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There's A New Outlaw In Town!!!. . . NFNO Coming Wednesday, February 6, 2019. . . 9:00pm Eastern !!!

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Jerry Busse, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Fortyneck

    Fortyneck

    16
    Nov 15, 2014
    Currently scheduled to land Monday!!! :cool:
     
  2. Ryker

    Ryker Gold Member Gold Member

    737
    Dec 16, 2015
    Great pics as always Petey. I ordered the same combo, mine should be here Wednesday. I can only hope my micarta is that black.
     
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  3. Ryker

    Ryker Gold Member Gold Member

    737
    Dec 16, 2015
    I kinda feel like this might be like an ASH1 with a NF handle.:):thumbsup:
    For those of you who have both, is this anywhere close, or am I way off?
    Does anybody have some side by side comparison pics of these two?
    Thanks.
     
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  4. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne

    Jun 10, 2014
    Thank you Ryker. :)

    Flattery gets you everywhere ;)

    BTW, I thought the same thing about ASH1 & the nano Outlaw when I took delivery...so with no further delay...

    blade length and general profile comparison, that's a Skinny ASH1 BTW:
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    here's a cool shot...I lined up the rear pommel hole & rear handle tube with a couple roll pin punches, OF NOTE: I lined up the sharpened edges as perfectly as I could so this gives you a good idea of blade height and spine profile differences...
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    handle differences >>> Nano is noticeably lower in profile at pinched-in areas fore & aft of the palm swell, and pommels are quite different in profile and "feel" as you'd expect with Fusion handles...
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    talon hole hang >>> I don't know if this proves anything LOL-- maybe balance point <maybe:rolleyes:>, that's an old broom holding up the roll pin so my hand wouldn't block the frame, btw :oops: ...
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    I think there's a lot of similarity between the two models, most notably-- sharpened blade length and pretty similar weights* >>> *remember that's a SKINNY ASH-1 I'm comparing with the Little Lawless One.

    Main differences I note is that the ASH1 has a more dropped point, flat grind rather than sabre, no thumb divot on ASH1, more sweep up to the point on the Nano Outlaw, and of course the fusion handle.

    I think they have a similar use with the main deciding factor if you had to choose coming down to if you want a tip more lower on the midline of the blade and how comfy you find the Nano vs. ASH1 handle for your particular hand. They're both great. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  5. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Compared this with my BGSFNO. Blade profile is essentially identical, except the BGSFNO is about a quarter to half inch longer. The NFNO is SWEET, and one of the sharpest edges I’ve ever gotten straight from Busse. So glad I got into this one. ALMOST wish I had ordered a second, but it just wasn’t to be. Bad timing.

    BTW, it is so close in size to the BGSFNO that the kydex sheath I purchased for the BGSFNO is serviceable as a NFNO sheath. And doesn’t even rattle. Still, gonna have to get it its own sheath. As nice as it is (BIG satin) I’m still planning to use it mercilessly.
     
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  6. Tree Herder V

    Tree Herder V Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 18, 2007
    Great comparsion Petey - thank you!
    Are the NFNO and ASH-1 handle is of the same lenght? It's hard to tell from the pics - on one they look of the same lenght and on the other - the NFNO handle looks a bit longer.
     
  7. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Very Sharp, that sounds really good.
    The Natural Outlaw is just a beautiful Busse to begin with ya know?
    Can you elaborate on the differences between the handles? Of the SFNO BG and NFNO
    Thanx!
     
  8. JohnM

    JohnM

    720
    Oct 22, 2005
    That's a great comparison dogboye. I was thinking the NFNO had essentially the same blade as the SFNO but it's interesting to know that the NFNO blade is shorter. So I'm guessing the NFNO blade has the same shape as that of the SFNO but the length of the ASH-1. A very interesting and desirable offering from Busse!

    Of course, the handles are different on all three -- probably the most significant difference between them.
     
  9. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Lol, of course, but does he like the new Nano Fusion handle better than the original Fusion.
    I should've just asked it like that.
    The one blade I really regret selling above others is the ASH1 BG I had. I loved the handle.
    I guess it's just gonna be smaller. Prolly really nothing else to offer.
     
  10. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne

    Jun 10, 2014
    Yeah, it's funny, if you could straighten out the dogleg in the Nano Fusion handle it'd be a good deal longer. But with that downward cant to it-- it looks about the same length. But when ya grab both of them, it's evident the Nano Outlaw is roomier...good stuff!
     
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  11. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Awesome. Thanx Petey2.1!
    Man, I hope the Nukes come out this week!!
     
  12. Ryker

    Ryker Gold Member Gold Member

    737
    Dec 16, 2015
    Thanks for the comparison pictures, Petey.:thumbsup: I appreciate your time and effort in providing those.:cool:
     
  13. Tree Herder V

    Tree Herder V Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 18, 2007
    Well, that explains it perfectly. Thank you Petey2.1! Skinny ASH is my favorite middle sized Busse. It looks like NFNO might be able to dethrone it. Can't wait to have the NFNO in my hands.
     
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  14. jay drews

    jay drews Gold Member Gold Member

    164
    Feb 24, 2018
    Just got mine , I really like this blade ALOT!!!
     
  15. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Could this be the week? Maybe even the day?:D
    My very own 1st ever piece if Satin, no less Custom Shop INFI!:cool::D
    Yes, I'm a little excited.....:rolleyes:
     
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  16. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    They seem to be dragging on the Nukes and the hand shaped scales.

    Wonder if anyone has actually got one yet?
     
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  17. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Jim, I sure haven't saw one yet.
    Hopefully, we'll both get ours this week.
    Man, those Hand Shaped G10 handles are gonna be sweet.
     
  18. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Danged old 1st world problems!:mad::D:eek:
     
  19. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    Well we can hope. :)
     
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  20. Jagamov

    Jagamov

    78
    Aug 19, 2018
    Fresh off the truck....Sweeeeeet!! (dont mind the haze...its oil and the blade was really cold)

    NFNO - Copy.jpg
     

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