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ASH-1 Family Trio - and a "Healthy ASH" ?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Kenneth F Huls, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
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    A big thanks to RichardW for helping me round out my ASH-1's this week! He kindly "donated" his Custom Shop satin, hand-shaped orange/blk G10 LE thickness beauty in the middle to the cause. I long-wanted, but did not know that I truly "needed," an LE thick ASH given my much-loved Skinny and Fat friends above. Well, turns out I definitely needed it :)! You all know the feeling! So, given that we have Skinny and Fat ASH-1's, I figure the middle weight has to be the "Healthy" ASH! (Thank you once again, Garth, for expertly crafting my Fat Man years ago, and to whoever got me into ASH's some years before that with the Skinny job - you would not recognize her with my clumsy home mods, but that's the way I likes it, thank you!). And yes, Andy, I know I am a mere piker, but I try to tell myself I am not a collector ;)!
     
  2. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Love ASH1s and @rhwingert is a great member! Congrats on the score!

    I've got a few ASH1s myself.
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  3. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 3, 2018
    Looks great! What's the blade length on the ASH's?
     
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  4. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    6.5"
     
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  5. rhwingert

    rhwingert Gold Member Gold Member

    341
    Aug 1, 2012
    WOW! Nice Ash! These are great looking knifes. Glad you're happy. Richard W.
     
  6. rhwingert

    rhwingert Gold Member Gold Member

    341
    Aug 1, 2012
    Another thing. All scales cannot be black. One needs color in one's collection.
     
  7. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    All too well! :D

    Good luck with that! ;):D
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  8. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    I will message my shipping address to you all so those babies can come home where they belong !!!! :D

    Nice bunch of wonderful blades men !!!
     
  9. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    Thanks for all the nice comments, guys!

    AND the support for my obvious "problem" from @gk4ever2! This forum is the best support group going (but just might be a tad enabling, too ;)). I think I am finally through the Busse 12-Step "recovery" program. No, wait, at last count I am at Step 13 - nuts, gotta start over!

    Chris, you got some NICE ASH there! Though my Skinny's scales are whittled way down to be "skinny" like the blade, they started out as mags like the other two wear. I don't have one with flat scales (unless you count those of my 3B2, a "Slender ASH" IMHO, but those are smooth, not flat but textured like those of your SE?). I kinda have an itch to find out if I like should the opportunity ever present itself (pocketbook and wife hoping that day never arrives). And, yeah, RichardW is a class act, generous, and a real gentleman to deal with.

    VERY happy, RichardW, thank you kindly once again. And yes, love black - either micarta or G10 - but variety IS good. I was uncertain about the orange and black, but some combos ya' just gotta see in hand in order to fully appreciate and decide. Glad I took that leap of faith on her!

    @sixplymaple, run from these like crazy - unless you want to have the best Busse and knife ever! Just ask Andy.

    Andy, you always kill me, man :)! (You ever posted a group photo? - would love to see that wide angle or panoramic shot!)
     
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  10. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Very nice. But don’t turn your back on them. They tend to multiply.
     
  11. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    If you put them under the bed at night in the morning they'll be pointing to Australia
     
  12. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    upload_2019-8-21_19-8-14.jpeg Image courtesy of Jaxx and Busse Bad Mojo. The Aussie doesn’t have them all. Yet. How many by now, Andy? Two, three hundred, or so?
     
  13. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    More than in that picture, less than 100....for now at least.... ;) My new Landcruiser has been soaking up all my spare funds for the past couple of months and, being winter here, the action out on "my corner" has been slower than I would like... :D
     
  14. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Thanks Sir. Been awhile. I’ve been spending a lot of time on ‘Glock Talk.’

    My ASH1 count? You gave the perfect answer. But I have discovered there are more Bussekin models beyond the ASH1. Many varieties of the Stahl Hertzen. And others. Go figure.

    Be well...T
     
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  15. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    . . . as I admitted, I know myself to be but a babe in the crazy town of ASH-1 lovers! Andy, what on gawd's green earth is your master plan?!

    And what do you know, this morning they WERE all pointing distinctly southwest. Even my 3B2. I am scorned, I tell ya'.
     
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  16. COPIUOS

    COPIUOS Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    The 2007 SE is one of the best knives out there just like it is with no mods needed....22 FFG, standard non-mag G10 and Old SChool DCBB...I had 2 and sold them as I had other .22"ers, and wish I would have kept one for using...The non-mag packages are just that much more carry/pack friendly for what normal people call a rather large knife...
     
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  17. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    ...world domination......that's it !!
     
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  18. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    So cool may I join in!
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  19. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    COPIOUS, you are NOT helping me out here - not. at. all. Just confirming what I already suspected. Damm! No doubt will have to hunt one down someday.

    World domination is all, Andy? Ha! Well, there are at lest 3 you can't have!

    nydude, hey, man, that's why we are all here, right?! Nice ASH; nice pics, man! My Skinny looked exactly like that before I got busy with the stripper, sandpaper, and grinder - love it!
     
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  20. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Old pic.... :D

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