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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Srtr, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    Sounds boring
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  2. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Not if it's cold outside. ;)
  3. Freedom Pullo

    Freedom Pullo Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2015
    ASH2 is a great medium sized chopper:thumbsup:

    My first and favorite piece of Infi, I think .22 is great stock thickness in a medium/large blade. Still has enough heft but it is still light in hand
    MattinLA, jsnell and MacLaren1 like this.
  4. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Had the family over last night and my brother (who is not a knife guy) saw one of my knives on the kitchen counter. This led to me dragging out my Bag o' Busse's. While he was going thru them he pulled out the ASH2 and he kind of lit up. "This is the one.". He said. "You could take off to the mountains with this one all by itself and be just fine.".
  5. 6850

    6850 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Hey CD!!
    Merry Christmas!!
    Cool story...!
    Looks like after my Credit Card cools off, I'm gonna have to try score an ASH-2!!
    Have a great Christmas Day!!
    EagleTalon likes this.
  6. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    17B82451-9901-4B63-99AD-5B7ED2AB1C38.jpeg The balance of the Ash-2 is perfection. The knife feels so light in hand. I should have bought a second when I had the chance. This model is Infi gold. Not sure if that makes sense.
    MacLaren1, hydeinmind and 6850 like this.
  7. 6850

    6850 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Makes sense to me DJC!
    Nice knife!
    Have a great Christmas Day bud!!
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  8. Srtr


    Feb 9, 2016
    happy to see other lovers of the ASH2 comin out to post :D

    Merry Christmas everyone.
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  9. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Lot of weight in those full tang handles. The ASH2 strikes a nice balance between the handle and the blade. The old school front talon makes a pretty decent fingerguard too.
  10. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 15, 2014
    The ASH2, with that INFI steel is just remarkable.
    Like someone else stated, " INFI gold "
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    COPIUOS Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    I cannot agree more! I started a thread a couple of months (or weeks) ago, I cannot remember which.

    There are not a ton of threads about this knife. So, when when I got mine unused, second hand with a nice shiny and sharp edge on it, I had to start a post.

    For some reason I passed in OP2W, and was so thrilled to pick one up.

    It is everything you guys say - it seems to be not so prevalently discussed (not surprising with the knives coming out like crazy), although I will hold on to mine for as long as I can!

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  12. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    There is a reason why it is an ideal size, because it is closer to the original Mistresses than to an steel heart. Which is why it is such a great knife. It can do everything well.
    ASH2 14.5" OAL, 9" Blade Length, 0.22" thick sabre ground
    BME 15" OAL, 9.5" Blade Length, 0.25" thick flat ground
    SHBM 15.5" OAL, 10" Blade Length, 0.25" thick flat ground
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    COPIUOS Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    Cobalt - I was thinking about this when I wrote my post, and the fact that one of my all-time favorite Busses is the BWMLE at .22.
  14. Stubai


    Mar 16, 2007
    Interesting comments on this thread. My blade that has been most used is the now, almost ancient, Basic 9. My 'time on task' with this knife has been considerable, and I have learned how to use it for small and bigger tasks. It feels right for me. The edge has been thinned out over the years and I have confidence in the tool.

    I also like the ASH-2. It seems to have a nice balance in the hand and cuts well. I like the looks of this knife almost as much as the newest FBM incarnation with the favored wide blade profile. The ASH-2 might be almost perfect as an all rounder.

    Keep in mind: a lot of how a high quality tool performs has to do strictly with user skill and confidence as well as hand to eye coordination, not to mention, general visual spatial ability. Imagine entering a racketball court. Most of the players have similar rackets but their ability to score points varies greatly.

    I once watched a skilled worker with a cheap, mass production machete. I was stunned at how well he could negotiate with that simple, agrarian tool.
  15. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Hey Srtr, that's my ASH2!

    Hmm, maybe I should withdraw the other one I have up for sale. ASH2 really is one of the best...
  16. Srtr


    Feb 9, 2016
    may it serve you well :D it definitely did for me :cool:

    Ill definitely be getting another one soon.
  17. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 15, 2014
    Let's keep hoping that the Boss might one fine day let us have a shot at some LE ASH2's!
    The few that I have seen are stunning.
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  18. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    It will happen
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  19. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Would love me some ASHLE ;):):thumbsup::thumbsup:
    MacLaren1 likes this.

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