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The Busse Combat Limited Edition Basic 8

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Will York, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    A short history of this very loooong thread...:D

    The Limited Edition Basic 8 (B8 LE) was part of an "LE quartet" introduced at Blade Show 2011.

    As introduced at Blade Show 2011:

    Second from left...

    I started this thread in December 2013 to try and drum up support for release of the Basic 8, the only one of the four not to be released at that point. On Valentine's Day 2015, we got our wish...

    Posted 2-14-15:



    Thank you, Jerry!!!

    After the very well-received release, Stump Buster, Tom Kanik and a host of others decided to keep the thread alive in hopes of a beefier model, a dream knife that has come to be known as the HOG B8. Following are Stump Buster's thoughts after almost two years of discussion, analysis and fervent wishes:

    So now you know what brought us to this point, and why this at times may seem like the thread that will not die. :D :D :D

    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017
  2. AValenz


    Dec 17, 2011
    Lets do this!
  3. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Well.....of course! Mike
  4. lsheldon


    Jan 2, 2009
    I've never owned a Basic. I would be in for one or two of anything 8+ (wishing for a Basic 13 though).
  5. zephy5

    zephy5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    I'll take it!
  6. shrapnelwound


    Sep 26, 2011
    How thick was the one that was at Blade?
  7. rororo64


    Sep 5, 2010
    Basic 13 would be great! Promised myself no more knife buying until next Christmas... But if a Basic 13 came out, I'll probably break
  8. =MAX=


    Aug 6, 2006
    If it comes in jungle green I'll take one for sure.
  9. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Other than the Basic 4 offered in anorexic (.155”) and magnum (.22”), the array of LE Basics at Blade a couple of years ago were all nominally .25” thick, IIRC. However, in production the Basic 6 ended up at .218” and the Basic 10 was .23”.

    I’m hoping the Basic 8 LE will be .25” thick per the original, but as long as it’s at least .22” I’ll be fine with it.
  10. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    I'm with ya Will!!! :thumbup:

    .275" Choiless for me please!!!
  11. voracious1


    Aug 10, 2011
    Ok. I'm in.
  12. Maggot Brain

    Maggot Brain Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2012
  13. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    I need to complete my "set" .... !!!
  14. Major Kong

    Major Kong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    Ive still got a discount card I caught at Blade so I'm ready. Bring it!
  15. high desert

    high desert

    May 20, 2009
    Is this the sign up list?
  16. Maggot Brain

    Maggot Brain Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    I wish......:D
  17. shrapnelwound


    Sep 26, 2011
    Thanks for the info. I agree, at least .22 and I'm game for a B8.
  18. Izhmash

    Izhmash Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2009
    Yes, Please! I am baffled by the fact that these have not been released yet.
  19. TheDandyLion


    Mar 27, 2013
    Yis. Ill take that with fries.
  20. rwdata

    rwdata Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Sounds like a plan! :)

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