Swamp Warden-Krein-Pirtle Made

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Sharp Minded, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. Sharp Minded

    Sharp Minded Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 6, 2020
    There's a lot of different DNA in this one, but what an awesome little package I received from a great Forum Member today.

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  2. darsk20

    darsk20 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 24, 2016
    Saw the post after you had jumped on it and was immediately jealous. Awesome you got it and hope you enjoy that work of art.
     
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  3. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    It took a lot, and I mean a LOT of willpower for my not to buy that knife!!! :eek: I was jealous when Chad snagged it from the original owner, and I would have bought it myself back then (I actually did buy another Swamp Warden from the seller in the same thread). Congrats, that one is a BEAUTY!!! :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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  4. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    It took a lot for me to sell this one, as a Krein fan and of course a Busse/Kin fan. The sheath was made for my use and was both the first stippling job I ever did and the first time I used the Churched-up fancy pants sterling silver plated Chicago screws. Enjoy the knife, it's a beauty!
     
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  5. Sharp Minded

    Sharp Minded Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 6, 2020
    Here's a more detailed picture of the stippling and Churched-up silver plated Chicago screws.

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  6. Maggot Brain

    Maggot Brain Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Not sure, but is this a Mega Warden that was the starting point for these mods?
     
  7. Sharp Minded

    Sharp Minded Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 6, 2020
    The recent for sale thread listed this as Mega Swamp Warden, but Chad bought this from the original owner back in 2018. I believe the Mega came out in 2020, so I'm pretty sure this is a regular Swamp Warden.

    I think it was just a mistake in the recent thread. It didn't really matter since it was reground anyway.
     
  8. Maggot Brain

    Maggot Brain Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Yeah, it doesn't look very MEGA to my eyes... makes sense. If it were, Mr. Krein would have done himself some HEAVY stock removal to get it down to that thickness lol.

    It's a really nicely done job though for sure, everything about it just screams class. The handles look like some kind of bead or sand blasted black G-10, looks very grippy... I love that feel.

    Edge looks quite thin, should make a really nice cutting knife with that regrind. Pirtle obviously hit a home run with the sheath too, really sent this package over the moon with those buttons.
     
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  9. Hackneyed

    Hackneyed

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    Jun 26, 2018
    I see one of those memes.... "The perfect edc fixed blade does not exi....." Then there is a picture of this knife.
     
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  10. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    This is a standard Swamp Warden. I owned it for probably two years before selling it several months ago. To me the scales always had a blueish tinge to them and they were heavily blasted to get that texture.

    Great picture, thanks for posting! If you make those sheath mods please share then as well :thumbsup:
     
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  11. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    I’ve got another of those reground Krein Wardens. The regrind is excellent and it’s a hell of a cutter.

    Nice grab.
     
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