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Am I a fan boy?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by rtiger2, May 4, 2012.

  1. rtiger2


    Jan 3, 2006
    As it happens, I was in the garage tinkering around, cutting, chopping and pounding with my new Elmax ZT 0560 folder. After, digging and prying into some hard wood, I checked the blade to find that the edge and tip had exploded---literally, fractured out.

    I was a little shocked that this knife with decent performance and price point would, in my experience, fall apart without even a real savage usage.

    So after ruining that knife, I decided to keep the ball rolling by grabbing a S30V ZT0350. Poundind and prying in the same nail-ridden hole with about (not scientific guys) the same force and duration, I found the tip and edge intact, with only the slightest, perceptible indentation on the edge.

    I then tried the same routine with my kitchen, INFI Culti. I pounded and chopped, with the intention of especially hitting the head of the nail. I did this repeatedly. 3 times. The Culti was completely unmarred. Nothing at all. I went back and really wailed on the knife in the hardwood and the thing really didn't flinch.

    I guess I'm tripping on the kool-aid.
  2. Mike-The-Knife


    Dec 6, 2011
    Kinda cool when you see it first hand , isn't it ?

    ......... Oooo}::::::::> ...........

    Last edited: May 5, 2012
  3. Elsilrac1


    Sep 22, 2007
    We need the pics
  4. kdstrick

    kdstrick Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2007
    Can't speak for everyone, but I'm here because I use my knives. To date, I've not found anything at Busse's price point (or higher) that will out perform his heat treatment on a variety of steel's. Infi and SR101 are fantastic.

    I'm a fan of what works. Busse's work great.

  5. gatorzingo

    gatorzingo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    This is why my other knives (ex) by other manufacturers have found another home. My collection is just about exclusively INFI, except for my folders.
  6. InquisitorLord


    Jun 4, 2011
    I want to see a pic of the exploded ZT! You should lay it down and stand the Culti up next to it like he just got finished whooping on it...;):D
  7. Mike-The-Knife


    Dec 6, 2011
    Like gatorzingo I have also sold off all my fixed blade knives from other companies and now have only Busse INFI knives except for my Scrap Yard Dogfather . Due to the price of Busse knives I may have fewer knives now , but I can trust any of my knives not to fail me even when used hard .

    ......... Oooo}=====> .........
  8. FTR-14c

    FTR-14c Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 24, 2011
    Since I purchased my first Busse/kin I have not, nor do I see myself buying from any other company.
    Other than folders, I have been slowly passing all my knives from other manufactures to my son.
  9. onlooker96

    onlooker96 Banned BANNED

    Jan 3, 2010
    Why did you think of everyone that collected Busse before you found out what INFI could do were? Did you think we were all crazy? =)
  10. Idaho Jarhead

    Idaho Jarhead

    Nov 2, 2007
    The two Bussekin that blow my mind are the FFBM and the Ratmanduex. I have others, but keep gravitating to those because they exceed every need I have in a knife.
  11. u812

    u812 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 15, 2002
    I would like to see some pics of the ZT as well.I did not care for the Elmax steel but I didn't think it would do that badly.
  12. RedbeAR15

    RedbeAR15 Platinum Plucker Platinum Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Now you know :cool::thumbup:

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