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Attn. All Smatchetorians! . . . Wanna Help Design The Busse Combat Smatchet?. . . Start Drinkin'!!!

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Jerry Busse, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    What about one edge being Serrated or teeth like a battle saw? I am liking what I see so far. What about balanced for throwing?
     
  2. ron finkbeiner jr

    ron finkbeiner jr

    Jan 6, 2012
    Resiprene c handle, elmax blade
     
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  3. Chrisinzky

    Chrisinzky Gold Member Gold Member

    371
    Nov 20, 2015
    So boring
     
  4. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie

    Sep 20, 2016
    This is hollow ground perfection in my humble opinion, and the tip is very similar to Garth's recent FMV set:


    [​IMG]
     
  5. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Dear God,

    Please let me know that this is not fake.

    Thank ypu
     
  6. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    #18 has more pure Busse look with traditional smatchet.

    #24 with @18 handle would be la bombe suprise



    best

    mqqn
     
  7. ron finkbeiner jr

    ron finkbeiner jr

    Jan 6, 2012
    Snoring? In the morning?
     
  8. AZTimT

    AZTimT The Stripetition Finish Guy Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    Yes, bring a smatchet... but @Jerry Busse I thought you already nailed it way back with this prototype! :D
    [​IMG]
     
  9. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    I like this idea! Longer and lighter, sharp one side with swedge on the other, penetrator tip!
     
  10. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    I think stick with traditional leaf....it would keep it more versatile, like the original. Too much chopper would take away from other missions.
     
  11. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    Somebody tag Ultra for this thread!
     
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  12. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    I would not cheat it too much toward chopper. Keep it versatile, like the original smatchet.
     
  13. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    This suggestion rocks!
     
  14. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    I agree here, but....

    ....don't throw away the "pudgy FMV-11" pics!
     
  15. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    I second Dave's name suggestion!
     
  16. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    It looks to be useful; but it's less of a Smatchet and more of a Forrester.

    I think the single direction handle and blade profile is overly restrictive to range of use.
     
  17. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    That's damn near perfect, Jerry! 10-11 inch blade?
     
  18. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    YES!!! Perfect!
     
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  19. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
  20. lmcq784

    lmcq784

    359
    Feb 5, 2010
    Haven't chimed in here in a while... Yeah I'm a fan of 11" blade and 3/16" thick. More akin to the later-developed Fair-Sword than the original smatchet that it was based on, but I think it's gonna be more useful - hence Fairbairn's redesign and improvement from the smatchet to the Fair-Sword. Lighter and more agile, easier too carry, let the geometry do the work.

    If we can have a symmetrical coffin handle, sharpened one side, and swedged on the other, then we can chop and cut on one side and hack/smash/bash on the non-sharpened side. Put a penetrator tip on there for good bacon-piercing measure!
     

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