The HOGB8 Thread

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. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Free bump. :D

    And some belated pics of my CF beasts. ;)

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    All measure 0.352" thick at the ricasso. Weights as follows:

    • Standard: 16.73oz (474.5g)
    • Drop Point: 16.84oz (477.5g)
    • War Feather: 16.17oz (458.6g)

    I'm still scratching my head how my drop point weighs more than the standard model. And no, that's not a typo. :eek: :confused:
     
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  2. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Pork on the hoof—great pics and comparisons! :thumbsup:

    Yeah, I was somewhat surprised they kept all three blade lengths so nearly the same, also. The magic of Busse.:D
     
  3. AsianBeerCan

    AsianBeerCan

    81
    Aug 25, 2015
    https://imgur.com/KwFFGcr

    My first Busse, and first "real" fixed blade (over 6 in). I can see why you guys are hooked on em
     
  4. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Thanks for the pic—that’s one helluva first Busse!:eek::D

    Congrats and enjoy that bad boy—nice one!:thumbsup::cool:
     
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  5. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    GrEIGHT pics ALL!!!

    Quick bump because I've been SLACKING!!!

    Have a Fantastic Weekend All!!!

    PS - Just sent 2 of my HOGB8's out today for leather (one sheath to fit both hopefully). Will post pics when they get back!;)
     
  6. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Same here—leather hopefully in my near future!:cool::thumbsup:

    Pics to come!
     
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  7. Chris A

    Chris A Gold Member Gold Member

    339
    Aug 5, 2012
    Another tomahawk, this blade is so freaking awesome.
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  8. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    I like that knife. Could be the presentation. ;):D

    Don't you just love naked INFI with Res-C? :cool::cool::cool:

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    Me too.
     
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  9. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    VERY nice Will!:thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
     
  10. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006
    A little up in arms over Busse recently...lol ;):thumbsup::thumbsup: 20180716_193847-01-01.jpeg
     
  11. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    That’s a very good looking “earth tones” color combo.:thumbsup::cool:
     
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  12. Rob_Mob

    Rob_Mob

    Oct 16, 2013
    My friends!! After painfully but happily watching all of you enjoy your blades — mine finally arrived, so obviously I took it out to try it factory before I put one of my optimized edges on it . . . I loved it, even if it did rust very quickly

    Try not to mind the ugly mug

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  13. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Yep, DC is less forgiving than satin in that regard when it gets wet. But in my experience when you wipe away the surface rust with something like a solvent-soaked abrasive pad, it leaves a fairly stable blackish patina that doesn’t show much oxidation after that.:thumbsup:

    Did it rust orange or just get black/blotchy?
     
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  14. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Good on-ya Rob!:cool: I'm curious to hear about the rusting too. Inquiring minds and all that...;)
     
  15. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Some sweet leather eye candy from my man Busto...

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    This guy is GOOD!!!
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    Thanks Busto!!!:D:D:D
     
  16. Busto

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

    Jul 26, 2011
    Is that Welt thick or WHAT??!!!! Looking Good Pard:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  17. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    How could it NOT be? :eek:

    A fine wrapper for The Beast! :D:D:D
     
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  18. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    I really like the neatsfoot oil finish--you gave it a good dose. Still a little dark in some of the crannies, so I know it's still being absorbed. Such an easy finish to restore with more oil, and so durable. Perfect Busse pants! :thumbsup::cool:
     
  19. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Beautimus!!!!
     
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  20. Busto

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

    Jul 26, 2011
    Neatsfoot oil is easy care and protection for leather...It will even out some hides in a couple of days and had one that took 5 weeks to be a nice even finish and a little dab on a scrape will touch it right up...My saddles would sigh with delight when they were cleaned and Oiled...;):thumbsup:
     

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