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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. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    Got it!

    Another Killer Cool Combo of blade and handle.


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  2. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I like 24!
     
  3. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    It is awesome!!!!!


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  4. fishface5

    fishface5

    Feb 3, 2001
    Looks wicked! Seems like it would need a bigger pommel for balance though?
     
  5. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    how about the pommel shaped like a crescent moon? flaring out each side...
     
  6. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    I agree. :thumbsup::cool:

    It mostly needs a larger pommel for grip security.

    Note that the enhanced fuller will be approx. .060" deep on each side which will pull a lot of weight out of the blade. :cool: :thumbsup: :cool:

    That's nearly 1/8" of material removed from the center of the blade!!!:eek::eek::eek:

    It should have excellent balance for such a large blade. . . at least it will when we get done with it!!! :eek: :thumbsup: :cool:

    Let's Drink! :cool:

    Jerry :D


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  7. Houlahound

    Houlahound

    242
    Aug 2, 2017
    If you take that fuller idea to the extreme and make elongated holes in the blade. Would prolly look neat.
     
  8. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I’m liking 19 and 24 the most. I like how the flat surrounds the fuller on 19. I think it would be interesting to see that on 24, or perhaps just add the CBT to the primary bevels on 19’s design.
     
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  9. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    It just keep getting better! 19 and 24 are sweat.

    n2s
     
  10. EagleTalon

    EagleTalon Gold Member Gold Member

    140
    Sep 20, 2017
    I think you are zeroing in on it with that #24 :thumbsup:
     
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  11. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    Its a double edged billy club :D
    From what I understand, its a simple fighting knife thats relatively easy to use effectively.
     
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  12. Iliveocean

    Iliveocean Gold Member Gold Member

    170
    May 6, 2019
    @ ^^^^^^^^
    Say SMATCHET out loud and make a forward wave motion with your arm and you can kinda picture how it’s used.

    Oh & +1 for 19!
     
  13. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    Think bastàrd love child of a machete and fighting dagger.

    It's Multi purpose
     
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  14. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Basic Member Basic Member

    288
    Aug 3, 2018
    Yeah I think #24 looks a lot more like an original smatchet than #17. With that enhanced fuller too! :)

    I really think you should keep the length at 16.5" to pay tribute to the originals from WWII. I love that kind of detail thing.
     
  15. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    I think all 24 needs is to just widen the pommel, not a huge rounded one, just widen the flare that already exists
     
  16. THelambda

    THelambda

    54
    Mar 9, 2017
    24#,may remove cbt treatment near the tip,and......0.32”thick:D,fan of fatty.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2019
  17. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Basic Member Basic Member

    288
    Aug 3, 2018
    24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24!
     
  18. Brummie

    Brummie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2007
  19. David Brown

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

    Jun 4, 2001
    Can you do 21 or 24

    with the coffin handle but make it slimmer in the middle of the handle and flare the pommel ? kind of like the gladius but different pretty please ?

    oh and


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