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Prepare For The SYKCO Alpha Dog 6. . . INFI & Resiprene C. . .Wednesday, May 8, 2019 9:00pm Eastern!

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Jerry Busse, May 4, 2019.

  1. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
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  2. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015

    Better than the B6LE? I have never handled one, always thought I would reach for the B8LE over the B6 after getting one of those first on the after market. But I did get a few of these ;) so was just curious about your thoughts on that comparison if you have? :)

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  3. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    On the larger Basics, the over-wide ricasso isn’t a problem for me, but with the “large” Res-C handle (as compared with the Basic 5 or 511) and the oversized ricasso and choil, the B6LE edge length was left disappointingly short for the size of the knife overall, IMO. The ratio of usable edge to overall length on the AD6 is much improved. ETA: Also, the angle of handle drop on the B6 has always seemed exaggerated to me for some reason.

    Edited to say—

    I went back and looked at several of the “new era” Basics and realized that the width of the ricasso is just a function of how far out from the handle the plunge grind is. So the wider ricasso itself is not really adding any space between handle and edge—it just accentuates the space visually.

    The features that cause the problem are obviously the talon guard and choil together, added to the Res-C handle which already has its own integral guard. The choil could be reduced in size like the ones on the old crinkle-coat Basics—or more recently on the Hog Badger. But the solution of using the smaller “talon” on the SYKCO knives seems like the better design, since no additional guard is needed in front of the Res-C handle.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
  4. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Great to hear that thanks Will! :):thumbsup::thumbsup: Glad I didn't pop for a B6 in the aftermarket now ha. Always have thought the AD6 looks like a great user and carry blade! Mine should arrive Monday. :D Saw a post on the X claiming they will fit perfectly in DS6 sheaths. I hope so!

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  5. MosesMcgregor

    MosesMcgregor Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2014
    So when is the Alpha Dog 8 gonna hit the website? :D
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  6. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Aaaaaaaaaargh... The AD6 should've arrived yesterday, but was sent to the wrong part of the state and has just returned to the SF distribution center.:mad:

    Gotta wait 'til Monday now before I can fondle her.:(

    It passed 30min (TWICE) from my house and sqealed each time as it went by. I thought I heard something outside last night.
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  7. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    You will love it Stumpy.;):thumbsup:
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  8. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    I tell you this much, I can't overstate how much I love this AD6, it's perfect in so many ways and the details on it are outstanding - I was kicking myself in the ass for passing on those MO Infi DS' when they came around so I feel like I've been redeemed. I let Garth know how much I really loved this blade. He was concerned that getting it with the Raider it might have overshadowed it but that's a HELL NO! not in anyway - to be honest, I'm probably more stoked - if that can be believed because I don't have anything else in res-C besides the HogB8 - and now my regrets of missing those are totally gone because I know this is going to be a super smash success for all those who grabbed it.
  9. aleforme

    aleforme Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    Got mine today. First Busse/SYKCO and I’m impressed. The Res-C handles are impressive. Bigger overall than I thought so will need to decide if it’s a keeper.
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  10. Iliveocean

    Iliveocean Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2019
    Nothing like trying to control your Queensland heeler and contain your excitement enough to get that signature for UPS.

  11. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    I was like a little kid at Christmas today (Oh Boy ... it's Here... It's HERE... Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy!!!). I haven't been this excited for a box from Wauseon since the chunky cousin of this little fella arrived a little while ago. No Bacon tape on this box, but that gets tossed anyway. It's what's inside that really matters.... and it did NOT DISAPPOINT!!!

    HOME RUN DAN!!! As Brother Will said... this thing is a WINNER!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    It's my only YARD Knife now (My DF was sold a while back and I've been without a pound puppy for too long) and WHAT a REPRESENTITIVE SYKCO blade it is!!!:cool::cool::cool:

    THANKS Dan, Jerry and the rest of the Busse Combat Team for bringing this one to life!!!:D

    Last edited: Jun 3, 2019
  12. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    You were NOT wrong Brother Tom!!!:cool::thumbsup:
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2019
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  13. MattinLA


    May 31, 2006
    It would look really sweet next to an Alpha Dog 12....
  14. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Congrats Stumpy, I glad you finally received it!:D:thumbsup:
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  15. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Got my DC BIG today. Nice evenly ground edge, not a single pit or machine mark to be found, and I do believe the logo was lazered in hard enough that it may even survive a bead blasting. Not the dark color, but maybe the lettering itself. Definitely a keeper.
  16. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    Satin landed today Down Under ....

    With a skinny Ash 1 ....
  17. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    If it had been published prior to release, this pic would have sold a boatload of AD6’s.:thumbsup::cool:
  18. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Brought the new AD6 with me to work today (all my buddies in the shop anticipate seeing my new Busse/Kin blades almost as much as I do) and pretty much everyone said the same two things about it. First being that it would be a perfect camp knife, and secondly, it felt choppier than they expected it to be.
  19. TENTEX

    TENTEX Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2017
  20. Azula Gun Holsters

    Azula Gun Holsters KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 19, 2016
    Wonderful knife. Just love it. Very well balanced.

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