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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by FAL'ER, Aug 11, 2020.
And nuclear meltdown means rounded edges?
Yes, nuclear meltdown have the rounded edges all around the piece, including guard/talons, tang, spine, etc.
Nuclear option, or affectionately "Nuked", are optional treatments Busse offers during a release. They're not always the same. It can be any combination of the following:
Extra level of polishing or satin treatment
Custom Shop logo
Different handle materials choices
"Light brigade" treatment or skeletonized lightening treatment under handle scales
Depending on the model being offered, these options changes. So Nuked on one model doesn't always translate to the same things on another model.
Good Lord. Thanks for the clarification. At least I got the meltdown right.
To expand a bit on what lmcq784 said, the first time I saw the phrase "nuclear meltdown" used was with the Nuclear Meltdown Fusion Battle Mistress. In addition to the rounded edges, it was also longer and thicker than the regular Fusion Battle Mistress. The Nuclear Meltdown SFNO was also longer and thicker than the regular SFNO. Same with the Nuclear Meltdown Fusion Steel Heart. But then the Nuclear Meltdown SAR 3 was thin and not extra long. So it seems that when "Nuclear Meltdown" is used in the name of a knife, it often, but not always, refers to a knife that's longer and beefier than the model upon which it is based. But when it's just used descriptively and is not part of the name of the model, it seems just to refer to the rounded edges and nothing else.
But I guess all you can really get from all this is that it means rounded edges, as lmcq784 said.
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It seems like Nuclear Option means different things on different blades at different times. I guess Nuclear Meltdown is the same, I like that about Busse.
They're unpredictable, always keeping us off balance, never sure, never knowing, no absolutes and above all, always leaving the party 5 minutes before we want them to. Keeps us wanting more, I respect that.
And lightening cuts under the handles. On the Forsaken Steel heart model.
PS - Nuclear treated Busse are not actually subjected to the energy effects of Nuclear Fusion.
Since you obviously have experience with both types of handles I'm interested in, and anyone else for that matter, which would you prefer for more heavy duty work..
chopping, de-limbing, batoning? My only experience (don't laugh) is with my schrade schf52 which basically has the fusion shaped handle, and I love it. Being able to choke back on it and still grip it well because of the down turned pommel is great.
This is wrong:
I have a FBM LE that I use for heavy chopping and such. I really like the fusion handle on that. I've never used a HR for heavy duty stuff.
The profile of the Fusion and Nano Fusion handles are actually great. It afford many different comfortable grips for different tasks. Choked up for fine work, choked back for extension, etc.
The best, tho? I gotta go with Res-C.
Does the res C give you blisters?
Thanks, John! I only seek The Truth.
Not so far!
When chopping for an extended time without gloves, ResC gives me blisters.
Me too, but micarta does it worse.
I had an e handle battle mistress that I put tennis racket wrap on and that was pretty comfy. It would still eventually blister my hand, but it took a lot of chopping.
Anything is gonna create a hot spot or give a bister used hard enough or long enough. I've got a Mud Mutt that I've used medium hard and not had any problems with hot spots, compare that to my Cold Steel Master Hunter with that soft rubber handle. I worked up a blister fast just batoning 1, 2" diameter stick down into quarters and them making 5 or 6 feather sticks. So I learned what that knife isn't good for and put it in my car kit, next to a pair of gloves.
I just wanted to know what other's experiences were.
I don't own a large chopper with Resip. C, so I appreciate your input.
I think I'm largely with you. If Busse did a HR2 with a fusion or nano-fusion handle, it just might be the first Hellrazor that I could say no to. I don't DISLIKE the fusion/nano-fusion grip. I just like the HR/HR2/SFNO grip better.
I have not yet had either a micarta or a Res C give me blisters. With or without gloves. But I usually wear gloves for really hard work... so... dunno.
I do a lot of chopping choked way back on the handle for extra force. Anything with that lip on the end will kill your fingers like that, eventually. The bird beak pommels are great to grab onto like that, but they’ll wear your fingers out too.