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. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    Has anyone said an Infi Integral Hollow Handle? Smatchet or Boar Spear, yowza!

    I'd also love to see it in a 4" companion smatchet to go along with whatever you make in the full size :D
  2. MattinLA


    May 31, 2006
    Is "Alpha Smatchet" an option?
  3. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2018
    What would the handle from 17 look like on this blade design? Could somebody photoshop that for me?
  4. bikerector

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

    Nov 16, 2016
    I'm drinking coffee so here's my sober 2 cents :D... 10 or 11 of the above imge post would be sweet. I love the CBT and think it will look really cool on those angels like the HG55. I dig the size as well. Awesome desings though... all of them.[/QUOTE]

    YES! I could even legally carry a few of those (no double-edges for me). I kind of love the false edge 15 and 17, or it would be if I ordered one.

    I like 12, though I could only smatchet stuff around the property.
  5. bikerector

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

    Nov 16, 2016
    It seems I can only like that once, so here's a few more. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  6. Houlahound

    Houlahound Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 2, 2017
    Why can't we have sharp edge both sides, or we do?

    So lost in the drin... developments.
  7. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    Here's another one that I just finished! :eek::thumbsup::cool:

    It took me the entire bottle. . . .errr. . . I mean "night" to finish this one.:eek:o_O:confused:

    Again, using several suggestions, I have included the shallow choils, feather vane bevels, palm swell handle, rounded pommel, and I moved the talon holes and the handles much further out in order to make the handles cover more of the front guard area!

    I really like the 'Feather Vane" bevel on this 11 inch long blade!:cool::thumbsup::cool:

    Let's Drink!. . .. . I'm going to bed! :cool::thumbsup:

    Jerry :D


  8. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    just seeing this thought is having no flared butt end of the pommel will leave it harder to hold on to
  9. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Go double wide on the fuller and mark it Busse Smatcher and you’re done.

  10. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    I was just thinking the same thing. . . not roman gladius sized but substantial and heavily tapered!

    I'm going to get some shut eye and then I'm opening another bottle of something and goin back at it!

    Let's Drink!


  11. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    You asked for it. . . . you got it!!!

    Double the fuller!!! . .. Now that's a big fuller!!!!

    I am seriously going to hit the rack. . . I'm whipped!


  12. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    Arrrghhhh . . . . Can't sleep. . . . still designing. . . .

    . . . still drinking. . . . . .


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  13. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    #22 & #23 >>> pommel looks outstanding...:cool:

    I like the looks of the wide fuller of #21 ... too bad we can't tell how it'd affect usage...

    I've found I like pinch points in the handle ramping up from the ricasso, like these below vvv ...

    they'd make a nice aesthetic transition moving away from the fuller up and onto the handle, plus they add function for pinch grips ...

    they'd work really well in tandem with handle #22 I bet! :thumbsup:

    ...and for anybody wondering how vertical CBT or feathervane CBT may look when you sharpen or regrind it, the answer is: it gets even more beautiful and functional!
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2019
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  14. Grocouteau


    Feb 8, 2018
    I like number 23 a lot.
    Maybe with 19 enhanced fuller.

    But quick question, what's the role of smatchet? Never used one and I'm kinda curious. Looks pretty cool though.
  15. THelambda


    Mar 9, 2017
    19#is killer cool
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  16. cricketdave

    cricketdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2008
    21 is my favorite so far, i still think it needs to be thicker than 3/16ths though
  17. rxavage


    Aug 16, 2014
    #4 and #15

    I’d probably chose 15 if it had to be one
  18. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001
    #19 with a slimmer coffin handle for us with meaty hell boy hands please.

    11" blade
    .187" thick
    3.33 wide blade
    elf choils

    man that would be a winner trust me :)

    Gut Shovel
    or Devils Spade
  19. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Jerry, can you draw #21 but add the enhanced fuller so it follows the blade shape? Like a cross between #s 19 and 21.
  20. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    I'm on it!

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