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SarSquach - Has Risen From The Ashes

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by salvo, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. salvo

    salvo

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    Mar 14, 2006
    Like the mythical Phoenix…
    I posted an add in the WTB forums a month or two ago for a SarSquach and got one hit from cro91 directing me to his for sale add:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/954242-FSH-SHSH2-Cultie

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    She was rode hard and put away wet, more than once;) I could still see the magnificence in this proud Squach and the only way I could talk myself into offering $125.00 was that it could be a project knife, like I need another project…Well cro91 accepted and the old beaten Squach was mine! I’m not sure what was mangled into the para cord wrap, but I’m sure it had to be a Bio-Hazard, the blade was dull, nicked and rolled but suprizingly 99% of the dents and rolls disapeared after stropping on a steel..
    I always wanted to try my hand at a satin finish and this was the knife to take to my belt grinder and learn on!
    I figured I could just e-mail Lexi and get a set of slabs sent my way and figure out how to do the tube fasteners. Unfortunantly Lexi informed me that Busse does not just sell slabs and I could send it in to the Spa, but what’s the fun in that!
    So I found me a chunk of tan canvas micarta on the internet and ordered it.
    Every thing on the rebuild went smooth, I really enjoyed myself and learned a lot! The old Squach did not even try to bite me as it shed its old skin and past life.

    I am really quite surprised and happy with how the Squach turned out, I feel confident on the belt grinder now and got good at stropping on leather strops that I made, she is wicked sharp!
    The slabs feel great in the hand, kinda like a SHBA on steroids.

    On with the glamour shots!

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    A few pictures along the way

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  2. Geode

    Geode

    May 12, 2001
    That is some resurrection! Excellent looking end product. I have wanted to get a grinder and try something like you did, but it would no doubt end up way short of your quality.
     
  3. Raging Rhino

    Raging Rhino Gold Member Gold Member

    644
    Nov 14, 2011
    Wow, excellent job! Confused about the tube faster installation...
     
  4. WLJ4163

    WLJ4163 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Very nice!!
     
  5. Jroden5446

    Jroden5446 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 20, 2009
    Outstanding!
     
  6. wolfdad

    wolfdad

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    Sep 20, 2010
    awesome work!
     
  7. high desert

    high desert

    May 20, 2009
    Nice.
     
  8. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    She lives!

    Great job!
     
  9. salvo

    salvo

    563
    Mar 14, 2006
  10. Bowman1911

    Bowman1911

    Dec 12, 2010
    That looks really good!!!
     
  11. tiburon

    tiburon Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2003
    Outstanding!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  12. grunt soldier

    grunt soldier Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    man you killed it brother. it looks as good as new. well done
     
  13. kniferMan

    kniferMan

    Jul 16, 2011
    Excellent job! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  14. Flatsman007

    Flatsman007

    Apr 13, 2010
    Great job!!
     
  15. tiburon

    tiburon Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2003
    How much metal had to come off to remove the INFI dimples?
     
  16. rega25

    rega25 Gold Member Gold Member

    781
    Jul 9, 2010
    Wow that looks awesome
     
  17. fbusmc

    fbusmc Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    looks like custom shop work to me.. beautiful Job! Now everyone will want Sarsquatches!
     
  18. salvo

    salvo

    563
    Mar 14, 2006
    The dimples are not to deep, just enough to remove them. Not sure exactly hoe deep, she is a bit thinner.
     
  19. tiburon

    tiburon Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2003
    Thanks Salvo. That is the sexiest 'Squatch around! :)
     
  20. salvo

    salvo

    563
    Mar 14, 2006
    I should have miked it before and after! Thanks
     

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