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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Adian, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Surfsidemel


    Jun 16, 2015
    Not to get off topic, but that is really amazing. I really like how the Tiger Maple just makes that Hawk pop.

    I would definitely avaoid a fiberglass shovel handle as like Honor Earth I have seen them broken before. Not near as tough as you would think, but I have gone through more than one of the metal ones he posted. I think I am on my third All-Metal shovel. I think JTT is on the right track. You could probably trade the Nuke for one with CF & Micarta & walk away with enough cash to pay for at least most of the shaft.
    Adian likes this.
  2. Midwest Firecraft

    Midwest Firecraft

    Sep 16, 2012
    I see them selling for $550. Do you consider this inflated from $470 original price plus shipping and insurance cost to the seller?
  3. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Most of em that I have seen have been over $800, but granted I haven’t been watching here, just occasionally watching the bay in case I saw one at a good price

    TENTEX Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2017
    I got a Maroon Canvas with Comp Finish. I’ll do straight cost trade if I like your nuke. So I’ll ship knife with a money order with original delta cost per the thread posting. It’s unused in the sleeve. Let me know.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2019
  5. drift draft

    drift draft Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 12, 2007
    Just saw a CG go for just over cost, I probably wouldn’t try this, but if I found one well below cost I’d be tempted, but that would be a rare find.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2019
  6. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    It's only money...I can deliver pizzas to buy INFI...live the dream...just don't wreck your nuked handles...figure out a way to save them and keep your design versatile enough to where you can re-deploy them...NO REGRETS! :cool:
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  7. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    For a spear shaft, would white wax-wood be any good?
  8. Noxious Fumes

    Noxious Fumes

    Sep 7, 2011
    Dickory, dock! ........ couldn’t help myself, sorry. :(;)
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  9. Twiztids4

    Twiztids4 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 17, 2014
    I think you should trade your nuked for my regular and then make a spear out of it. You won’t be seeing that handle anyway :)

  10. Twiztids4

    Twiztids4 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 17, 2014
    I’d throw cash on top if I liked your handles.
  11. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Thanks for the offer, but after some thought I’m gonna hold onto it and just have me a boar spear made. I like the horn scales that are on it.
  12. u812

    u812 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2002
    I remember the pic of that one,sweet! Only one like it I saw posted.
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  13. Robdude

    Robdude Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2015
    Isn't that what your wife's kitchen knives are for?
  14. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Actually I’m the cook in the house! I got into it with my wife about kitchen knives actually.

    I came home from work and she showed me a broken kitchen knife and said “These knives suck!”

    I look at the knife, look at her then back at the knife. “What did you do?!?”

    She goes to show me. She was using it for the screw on her license plate on her car!!! So I had to have the conversation with her about not using expensive kitchen knives as a screwdriver
  15. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Do it man that would be sweet! Or wait till the CS opens back up and commission a real spear head exactly the way you want it. Or both! :D
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  16. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Another vote to go a different route than carbon fiber.

    I believe RSK told me he wouldn’t do another carbon fiber version. That was probably over a year ago? You could get more specifics from him but I’m sure everyone else here nailed it.

    The moment I got my FMV, I thought the same thing. Perfect for a spear.
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