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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Jerry Busse, Sep 5, 2017.
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I'm in four shore
you can never go wrong on a Gemini, if you end up not liking it for some inconceivable reason keep in mind that the damn Battle Grade TGLB's go for $700 on fleabay.
I may go for one but I just know if I do a satin leaner meaner will be offered next.
so buy both, I mean geez
To fully understand the "COMP" Finish from BUSSE you have to understand it's nasty butt ugly with tool marks and Jerry made it an option many moons ago to those hardcore HOGS that were going to THRASH their new blade. It was at a reduced price because labor cost to get a nice finish was eliminated Jerry passed on the savings...Great for those that KNEW what to expect...Now once they announced a reduced price for COMP many buyers jumped in not knowing the extent of the finish...Sadly this is where the train ran off the tracks...TO MANY returns for rework because noobies wanted PRISTINE SATIN thinking that was what the COMP finish was supposed to be....Sorry it was the exact opposite...You can polish a stripped blade because the finish on the new stuff is better than some of the OLD COMP...The amount of returns for rework ENDED the future of any new COMP MODELS...(the way of the DODO)
I liked the nasty butt ugly look, looks more "custom" than a shiny new paint job. Has more soul to it, and so does the satin or polished
Are these going to have the same Rockwell Hardness as Infi, or a little higher?
should have just renamed it as "RAW" instead of competition, most people competition automatically means top of the line performance or looks
probably around 60-61 HRC A2 is like D2 it needs a few extra points
Why do I believe you F'lar
Also curious about this.
To add a little bit more, the focus on the competition finish blades was the edge. Zero work on looks, tons of work on the edges.
The initial batches of comp finish blades (hell razor, sarsquatch... the ones that still had decarb on them) had amazing zero edge full convex edges that went almost a half inch up the primary grind. Later "comp finish" knives had a basic v edge.
Trying to pretend I don't need this one, but I doubt I can really pass on a Special Edition TG...
I really appreciate the history lesson.
It's too bad, because I always thought the comp finish was sort of a neat statement (even into the artistic expression of it) about what the thing is meant to do. The ultimate expression of form following function.
At the end of the day, I just like the look of steel. Shiny, not shiny. Rough, satin, scraped or mirror. I just like the look and feel of steel.
I'm in on this, it'll partner well with my comp finish tglb. Don't even mind that it's coated.
I figure I have a TG, TG 14, TGLB'S, TG Crusader, TG-M, TG-P & BGTG how could I justify passing on this one. It will be iconic, Busse back to its roots with using A2 (a great steel) with Jerry's heat treatment. It's a no btrainer, those who pass WILL regret it in 5he future.
Is the logo a bit off centre or am i just not drinking enough?
I'm in... maybe for two.
I have a feeling this is gonna go like a Gaanza...
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The more you drink, the more centered it will look. . . . We were drinking plenty. . . and thus it is off center on the proto. . . no worries though. . . we should be able to get most of it on the knife somewhere. . .