deal...it is a great coating and if you have a cabinet, you can refresh constantly (this has been remarked on by many such as (I believe) Cobalt and Clamp)...I am just now seeing its true virtue. In no way does it affect the integrity of the blade...i mean think of A2 and D2, 1095 etc, these things are expected even when keeping up with knives...D2 mostly stains as opposed to oxidizes in my book and A2 will pick up some oxidation (particularly on non-satin areas). I left a NMFBMLE in my yard that I forgot after clearing some vines and palms and ginger and it was covered with about a inch and a half of water in grass and had some orange where satin had been scratched...high grit wiped it off, cannot even tell...it is a pure user and still looks great. I could get it back to ghetto satin easily...not to mention, the patina/oxidation on the real comp finish is only skin deep unless you purposefully neglect it. It takes more elbow grease due to the deeper grooves from milling, although you ca bring those to a shine in no time as well...

    Cam
     
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  2. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    It's not really open pores as much as it is restructuring of the surface that manipulates reflective light giving a particular appearance by creating peaks and valleys. That is why when I've polished the bead blast finish out the machine marks appear much like the comp finish we're used to. There's some really nerdy stuff going on, on a microscopic level of the surface of the metal and actual surface area. Blasting increases total exposed area exponentially which ultimately exposes say, more surface area of carbon - at least that's my theory LOL! ~ Bottom line is bright and shiny looks awesome and with a little sweat equity you can do a lot with very little :D
     
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  3. Jmboz

    Jmboz

    239
    Apr 14, 2011
    In for a BIG DC, just in time. :)
     
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  4. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    You're all a bunch of enablers! ;):D
    Yes, I finally bought one, with the DC finish. :)
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  5. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    As if you ever stood a chance of resisting. :D:D:D
     
  6. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    I see that Satin's gone from the Busse website.

    I wonder why they'd have them allocated in advance like that? I'm sure they have a limited number of blanks to work with, but at this point, wouldn't they all be the same?
     
  7. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    It probably has something to do with production capacity. These will be a regular offering but likely only in the coated version. A satin finish will take a lot more time and Busse is trying to maintain a relatively fast turnaround time so Jerry likely decided on a fixed number of Satin.

    I think it also has something to do with the tooling. As more blades are produced and the bits get dull, it will make it harder to get that pristine blank.
     
  8. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I tend to agree, especially since they’re at least 2 months out.

    ETA: This was in response to JTT’s post.
     
  9. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    All gone now.
    Thems that snoozed, loozed.
     
  10. resinguy

    resinguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Same.
     
  11. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Same.
     
  12. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    :D
    I should have known better than to try to resist Res C + INFI! ;):D

    I have a bunch of Basics and others with the standard shape Res C handles, but this will be my first with a Regulator handle - I hope I like it as much as the standard ones.
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  13. Dadgummit

    Dadgummit

    195
    Sep 18, 2013
    Anybody have an idea of the weight of these? I am hoping for something a lot lighter than the nmfsh (the only one i have with a similar blade length)
     
  14. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    D/C finish for me as well.:cool::thumbsup:
     
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  15. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    I’m thinking around 20 oz?
    Pure speculation.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
  16. Brummie

    Brummie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    That would be my guess too. From the pictures it looks like there’s still quite a lot of meat behind the edge.
     
  17. resinguy

    resinguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ooh. Hope not. Don't like fat edges.
     
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  18. Brummie

    Brummie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    I hope to be proved wrong on a couple of things about this knife. We’ll see.
     
  19. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Has it been 8-12 weeks yet?
     
  20. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Gaaaaaaaaahhhhbh.

    I thought I had self control, till Jerry post some knife I NEED like this one!!


    Curses upon me!!!!!!!
     

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