Argonne Assault LB. . . Specs & Other Info. . . . . (Cool Pics)

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Jerry Busse, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    "Argonne Assault". . . . What's in a name?

    In the early days of October 1918, American units advanced into the dense terrain of the Argonne Forest in France. Over the next six days, this unit, known as the "Lost Battalion", refused to surrender even though they were completely surrounded, constantly attacked, low on ammunition and supplies, had no food, shelter and limited access to water. Of the over 600 men trapped in the "Argonne Assault", only around 200 walked out.

    The new Busse Combat Argonne Assault LB captures this American spirit and brings a whole new level of sophistication to the classic platform of the original Argonne Assault. Originally introduced in the mid 1980s, early versions of the "AA" are highly sought after by collectors today. We have kept the blade design of the original AA but have added many new features such as the sharpened back edge, Busse armored tip, strengthened shallow hollow ground bevel, machine hollowed tang with internal web for vibration dampening and strength, and fully rounded outer and inner edges for user comfort. Made from 1/4" thick INFI and possessing all of the above features, the new Argonne Assault LB is the definitive Knuckle Knife by which all others will be judged.

    This should be up on our website very soon,


    Argonne Assault LB . . . $597.00 (Base Price)
    Specs at a glance:
    Blade Length: 10”
    Blade Width: 1-7/8”
    Blade Thickness: Approx. 1/4"
    OAL: 16”
    Steel: INFI 58-60Rc
    Primary Grind: Shallow Hollow Grind
    Weight: With Micarta Handles- 20.5 oz
    With G10 Handles- 21.5 oz

    Available Blade Finishes: Black (Pictured), Desert Sage or Muddy Brown

    Handle Options:
    Red and Black G10 $60
    Blue and Black G10 $60
    Orange and Black G10 $60
    Green and Black G10 $60
    Tan and Black G10 $60
    Black G10 $45
    Black Canvas (Std)
    Tan Canvas (Std)
    Black Paper (Std)

    Tan Canvas Handles

    Tan and Black G10 Handles

    Red and Black G10 Handles

    Orange and Black G10 Handles

    Green and Black G10 Handles

    Blue and Black G10 Handles

    Black Paper Handles

    Black Canvas Handles

    Black G10 Handles
  2. topfuel6


    Aug 25, 2010
    Holy frack! Can't wait.
  3. westfork


    Aug 27, 2003
    WOW!!! My wife already told me that she has to have one of these.
    Thanks Jerry
  4. nick425


    Apr 22, 2011
  5. RussMo


    Apr 1, 2007
    UNFLIPPING REAL!!! What a knife...
  6. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Oh my word!!!
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  7. M67

    M67 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Yup, that about sums it up :eek:

    Very cool back history too. Great way to remember their efforts.

    Man, some of those G-10 colors are pure bad a$$ :eek:
  8. Cutshaw

    Cutshaw Prev. Paddling_Man Moderator

    Aug 15, 2004
    How cool is that!?
  9. bobbystoney


    Dec 13, 2010
    Soooooo cool.

    Now which color combo? I'm a big fan of orange but that blue is looking really good.
  10. reddawn


    Oct 8, 2008
  11. Hooker

    Hooker Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2009
    You KNOW! your gonna see this one in a movie!
  12. drbarnes


    Sep 13, 2010
    o man, im gonna have to sell something(s)

    anybody need a kidney? I'm B+ blood type....
  13. uyotg


    Sep 5, 2010
    That history is awesome. :thumbup:
  14. reddawn


    Oct 8, 2008
    time for everybody to put their boss jacks on the exchange so they can buy this one:D:D
  15. M67

    M67 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    I'm A+ :D
  16. azwelke

    azwelke Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    sign me up :)
  17. redbeardrob


    May 25, 2011
  18. Need2Know


    Aug 31, 2011
    I'm going with black paper or black G10. Just wish it had black rivets too. This is a must have!
  19. Soulrack223


    May 8, 2007
    Pretty, I mean really cool! :eek:
  20. bobbystoney


    Dec 13, 2010
    I'm thinking about doing just that. I'm already commited to so many other knives that I'm needing the moola pretty bad if I'm going to try and manage one of these.

    I'm paying on 2 FBM protos and saving up for a SHBM 1/300 and a satin waki and now Jerry has to release this.

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