Chipped the tip on my TGLB :(

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Feezle, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Feezle


    Jan 30, 2012
    I was breaking up ice on my side porch a couple weeks ago and I chipped the tip on my TG. I'm assuming I hit a nail or something. I didn't notice it until I was cleaning it to put it away.

    It isn't very noticeable...but it is bugging the crap out of me. Question is, do you guys think that if I take it to someone to sharpen it up (it has gotten pretty dull anyway and try as I may, I can not sharpen a convex blade), do you think this can be smoothed out without changing the profile of the blade too much?

  2. Idaho Jarhead

    Idaho Jarhead

    Nov 2, 2007
    That will sharpen right out, I wouldn't worry about it a bit.
  3. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Learn to sharpen.
  4. southernknives

    southernknives Banned BANNED

    Sep 30, 2012
    I'm on my cell phone, but that just looks a little dented, not chipped. A sharpening will take care of it 100%.
  5. Feezle


    Jan 30, 2012
    Thanks guys. I thought that was the case but I just wanted to make sure.
  6. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Maybe its my eyes or my tablet resolution is low lol but I don't see any chips. Sharpening with sand paper of various grits is easy and affordable good opportunity to learn.
  7. Barbarossa


    Nov 14, 2007
    What they said. I wouldn't worry about it, sharpen it and use it. Practice convexing on something cheap at first it isn't hard to do and a great skill to know is how to sharpen your own knives.
  8. A Justice

    A Justice

    Oct 29, 2013
    The tip is chipped completely, I couldn't see one either, but it's not in the edge - the very tip is missing.

    It might not sharpen out as easy as people are assuming here. The tip is one of the worst places to have to cut the edge back because the spine is closer at that point - it's harder to move back into the spine than it is the edge on most knives.

    Someone that knows what they're doing will be able to take care of that though. I would probably do it myself a little each sharpening until the tip was pointed and sharp again, but you can concentrate on the tip and fix it. It will be a lot easier for someone with a grinder or other powered machinery.

    ETA- really it's hard to tell form that picture. It looks like you're zoomed in a lot, and if the chip is very small (can't tell if that's just a fraction of the edge bevel or worse) it won't be much of a problem at all. If it's much bigger though, it's not going to be a walk in the park.
  9. Feezle


    Jan 30, 2012
    Sorry. My real camera isn't charged and my phone doesn't like to do macros. I added some more pics below to give some perspective.

    Yes, I know I should learn to sharpen a convex blade. I have tried. I have failed. I have watched many tutorials and I've tried everything from sandpaper/mousepad, nail file sticks, leather and I just can't get it. I would love to have someone who knows what they are doing to show me and give me feedback with what I'm doing wrong but I haven't had that opportunity yet. I would rather not screw up my $500 knife so I will be taking it to someone who can do it right.





  10. Raging Rhino

    Raging Rhino

    Nov 14, 2011
    anybody who knows how to sharpen could fix that in minutes. No worries, it's nothin.

    Probably shouldn't use a a $400 knife to chip ice off your porch. They make $20 tools specifically designed for that, just saying...
  11. Feezle


    Jan 30, 2012
    Of course. But how much fun is that? :) They make better tools to chop down trees too but I see a lot of that around here.
  12. Raging Rhino

    Raging Rhino

    Nov 14, 2011
    Ahhh, tip is gone... Fortunately just a little, It can be reprofiled easy enough. After I get some sleep I'll be happy to give you some pointers if someone else hasn't by then. Good luck..
  13. Raging Rhino

    Raging Rhino

    Nov 14, 2011
    Ya got me there...:D
  14. ausher


    Mar 23, 2013
    Is this something Busse would fix if you send it back in?
  15. Tom Kanik

    Tom Kanik

    Mar 18, 2003
    Just contact Garth; I'm sure he can take care of you!;):thumbup:
  16. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Feezle. Practice sharpening it. I PROMISE it takes a LOT to screw it up. It won't mess up with a couple passes, there's a lot of steel there. And eventually you will be using it just as an excuse to sharpen it again.
  17. Noxious Fumes

    Noxious Fumes

    Sep 7, 2011
    I've done a similar damage to a Bowie knife of mine when I was 16. Took a small sharpening stone, and some patience. The tip is now slightly rounded off, but sharp! That was a lifetime ago. I still have the knife and it performs A1. Not a big issue, just take the time....
  18. Pokey1


    Feb 6, 2011
    Please send your TGLB to us and we will fix it up for you, no problem at all! :thumbup: If you have any questions, let me know!
  19. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006
    Ha! ...How true. But, if that ice gets hard (cold) enough, it is just like stabbing a rock. Hell, I almost cleaved off a couple of toes this year when I used the "proper tool" for ice, and it bounced off a chunk heading right for my foot which I was already moving quickly as if I dropped a Busse tip first towards it. Damn ice mutt smashed through a road pebble no problem (glad not my toe!), but I could barely see where it struck the ice first. Even a Busse knife tip can get cleaved or snapped off in the right ice...
    ...As easily as this CGFBM when it caught a rock on a full swing:




    I'd contact Garth first to see if the Shop can get a good tip back on it or if he's got any valuable advice for DIY fix. :)
  20. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    Get an ice pick.
    If you can't fix the dent, Busse has you covered. No worries.
    Swinecosa :D

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