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Nekkid and REK'd...yup, it's Friday nite

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by PeteyTwoPointOne, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    No problem.

    It's just the left over paint. The blade was originally painted Tanker Gray all over. That's just what was left after the regrind. I liked the contrast, so I asked Josh to leave it behind.
    razor-edge-knives and ipal like this.
  2. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    You can request that he leave the laser etch off. That's likely what the original owner did.

    Since REK is the best in the regrind biz <imho>, I think it's a wise move to brand the custom work done on the blade.

    It shows your blade was customized RIGHT. Not a big deal for the original owner who commissioned the work, because they know the quality first hand-- but, for a secondary owner or your heirs, it can provide some provenance of the quality and maybe some neat history to trace back to.

    Just like when you see BUSSE stamped on a blade, it signifies INFI and lifetime guarantee and all the positive stuff that's bundled with the brand.

    Plus, Josh's logo is just plain cool lookin :cool:
  3. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    That's some very impressive, professional work. The two details that speak to me are the crisp rim of that fuller and the crisp points of his convex-edged blades--no softening at the fuller edges from polishing and no apparent rounding of the point with his convex edges. No production company can compete economically with the labor-intensive, hands-on finish work of an experienced craftsman like Josh--always fun to see him apply his talents to iconic Busse designs and especially satisfying when the images also are professional grade.
    Thanks PTPO!

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