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The Busse Combat Heavy Ordnance Grade Basic 8

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Will York, Dec 17, 2013.

Which style for the satin HOGB8?

Poll closed Aug 16, 2017.
  1. Regulator blade and handle shape, with .30+" thickness, but in satin INFI

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. Basic blade and handle shape, but with modest swedged clip and massive thickness

    19 vote(s)
    90.5%
  1. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    128
    May 30, 2017
    E/C, good point about Rags!;):thumbsup:
     
  2. Rob_Mob

    Rob_Mob Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Lmao -- I just laughed out loud at work, the billing department was not amused -- yikes!! ;)
     
  3. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Surely he’s on Busse’s mailing list. I PM’d him just now, anyway.:thumbsup:
     
  4. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Pssssh....Bean Counters have NO sense of humor:rolleyes:...present company excluded of course;)
     
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  5. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    In for standard/DC.
    The original Basic 8 didn't do much for me, it was so light, it didn't feel substantial.

    Hoping this one feels "beefy"
     
  6. kingdmx3

    kingdmx3

    50
    Apr 19, 2009
    Hey does any one know the blade height on this model by chance ? Thanks.
     
  7. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    I'd be guessing right around Camp Tramp height. I won't be able to check mine until Monday, Hopefully someone here has one handy they can measure.

    Yes... WHERE THE HECK IS RAGS and his COMBAT CAT?!?!?!?!?
     
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  8. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Friday Bump for old times sake...

    Bring on the HOG B8 BossMan!!!


    ;););)
     
  9. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Good point. For all the excitement, we don’t actually HAVE any HOGB8!:eek:

    SO BRING IT!!!:thumbsup::cool:
     
  10. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    596
    Sep 20, 2016
    The original is definitely a nimble blade, and even though the HOG is more cornfed and porkier I have a feeling Bossman made nimbling that big oinker his first design priority. I have a feeling that straight clip especially will make that infi dance as well as the different grind. Thats my conjecture anyway, who knows. I still cant pick between CG and satin, Im not a "just get both" kind of thinker especially with bigger blades.

    Wish I could see what a fully loaded satin looks like...I think if push comes to shove I'll have to go with satin, I just have no idea what a satin loaded looks like, although its a pretty safe bet that it looks more awesome than I can imagine.
     
  11. Rob_Mob

    Rob_Mob Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Easy --- go with the B.I.G Double Cut --- if you want to further polish it to Satin yourself -- you can, at your leisure. I personally got the standard because I wanted a dedicated workhorse chopper in that size range. I think the Straight Clip will handle a lot like the Scrapyard Regulator Saber grind. Almost the same dimensions -- maybe slightly more blade heavy. Since I already have that covered I went with the standard hammer
     
  12. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Being a FFG I think the weight will be well distributed compared to a Saber where you have more Pork toward the spine so it should handle well as a straight clip and chop like a Monster:D
     
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  13. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    yep
     
  14. Rob_Mob

    Rob_Mob Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    I was initially thinking that also, but what made me think this could be a lot like the Regulator is the additional blade height, length, thickness, and thinned tang in Res-C handle that is likely lighter than the Regulator handle . . . Either way though I think it's outstanding and absolutely worth the purchase. If I had extra funds I would certainly pick that one up also.
     
  15. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Jerry knows.

     
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  16. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    596
    Sep 20, 2016
    Excellent advice, and the suggested regulator similarities are a big plus too, but I ended up pulling the trigger on satin.

    Im not a fan of DC on bigger blades so Id be stripping it right away, and the factory satin is guaranteed mint whereas the DC can have imperfections, I think Im going with the smaller regret over the extra $100 over the larger regret of not going for factory satin.
     
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  17. fromABACUStoPC

    fromABACUStoPC

    135
    Dec 15, 2009
    Guys which one of the 3 current offerings (CG, DC, and Satin) do you think will sell out first? My bet is on the DC version, Satin probably gonna be the last one to go.
     
  18. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Any man who can predict what Busse is going to do is a better man than I.:D

    Makes perfect sense to me.:thumbsup:
     
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  19. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Heard from ragnerok. He’s been super busy on the job, but got the HOGB8 notice from Busse and scored!

    WAY TO GO RAGSY!!!
     
  20. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    YAY!!!(insert clapping guy thingy here)
     

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