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Is Busse the new Randall?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by hstdist, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. hstdist


    Apr 24, 2001
    Just looking through the Busse for sale forum. I had a BME at one time traded it. Bought it for something like 250.00 new, seems they go for a lot more now:eek:

    So with the pricing and apparent collection status are Busses replacing Randalls as the new production/semi custom knife. Or is the niche solely for BFC members?
    Just thinking out loud:D
  2. Samael


    Sep 30, 2007
    Maybe. Check back in another 75 years and we'll see.
  3. twl


    Sep 2, 2007
    I had an original Steel Heart, and a Badger Attack.
    They were less than $300 each.
    I thought they were nice, but I sold them both a long time ago. I don't see what all the fuss is about.
  4. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Sam nailed it. The determining factor is standing the test of time as well as being deeply engrained into American culture to the way Randalls have. Not an easy thing to accomplish.

    Did you ever use them? That is actually where the fuss comes alive. ;)
  5. twl


    Sep 2, 2007
    Yes, I used them.
    I found the factory edge to be not nearly what was advertised.
    A simple tin can dented the edge on the vaunted Steel Heart's convex edge which was purported to be practically indestructible.
    Totally not impressed. I wouldn't buy another one. Certainly not for what they are costing now.
    The fuss never came alive for me.
  6. Mike-The-Knife


    Dec 6, 2011
    The Steel Heart you sold would be worth about $500 now . Too bad you didn't hang on to it . As for weather they will last or not , Busse Combat was started in 1992 and is going strong . Busse does alot of military contracts .

    Although they do have a custom shop I wouldn't call Busse Combat a custom knife maker per say (although that's how Jerry Busse did start out back in the 70's) . Thier custom shop is more for customizing their production knives for some people . But I think they will do a one off .

  7. BePrepared


    Aug 26, 2010
    Bro, Busse's INFI is the closes thing to adamantium that i'm ever going to come, so i am pretty sure that until i can manage to get mutant powers, Busse is my holy grail
  8. Samael


    Sep 30, 2007
    That's great. Hope you're happy with whatever you end up with. But let's forget about being a fanboy and talk about the practical things here, please.
  9. BePrepared


    Aug 26, 2010
    Practical things... okay I can't predict the future so all i can contribute is the fact that Randall knives had fantastic fit and finish, and so do Busse knives

    How i'm supposed to provide a concrete answer to the OP, i genuinely don't know... it seems to be a topic that is specially oriented toward fanboy type statements... ergo mu statement
  10. Samael


    Sep 30, 2007
    Yeah, it's just really simple, when you stop and think about it. Busses are good knives. Not arguing that. Randalls are good knives. I doubt anyone's arguing that.

    Here's the deal: Don't get into the whole "one is better than the other" thing. Because you really have nothing to back it up.

    Isn't it enough that they're both great knives?

    As far as how history will judge them, it's already spoken about Randalls. As I said earlier, let's wait and see on the Busses. Too soon to say.
  11. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Only time will tell really I think.

    Busse has a huge following so there are a lot of them out there so who knows what might happen in the future.
  12. demoteamone

    demoteamone Banned BANNED

    Feb 21, 2006
    To me Busse are vast superior over the Randall, sorry to say but different generation different technology and more newest is the techno and better it Is. Although Noss disappear completely "wich give Him credibility Zero" however, Noss left a mark verry deep about Busse indestructibility on ppl mind.
    Randall vs Busse is more like... window display knife vs user knife:D
  13. HuntBomb


    Sep 18, 2009
    Destruction tests speak for themselves, but Randalls have that classical luster that doesn't really call for chopping cinder blocks.
    That being said...I love the fact that my Busses could chop cinder blocks...even if I never have to.
  14. demoteamone

    demoteamone Banned BANNED

    Feb 21, 2006
    Not anymore...He closed his account on YT! I wonder, Why you want do that
  15. protourist

    protourist [P] irate Member Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I agree. Over the years I've seen one heck of a lot of people using their Randalls.
  16. Dorito Monk

    Dorito Monk

    Nov 17, 2008
    Randalls have been carried all over hell's creation during WW2, through Korea, through Vietnam, into Orbit...

    Busses get carried into the backyard to film destruction tests. ;)

    I do not think that Busse is the new Randall, at least not at this point in time. Busses are popular with the Bladeforums crowd, sure, but I do not get the feeling that they have a very significant following among normal, non-'knife nut' type folk.
  17. kurodrago

    kurodrago Banned BANNED

    Mar 22, 2007
    On the contrary...That statement fit more Randall than Busse!

  18. CWL


    Sep 15, 2002
    Randalls have a long history having been proven on the battlefields and hotspots of the world.

    Busse still has a long way to go.
  19. Dorito Monk

    Dorito Monk

    Nov 17, 2008
    Really? You think Busse has a more significant following among normal folks than Randall has gained in the past 70+ years, or are you just joking? I'm not being sarcastic or anything, I just want to clarify, cuz I feel like I missed something here. :confused:
  20. demoteamone

    demoteamone Banned BANNED

    Feb 21, 2006

    You bet that between The Gulf War 1 and 2 there were more Busse around these hotspots.
    Randalls is an old company, Old Ain't synonyms of better.

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