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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by FAL'ER, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I looked and couldn't find a current chat thread on this subforum, I've been wanting to ask some Busse related question's about certain knife configurations that didn't seem worthy of starting up a thread for.

    Use this thread for whatever you want (staying within the Bladeforums code). Bump your post counts up, random picture's of frisbee dogs or just run your mouth. It's all good.

    Let it go for 50 ish pages and then a Mod can lock it down, it'll fade off into oblivion and someone else can start up a new one.
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  2. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010

    1) What makes a knife "Battle Grade"? Is it the steel or whether or not it has a coating?
    I've also seen knives referred to as "Combat Grade" is there a difference between them?
  3. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Battle Grade = SR101 Steel
    Combat Grade = Coated INFI
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  4. inkynate


    Sep 4, 2010
    Can we get an Even Leaner Meaner Street?

    Oooh, with a nuclear meltdown treatment, it would be a NightMare on ELM St. :D

    (Eta: Feels like I just solved a riddle before Jerry even came up with it. Let's make it happen Bossman!!)
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  5. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    There's another one of my questions.
    What's the Nuclear Meltdown mean?
    I see a NMFBM in the exchange, Hows that diiferent from a regular Battle Mistress.

    Also is a Fusion the same as a Nano Fusion?
    I have a Nano Fusion Badger Attack = NFBA, so I at least know what that is.
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  6. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 20, 2014
    You ask a difficult question ,with no simple answer
    Buckle in and enjoy
  7. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 20, 2014
    A coated blade that has BUSSE will be INFI
    Battle grade will be something different usually SR but sometimes not that either.

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  8. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I've seen that some early ones were A2, some Elmax out there also.
    There's so many models and then multiple variations on some of those models.
  9. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Nuclear meltdown is a treatment where they round all the edges. But those NM models are also distinctly different with different blade length or stock sizes. To confuse you further, many models have had nuclear options as part of the offering. Those options may be rounded corners, extra polish, different handle materials, lightening treatment, etc.

    Fusion and Nano Fusion are similar but different. Fusion is the name of a specific handle shape/design. Nano Fusion is a smaller version (hence "Nano") adapted for smaller knife models.
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  10. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    Nuclear meltdown means the edges are rounded, e.g. it has a rounded-off spine rather than sharp corners.

    NMFBM is its own model of battle mistress that also happens to have the nuclear meltdown treatment applied. It is not a normal battle misress with rounded off edges.

    Nano fusion is a smaller version of the fusion handle, made for smaller hands or uses where a smaller handle is preferable.
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  11. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    That's very helpful guys, So if I see Nuclear Meltdown, is that the same as "Nuked"?
  12. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    No... "Nuked" is the nuclear option on specific model offerings. That's different from the Nuclear Meltdown models.

    However, some Nuked knives (ordered with Nuclear options) may include a nuclear meltdown treatment with rounded corners. But again, that's different from models with the Nuclear Meltdown designation right in their names, like the NMFBM & NMFSH.
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  13. Azula Gun Holsters

    Azula Gun Holsters KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 19, 2016
    The NMFBM is one of the most incredible choppers in the world. So well balanced and so much power.


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  14. SlamAdams

    SlamAdams Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 13, 2020
    This is a fact !!!
  15. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    And is the standard by which all choppers are measured, IMHO
  16. Crosier


    Nov 15, 2011
    Didn’t there used to be other grades like field grade?
  17. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Gotta knock back that shoulder first......
  18. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    “And I’ll take Busse model abbreviations for $1,000, Alex.” Someone {with more time than I} should configure one of these on this thread. I’m {somewhat} sure we’d all follow the Honor System and not cheat. A fun Coronapocalpse learning tool.
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  19. Chrisinzky


    Nov 20, 2015
    I really liked when Combat grade and battle grade offers happened simultaneously
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  20. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Random user pic. Surprised at how quick the coating came off (Green), assuming the black is a primer coat.
    Love that look though.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2020
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