Looking for a little history

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Hi All,

Just looking for a little history on a knife I recently purchased from a couple of fine people here on Bladeforums (G2)..It's Custom Shop AD, but with a twist. The choil is significantly larger than I've ever seen on any of the older CS AD's. I'm just wondering if mayby it was modified by a previous owner or was done at Busse. If it was done by someone other than Busse, it was a damn good job cause the work is flawless. Anyhow, thanks in advance.

John
 

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Can't answer your question, but i was looking at that same knife and wanting it -- too slow though. Congrats on a great blade!

Someone will be along soon who can give you a more educated answer.
 
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It is a sweetheart..The choil is extremely comfortable and adds a little more usefullness(if thats a word) to the knife.
 
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if thats the same one, i remember thathamguy mentioning seeing it at a show but being to weary of it to buy it?

there has been some question about that particular blade as to wether it was enlarged at the custom shop, or 3rd party... i dont remember if the answer ever came up or not though...
 

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Do you know if it the one I sold? If it was, it certainally look factory to me because it had the same grind lines (surface grain/marks) on the spine all around. Normally, if something like that is done by the user, it is different. Here is the one I sold:


 
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Randucci,


It very well could have been yours..I'm leaning towards factory as well
 

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As I recall. .. .That was a special order that came from the shop like that. . . Of course, I'm usually drunk so who really knows?!!!:confused:

Congrats!

Jerry
 
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I ran across one of these at a gun show in Montgomery, Alabama, a few months ago. The seller said that he was the original owner and that the knife was shipped to him from Busse with the enlarged choil. He had it somewhat overpriced so I passed.
 
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Jerry,

Thanks for the info and for making such awesome knives :D. Busse, is fast becoming my favorite hard use knife company..


Everyone else,

Thanks for the help guys. I think we figured this one out.:thumbup:
 
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Is the only difference between the AD and the HD satin/SS and coated/not SS? I can't seem to get the exact answer on what separates these two models. Thanks.
pete
 
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The Satin/Snakeskin AD was the first AD offered and it was a custom shop knife. There were subsequently AD's in various blade coating/handle colors.

The HD is thicker than the regular AD and IIRC was offered initially only in black/black. I do not know if it has been offered in other combinations since.

Because I generally prefer the thinnest Busse offered in each model, I don't own a HD for a thickness measurement comparison. A real hog will chime in soon with this info.
 
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The HD was offered in three colors: black/black, tan/tan and OD/black. It was a one-time run at the company store early this year.
 

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Question.... When grinds are off, does that mean you were grinding sober? :confused: :D :p

Jerry does amazing things....but you have to get "Pennywise" off your avatar...cause it is freaking me out.........REALLY.......that has given me nightmares............................
 

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Jerry does amazing things....but you have to get "Pennywise" off your avatar...cause it is freaking me out.........REALLY.......that has given me nightmares............................

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