What a beautiful RAT!

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by JACKMANDU, Mar 24, 2020.


    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    I got my Mega Ratweiler today. What a beauty! This grind is very cool. I think it starts as a hollow grind in the slicing section, then goes to a flat grind in the chopping sweet spot, and becomes convex at the curve to the tip. The swamp comp is very nice! The machining marks look great and will hide scratches nicely. I love the Logo! I took a hike as soon as I got the shop grease cleaned off her. Here are the pics. Enjoy! A3D2B91E-3323-43D6-A9A3-9FC180A719B5.jpeg 7749E4FF-1BE5-41BD-94F0-201FA65A456C.jpeg 774A9825-6A70-4F78-AB01-CC3E623C0844.jpeg FC8D382D-C185-4D85-9175-D3A24CC81082.jpeg 715D2FFB-655E-4D18-B672-147C8CBA02B5.jpeg 86860B23-AA03-4891-A0B8-E3554E2294D0.jpeg DDFBEBA1-7A7C-447A-8A41-FBAF6BEF8E9C.jpeg FBCE75E7-BA0F-4A63-A4BB-A88FDD40A65F.jpeg B5800431-5F8E-4640-86CD-5801C15F3701.jpeg
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  2. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    Beautiful. I too love the comp finish.
    How did you get your shop grease off?
  3. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Looks like some nice country in which to go hiking with your lovely Rat.:cool::thumbsup:
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    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    Dawn dish soap and hot water with the soft side of the sponge.
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  5. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    Of course! good old fashion dish soap and hot water :)
    I used up a good bit of rubbing alcohol to strip the tenacious grease off mine.....
  6. Maggot Brain

    Maggot Brain Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Recommended way to clean this is either Cosmoline Remover (likely best, but expensive product from manufacturer of product applied to blade ... RP-342 Fast Drying Translucent Protective Wax Coating) or any petroleum solvent will also work pretty well (mineral spirits, etc).
  7. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Love the swamp-comp finish. Great pictures too -

    I also used hot water and dish soap, but wd-40 is what I would use on a gun to remove cosmoline, and that would work here too I bet.


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  8. northern1


    Apr 29, 2007
    I passed on this one but damn.... that is a beauty!!!!
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  9. shehatesme

    shehatesme Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2008

    OMG What was your order num...aw never mind

    Great pix, Brother
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  10. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Mineral Spirits for oily/greasy removal on steel. :thumbsup:

    It's as simple as wipe on, then wipe off with clean patch, zero elbow grease required.

    Good for shoe scuffs on floors too. Was shown that laying linoleum.

    If I hadn't been taught that shortcut I would've rubbed a hole in some of the floors I helped lay-- and still wouldn't have removed the marks. :(

    Everyone needs to keep a quart or two of the stuff on hand, imho.
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    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    Ordered from the Swamp Rat site. Somewhere between #5830-5840
  12. xyclopx

    xyclopx Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2019
    Did you guys reapply oil after removing the protective grease? I don’t bother on competition finish Infi but is it necessary on the bare sr101 if I live in a dry area? (California)
  13. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    I would add some mineral oil or renaissance wax just to be safe on bare SR101 if you want to keep it looking purty. If you like the patina look, I would do a forced patina with mustard or vinegar.
  14. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    I use FrogLube on all my knives
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  15. Sonic Boom

    Sonic Boom

    Mar 17, 2020
    What a fat rat! Someone got into the cheese stash. I'm so happy that knives are arriving and pictures are showing up for this one. I recently ordered the blue coat with tan handle. Better late to the cheese stash than never.
  16. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    That should be a good looking color combo; congrats on your score.:cool::thumbsup:
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  17. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Put a patina on it.

    Make salsa, with spicy jalapenos
  18. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Very nice !!! Love the pics , beautiful country side :) and the knife ;):thumbsup:
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    COPIUOS Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    Beautiful blade and exquisite country! Wow on both, especially the country. That tan canvas is my favorite!!! Tan satin/muddy brown/sage/even blue and especially DCBB!!!
  20. Amy-0

    Amy-0 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Mar 8, 2006
    Mineral Oil and a paper towel works for me. Just my 2 cents. Also just USE THE HECK out of it. LOVE ALL of the pics.
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