Seriously though, if you are concerned about getting hit badly on import tax and are thinking of buying these just because they are in the country ... send me a PM and I can offer you something where the tax has already been paid ... I'd willingly help you rather than see you taken advantage of at those crazy prices ...
^ Very slick Peter.
lets take a look at the other side of the knives please.
I think he wants to see more finish and any markings. Over yonder the Chinese could stamp out "Busseys" that looked just like that and give them away free with a Wok purchase.
Hey. I have an idea !
I have been to the shop and looked at both sides of all 3 knifes and there is no markings on them
two of the knifes are recurve blades, does that count for anything
it does if you're a fan of recurves
i have no clue if it makes em worth more money
I was just in Norway, and it seemed to me that the price of most things was around 2-3 times what it is here in the US depending on where the item in question was produced origianlly. I am not talking about the currency exchange either. Essentially a $600.00 Busse in Seattle could be a $12-1800.00 Busse in Oslo. However, I did not go knife shopping in Norway, this is just the general pattern I observed while my wife was buying stuff that she could have bought when we got home.
I think I paid $675-$725 for this SHe LE a few months ago if that helps. Those are way more unique but I think raptor handles are more desirable and recurves less desireable so id say $600-$900 here
Living in Norway, seen those knives in that store more than one time (seen them in another shop before that).
Here comes the story:
- The owner of those knives purchased them when the dollar was extreme high in value and allready back then, about 10 years ago, he did make a real bad deal importing them to Norway because of that diffrence between the dollar and the Norwegian Krone.
-Then after some years the shop closed down (not because of the Busse knives, but thats another story)(seen them in that shop too).
Eventhoug the ovner of the knives did a real bad deal, it dosnt justifice the price tag. Some years ago, from the new shop, i did purchase 3 pieces of M-INFI Basics (with the tre other Busses laying next too in the shop), did pay about the same as i would have payed in the US + 25% tax.
My guess; he `s just waiting for the right sucker!
Last edited by ragnerok; 08-17-2012 at 02:33 AM.
Those are pretty cool, very unique.
But, like everyone else has said here, the price is kind of..........DAYUM!
Maybe if you do a group buy he'd shave a couple......grand...off.
Anyway, cool, very cool, but they're only worth what you think their worth.
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Ergos! See if the Bully wants em!
Not a real big fan of the Variants, have a real appreciation for the Ergo lineup, just not so much for the Variants of that era.
Yep...have to agree to most of what has been said. Guy is way over on the prices, even back during the Busse Craze (ugly time to try and buy a 2nd hand market Busse) those prices you listed would have been high. To put it in perspective, I have paid 1700 for a 1 of 300 SHBM (too high but I wanted one), 1400 for the tube knife (SHBM), and a whopping 2 grand for #1 LEFSH.
So I guess it's all about what a person is willing to spend to get what they want. For me? Why would you want a E-Variant when you can buy a custom from the Busse Custom shop for alot less.
Just my 2 cents.
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