You might have too many Busse' if.....

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Leonardo63, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Good to keep records of expensive items. Especially those that your average layman would have difficulty deciding their value.
  2. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    This ---^
    NMFBM LE #119 is goin' in the ground with me. Everything else is in an Excel sheet on two thumb drives. One in my stuff the other in a fire safe, and just in case, a third copy of my knives spreadsheet is on my google drive, and my wife is my "Inactive Account Manager" contact person so she gets a third shot at it.

    I also told her to come here, buy a gold membership, and ask you guys for help with prices. Oh, and I did warn her there are a few 'Bastids round here that will offer her $50 to dispose of that obviously fake and crappy short Butaniku I have... :eek::p:D
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  3. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Hey, this group is always willing to help with fake disposal because we are selfless, caring brothers of the steel.
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  4. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I remembered this subject came up a few years ago, and there were a couple good ideas like making a list (spreadsheet) and using tags to identify the knives; below are 2 posts from that thread.

    Each knife could be numbered on the tag, and then that number could be put on a spreadsheet with more descriptive info such as: "Busse Straight Handle Battle Mistress (SHBM) 1 of 300 with a clip point. Value as of date ______ ~= $900". Sheaths stored separately could have the same tag # as the knife, so they get matched properly. If the list is updated each year, values should be fairly current. BE SURE TO KEEP A CURRENT COPY OF THE LIST WITH THE KNIVES!

    On a side note, if there is any chance of divorce, do NOT give your wife/girlfriend a detailed list of your stuff with the value of each item; if you do, your wife's divorce lawyer will love you (and take half the value from you)!

  5. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    I go through guns, knives, etc. every year and update values. I make 3 copies. 1 goes in the safe, 1 goes to my accountant, and 1 goes to a trusted friend that I know will look out for the best interest of my family if need be.
    Keeping up to date records also made it easier to get insurance riders for all of my toys.

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  6. JFLemm


    Nov 29, 2013
    I must say that we are moving and it took five moving boxes to pack them up....... Thinking I need a bigger safe!
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  7. purest


    Oct 22, 2019
    I have to do something similar. When my grandmother was moved to a nursing home, my aunts and uncles tore through her house and sold everything at a yard sale. For example. 50 cents for a paperback, a buck for a hardback. The books were my grandfathers, he was born in 1855, they were all special ordered leather bound gold leafed books he ordered from door to door salesmen. I tried really hard to talk them out of selling the Alice in Wonderland, and the Huck Finn. I wasn't old enough to win the fight at the time, and I didn't know many of the other books. The Alice in Wonderland sold at auction 5 years ago for $40k. Pretty tragic.

    If I go, my stuff will be treated the same way if I don't do what you do.
  8. purest


    Oct 22, 2019
    Either Aussies (god knows you guys have words we've never even though of) still use that expression, or you just dated yourself. ;)
  9. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
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  10. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    there just might be some more since pic was taken...
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  11. purest


    Oct 22, 2019
    ROFL, what scratched your hardwood floors?
  12. grizzle

    grizzle Gold Member Gold Member

    May 8, 2016
    guess the size with the prize..
    I would guess around 57 here?

    dam lol, nice:thumbsup:
  13. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    ....still use it....I am only 21..... ;) :) :D

    .....probably what he said..!!

    BTW Elof..... I have been driving around with your Rat in my car for the past week "just in case" I saw you. let me know if you are near work next week (today is a loss) as I am off the weekend and on until Wednesday.
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  14. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    I’m off next week, will get in touch when I’m back
  15. Haldir00

    Haldir00 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2003
    Perhaps we can get one of the mods to move this to the Busse / Swamprat / Scrapyard Knives For Sale section...
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  16. purest


    Oct 22, 2019
    I have only heard my mom an people from her part of the country use it. She's 83. Maybe I'm just sheltered though. I really don't talk to many people anymore.
  17. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    There will be some 13 year olds using baker’s dozen those days... it’s a named gun in Division 2 video game... but they might not actually know what it means...
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2020
  18. Chevelleface

    Chevelleface Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    Is the skeleton key a thick or thin? It’s One of my favorite blades
  19. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    I thought they only came out once and at roughly the same dimensions
  20. Chevelleface

    Chevelleface Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Aug 7, 2012

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