Swamp Rat and SYKCO Chat

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by Uncle Timbo, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    If you buy it, be sure to post plenty of pictures so I can look at it a lot. I love the looks of it, but it doesn't suit me from a usability standpoint. I'm hoping there's something new coming from the Busse crew with all their foreshadowing of something from the swamp coming.
     
  2. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I did :oops:, and I will. ;) Will fit nicely between my green/black BT6 and my bruiser G10 RMD Bowie. I love satin SR-101! Might have to send this off to Al for some matching Kydex, my other two have nice custom leather.
     
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  3. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    Congrats! It was a nice one for sure. Uncle T likes to torment me every time something orange comes along, so it's nice when someone else buys it. As soon as Busse comes out with an orange micarta, I'm going to be a very poor person. Something about micarta just feels a lot nicer to me in hand.

    Or leather handles... that would be the end of me.
     
  4. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I was waffling over it, as orange isn't my favorite, but I don't hate it either. Then I got to thinking...

    This would be the perfect gift for my son's first Elk hunt, coming up in the next year or two! :cool: And orange is his favorite color! :D :thumbsup:
     
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  5. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    It looks to be the original Swamp Forum colour theme orange & olive green.

    BR, it's not just you, I can't remember when was the last time when I bought a fixed blade with G10 handles when micarta was an option... and it never had anything to do with the higher cost of G10 version.
     
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  6. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    I think my first Busse with G10 was the forsaken steel heart, with the pumpkin scales. Love the color, don't care for it in use like I did the maroon micarta I had before it (did a little switcharoo with some guys to change out at original prices). Now, micarta all the way. I did get another ratweiler in G10, but the price was too darn good to pass up, and it came with a nice Pirtle sheath. It could've been missing one whole scale and I would've bought it for the price I paid, honestly. I do have an unhealthy fascination with ratweiler, and similar Swamp Rats with that handle shape. I just need a darn chopweiler to come through that isn't over-priced (because SR101 is selling dirt cheap right now) and then stays listed for more than a couple hours.

    In reality, I'm probably going to design something like that in my side hobby biz. I'm putting in a lot of thought into a handle as I haven't found many that are as comfortable while being versatile as the RW, IMO.
     
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  7. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Choppy could use a rejuvenation with handles more like the 'modern' Ratweiler models, way more sculpted and comfortable than the original blocky handles.
    I'd leave the blade as it was, maybe just bring the primary grind a bit higher up and thinner edge
     
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  8. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Yeah, don't change a thing about the steel (OK, I could get onboard with a higher grind), but give it the handle treatment from the RW re-release. Like printing money... :cool: :thumbsup:
     
  9. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    ,
    I like the way you all think.
     
  10. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    Recent family photo

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  11. RLB

    RLB

    326
    Mar 2, 2006
    Nothing knife related but seeings how this is a "Chat" area, here goes.
    I live in a small Southeast Missouri town with a population of 1300 people. Nothing really exciting happens here in this small rural predominately farming community. We have a McDonalds express which is the highpoint of town if that tells you anything.

    Anyway, it appears as if this morning sometime prior to 5am, THERE WAS A MURDER! Less than 500 feet away from our house. Of course something like this would have to happen after I retired from Law Enforcement so they can't tell me anything about the investigation. BUT I WAS told that we shouldn't have anything to really worry about, that at least is something. And it leads me to think that it MAY be drug related, but once again they can't say as the investigation is less than 5 hours old.
     
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  12. RLB

    RLB

    326
    Mar 2, 2006
    Well they caught the suspect in a town about 30 miles away. It appears as if he was heading to his kids. To get them and then flee the area or what wasn't said. And picking up his kids is only speculation but they are the only contact he has with that area.

    Not real bad time. Less than 9 hours from cops arriving on scene to apprehension. Thanks guys.
     
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  13. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Glad to hear you don't have to worry about anything Randy, so you and Mrs. S/H can relax. And kudos to the Law
    Enforcement in your area.:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Now, if they would just get the Scrap Yard forum working right!:rolleyes:
     
  14. ScoMa

    ScoMa Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 13, 2017
    That’s a killer story you’ve got there.
     
  15. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    A common defense in Missouri is "he needed killing".:D
     
  16. RLB

    RLB

    326
    Mar 2, 2006
    YUP, but in this case it was a 62 year old man with SEVERE COPD and other problems. YUP, you guessed it, break in to steal his drugs. BUT I've once again got my Boom Sticks all oiled up, fresh batteries on the light and ready to go with a 20 round mag. Oh it is a Beretta PX4 9mm.
     
  17. RLB

    RLB

    326
    Mar 2, 2006
    Can you add a signature line without being a paid member? And if you can HOW do you do it.
     
  18. ScoMa

    ScoMa Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 13, 2017
  19. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Come on Randy, spend some of that fortune and become a paid member.:p..........................................:D
     
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  20. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Awfully quiet in the Swamp.o_O
     
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