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How To Lb treatment/fuller ?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by bullpin, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Srtr

    Srtr

    249
    Feb 9, 2016
    some of the greatest achievements in human history have been achieved because of the mixture of beer and a dremel.

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  2. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    While we're on the subject, whats the appropriate grinder wheel to apply a homemade Nuclear Meltdown treatment to a SR101 knife? i already have a pretty decent home workshop toaster oven heat treat protocol in case i overheat the knife, so I'm good on that end :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::p:cool::thumbsup:
     
  3. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    822
    Jun 10, 2009
    I have been thinking about this exact same thing. When the original TG came out I was super excited getting it. Then the LB came out and my logic was "why do I need less Infi?", but over the years I've started to wonder about a lighter TG....
     
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  4. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Use a Belt Grinder...
     
  5. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    I have nothing but Praise for The Wardens it was my "Gateway" to all things Busse!!!

    I don't know why someone would spend time and money in attempt to replicate a Factory Modification that would certainly VOID such a great warranty....unless they felt they could pass it off later as a more expensive limited edition.
     
  6. inkynate

    inkynate

    Sep 4, 2010
    FWIW, the blades I've thought about lightening are primarily cheap non-Bussekin that I bought expressly to practice grinding and other mods on. There are also other ways to take weight out of a tang than trying to replicate Busse's LB treatment (drilling through holes, bobbing, tapering, etc...).

    As for the last bit, I guess it's possible that someone unscrupulous might try that, but it seems unlikely to me. I have a heavily modified DTBM that I've probably voided the warranty and definitely torpedoed the resale value on, but I don't give a sh!t. It's my knife and it works better for me now. It'll never be sold or sent in for a warranty claim.

    I am glad the Bossman chimed in though. It's a good reminder of hidden dangers like creating stress risers or blowing the temper, and also all the care that goes into their HT in the first place. I certainly respect his position and won't be breaking out the dremel on my TGSE anytime soon and wasn't seriously considering it anyway.

    Clearly, the answer is for Busse to offer more LB options in the future themselves and to bring on the TGLB LE!!! :eek:
     
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  7. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    The "Light Brigade" machining certainly adds value to Large heavy knives, but it also add expense and increased manufacturing time...maybe 4 Weeks instead of the Normal 2 Weeks...I make customs so all these processes are quite understandable, but I DON'T mess with my Busse's;):cool::thumbsup:
     
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  8. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Holly smokes did that used to be your glock? Did you make yourself a smaller glock for concealed carry? You know they have those now straight from the factory lol? ;)
     
  9. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Gold Member

    710
    Jul 7, 2011
    Just get custom scales filled with helium, duh
     
  10. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    I love this thread bc I have often wondered to myself what comes first, the machining or the heat/cryo protocol when it comes to Busse blades. Now I know maching first and know why. Very cool stuff imho :) Although I have seen clip points put on tglbs by the Busse CS. Did those have to go though the heat/cryo protocol after the modification to prevent stress risers/fractures?
     
  11. Srtr

    Srtr

    249
    Feb 9, 2016
    nope. that glock was found on armslist trying to be sold as "completely custom" for $1000 lol. i about cried i was laughing so hard when i first saw the pic.
     
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  12. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    When the "Blade" is modified after the Heat Treatment extreme caution with Water Cooled Grinders and SLOW Grinding to keep from overheating the blade....Most of the time the temperature on this type grinding is well under the "Tempering" temperature that is the secondary Heat Treat which is used to Bring the Hardness down to a working RC where it no longer brittle and prone to Snap in two!!
     
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  13. inkynate

    inkynate

    Sep 4, 2010
    Haha, just realized it somehow slipped my mind that I'll have a DS8 landing here in a few weeks!!! :eek:

    Maybe I should STHU about more more LB's, etc... until after that lands lol.

    This has been an informative thread though. :thumbsup:
     
  14. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Aw I see, water cooled grinders. Awesome! Thanks Busto!
     
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  15. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Man that is hilarious lol! Well I would bet their right about the completely custom part haha. One of no doubt hehe! ;):D
     

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