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Trimming Respirine C (Basic Series Handles)

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by squishware, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. squishware

    squishware

    Jun 8, 2009
    Ever done it? Method and pics please.
     
  2. squishware

    squishware

    Jun 8, 2009
    I did it without advice. Pommel will never screw with anyone's pinky again.
     
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  3. Ironkid883

    Ironkid883 Basic Member Basic Member

    405
    Jun 29, 2018
    I have small hands so the res c suits me i can choke up or down .
    Any pics?
     
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  4. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    sounds like a grudge grind :eek:;):p
     
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  5. cut it out

    cut it out Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    It’s not hard. Can use a sharp new razor to trim and then sand smooth. Or just sand only if ya wanna be extra careful. I deregulated my regulator I had. Easy peasy
     
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  6. squishware

    squishware

    Jun 8, 2009
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    Hard to get good pics. I cut the pommel off with my folder then shaped and thinned with plumbers cloth. (sandpaper)

    This is on a Basic 3 I just bought. Little squeeze on the pinky.
     
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  7. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001
    looks great.
     
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  8. squishware

    squishware

    Jun 8, 2009
    So Far I am really liking the ASYM Grind. I intend to keep it as Jerry intended.
     
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  9. squishware

    squishware

    Jun 8, 2009
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    Method: I cut off the pommel in one fell swoop.
    I spent all night grinding off material until perfect.
    I unrolled about 9 inches of plumbers tape and held it in place on the edge of my stone counter with my fingers splayed to span.
    I eyeballed the angle I wanted to create and dragged the handle across at that angle.
    I stopped and checked by fondling.
    I went very slow ( I do not know how to put ResC back ON!)
    I went the same number of drags both sides for symmetry.
    Conclusion: While fondling my handiwork this morning I let out "This is THE smartest thing I have EVER done!"
     
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  10. squishware

    squishware

    Jun 8, 2009
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    Before shot. I removed a LOT of material. Still balances at the first finger.
     
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  11. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Sweet...killer mod bro!
     
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  12. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001
    Now stipple it ;)

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  13. cut it out

    cut it out Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Very cool Mr Brown. Looks functional.
     
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  14. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Modified the rear bump on the SYKCO 511 handle with a Dremel sanding drum. Low revs, go slow.
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  15. squishware

    squishware

    Jun 8, 2009
    I bet you can clean that up more. Sandcloth is your friend. I would loop it around the modified bit, matching the curve with thumb and index finger and spin the knife around.
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  16. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Might try that to see what it looks like.

    The stippling would give it a nice finish too.
     
  17. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    275
    Sep 11, 2018
    That stippling is KILLER.
    I'll definitely hurt myself trying to do these mods. :(
     

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