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Where were you the FIRST time you heard of BUSSE?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Hindsight, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Hindsight

    Hindsight Moderator Moderator

    Dec 8, 2011
    I remember it like it was yesturday. I was in a local gun store and saw a rather large man (Sorry Boss ;)) looking at the guns on the wall. He and the owner were talking about the new guns that had come in. As I walked in the owner introduced me to him. It happened to be The man himself, Jerry Busse :eek:. We talked for a little bit about guns and then he left. I asked the owner of the store who he was. He said he was a knife maker and that he made the toughest blades on the market. Knowing that I am kinda a knife nut he began telling me about them. From that point on I was hooked and have not looked back.
     
  2. 13ninjas

    13ninjas Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2009
    In my recliner........on the intronets.... ;) :D
     
  3. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001
    Met a guy (Andre) at a gun show that sold them after a Tucson knife maker (Severtech) told me about them.

    Anybody remember the old site with the cartoons ?
     
  4. uyotg

    uyotg Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    I was talking to my coworker about knives. He told me about "Bew-see" knives. It piqued my curiosity a bit. I took a look. Heard a lot of good things, but wasn't swayed by it yet and got discouraged by the few "overpriced, sharpened crow bar" comments. I saw the BOSS Jack on sale and, man, it was expensive... but after a few more weeks of looking, I just had to give in.

    Alas, though my story does not start the same as yours, where I only heard of Busse the company while you met Busse the man, mine ends the same as yours... I was hooked and have not looked back.
     
  5. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I honestly can't specifically remember how I stumbled on them. It was before I joined this site. I found their website, and thought it odd. I did not really think much about it at the time.

    Then I saw an FFBM and I was interested!

    Rest is history.
     
  6. AZTimT

    AZTimT KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    I read an article in a knife magazine back in the late 90's when I could not afford one and made a note to get one someday... then proceeded to forget about it until 10 years later when I was reminded online and finally able to buy my first one. :eek:
     
  7. Pokey1

    Pokey1

    Feb 6, 2011
    Well, I always was the one making his food and asked him to fix the crap knives I was using.... They were unsalvageable, but I got an awesome job out of it!:thumbup:
     
  8. Tom Kanik

    Tom Kanik Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    Best result yet Pokey, and we are ALL glad that you got the job!;):thumbup:
     
  9. -TNT-

    -TNT-

    131
    Jun 24, 2010
    From him ^ in December 2009
     
  10. Tom Kanik

    Tom Kanik Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    I think that I first heard of Busse knives via Ron Hood's two-tape set on survival. Shortly after, I saw a few computer generated pics in a Shomer-Tec catalog, and thought "NO knife is worth that much money". Little did I know then!:eek:
     
  11. Pokey1

    Pokey1

    Feb 6, 2011
    Awww you are such a sweety!:thumbup:
     
  12. Tom Kanik

    Tom Kanik Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    So are you!;):thumbup::thumbup:
     
  13. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    ^^^^
    Jeez get a room you two! :D

    I came across Busse on a Google search. Never looked back.
     
  14. whetrock

    whetrock

    Nov 13, 2010
    I found Busse while lurking on bladeforums some time ago a year and a half later ( after a kind of knife hiatus ) I bought a Swamp Rat Ratmandue and Swamp warden.
     
  15. RickJ

    RickJ

    Mar 2, 2003
    Early 80's I think it was an ad in a Soldier of Fortune Magazine, the one were the dead guy is holding the Busse and it said something like "You better take a Busse cause who knows where you are going".
     
  16. RussMo

    RussMo

    Apr 1, 2007
    Early 90's, back when I was still in the service!!! Couldn't afford them then but I knew I sure wanted one. Then lost track for a long time and found them around 2005, best thing that happened and ain't look back.
     
  17. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    I was the owner of the gun store. Things sure have changed since then.

    Garth
     
  18. voracious1

    voracious1

    Aug 10, 2011
    I think it was a ron hood article in a knife mag then the Blade ad to mail order the ergos and i think a satin jack. First thing i ever bought was a gen 1 howling rat then a jungle defender from porkducci.

    Jody Porkacious
    I AM VORACIOUS
     
  19. steeljhp

    steeljhp

    298
    Feb 18, 2008
    Early to mid 90's American Survival Guide Magazine. The one where the guy with the mustache was testin 'em in the snow ? I was a teen and couldnt afford one .
     
  20. MikeH

    MikeH

    Oct 18, 2001
    About 1992 or so, saw an ad in a gunzine (the famous "You'll Never Have a Broken Heart" ad) and the configuration of the original Steel Heart and the lifetime guarantee really caught my attention. But I really wrestled with the idea of paying $247 for a knife. Then in 1994 Tactical Knives had a Steel Heart II on the cover (the real original Steel Heart II with the Bird's Beak pommel) along with a review of the original Steel Heart and the SHII. I ordered the SHII, ealy in '93 ordered an original Badger Attack. From there the sickness took over.
     

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