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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by luethge, Jul 16, 2019.
Oh, I forgot about that one! I could definitely take that one as a stand alone blade.
FFBM for me! Tons of great steels out there, but infi is just fantastic for a chopper. I’ve always considered the Battle Mistress to be the unofficial epitome of a Busse Combat knife.
If Busse only I’d say Basic -11. If your gonna have one I want a big one where INFI shines. If Busse Kin then the Battle Rat. Again. There is a lot of good knives for smaller tasks but Busse and kins shine when big chores and or just a good whooping is called on the knife.
Way too many great choices !
I guess my top contenders would be .... SFNO , NMFSH , Infi ratweiler , ASH1 , TM HR , FFG BJ , Infidu , ASHBM.
If I had to give up all my knives but one, I would keep my Ratmandu. I have thought about picking up an Infidu to upgrade it... but I think I'd feel like I was cheating on my original.
SHBM. It was the first Busse I bought, and the last one I'd let go. To me it is the alpha and the omega. Of Busse knives, anyway.
Is there anything else?
Battle Mistress of course. It’s impossible to beat this design and functionality.
I've been down to only one before. It was my Nuclear Heart hand delivered by Jerry at the 1500 for my .mil retirement. Thanks to old time Hogs, I got my original SHBM back since then also.
The age old question! I always say CGFBM. Though the skinny Ash is just so light and easy while still being tough as hell. Battle Saw is probably the most practical/versatile.
Terrible thing to think about, having only one.
For me though, I think it'd be my 2nd Gen. Steel Heart Ergo. It was my first Busse and it would be my last to go.
It's just such a function-oriented design.
Drop-point, saber ground .25" INFI with amazing edge geometry, a large handle that is comfortable just about any way you hold it, and a choil means it chops like a Battle Mistress and handles like a Badger Attack I just haven't found anything better
FBMLE with hand shaped handles and a nice swedge added....
It is long gone....
I would have voted for a B11 but.......I don't like the grooves on the side of the handles as much. The newer handle molds (milled out) that don't have the grooves would have my vote. The grooves would be fine on a smaller blade or a stabby, combat blade. They provided a smidge too much traction in extended chopping.
Maybe the new alpha regulator!!! Sad I could not grab one of those!!!!
KZII was a fun one. I hand shaped my handles, and narrowed the front a bit. Then convexed and polished the edge. If I had not sold it, I had planned to thin the grind a bit as well. But it was a great chopper, especially with the mods I did.
It would be either the custom re-curved Bowie I traded for, or my B-11. Great choppers that are not overly heavy to carry.
Today my Hg55, but sometimes my Swatmandu LEOR, and sometimes my choiless Boss Jack.
Best answer ever.
Will has pretty good self control . . . Unless of course there's satin infi, ffg, and resi c. He cannot resist that.
HR2 a close second.
FTG a close third.
Anyone of the three would do.