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"Park Ranger". . . Pics, Specs, and Pricing!. . . Coming Sept. 20, 2017

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Jerry Busse, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. DesertDweller

    DesertDweller Gold Member Gold Member

    252
    May 5, 2005
    Got my satin Ranger last night, and absolutely love it. Fantastic design all around. Boom!

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  2. Crosier

    Crosier Gold Member Gold Member

    440
    Nov 15, 2011
    Here are my three PR.

    Satin w/Black G10

    BG Black w/Bruiser

    BG Desert Bronze with Maroon Micarta 88AC8D77-0628-4B75-AC34-43EEE3879A59.jpeg 8F005615-EFCF-45BA-9AB4-9DD5EB24DCE4.jpeg B9420392-EF4B-42D9-80CA-D944FE6D9563.jpeg 68AC64DC-B460-4A9E-8AC1-A29B85A0014E.jpeg

    Although I am extremely happy about the Maroon micarta, the logo looks sketchy on the Desert Bronze possibly due to how much more crinkly it is compared to the black. I tried to capture this in the pics.
     
  3. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications. Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 27, 2014
    Hrm, that is a little disheartening... I was hoping that this would be a good resist for an etch...

    It looks as if the laser has burned the coating. Is this possible?

    The bright side is that the coating looks to be more of a FDE than a gold/bronze.
     
  4. Crosier

    Crosier Gold Member Gold Member

    440
    Nov 15, 2011
    That’s what it looks like to me as well. Lots of darkening around the logo.
     
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  5. Crosier

    Crosier Gold Member Gold Member

    440
    Nov 15, 2011
    Yeah, it’s hard to reconcile this coating with the desert Bronze pics I have seen, such as on the recently released TGA2. I was hoping for the gold look.
     
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  6. mollett89

    mollett89 Gold Member Gold Member

    175
    Jun 12, 2007
    Dang !
    Hoping my bronze and maroon is actually bronze and not so close to the sage coating. I'm not too worried about the logo but I really like the bronze and maroon combo on my other blade and was wanting it to match will be very bummed if it shows up sage colored like that.
     
  7. mollett89

    mollett89 Gold Member Gold Member

    175
    Jun 12, 2007
    My other maroon and bronze blade has that gold look like the Busse page shows.
    You think it's possible they sent you a sage coated blade instead ?
     
  8. mollett89

    mollett89 Gold Member Gold Member

    175
    Jun 12, 2007
    IMG_2173.PNG Just found this picture on a busse Facebook group.
    This park ranger has the bronze/gold look like most DB blades.
     
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  9. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications. Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 27, 2014
    I was on the fence about the goldish hue, and as time passed, I sort of leaned away more so than towards the gold/bronze color...

    We will see what the dice and the shop have in store.
     
  10. Crosier

    Crosier Gold Member Gold Member

    440
    Nov 15, 2011
    It’s possible. I will probably just contact the shop to ask. I know they have my back.
     
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  11. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    99.99% sure that’s Desert Sage. Bronze looks gold.

    The darkening around the logo is the burned off coating that stuck back onto the lighter colored coating. A good scrub with soap and hot water usually gets it off. Will work fine as an etchant resist. ;)
     
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  12. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    960
    Jan 18, 2017
    Mine arrived today, but I barely had time to unwrap them before I had to run out the door to get to work. Pictures to come... :thumbsup:
     
  13. bullpin

    bullpin Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    What color handles are on that Facebook photo? Those looks nice.
     
  14. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications. Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 27, 2014
    Looks to be Desert Bronze/Green Canvas.

    Eta: corrected
     
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  15. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Mine should be here Friday! All yawls pictures are really getting me excited for these big time guys!
     
  16. TheMtnMan

    TheMtnMan Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I' almost positive that BG PR is Sage, I had Sage ASH-2 That sage the coating was wavy/crinckled like that
     
  17. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Yeah that is not bronze- But I think it's the first sage posted? I don't remember any, almost looks off white....but my glasses are kind of scratched up and my breath is most certainly 1800 silver in aroma :D :D

    Forgot to add- is that maroon kickin ass maroon or what? Looks awesome.
     
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  18. mollett89

    mollett89 Gold Member Gold Member

    175
    Jun 12, 2007
    Green canvas
     
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  19. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    394
    Sep 5, 2009
    This right here!!!
    Same combo I have coming. Love it!!!
     
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  20. Steve in SoCal

    Steve in SoCal Gold Member Gold Member

    296
    Mar 16, 2011
    Agreed. Here is a pic of my desert bronze TGA2 (now sold) which was much more gold.

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