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Waki blade thickness

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by gk4ever2, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    Was a standard blade thickness ever set for the Waki? Just recently I measured a black coated one and it measured .186", and another black coated one is .206". I never realized they were different, but if you look closely you can see the .020" difference. Thanks!
  2. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    I can't give a definitive reply, but I'd say that some variation in stock thickness from batch to batch is fairly typical for Busse & kin in general.
  3. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    RMDs came with variations in stock thickness over the years as well.
  4. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Agree. Most Busse / Kin vary a bit in thickness. I recently sold a coated (Tanker Grey) WAKI that was .20" thick. My Custom Shop satin FFG WAKI is .175" thick.
  5. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I have owned Busse Game Wardens of 0.125", 0.143" and 0.170". And I know that "fatties" of the same model tend to be 0.190" to 0.220". So I have to figure that this is by intent, given the various intended uses by future owners.

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