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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by AZTimT, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. AZTimT

    AZTimT The Stripetition Finish Guy Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    Just wanted to say hi to all my fellow Hogs out there. I haven't been around/online much the past few months as the new sculpted stone business, new job for the wife, playing Mr Mom, driving part time for a smaller company and getting the ranch ready for winter have kept my free time limited. Despite all of that, I was slowly able to get some nice knife projects done this year and thought I would share some of them with you since we all like Busse & kin pics here! :)

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    This Garth Edition Bronze MOAB & TGLB got a total makeover including tramp stamp deletion:
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  2. AZTimT

    AZTimT The Stripetition Finish Guy Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    Some more...
    Rehandle BOSS Jack proto & add liners to BOSS Street project.
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    RMD SF project:
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    BB13 CG from stripped/etched with decarb to full SF cleanup:
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    SHe-2 & BAe-2
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    Old school Ratweiler
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    HOG ASH-1
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    Battle Saw & Sarsquatch
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    Harpoon Tank Buster
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    Previously SF'ed FSH cleanup & handle swap (smooth tan to machined black)
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    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
  3. AZTimT

    AZTimT The Stripetition Finish Guy Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    Reserved, just in case.
     
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  4. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    Wow, very nice work, beautiful micarta and of course, gorgeous finishes on the blades, love the name stripetition, sounds as good as it looks.
     
  5. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Wow !!! Those look great !!!

    I’ve really got to get off my *%!*#! and send you a couple blades to get done.

    Great work and thanks for sharing
     
  6. argyle1812

    argyle1812

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    Mar 6, 2016
    That python micarta looks great!
     
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  7. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    He offers this kind of work as a service? We've traded blades but I never knew.
     
  8. AZTimT

    AZTimT The Stripetition Finish Guy Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    Yes, it all started with people asking me if I could do to their blades what I was doing to mine. I kind of kept it quiet as I didn't realize there was a demand for it. Apparently there is enough demand to warrant being a service provider so I can offer help here. I've been working on my blades since 2010, but only started doing it for others after many requests a couple years back. It's still just a side hobby in my limited free time, but I do what I can as time allows. Several people asked me to post the photos I putting on my FB page here too, so here they are. :)
     
  9. StealthCaliber

    StealthCaliber Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    damn that tank buster looks awesome, and omg a sarsquatch! what happens to the old scales ? Those tequilas would look nice on my sfno :D
     
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  10. StealthCaliber

    StealthCaliber Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    heck yeah there's a demand, who wants standard 1 color micarta when there's literally 100s of variants and multi-colored out there.
     
  11. nemesis

    nemesis Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    Wow! Looking sharp Tim!
     
  12. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    The work looks great and professionally done, good to know.
     
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  13. AZTimT

    AZTimT The Stripetition Finish Guy Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    Those two have factory Busse Tigerhide Canvas & Black linen from back around 2008/9 time frame. If you see machined handles on it, they are from Busse, I only do hand shaped smooth handles when I make customs as I do not wish to trespass on any of Jerry's work or intellectual property. This allows future buyers to at least know that the current smooth handles have been sanded that way by somebody else if not done factory. That is also why I etch the logo when possible so it is easy to tell that knife started out with a coating and may not be misrepresented to future buyers. These pics also help with that for future buyer's research/reference.

    The old handles go back to the owner in case they ever want to put them back on, just like Busse does, unless another arrangement is made.
     
  14. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Snazzy work! Very nice! Myself, I wouldn't hesitate to mod or have modded' my blades, anyone can have "off the rack" :D :D
     
  15. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Nice work man!!!
     
  16. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Great looking work Tim!:cool::thumbsup:
     
  17. sixpak1

    sixpak1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 7, 2016
    Awesome work! Seeing your efforts convinces me that I need to start etching and stripping.
     
  18. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    It took like twenty minutes to get through those pics, that’s how nice those blades are!
     
  19. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Very cool Tim
     
  20. uGAshooter

    uGAshooter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 11, 2016
    Beautiful work all around!!! I'm especially fond of that RMD :D.
     

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