Nekkid and REK'd...yup, it's Friday nite

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by PeteyTwoPointOne, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Just got these back from Josh @razor-edge-knives this week and I've been holding off for some good light to capture the glory of these blades...got some light...now if only I had some decent photog skillz :rolleyes::oops: ...

    EU17 Magnum
    NMSFNO
    TGLB:

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    It's imposible <for me> to eliminate shadows & reflections from this beautiful satin INFI, so don't be mistaken, the edges on these are FLAWLESS:
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    What's an Outlaw got under the hood? Check it out:
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    Outlaw chamfered talon hole <that vertical line is an optical artifact, srry>:
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    The convex Josh applied to this NMSFNO is so refined and sharp, when I just "rest" my index, middle, and ring finger pads on it, it feels like it's gonna slice my fingerprints off. I wouldn't dare slide them down it lengthwise! That's SCARY SHARP!!! :eek::eek::eek:
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    That iconic Outlaw pommel! :cool:
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    Anybody else love Busse fishscale texture? :D
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  2. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Extraction Unit 17 Magnum clip point:
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    A very ergonomical model! :thumbsup:
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    T25 Stainless Torx are superb:
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    Team Gemini Light Brigade is a model close to our hearts :) :
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    I asked Josh to apply extra care to the fuller. Mission Accomplished. It's damn near impossible to photograph because it's so shiny :cool::
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    TGLB tip detail...pro level perfection:
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    Something you don't get to see often-- Busse undercover handle exposé:
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    Tan Canvas, note the coarse fabric fibers/plys in the hole:
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    Black G10, finer fiberglass fibers than Canvas Mic:
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    Black paper Micarta, finer still-- so fine, it appears like solid plastic:
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  3. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    No photo skillz??! :eek: Shoot I think they are great! ;) thanks for the shoutout brother :thumbsup:
     
  4. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Those are TOTALLY AWESOME!!!:thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
     
  5. Thesian

    Thesian Gold Member Gold Member

    579
    Jun 11, 2008
    Great stuff guys!
     
  6. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Those are great photos! and you can't go wrong getting Rekd' from everything I've seen! pure beautiful stuff!
    I got to say, the most awesome mod I've seen is what Josh did to Ghandi's Park Ranger~ that is amazing on a scale all by itself.
     
  7. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi Gold Member Gold Member

    936
    Oct 24, 2013
    Josh is a legit wizard. I remember when I got my Park Ranger back how nervous I was to handle it. So freaking sharp. What he did for my Short Butaniku was incredible too.

    My REK'ed TGLB is near identical and is my "if only one knife" knife. Josh's edge work and satin finish makes the TGLB exactly what God intended that knife be.

    Petey - great decision to get the mod work done and thanks for sharing. Great set of knives there!
     
  8. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Thanks...like all HOGS, I work hard for my coins, and spending them having Josh regrind INFI is money well spent, IMHO.

    Now, I pride myself in being able to raise a decent burr. But the REK regrinds I own are the only ones that pass that scary "3 fingers sliding along the edge no-go" test for me. When my mind won't allow me to slide those 3 fingers, I know it's wicked.:eek:

    Even better, with the shoulders knocked down, it's a lot easier maintaining sharpness.

    And your Wicked Slicey Park Ranger is bad azz, most definitely.

    But when I saw your REK'd TGLB, I knew I had to have one, too.

    And yes, I think the model is optimized <for us> in this configuration. If you're digging out cinder block walls in Baghdad, or opening ammo crates-- stick with the factory model. But if you want a TGLB that slices like a frikking laser beam, REK it.

    As for REKing my Pork Sword-- well, that one's still on the bucket list. ;)
     
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  9. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Gold Member Gold Member

    709
    Feb 11, 2011
    Splendiferous knives are splendiferous

    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  10. MattinLA

    MattinLA

    May 31, 2006
    Awesome blades!!

    Josh does great work!
     
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  11. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    I absolutely love what you had done with the EU17 mag. Fantastic! :thumbsup:
     
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  12. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    I know that was pretty much what you were planning, so thanks for selling her to me.

    I'm glad you like her. :)
     
  13. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin

    Feb 1, 2015
    Excellent work by Josh as always!
     
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  14. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

    257
    Oct 18, 2019
    +1 on the photo job, and amazing edges... Props to both of you !!

    Winston
     
  15. JackTheKnifeGuy

    JackTheKnifeGuy Gold Member Gold Member

    925
    Nov 12, 2017
    Talon hole? or a vortex to the bacon dimension..:eek:

    Nicely done work!:thumbsup:
     
  16. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    Definitely the latter :D
     
  17. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    Beautiful. such a tease, as REK books are closed for new business.
     
  18. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Platinum Member Platinum Member

    498
    Sep 11, 2018
    I had picked up a REK factory Rucki (SR-101) a few months back from another HOG.
    It's beautiful, symmetric. What a sight to behold.

    It does not have the REK stamp, though
     
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  19. Azula Gun Holsters

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

    921
    Sep 19, 2016
    Looks outstanding. REK's work is superb.
     
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  20. ipal

    ipal

    252
    May 5, 2009
    Pardon me my ignorance, what is the black coating on the handle groove? what purpose does it serve?
     
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