Photos a MAJOR reason why I love INFI

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by PeteyTwoPointOne, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Here's the tip of an Extraction Unit 17, not sure what unit it was extracting when it suffered this deformation, although I've done this <and worse> on my own before, I was not the operator ;):p in this particular instance...

    note the characteristic edge deformation...it's what INFI does when it contacts "harder than INFI" under a substantial force :thumbsup::

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    I call this shot "the unicorn" :p :
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    I started with "steeling" the edge with my old soft screwdriver shaft...

    Then moved on to Spyderco med. benchstone...

    Then Spyderco white rods...

    got it to this point <literally>:
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    edge on, I noticed under extreme iPhone magnification some light still reflecting back at me from the apex:
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    back to the fine Sharpmaker rods with the following results, better, but still not there:
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    better yet, I pushed the little burr a bit more distally toward the tip:
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    this is where I stopped... the black blob is mildew schmutz left over from where I stabbed my deck post for the last pic below :
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    just the tip, pretty clean profile :cool: :
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    I'm gonna strop her with green compound tonite after supper, but even withholding that, the point is now the keenest part of the edge.

    I can't say it enough >>> how much I love the way INFI grinds with ceramic, it's a very satisfying sensation, I'd compare it to carving the Easter ham. :D

    I did all that with just barely darkening my white Sharpmaker rods and leaving a few gray streaks on the medium benchstone...I feel like I really was able to conserve a lot of steel after re-adusting the apex...that's not been my experience with just any old steel. ;)
     
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  2. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Hence my love of Busse. These knives are effing awesome
     
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  3. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Awesome job man. Lots of life in that thing we know and love called infi knaaafs
     
  4. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I wouldn't let that guy use your knife any more. o_O;):D
     
  5. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    The BEST feature of INFI is it BUFFS out No Problem....:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  6. rcb2000

    rcb2000

    Apr 15, 2014
    Easy to sharpen, and it takes a licking, and keeps on ticking
     
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  7. brute steel

    brute steel

    48
    Jan 27, 2018
    Any carbon to semi-stainless steels with an edge that thick will yield similar results
     
  8. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014

    that's not been my experience, but have a nice day :) and enjoy your lawnmower blades
     
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  9. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Nice work Petey!:):thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  10. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Speaking of lawnmower blades..... :eek:
     
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  11. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    I spent the day yesterday mowing.o_O I'm glad that I got it done, as today got HOT!:eek:
     
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  12. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    I agree, infi would make a heck of a lawnmower blade.
     
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  13. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    For sure!:thumbsup:













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  14. hookahhabib

    hookahhabib Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    It's been way too long since I've enjoyed deforming any INFI, and then seeing how quickly and easily it comes back to sharp and in place. Although even as I service my other knives these days, INFI remains the benchmark in terms of performancen to ease of repair and maintenance ratio. Some of the newer Nitrogen alloys get close, but INFI and Jerry were a good 30ish years ahead of the curve.

    PS- hey guys! I gotta get myself another Busse!
     
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  15. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Don't we all??!!!??:D





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  16. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Of course you Do:cool:....But that's like Preaching to the Choir;):thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  17. hookahhabib

    hookahhabib Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Heheh you speak truth!

    I literally just sent a PM making an offer on a a very EDC friendly looking Busse classic that I never got to try back when I was really chasing after INFI, so fingers crossed I'll have one by my side again real soon!
     
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  18. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    You still Kickin' it in Meheco....Yeah I think most here are on the Hunt for "The One"...always Looking and hoping:D
     
  19. hookahhabib

    hookahhabib Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    I don't think the hunt ever ends, INFI and beyond! And not so sure I would want the hunt to end either.

    I lurk here every once in a while and this thread echoed some comments I made in a different knife group just yesterday so I figured I'd say hello.

    It's actually real nice to see so many familiar people still hanging around these parts! It's a huge breath of fresh air, in contrast with some of the weirdness I seem to encounter almost daily in the world of knife collecting outside of bladeforums and the green forum.

    And to answer your question, I moved back from Mexico (again) early summer 2018 and it's looking like I'll be back for a good while as wifey gets ready to start osteopath school. Came back and decided to finish some unfinished business and so glad to be back...

    Really hoping I can work a deal out on the one that caught my eye!
     
  20. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    Great Pics!!!


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