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    Am I a fan boy?


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    As it happens, I was in the garage tinkering around, cutting, chopping and pounding with my new Elmax ZT 0560 folder. After, digging and prying into some hard wood, I checked the blade to find that the edge and tip had exploded---literally, fractured out.

    I was a little shocked that this knife with decent performance and price point would, in my experience, fall apart without even a real savage usage.

    So after ruining that knife, I decided to keep the ball rolling by grabbing a S30V ZT0350. Poundind and prying in the same nail-ridden hole with about (not scientific guys) the same force and duration, I found the tip and edge intact, with only the slightest, perceptible indentation on the edge.

    I then tried the same routine with my kitchen, INFI Culti. I pounded and chopped, with the intention of especially hitting the head of the nail. I did this repeatedly. 3 times. The Culti was completely unmarred. Nothing at all. I went back and really wailed on the knife in the hardwood and the thing really didn't flinch.

    I guess I'm tripping on the kool-aid.

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    Kinda cool when you see it first hand , isn't it ?


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    We need the pics

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    Can't speak for everyone, but I'm here because I use my knives. To date, I've not found anything at Busse's price point (or higher) that will out perform his heat treatment on a variety of steel's. Infi and SR101 are fantastic.


    I'm a fan of what works. Busse's work great.


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    Caution should be taken in reading posts as author is NOT young enough to know everything. Thanks.

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    This is why my other knives (ex) by other manufacturers have found another home. My collection is just about exclusively INFI, except for my folders.

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    I want to see a pic of the exploded ZT! You should lay it down and stand the Culti up next to it like he just got finished whooping on it...

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    Like gatorzingo I have also sold off all my fixed blade knives from other companies and now have only Busse INFI knives except for my Scrap Yard Dogfather . Due to the price of Busse knives I may have fewer knives now , but I can trust any of my knives not to fail me even when used hard .


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    Since I purchased my first Busse/kin I have not, nor do I see myself buying from any other company.
    Other than folders, I have been slowly passing all my knives from other manufactures to my son.

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    Why did you think of everyone that collected Busse before you found out what INFI could do were? Did you think we were all crazy? =)

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    The two Bussekin that blow my mind are the FFBM and the Ratmanduex. I have others, but keep gravitating to those because they exceed every need I have in a knife.

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    I would like to see some pics of the ZT as well.I did not care for the Elmax steel but I didn't think it would do that badly.
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