Photos wood bite back

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Spirch, May 18, 2020.

  1. Spirch


    Apr 4, 2012
    maybe i need a paid subscription to see it?

    anyway yeah i feel bad if it was there before, where i took the picture doesn't help to see any specific detail but i kind of see it. i think i prefer my original story about a fight between a tree and a edge but reality might be something else, I'm confuse now. :(:confused::oops:
  2. VashHash


    Aug 11, 2009
    These knives are made for beating on. They do roll but if you bend the roll back it sometimes "tears" out. Technically not a chip but sure looks like it after. Such is the life of a busse. Living hard and fast
  3. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Agreed, I saw that. But without the width of the bevel also posted, while interesting information, doesn't make for comparison like I was looking for in my question.

    So it is entirely possible that you DID hit something quite more substantial than hard dry wood. Good catch, though, looking back and finding out it was there before the "wood" incident.

    Wonder if it was a roll, originally, and a roll on the edge in the earlier photo that Spirch subsequently re-posted, above. And when he took it to the tree, the angle of impact against the roll actually caused it to then tear out.

    In any case, Spirch, I think you have the right idea. Sharpen it out and keep going. If it happens again, from a known source that is only wood, I think you should then contact Busse. But until you at least are certain of the source of the damage, I don't think it can or needs to be addressed.
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  4. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Beat it some more?

    I bet b8 is begging for another spanking! o_O:eek::confused::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  5. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006
    I'm no metallurgist & I do not speak for Busse in this regard...but, it looks like it deformed slightly and then was torn out, probably caught in the wood...?
    There was a guy here years ago that thinned down a...Game Warden IIRC, to a really thin angle, he used it on kiln dried wood & it showed rippling & minor tear-outs along its edge after...
    INFI is an odd steel. Scratches easily enough, but the harder you work it, the more it resists edge damage at slightly thicker angles. But if the thinner angle allows the edge to bend, you're likely to lose a bit off the edge. Upside to this steel is the ability to put an edge back on it while in the field, away from sharpening systems & such, with a simple sharpening stone...creek rock, concrete...whatever is handy at the time.
  6. Spirch


    Apr 4, 2012
    i have a complete DMT 1x4 guided set and 3x8 set, both diamond stone and i started fixing it on he guided set one since that is what i used last time, i didnt have the other one, but after about 10 minutes i did a nope, I don't have the patience to do another manual re-profiling on this knife, don't forget that 17-18 is not a factory edge

    so i decided to look online for variable speed electric belt, just found one on a sale, it was something i wanted to get for a while, i got the excuse now to get it. it should be here soon i hope/guess, waiting on tracking number and estimated time.

    i will use the stone for maintenance but not for re-profiling, i have done enough multi-hours manual re-profiling. I could have tried with my other set of stone but then i would not have an excuse to get a new toy to play with.
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  7. Spirch


    Apr 4, 2012
    i would not have asked to get it addressed unless i was able to reproduce it anyway, for me this was something i did wrong from the start or somewhere in between, when i started re-profiling it to fix the thing i saw something weird with the guided set. the way it was clamped felt wrong, since this knife doesn't have a flat section between the spine and the blade to have a secure clamp, it was "balancing" (i'm not sure if i explain this properly .. English is not my first language, i could include a picture if needed/asked)

    all that to say, maybe the clamp moved on each side while i re-profiled it last time and maybe the angle was lower than my expected 17-18 degree per side
  8. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    I think o get what you’re saying about the clamp. And I realize you weren’t asking to get it fixed. I guess I was saying if it did this Definitely chopping wood, perhaps I would agree with others in that you should contact Busse to see if there is something they want to look at on it. But I perceived at the start you were kinda taking it on yourself that you might have thinned it too much for the task you were putting it to. No worries. Keep on beating it. :D
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  9. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    I can hear it begging for more from here in Minnesota
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  10. THelambda


    Mar 9, 2017
    Damage also happened on my friend’ Hog B8!It doesn't happen to the Battle Saw when chpping the dead dry pine wood.Maybe the steel on HogB8 is M-INFI?
  11. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Put the edge at about 20 and you should be good.
  12. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    I think everything is "M-INFI," nowadays. Has been for a lomg time.
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  13. co556guy


    Dec 13, 2011
    That's odd.

    I've smacked steel with some pretty potent swipes (right in the power spot even) and never had that kind of damage. Was accidental....was getting rid if a vine on a steel rod fence and went through the vine, deflected a little and took a good cut out of the fence rod.

    The worst I had was a little rolling
  14. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Mine was shot out from under the mower deck of a running John Deere lawn tractor.
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  15. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    ^^^ Also known as the "Busse bullet". :D:thumbsup:
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