Sodbusters

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Rascal8399, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
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    Its a pattern I like fairly well, left to right, Rough Rider work knife liner locked strawberry bone,Bear &Sons yellow G10 lockback, GEC Bullnose burlap micarta, Case Sodbuster Jr. yellow delrin, Case SB Jr. Kentucky 1774-1974 bicentennial. To me the SB Jr. in yellow delrin is one of those "classic Cases" along with the full size in black delrin with the plow etch.
     
  2. Marlingspike12

    Marlingspike12

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    May 28, 2019
    Here are some of mine:
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  3. KnivesIberia

    KnivesIberia

    4
    Mar 28, 2020
    I had a knockoff sodbuster-type of knife as a kid and I loved that thing, warts and all. And it had plenty of warts, trust me. Mystery steel from china, terrible etched graphic on the flat of a poorly ground blade, the CHEAPEST plastic they could've possibly used for scales. But it definitely gave me a preference for single bladed folders. I just cant seem to find a use for 2 or more blades like a lot of people do.
     
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  4. Jim Bob

    Jim Bob

    59
    Apr 16, 2019
    Sodbuster Jr. from Case has become my favorite. I have one in orange for working around the farm and one in ocean blue for going out or to church. They are great slicers and heavy duty. The handles give you plenty to hold on to and are very comfy to hold.
     
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  5. rishma

    rishma

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    Jun 22, 2008
    Ive carried a GEC often. I gave it to my father-in-law and he is using the heck out of it.

    I have been carrying a moki fish owl for last few months. Reminds me of a pointy sod buster.
     
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  6. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    A little bling to lighten up the moment. :rolleyes: :D:D:D
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  7. Headwinds

    Headwinds Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 15, 2016
  8. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    They 're the choice of my Granddaughter and her Ma' :)
     
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  9. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
  10. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    I took a few Sodbuster group shots yesterday.

    GEC Farm & Field #71 Bull Noses

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    F&F #21 Bull Busters

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    Assorted others; from L to R: J.A. Henckels, Maserin Plow (v1), Maserin Plow (v2), Case.

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  11. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    When I first became interested in traditional pocket knives as a "hobby" about 6 years ago, I had no interest in single-bladed knives. I thought the whole point of pocket knives was to have a tool kit in the pocket (basically my only knife from age 9 to 63 was a scout pattern). But I won a Case Sodbuster Jr in a GAW at Blade Forums, and visited my daughter in Spain where almost all of the local knives had only 1 blade, and eventually started to appreciate 1-bladed folders. Turns out I liked the Sodbuster Jr a LOT once I gave it a chance.

    Here's a couple of Case SBJrs I own. One is stainless with amber jigged bone handle, and the other has a carbon steel blade and chestnut jigged bone handle:
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    - GT
     
  12. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    My one and only. :cool:
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  13. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I’ve had a few but currently only one (but two on the way!)

    Sodbusters are cool.

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  14. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    I have a couple of navaja de campaña made in Spain by JJ Martinez. One has a wood handle, one has a stag handle, and both have stainless steel blades. As the first pic indicates, this Spanish pattern is very similar to the Case Sod Buster Jr.
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  15. Fire Beard

    Fire Beard Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2013
    I only have this one. Pocket-worn Red Bone, which I love. Tru-Sharp SS. I’ll likely get a full-sized in delrin and a Maserin Plow, eventually. Been eyeing the Fish Owl, too. Moki is criminally underrated.

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  16. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

    727
    Nov 6, 2017
    Sodbusters are one of my favorite patterns, I have a yellow delrin Case Jr in CV that I love, a red linen GEC Bullnose and a blue Case Sodbuster. Its a great pattern. Simple, tough, practical knives, much like the farmers who used them for generations before me.
     
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  17. scattershot

    scattershot

    765
    May 31, 2007
    I have four Sodbusters. A Rough Rider, a Case full size, and two Juniors. I love the idea of a Sodbuster, just never found a use for one. Pics later.

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  18. Rascal8399

    Rascal8399

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    Mar 5, 2020
  19. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

    727
    Nov 6, 2017
    Man, I need to get one of these bone handled knives. The Case chestnut (and amber) bone Sobusters are beautiful! For those that have them, how thin does it make the knife though? I like how thick and comfy the delrin scales are. Does anyone have issues with that bolsterless bone breaking/cracking/chipping?
     
  20. Bastler

    Bastler Gold Member Gold Member

    282
    Feb 9, 2020
    I've had desires for one of those for some time and this thread wears down my resolve.
     
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