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Bubba Knives:Modified Production Knives

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Sam Cade, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    Sometimes Bubba gets tired of gunsmithing with a pipe wrench and goes to work on a perfectly good knife.

    Beckers seem to be especially attractive for the tender ministrations of Bubba's love. :evil:

    BK9 stripped for food prep, Grivory scales selectively stippled and sanded. Bubba left the northern portion smooth so as to not abrade his hands with heavy pinch-grip chopping.



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  2. Outlaw Man

    Outlaw Man Well-Known Member

    That looks a LOT better than what I was expecting from the thread title.
  3. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, that's hardly "Bubbaed". Slap some ratty upholstery micarta wrap on it and strip the finish so you can acid pattern the surface with discount yellow mustard if you're going to tease us that way.
  4. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    I'm going to have to find something uglier. *rummage rummage* :evil:

    I'm surely not the only one who isn't afraid to attack a production knife with tools and chemicals and bend it to my will. :D

    Lets see your masterpieces....or trainwrecks.
  5. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Using your wife's flour sack bloomers for "momcarta" wrap handles was about the most impressive thing I've seen in loooooong time.
  6. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

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  7. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    I think that if I used up ALL of my wife's undies I might have enough material to do one wrap.

  8. desidog

    desidog Well-Known Member

  9. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    The things I miss by not having TV.


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  10. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Golly, that thing has several points of failure built right in!
  11. scramasax

    scramasax Well-Known Member

    ;)Looks like a knife designed by a video gamer.

    BADUNAME2 Well-Known Member

    I haven't got a pic of it, but my favorite Bubba knife was a classic Buck folding hunter, the 110 model I think it's called, which someone had tacticooled. It had been drilled and a Phillips screw head emplaced as a thumb stud, the blade had been half serrated with a triangle file, and a sheet metal pocket clip added.
  13. MErl

    MErl Well-Known Member

    Bubba Tools
    Built by Gamers for Gamers​

    hso, what are the points of failure built in? I see the deep cuts in the spine, what else?
  14. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    They're published hardness is too high for a knife of that design and other forums have been critical of their customer service when edges chipped out and tips broke.

    The "saw teeth" on the back that caught your eye are the most glaring potential points of failure. The tang has to be dramatically reduced with a right angle to fit into the handle instead of transitioning. The tip is pretty pointy for the hardness.

    It's a knife designed by marketers instead of knife users.
  15. GLOOB

    GLOOB Well-Known Member

    Most of my working knives are bubba'd in some way.


    It looks like I'm addicted to wood handles and carbon blades. Anyhow, from top to bottom:

    1. Opinel #8. The head of a toothbrush is screwed and epoxied to the bottom of the handle. And a thumb notch is Dremeled into the side of the blade where the "carbone" stamp was.

    2. Mora #2, convexed and handle thinned.

    3. Mora #1, convexed

    4. Mora #2/0, convexed

    5. Mora #1, blade chopped to ~2 1/2" and convexed. Handle slightly shortened. I purposely left the tip and belly obtuse for holding a toothy edge.

    The handles were burnt with a torch and treated with flaxseed oil. All of the convexing was done with an upside down portable belt sander. :)
  16. MyGreenGuns

    MyGreenGuns Well-Known Member

    Forgive me if this is a stupid question.
    But why would you want a small brush on your knife?
  17. GLOOB

    GLOOB Well-Known Member

    It's not for brushing my teeth. :D

    I have used toothbrushes for cleaning gun parts, springs, gears, sandpaper, files, hair clippers/shavers, mutli-blade safety razors, computer keyboards... who knows what else?

    I try to keep at least one or two old toothbrushes on hand, but I can never seem to find one when I need it. I have used up countless gun patches and Q tips where a toothbrush would have actually worked better. And even when it doesn't work better, a toothbrush practically never wears out. Anyone who has watched war movies depicting boot camp knows that one toothbrush is good for at least 100 toilet cleanings. Plus, I got brush envy after seeing the Opinel mushroom knife. :)
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2013
  18. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    I thought you'd made your own mushroom knife.
  19. Outlaw Man

    Outlaw Man Well-Known Member

    But it has a "guard to protect you from the blade," so it's all good. :D
  20. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Good Bubbaing Sam.

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