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The TGLB no one wanted.

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by F'lar, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. F'lar

    F'lar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2016
    First Thanks ExtraBaconPlease.

    I never cared much for recurve blades, well I've changed my mind. This blade now runs neck and neck with my Crusader in the TG family. I'm not quite finished with this TGLB Prototype but thought I would share a couple pics of the work in progress. After a little blood, sweat & elbow grease (all done by hand). She's turning out to be a beauty. Here's a couple before and after pictures, remember she's still a work in progress.

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  2. extrastout


    Mar 10, 2013
    That looks great! Like it was meant to be
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  3. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Wow that one lookin great! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  4. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Looks great!
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  5. stjones

    stjones Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Nice work brother!!! Looking awesome!!
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  6. ExtraBaconPlease

    ExtraBaconPlease Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Hell yeah brother. She cleans up nicely!!!

    Funny how no one wanted her. I bet everyone wants her now :p:D

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
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  7. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Man, just look at what lies beneath all those coatings and painted faces- Great job!
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  8. F'lar

    F'lar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2016
    Thanks guys,
    I started with a coarse diamond stone then 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500 and 2000 grit. I'm waiting for 2500 grit and red jewelers paste to come in for some finishing touches.
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  9. F'lar

    F'lar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2016
    Well they can't have it. :D
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  10. rcb2000


    Apr 15, 2014
    Very nice!! Well done brother
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  11. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Flar, you getting addicted to polishing those TG's eh? Taking that jacket off your new acquisition?
  12. F'lar

    F'lar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2016
    Time will tell, if the coating is clean probably not. I have a NMSFNO that needs to be touched up from use. I aquired a used BIG NMFSH that I do believe I'll polish the blade on I also have a unused TGLB stripper that I may polish if the coating is clean on the recently aquired one. Plus I need to finish this prototype, I've decided to do all the visible parts of the knife. Which means removing the scales and back to stoning and sanding and polishing. Then talk to Ndocyk about putting a hair popping edge and scales back on it.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
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  13. rwdata

    rwdata Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Nicely done!
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  14. Tom Kanik

    Tom Kanik

    Mar 18, 2003
    That DOES look sweet...great work!:cool::thumbsup:
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    COPIUOS Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    Freaking sweet, and great work on the NMSFNO from other post as well! you will likely need to use some type of tool to go at the G10. I tried on a SAR5 and it went awry and ended up with a beautiful custom job thanks to my cousin who did a handle for me out of walnut, and an uncle who restores classic cars and makes custom rims for motorcycles, reground the handle and everything. It was my first go, and I was a little careless and fast with the dremel fan wheel, although thats a good place to start in my opinion.
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  16. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    WOW~! She came out gorgeous F'lar!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    MADDMAN Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Great job! Appreciate the tutorial and pics as well... your posts (and a few others) have inspired me to take a second look at a few of mine and perhaps give them a second life... you've also made me really regreat not getting my hands on a Crusader or early TGLB. Keep up the great posts!
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  18. F'lar

    F'lar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2016
    20170305_113141-1-1.jpg Sorry for the regrets MADDMAN but keep your eye peeled they still pop up from time to time. Ndocyk did my Desert Crusader for me, it's my favorite of the TG family. I hand sanded the scales.
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  19. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 20, 2014
    Ohh I get it now, I couldn't figure out why nobody wanted it when EB was listing it?
    Sure looks good now F'lar very nice work
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    MADDMAN Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Great job on those scales... what did you sand them with?

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