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ManRay

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I've been out of the busse game for quite a while now. Came across these and would like more information on them as well as a fair market value (assuming I can ask that here.)

Thank you for any information you can provide.

First is an ash 1 I think?





Next is a fusion battle mistress. Not sure if it's a fbm or ffbm.





No idea on this last one.






Thanks again!
 

TheGrownUpKid

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Damn Sir. I know enough to those are quite some specimens to just "come across." Lol. Dont know enough, beyond its a Skinny ASH with magnums, and I think an FFBM LE, so Ill let the experts weigh in, but pretty sure the third one is the most special.
 

JohnTheTexican

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Definitely FBMLE.
The FBMLE was on the chunky side at .320".
I don't think a FFBMLE exists.

And I think the bottom one would be a SHSH II. SHSH has a 6.5" blade, the SHSH II is an inch longer.

The market's pretty soft right now and I haven't really been paying attention, but I think you could get $1000 for the FBMLE and something close to that for the SHSH II. The Skinny ASH-1 would be less, but I don't know how much less. Mabne $600?
 
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Definitely FBMLE.
The FBMLE was on the chunky side at .320".
I don't think a FFBMLE exists.

And I think the bottom one would be a SHSH II. SHSH has a 6.5" blade, the SHSH II is an inch longer.

The market's pretty soft right now and I haven't really been paying attention, but I think you could get $1000 for the FBMLE and something close to that for the SHSH II.

Those prices seem correct to me and I would say probably around $400 or so on the Skinny ASH1.

As for the FBMLE, I didn't think there was an FFBM LE but that thing looks chonky!
 
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3 classic pieces right there. The FBM-LE is one of Jerry's exceptional blades. It IMHO is the quintessential Busse Combat FBM.
 

tuica

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Skinny ASH1 - with sheath, (unused): $450 - $500. Green INFI less common than many others.

SHSH2 - with sheath, (unused): $500 - $550. Rounded Pommel makes it less rare than the Bird’s Beak.

Neither come up often. Especially the SHSH2. I don’t collect the Mistress, but have “several” of the other two.

But it’s a buyer’s market. And I’ve seen both of them sell outside of the range I’ve provided. In both directions.

Good Luck.
 
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