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Swamp Rat and SYKCO Chat

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by Uncle Timbo, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    As well as you like the Ratweiler you might consider a Rat Mastiff. Exact same handle. Also, don't overlook the NMSFNO from Busse. I believe it's an 8" blade. Great knife.

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  2. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Ever see a grown man drool? ;)
     
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  3. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    I think that by design this place is meant to be where the grown men drool...
     
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  4. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Holy smokes somebody grab that satin Crash Axe that just hit the EX. Just bought a Regulator, must....resist....
     
  5. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Dave - that thang is Bad to the Bone. I sicced @bikerector on it.
     
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  6. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    That one popped up afterwards. There's a crash rat and rattle hawk listed. I kind of wish busse would go a little less combat edition a hawk. I try not to do spikes for fear of hurting myself. The really long edge though... nice.

    There may or may not be a busse of a bushwacker variety I'm looking into in the same area of the forum. It's an interesting night in that area of the exchange. A very well priced RMD slipped through too.
     
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  7. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Yep - are you referring to that RMD LE?
     
  8. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    It was in the same thread that the crash rat was in. Barely a Benjamin. There's also a battle rat in there.

    The exchange is flooded with deals right now.
     
  9. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Buy low/sell for a slight profit. I think some guys might be trying to generate some Christmas funding to buy presents.
     
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  10. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I tend to agree. I ordered a loggerhead shrike from RMJ last run that is :thumbsup: :thumbsup: On the other hand, I've had a kill devil and a rattlehawk but not a crash rat. I don't ever recall having seen one in satin either. If it had a sheath I wouldn't be able to resist.
     
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  11. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    I'm not familiar enough with what these things usually go for to try and turn a little profit on them. I have thought that would be interesting but my "discretionary investing" usually goes elsewhere lately.
     
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  12. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    I wonder if, The Boss could make this outta Infi?
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  13. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Bolt a scrofa onto a pole?

    I've not owned a brush axe but I've wanted to try one. My hardware stores don't have then and shipping is a killer. I beat the heck of a manual weed chopper thing instead. I used it to help clear up some of my trails this year for the "wide path" sections and around the lumber camp.

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  14. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    This one belonged to my dad. :)
    We called yours a weed whip.
     
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  15. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    BE - I've used your weed whip and the hand cicle. MANY a time. (we had a small hillside on one part of our property growing up) we also had a sythe.
    They'll make a man out of you for sure.
     
  16. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    I've never used a scythe but we thought the weed whip was a blast as a kid. A little destruction mixed in with physical exertion, little boy paradise... never really grew out of that phase.
     
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  17. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Yea, there was a time in my life when I hated those tools, now I love them. There's nothing like a well-sharpened tool doing it's thing. It could be an axe, pruners, loppers, machete, or a big ol CHOPPER.
     
  18. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Happy New Year you Rats. Here's hoping Santa brought you all the sharp stuff you ever wanted.
     
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  19. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Happy New Year Tim!
     
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  20. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Finally got some time for some hiking this weekend after some illness detours and then working through work nonsense. It seems like I have another wood hungry rodent chewing on my turf.

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    I'm really curious where this guy is dragging these off to. Not sure how far beavers drag sticks around but I didn't see anything downstream during the hike. Maybe when things freeze over again I'll do some more investigating downstream and into the wetter parts of the area that are hard to traverse during the warmer months. It's been an odd fall and winter so far, snow on Halloween and rain on Christmas and New Year. Can't say I hate the warmer weather given the bug I had the past 2 weeks.
     
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