Meet The Beast!!!. . . Meet The Mega Ratweiler!!!. . . Coming Wed. 2-19-2020 At 9:00PM Eastern!!

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by MaxRat, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. Azula Gun Holsters

    Azula Gun Holsters KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Sep 19, 2016
    Here is a well loved and hard used SR101 that is screaming sharp. Just love it.
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  2. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 11, 2011
    We need a Parkerized finish on wunna deeze
     
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  3. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019

    The grind's on this blade are something that can best be felt by hand. even a cut away can't do it justice it is really something that you have to feel for yourself in order to appreciate it.
     
  4. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019
     
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  5. Woodsmann

    Woodsmann

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    Feb 11, 2020
    Love it! What do you do to achieve that great edge?
     
  6. ironwagon

    ironwagon Gold Member Gold Member

    252
    Oct 23, 2015
    Love how it ignores the beating and just keeps doing business!
     
  7. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    @bikerector is obviously lying! Everyone knows that SR-101 rusts away just from looking at it!


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  8. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    :p... because I don't know how to respond.

    Fun factoid, did you know licking a rusty knife is a good way to get your iron supplement for the day?

    Another fun fact, if you cut yourself because you believed the previous factoid, you may get low on iron from repetitive blood loss.

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  9. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    Horrible pic, but some decent staining. Far less use than the ratweiler previously shown, and you can probably tell how I use this by the staining pattern.

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    Found another one of the SR101 ratweiler before I traded it after getting the infiweiler. After a while, you apparently knock that patina back off if you chop enough dry wood with it.
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    And why not, some testing. I will be interested to see where the fat rat falls into this spectrum. The ratweiler handle is one of my fave for chopping, especially when I still had the blue paracord retention bit still on there.
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    And if you like to see coated SR101 that is used, the 1311. Only coated because I use it a lot in the winter.
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    SR101 is good stuff. It is my favorite steel (along with 52100) when toughness is needed because it is tough enough for nearly everything I am strong enough to throw at it and still has very admirable edge holding. With the heat treat that is put on it, it's fabulous.

    I feel like I'm selling myself another knife...
     
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  10. begreen61

    begreen61 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    looks like a keeper like to see it in infi but this is a start,,see ya all tomorrow

    Nothing but Respect
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  11. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019
    Tonight is the Night We go Live 9:00p E.S.T
     
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  12. Amy-0

    Amy-0 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Mar 8, 2006
    You know I love my INFI and all things Busse but I suggest YOU ALL check out the MEGA RAT (That is just what I like to call it) but holy CHEESETASTIC. That is why I have the BEST Job in the world cause I get to see EVERYTHING. I have held it in my hands and it is heavy and it feels really good, it is a POWERFUL but DELICATE when you need BOTH in a knife. I love my Busse Knife Group family and WE are all together as one (Don't worry Dogs fun stuff coming for you) The Mega Rat goes LIVE tonight at 9:00 PM EST.
    XOXO
    Amy-0
    Amy
    Customer Service
    Busse Knife Group
     
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  13. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 20, 2014
    Great thanks Amy, I was going to pass on this one but now guess it is time to dust off the poor credit card.
     
  14. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Amy, I SHOULD have a credit card on file with Busse, so will I need to do the cc info again when I order???
     
  15. vsys22

    vsys22

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Mega Ratweiler...
    Having a tough time choosing which Micarta handle color. I’ve decided to go with the comp finish, any suggestions on which Micarta color goes best with it?
    Thanks in advance!
     
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  16. vsys22

    vsys22

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Amy there’s no visual example of green canvas Micarta or maroon canvas Micarta on the swamp rat website. Can we get a quick example of what they’d look like?
    Thanks!
     
  17. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019
    Well I will say I am a big fan of Black canvas micarta but if you want G10 Black and tan is Sexy on the Swamp Comp finish
     
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  18. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 20, 2014
    @RATequila
    Is this the Swamps black canvas?
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    Thanks
     
  19. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    I liked the maroon micarta with it, but it's hard to get a bad looking micarta, IMO. I feel like natural canvas is a classy micarta, reminds me of kahki pants. Don't think I want it for such a knife who's character is more of a bruiser than a delicate slicer.

    Black micarta is a decent color, but I've recently been fascinated with the green micarta which is more of a dark tan until wet.

    Maroon micarta w/ comp on left. Well used black micarta with strip job on right.
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    I think I'm going with the green coating again. I just really like the shimmer it has.

    Green micarta on green coating. Might do this again.
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  20. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    @vsys22 see my post above

    Edit: I see you liked it so you got it :thumbsup:. Hope it helps a little.
     

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