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SAR5 or Desert Jack #235709 07/29/08 04:56 PM
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I am trying to keep my Bussekin knives down to one excellent example of each size/use and I recently sold my YKCG because my SAR5 was a nicer knife that filed the same mid sized slot. Today I had a very nice but hard used DesertJack show up on my doorstep. Unlike the SAR5 which i did not like at first but grew on me the DJ was love at first sight. It was not abnormally fat stock for a knife which is a pleasant change from a lot of the Bussekin knives and the handle was very comfortable with lots of good grip positions. It is like a one size bigger version of my SS4. It fits very well between my SS4 and DFLE.

The SAR5 is a very nice knife as well though. I love the simple handle and
the awesome convex bevel(not edge the whole bevel it's self is convex <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif" alt="" />).
There is also the INFI versus SR101 factor. I just realized if I have the DFLE the SS4 and the DJ ,that is all the Bussekin tool steels. As soon as Scrapyard comes out with their inevitable<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crossfingers.gif" alt="" /> CPM154 necker/skelly I will have the complete set.

Another thing in the Jacks favour is it's a user that I will need to strip and clean up a bit. I always feel bad about scratching up a new Busse. It is hard to look at a nice new virgin Busse and not see a big pile of 20$'s.

So who thinks I should stick with the SAR5 and who thinks the DesertJack is the way to go?

I am not giving "keep them both" as an option because everyone would say that and so why bother with a poll<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

So for the SAR5 which is a Black/Black micarta with logo model.

INFI

Great handle

incredible convex bevel

indestructible

I think it is a good looking simple knife

Colour matches the SS4 and DFLE

But it is also

heavy as heck

brand new


The Desert Jack is based on the SatinJack which was a simple good looking knife
but the DJ is anything but. It is your typical fugly curved and bumpy modern Busse. The handle is very comfortable even though it has a HUGE monstrous choil.
It is very similar to the SS4 handle but in micarta and 1 size bigger.


The Desert Jack which is a tan and brown micarta handle but will soon be a stripped and micarta handle.

Is lighter and an inch longer than the Sar5

Diff tempered SR101(I think they are diff tempered?)

Comfortable but ugly handle

it is a user (looks less like a pile of 20$'s)

Nice thin blade stock

more a cutting tool than an entry tool

but

Not INFI

colour does not match and is ugly.

Not as indestructible as the SAR5

sabre grind no where as cool as the SAR5's convex bevel

Big choil eats up a lot of edge

lets cast some votes.

which to keep ,a user Desert Jack or new SAR5?
single choice
Votes accepted starting: 07/29/08 02:53 PM

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Re: SAR5 or Desert Jack [Re: Unsub] #235710 07/29/08 05:15 PM
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I like them both!

I don't have a Desert Jack but I like the style and shape a little better than the SAR5, so I had to vote for the DJ. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


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Re: SAR5 or Desert Jack [Re: Rainwalker] #235711 07/29/08 06:00 PM
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I also picked the Desert Jack. Would like to get one myself someday.


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Re: SAR5 or Desert Jack [Re: Shaolin] #235712 07/29/08 06:42 PM
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DJ ( I wish I had one to go with my RW <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> )

I just love the handles and how it flows with the blade.

One reason why I like the Old School Ratweiler so much.

Leave the SAR5 and keep the DJ. It isn't INFI, but the Diff Temp SR-101 is just as good. I seriously doubt that the DJ is less indestructible as a SAR5.

Handles are better on DJ, IMHO, and blade shape is also better (forget that useless swedge and ugly clip point). I can see why Jerry didn't like the SAR5.

So after all that rambling, I suggest you keep and use the heck out of that DJ and leave out the SAR5. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />


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Re: SAR5 or Desert Jack [Re: Sharp] #235713 07/29/08 08:23 PM
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I've never handled either knife so I'm basing my decision on what I've always wanted, a DJ. I just love the way it looks.


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Re: SAR5 or Desert Jack [Re: MRpink] #235714 07/29/08 09:15 PM
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I think I like the DJ better. If they were mine, I'd sell them both and buy a box of <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Ratmandus!


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Re: SAR5 or Desert Jack [Re: Horn Dog] #235715 07/29/08 09:46 PM
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41 views and only 6 votes, all for the DJ.

Now I kind of want the SAR5 just to be contrary.

The SAR5 is way more indestructible but that is not a terribly important factor.

The DJ is now stripped and much nicer looking. I will try to post pics but my PUTFILE account has been down.


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AH just keep 'em both one for each hand!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbup.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


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Re: SAR5 or Desert Jack [Re: meatcutter] #235717 07/30/08 01:27 AM
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There you go! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: SAR5 or Desert Jack [Re: Private Klink] #235718 07/30/08 02:18 AM
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The SAR5 is worth holding onto for a while for sure. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbup.gif" alt="" />


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Re: SAR5 or Desert Jack [Re: Rainwalker] #235719 07/30/08 02:47 AM
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brother, I do believe you would be hard pressed to break her! I'd keep the DJ because you get an extra inch of blade at the same or less weight

Re: SAR5 or Desert Jack [Re: gruntinhusaybah] #235720 07/30/08 03:06 AM
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THe DJ has tan scales. That's all that matters. You keep on forgetting that.

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