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. tdog


    May 26, 2006
    Boss Man,

    # 7 is the obvious choice ! It checks all the boxes on .25 with convex edge. Anything else would be 2nd place
  2. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    And now you see where the "Forsaken" series came from!!!! :eek::eek: :D :cool: :thumbsup:

    Can you imagine the number of "Forsaken Smatchets"??? :eek:o_O:confused:

    Let's Drink! :cool:

    Jerry :D

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  3. MosesMcgregor


    Oct 30, 2014
    I will happily examine and test any prototypes to help, for research, and to ease any burden :D
  4. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    I liked 6 until I realized the difference between 8 and 6, 8 wins it of that group for me.

    Would it look too much like a sharpened penis if you convexed all the way across and skipped the fuller? Including a convexed tip? Think old school Kephart, but leaf shaped blade, way the Frick bigger, and the backside convexes all the way to an edge.
  5. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Yes, very much the coolest ricasso/choil layout.
  6. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    #8, with the #11 handle. Make it .35" +/-

    Maybe a reinforced tip...just the tip...
  7. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    If I got one it would be #17.
  8. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2013
    #4 w/ an AALB d-guard minus the fingers, so basically a pointy d-guard. :)
  9. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator

    Jun 4, 2001
    #9 with elf choils
    .200" thick or less
    slicey and dicey

    a real Gut Shovel .................hmm that would be a great name :)
  10. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 15, 2014
    #17 please.
  11. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    I will need one of each in hand to really be sure. If you'd like to send me the prototypes I promise to send them straight back. I'll pay for postage.
  12. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    I think #17 would be my first choice as an actual user, but in the more traditional shaped ones I would kinda like to see the CBT reversed on #10 and #11 so they run in the same direction as the veins in a tree leaf or the fibers of a feather.
  13. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Like #2 so far, but no fuller and punch the scales all the way to the angled points/ends of the guard for thrusting comfort.

    Busse KISS Smatchet.
  14. Ryker

    Ryker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2015
    Have you been looking at MSC AR’s lately? ;)
  15. willrise

    willrise Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2003
    8 and I have way to many double IPAS and my go to Larceny
  16. Chingon1988


    Jul 6, 2009
    What are the blade lines on 10 & 11? Mini fullers? cbt? aesthetics? never seen those before.
  17. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
  18. sixpak1

    sixpak1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2016
    #2 fully convexed, .22 stock, "slightly" modified fuller For The Win!

    *slightly modified fuller is similar in shape to #8 but allows more flat to apply the nuclear treatment to. :cool:
  19. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    #4, #6, #8 are my pics. Great design. No choil and no CBT.
  20. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    oh and how about some bumble bee G10

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