Busse and kin that HAVE to be owned

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by gdog363, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. gdog363

    gdog363 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    I’m looking for another Busse, and I was interested in hearing which models and variants that everyone has on their Must Have list.

    I own/have owned a: NMSFNO, Fire Warden, TGLB, BATAC, HOGB8, BG Mean Street and a TGBG.
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  2. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
    Battle mistress variant.
    Steel heart variant
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  3. stjones


    Feb 23, 2010
    DUDE!!! You NEED a Mistress!!!
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  4. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Basic 8 LE...you need to try some Res C wrapped INFI...it's not everyones' cup of tea, but a lot of us LOVE it and it could be a game changer for you, too.

    I'd go with this model over the HOGB8, because the LE with it's zero convex primary grind is a laser when it comes to doing what blades are <primarily> made to do-- SLICE thru things. Plus the weight < read: lack thereof > will truly astound you.

    And if you find you like Res-C, grab a SYKCO 1311 down the line to have your mind blown again.
  5. gdog363

    gdog363 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    Heard so much about the Mistress. I’ve just never been completely sure about grabbing one so far for some reason.
  6. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    ++ Battle Mistress

    I particularly like the choiled anniversary editions with black paper micarta. Bacon-lishus.



  7. Noxious Fumes

    Noxious Fumes

    Sep 7, 2011
    You need some more real classics. ASH-1.... NMFBM......
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  8. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    MOST of the Res-C blades are a good bet (From any of the 3 lines) but if I could only have 1 micarta handled Busse, the clipped SHE-2 would be it hands down...

    MUST HAVE Res-C blades you haven't listed include:

    Basic Euro-6
    Swamp Rat Battle Rat (both combat and Satin)
    Swamp Rat Camp Tramp
    Dog Soldier (6 and/or 8)

    If you have medium hands, other "must haves/must try" are... INFIcoot, Original Urban Grudge, Ratmandu, Boss Street & Gladius
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2019
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  9. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    SHBM is the must owniest of the must owns.
  10. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    great list! definitely lacking a Mistress Variant!
  11. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    The B10LE's and the Battle Rats are "basically" Mistresses.:D:D:D

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  12. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Definitely need an ASH2. Also need a Boss Jack and a Hog Badger. Those two are very similar in size, but you still need both.
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  13. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Can't argue with a Dogfather either!
  14. gdog363

    gdog363 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    Boss Jack! I was thiiiiis close to grabbing one recently.
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  15. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    All I’m missing on my grails is a MOABM, but I can’t bring myself to spend $3k on them when they come up when they sold originally for $1200

    Maybe FFBMs will get an OP2W release
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  16. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    First I thought I needed one "all purpose" blade. Then I needed something big and something small. Then I needed something of each blade length from 3-13 inch's. Now I think I need one in every length that's both thick bacon and thin cut.

    I don't know what the next step is but it probably involves meetings.
  17. Rob_Mob


    Oct 16, 2013
    Heavy Stuff:

    Battle Mistress — ASHBM or CGFBM or FFBM or NMFBM

    Lighter Stuff:

    Basic 10 L.E Choiless or Silent Knight (No Catch) or B11 or 1311 or BGBB13 or AK47
  18. luethge

    luethge Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2017
    Are there any Busse’s a person shouldn’t own ?
  19. fbusmc

    fbusmc Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    Many years of Busses have gone by since i first ordered a set of mean street, badger attack and steel heart ii in A2 steel way back when. There are a few that ive picked up multiples on just cause they are the epitome of Bussedom..
    Ash1 .22 and .320
    Sfno regular and saber grind
    Hellrazor, old style with corrogated blade
    Battle mistress my fav is the cgfbm
    Badger attack tactical
    Meaner street, active duty and boss jack and boss street
    Ak47 and butaniku short version.
    Fusion steel heart
    All the new ergo ii versions are nice..
    And of course the basics are all gtg.. dang.. too many already!
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  20. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2013
    The absolute must have Busse knife is "that one knife." It's the one you saw on the Exchange that time but someone else bought or the one that was offered up during OP2WP2 that you didn't order, or even worse, one you sold a couple years back. It's in everyone and no one's collection at the same time. When you finally get it, you realize it's not it at all, and "that one knife" is still out there haunting your little piggy dreams because there are as many must have knives as there are uses for them and the wicked Bossman of Wauseon keeps producing that salty crispy bacon we can't live without.

    I tell everyone new to Busse to start with a TG variant (TGLB, BGTG, FTG, doesn't matter) and an ASH 2. Those should be the foundation of any Busse collection in my opinion. From there piglets will find their own way into this madness... :)

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