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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


    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-


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.

  18. 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
  19. steeljhp


    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


    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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