Blade Show 2017 Roll Call

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by zmbhntr, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. u812

    u812 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2002
    Very warm there in June. If it keeps going like this winter has gone so far in the south it will be unbearable.
  2. zmbhntr

    zmbhntr ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿''̿ ̿ Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    I remember wearing shorts and t-shirts everyday the last two years at Blade.
  3. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    July/August in Alabama and Georgia is like Hell, with a lot more humidity. June is a little better, not quite as hot, and lower humidity.

    But, it will only be oppressive in June if it's unseasonably warm, or you are from a cool area.
  4. ManRay

    ManRay Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 9, 2014
    I'm going to try to make it. Does busse usually have a good selection for sale? Can I bring a knife with me and try to sell or trade it there?
  5. jd4320t

    jd4320t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    You'll never see as many Busse's as you'll see there and who knows what they'll surprise us with. Definitely bring your knives.


    I didn't clarify, I meant to bring them for outside the show as mentioned below.
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  6. resinguy


    Feb 19, 2006
    No doubt that Jerry and Co will have all kind of great stuff for sale.

    It is considered bad form to try to sell your stuff inside the show itself. Dealers pay a lot for those tables. Outside the show, in the lobby, hotel bar (the Pit), etc, there is a lot of action, show and tell, buy and sell.
  7. TheMtnMan


    Feb 11, 2015
    Can someone plzz explain "The Busse" experience (for a lack of a better word) or a Schedule of events at the blade, i heard there is a dinner ? Also is the only way to buy Busse knives there is to catch a ticket ? Or ?
    Any info would be very helpfull.
  8. jd4320t

    jd4320t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    In my experience both years were mostly the same. Of course things could change so be aware.

    Thursday night is Fogo on our dime. Great time with great people.

    Friday morning after the show opens they'll have the table covered and roped off. We can line up in front of it and wait for the trough. The table will be covered with knives. In the past this first trough was 10% off and a lot of Custom Shop knives. After the dust settles you can buy, hold in a box or pass on any knife you snagged.

    They'll announce when the next offering will be. Say it's at 2pm. Hogs will start to get in place long before that. A Busse crew member will get up on the podium and be handed a box with the offering in it. There could be a couple or a dozen. It just depends. There will be multiple knives at each offering. They'll be throwing out cards. You may have a card come right to you like it's meant to be but for the most part you'll be working to get it. If you get a card you are entitled to purchasing that knife. After the offering you will have a chance to check the knife out and decide if you want to buy, hold or pass on it. Also, we'll all be passing around cards we don't want or that we'd like for someone else to have who really wants it.

    There will be multiple offerings. In between offerings there are always knives on the table for sale. In my two years it was pretty much SYKCO and SwampRat models. This gives new customers a chance to come up, talk to someone and handle some knives. When the trough is going on I think outsiders are mostly scared. :)

    Friday night Busse treats us to Fudruckers. It's a great time.

    Saturday is mostly like Friday without the covered table offering. There will be multiple offerings. At some point they'll announce that we need to decide what we want and pay for it buy the end of the day. Anything not claimed will be offered again Sunday.

    Again, this could all change. I could even be wrong about a few things because I missed last year.
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  9. TheMtnMan


    Feb 11, 2015
    Thank you for taking the time to write that..... Dannn, I wana go to Blade lol
  10. jd4320t

    jd4320t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    No problem at all. I can't wait to go again.
  11. rcb2000


    Apr 15, 2014
    Don't forget Jock and Jills Saturday night!
  12. jd4320t

    jd4320t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Dang, yep. I can't believe I forgot that. Wow lol

    Busse provides us with dinner, drinks and games on Saturday night at Jacks and Jills.
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  13. floridaclipper


    Dec 17, 2013
    On the fence. Secured the time off work. Went the last 2 years. The first year was a lot of fun and worth the trip. I don't care much for driving in Atlanta though. The search is on for a safe place to stay. As for the trough I jumped in my first year not so much the second but still had a few things follow me home.
  14. Nakago1


    Dec 6, 2009
    Mrs. Nakago and I will be in attendance this year as well!
  15. zmbhntr

    zmbhntr ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿''̿ ̿ Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    Great write-up Bunch of Bacon!

    Fantastic, looking forward to seeing you again!
  16. floridaclipper


    Dec 17, 2013
    Lodging secured and in walking distance! Time to do my homework and see what I can hope to bring home this year.
  17. Davor


    Mar 10, 2010
    I want to go. Where is it again and when? Will there be a chance to buy a knife before all the dealers grab them.
  18. jd4320t

    jd4320t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Cobb Galleria Atlanta Georgia

    You will multiple chances to buy knives. It's awesome.
  19. stricknine


    Nov 12, 2008
    Will be there with Busse and Bourbon in hand!!
  20. cold one

    cold one Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2009
    Hate to miss it this year, my schedule won't let me go, will definitely be there next year to be inducted.

    Hope y'all have a awesome time and score some fantastic blades, be sure to post pics!

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