If you could only have 1

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by luethge, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. clampdaddy


    Aug 31, 2013
    Oh, I forgot about that one! I could definitely take that one as a stand alone blade.
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  2. snwbrdr202

    snwbrdr202 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    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.

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  3. cut it out

    cut it out Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    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.
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  4. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Way too many great choices ! :)

    I guess my top contenders would be .... SFNO , NMFSH , Infi ratweiler , ASH1 , TM HR , FFG BJ , Infidu , ASHBM.
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  5. StoneAndSteel

    StoneAndSteel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2019
    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.
  6. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    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.
  7. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Is there anything else? :D:D:D
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  8. gorshi


    Jan 9, 2006
    Battle Mistress of course. It’s impossible to beat this design and functionality.
  9. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    ^^^^ SWEET!:thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
  10. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    No question.....TGLB
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  11. flatlander


    Jun 22, 1999
    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.

  12. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    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.
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  13. Daniel Halcomb

    Daniel Halcomb

    Sep 26, 2015
    Terrible thing to think about, having only one.:D

    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:cool: I just haven't found anything better

  14. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    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.


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  15. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    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.:cool::thumbsup:
  16. fielder


    Jan 25, 2011
    Today my Hg55, but sometimes my Swatmandu LEOR, and sometimes my choiless Boss Jack.
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  17. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Best answer ever.
  18. MR HAPPY


    Jan 2, 2017
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  19. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Will has pretty good self control . . . Unless of course there's satin infi, ffg, and resi c. He cannot resist that.
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  20. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    HR2 a close second.
    FTG a close third.

    Anyone of the three would do.
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