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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by THelambda, Apr 28, 2020.

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  1. THelambda

    THelambda

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    Mar 9, 2017
    I recently bought a hollow tube Straight Handle Battle Mistress and an wondering some imformation of it. It is a satin finish with an asymmetric edge, blade thickness is 0.25, Could anybody tell me its version or some history ? thanks.:)

    https://i.postimg.cc/NFdM17td/7C8A2691-F1EE-47CD-9458-9115EBA808AE.jpg
    https://i.postimg.cc/m2rhTq3J/BFDF5DB1-6C1E-4EFC-8E8C-6FA1D89DC902.jpg
    https://i.postimg.cc/x1xv0Mby/0CF84F13-A277-4E76-BBA5-A6EF3F9443B3.jpg
    https://i.postimg.cc/c4DgYZ4d/E5143F72-DC58-4EF8-99BE-332AB8035899.jpg
     
  2. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Sorry mate, but that’s most definitely is a fake!
    I’ll do you a favour and properly dispose of for you.
    Will even cover the postage
     
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  3. THelambda

    THelambda

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    Mar 9, 2017
    What a sad story,but 19.99$ via PayPal at least and I will sent it to you pal.
     
  4. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Nice score. 0.25 mistresses were mostly late model versions, and the handles show that. The question is whether that is a factory satin or a refinish, which could have been either factory or from a few people that are good at doing that. Regardless, the thickness and a few other things on your blade tells me it is a late model run. The late model shbm's were very consistent at 0.25", while the earlier versions were all over the place in thickness. Most factory satins at that time were not ground deep enough to remove the dimples from the ricasso. only the LE grade Satins had that, which is why I do not believe that one to be an original finish, but a refinish. I have one that is a refinish by Busse and it is LE level refinish by Busse on an original combat grade blade. But the magic is you never really know with Busse and it could have been a factory satin LE grade. Unless the previous owner is the original owner you might never know. Regardless, you got a beauty. Congrats


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  5. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Are those steel rivets or dirty brass rivets?
     
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  6. uGAshooter

    uGAshooter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 11, 2016
    That’s a beauty there for sure!
     
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  7. THelambda

    THelambda

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    Mar 9, 2017
    Thank you for your very helpful information Cobalt!Very glad that I could own this piece of BUSSE legend! :D
     
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  8. THelambda

    THelambda

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    Mar 9, 2017
    Looks like brass rivets to me.
     
  9. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    ok, get a scotchbrite pad and use the corners to clean those up. Will look like a million bucks
     
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  10. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    looks like they've been blasted...the handle kinda looks "too clean" also and the Micarta grooves look kinda softened and faded...

    I think this points even more to your guess that it's an aftermarket finish.

    Kinda like my SARsquatch that Tim "stripetitioned" for me. Note the way the tubes look satin and how the handle pattern has been subdued...
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  11. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    whoever did the refinish did an excellent job and it may even have been the factory if it was done some time ago
     
  12. THelambda

    THelambda

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    Mar 9, 2017
    Post another image.Comparing to the BWM CF with a blasted tube,I don't think the tube is blasted .but it doesn’t seem like a brass rivet on the old school ergo slab either. The rivets are more like the ones used on FFBM,FSH..etc[​IMG] [​IMG]
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  13. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    If the tubes are just cruddy...they'll look like this:

    before polishing:
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    after polishing:

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  14. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    If it had been blasted with the handles on, wouldn't there be a thin line of coating where the micarta meets the metal?

    ETA: Never mind. I was thinking that tan handle went with the knife we were talking about. I don't imagine black coating would be visible against a black handle.
     
  15. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    o_O
     
  16. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    If the ricasso is devoid of dimples, the handles were definitely removed to get the job done. Which means that under the handle was ground as well.
     
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  17. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    What a great find. Congrats!

    Now, go throw it at a tree or chop wood or something. A Mistress need a proper beating.

    FYI, the asymmetric edge is very cool, once you understand it. There are several threads on the use and care of that asym edge. Search is your friend.

    Or, just sell it to me.
     
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  18. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    That is a great piece for sure. Congrats.

    Garth
     
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  19. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Beat me to it!
    That's a beauty!
     
  20. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Love those brass fassners
     

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