The HOGB8 Thread

Which style for the satin HOGB8?

  • Regulator blade and handle shape, with .30+" thickness, but in satin INFI

    Votes: 2 9.5%
  • Basic blade and handle shape, but with modest swedged clip and massive thickness

    Votes: 19 90.5%

  • Total voters
    21
  • Poll closed .

SpyderPhreak

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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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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
 

Stump Buster

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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!;)
 

Chris A

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Another tomahawk, this blade is so freaking awesome.
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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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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:
 

Busto

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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:
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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