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It's 2017, Time to move away from powder coats!

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by knife chop, Aug 2, 2017.

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  1. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Yup totally agree, No need of being critical of coatings! Just move on! I did:thumbsup::)
  2. Georgecatl

    Georgecatl Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Satin, BIG, Competition......I'm in :thumbsup:
  3. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein

    May 18, 2005
    I prefer coatings on more rust prone steels.
  4. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    Andy, you are correct, I meant as an additional coating type, not a replacement.

    I have a coated ratweiler, it's pretty thick, seemingly. I figured it might fill in the shallower imperfections.

    Just a thought
  5. u812

    u812 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 15, 2002
    I don't mind powder coating,like it much better than Ceracoat.
    There is a coating I would like to see on a knife,don't know what it is but Wilkins uses it on his back spacers. I tried to strip one and went up to a sanding pad on a dremel,didn't make a mark and I gave up.
  6. RobStanley


    Dec 27, 2006
    As far as I know from disucssions with Dan at Blade Show, they are polyester.
  7. rcb2000


    Apr 15, 2014
    When I was new to strippers, I tried to practice on a Spyderco tenacious. After several attempts at chemical strips, it laughed at me, it's like I had given it a light misting of nothing. I was pretty impressed as the coating on a Busse would have literally fallen off by then.
    I wonder how that coating would fare with the abuse of chopping repeatedly into hard woods?
  8. evilcatfish


    Nov 23, 2014
    I like all the Busse finishes, but for gods sake please bring back the BIG!!!! Preferably in a small to mid size offering.....;)
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  9. zmbhntr

    zmbhntr ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿''̿ ̿ Platinum Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    I can certainly understand why Busse coats their blades, not only from a cost savings standpoint, but for it's intended application. If I were going to out in the bush or in the field for extended periods of time I would want a coated blade. That being said, most of my trips to the woods are weekend trips, so it's easy for me to keep my knife oiled / maintained. For that reason (save for a couple rare occurrences) I'm done buying coated blades. To me uncoated blades perform better and look better. I realize that I could buy coated blades and strip them myself, but that's not something I really enjoy doing. The competition finish is definitely my favorite.
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  10. Rob_Mob

    Rob_Mob Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    I like Coated Blades . . . I love Satin finished Blades . . . And I think the BIG finish is the greatest thing put out by the Boss man --- if you want Satin or Mirror --- keep polishing.

    BIG finish is the ideal middle of the road
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  11. Murman

    Murman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 11, 2015
    I just want some INFI ingots so's I can shape em meself.
  12. tomthebaker


    Dec 9, 2005
    I do appreciate a coating on SR101.

    I generally buy satin, or strip my infi.
  13. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001
    "Ripped Off" ? really ?? wow, That is basically accusing them of stealing or misleading you ?
    How exactly are you being "ripped off" ????
    Did you actually buy a bunch of coated Busse's expecting something else ?
    Did they force you to buy them ?
    If you actually bought or own a bunch of coated Busse have you sold them and lost money ?
    Have you actually used them and they did not perform as advertised ?

    Just curious because those are pretty strong accusations.
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  14. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    I would also prefer to see more BIG/Comp/Satin finishes offered regularly.
    If the blade is only being offered coated, I'd really like to see a simple Cerakote option as well.
  15. Mumbojumboo


    Dec 20, 2010
  16. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    I learned through OP2W that Satin is my thing. No harm no foul. To each their own and all that. A thinner DLC coating would be interesting though. Seen it on some blades but not sure how cost prohibitive it is
  17. fbusmc


    Jan 28, 2008
    The cerecoated ones are impossible to strip unless your sand blasting then, but extremely durable and long lasting in the boonies.
  18. Dr. Lecter

    Dr. Lecter

    Nov 17, 2009
    I agree with the OP - to save everyone some time, Busse should coat all blades with watercolors.
  19. extrastout


    Mar 10, 2013
    It makes it not about the knives as tools anymore.....Thats why Busse has moved to bottle opener knives and WTF's. The practical user knife making days are ending because the markets is dwindling toward collecting, bragging, then flipping
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  20. zmbhntr

    zmbhntr ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿''̿ ̿ Platinum Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    I don't agree. Sure there are some Busse's that are not very practical, but the vast majority of them are useful tools for hard use knife work. Are you saying that they shouldn't have fun with a design every now and then? I think that would be pretty boring (although I will say the BURP is not for me). In regards to flippers, those days are long gone. Most of the knives sold on the exchange are for selling at or below cost, the market is still very flooded.
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