Not a very good copy.
Not a very good copy.
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Can anyone read the name on that blade? My guess is someone wasn't trying to pass it off as a Busse but liked the design and didn't know any better. Probably thought they changed it enough.
Dog, Hog, Rat, it's all Bussekin
Kinda looks like the inbred downs syndrome child of a hellrazor and a TG
The bottom one looks like a Chris Reeve copy.
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I'm going to be brutally honest here: I think all the animosity toward whoever made that knife is probably unnecessary. If you actually look at a Team Gemini you'll see they're not very similar.
Yeah they both have pierced quillions, a G10/phenolic slab handle, a fuller, and a saber grind but none of those features are unique to Busse. The overall design when I first saw it from Busse wasn't "oh hey look a knife like I've never seen before" it was more like "oh hey another company's stock-reduction built interpretation of a USMC combat knife." Thats not a bad thing, its just Busse's interpretation of a popular style. Lets revisit its origins shall we?
KaBar (horrible company google vector marketing some time)
And the current issue:
So the lineage is pretty clear. What about other common interpretations?
Tops (to the right of the two aforementioned):
Strider: (they made one even more reminiscent, but I can't seem to find a picture)
So what does all this mean? It means its a very popular style. And here is the really great thing about Busse: while admittedly some of the charm is in the design, most of it is in the INFI and the brand. That means that unless the blade is a fake busse, meaning its being sold as a busse when its not, I highly doubt its "competing" with busse or doing anything negative to busse because the person who'd buy something that kinda looks like a busse, and the person who has to have a busse, are completely different people. Its not one of those artsy fartsy brands where everyone buys them to put them in a safe and goober over them like some mouth-breather because they can't actually be used as knives.
I thinks its a copy. But each can and should have their own opinion. And we need to respect that.
I like the pointy spikes added to the butt-end of the, errr..., "homage" knife
(just kidding )
That "copy" or whatever ya wanna call it looks like hammered shite.
I dunno what HS5 is on about with the pictures; the knife in question looks suspiciously like a TGLB...
Let me put it this way:
Which one of these is the real CRK top or bottom?
Looks like a collection of those knives that get sold LATE NIGHT on TV where you get 50 different knives for $29.95 and they toss in a free Deluxe BOO-wee Knife if you phone your order in within the next 10 Minutes. That phony Team Gemini "STYLE" knife looks just a cheap as those other ones in that collection of junque.
While you can show a variety of forms of the original kabar (many of which look notably different stylistically) there is only one example of a team gemini copy/mimic that looks similar in this thread. If there was as many examples of similar knives to the TG as there are to the kabar you might have a case that it's a 'really popular design'. I haven't seen any in my time in the knife world. The only thing keeping the example shown here form being a direct copy is that it's poorly done and the geometry doesn't match up perfectly. Put a little more effort and skill into it's creation and you'd have an exact replica.
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