Yep, the reputation and diehard fan base is certainly something to consider for a collector. Resale value is certainly nice to have.
Coating induces drag though, and that interferes with cutting on every knife I've ever owned. One of the reasons that most of the Beckerheads strip their blades, for instance, and those coatings are a lot smoother than the textured coating on a Busse blade. I'd go for one of their satin finishes, most likely.
I'm still waiting for some videos though. I don't see that many cutting videos with Busse swords on the Tube. Jerry needs to send one of the swords from the OP to Isao Machii and see what he could do with it.
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