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B13

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Blade Runner 7, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    I'd like to see it cg big finish to keep a nekkid blade and cost down. Around four and a quarter for the price and I'd get 3. 4 or 5 if I had time to work on bugeting
     
  2. resinguy

    resinguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Why do you assume that CBT would raise production costs? AFAIK, most CG Bussekin are carved by CNC mills. Even on the 'flat grind' bevel, one can often see hints of the machine tool lines. So CBT shouldn't cost any more than flat.
     
  3. Blade Runner 7

    Blade Runner 7 Affordable Anodizing Services

    Oct 26, 2010
    ^^^I was thinking the same thing but didn't want to be the first to say it. The CBT MOABolos were more expensive than the flat ground ones but that might have nothing to do with production costs.
     
  4. Skrapmetal

    Skrapmetal

    Jul 13, 2009
    I'll be honest, if it's CBT I might not buy it. Keep it BASIC.

    I thought that was settled... you guys need to learn to focus ;)
     
  5. dingy

    dingy

    Feb 19, 2008
    how about a infi version 1311 offered by SKCO?
     
  6. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    No choil... Sa13er grind.... I'd 13e OK with an INFI 1311. 13ut. We still want the 13asic 13olo 13
     
  7. W-457

    W-457

    436
    Aug 29, 2012
    [​IMG]

    Every page needs a photo...

    13ossman, let's do this!
     
  8. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Ooh! a B.I.G. finish B-13?!!??!? Good God Man, what are they waiting for?!!?!?!? :eek:

    BRING IT! BRING IT NOW!!!!! ;) ---- :thumbup:
     
  9. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Ok, Ok, Ok.......Now I want one of these....count me in on the alliance!
     
  10. AZTimT

    AZTimT The Stripetition Finish Guy Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    Finished another 2800 mile week at work and got some sleep:foot: now I can chime in here for a bit...

    B I G on a B 1 3 could work. So would satin. So would coated cg.
    Honestly I don't care what finish it has, I will make it my own however it is offered once it is offered.
    Strip a cg for competition finish, or just start whomping on a big or satin... it matters not if it never comes to fruition.
    Focusing on those details are not nearly as important to me as getting the Bossman to say yes to this knife in the first place. ;)
    Keep in mind saying no to buying one because of some little detail will not help this project along.
    Now I will be the first to admit I was not super excited about a plain jane INFI version of the 1311 on the first page, but the Bolo 13 version of B13 is a whole other animal. It looks amazing, sounds amazing and will be an amazing chopper/machete hybrid to use for a multitude of tasks.

    Now, once this happens and Jerry sees how many of this awesome knife actually sell, I suspect we will see a lot more variants offered down the road just like we are seeing happen with the B8. A lot of folks did not show much interest in it... then it showed up as an LE and sold out... now we are seeing cg's. It's kind of a sleeper knife design because it doesn't *look* amazing but it is very functional yet lightweight. The big heavy pretty knife designs look neat, but they are not nearly as practical in everyday use due to weight... beyond being cost prohibitive for a user. It seems a lot of people take the wait and see mindset until they hear others talking about how great the product is to use, then all of a sudden the demand spikes. Word of mouth sells... always has, always will, now we just need a B13 to go on about! Help us help you Boss! Bring the Bolo13!!! :D


    A recurved res-c handled chopper is not a recent idea... I searched some old threads I remembered where res-c on a recurve blade were mentioned a while back as being very appealing...
    From 2011 INFI machete thread:

    From 2011 models Busse could improve thread:
    From 2011, an entire thread on a Basic Zilla recurved blade:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/883333-A-crazy-idea-I-had-Basic-Kukri

    From 2012 KZIII thread:
    The demand not only is here, but has been there for quite a while. I am very excited about seeing this happen and I believe there are many more out there just like me.

    Please bring the Bolo 13!!! :D
     
  11. Blade Runner 7

    Blade Runner 7 Affordable Anodizing Services

    Oct 26, 2010
    Agreed 100%. I prefer the bolo/recurve design on a big blade like this. I got a MOABolo off the exchange recently and hopefully scored a CBT version. While they are great knives, I can see a huge benefit to going with a basic handle design and thinner blade. I'll take what I can get but my vote is for the bolo over the 1311 blade. CBT too if possible. I would go for the 13asic 13olo 13 before a Khukuri.
     
  12. resinguy

    resinguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006

    Balance/handling is everything. You really can't have a long, thick heavy blade that is useful. If it is too heavy, then it will tire out the user.
     
  13. AZTimT

    AZTimT The Stripetition Finish Guy Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    Yes, I agree with both of you on this. Keeping the end product under 24 oz is key for this blade to be useful, closer to 20 oz would be really sweet.

    I did a little paintshop work to my original drawing for the avatar just to run it by you guys. This is in Busse colors, black & yellow could be any other color background you guys like. Is this of any interest or do you guys want to do one with the blade concept image in it to get more attention?
    [​IMG]
     
  14. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    13eing a13le to control where your chops land is key in effective chopping. I've found though, that for 13atoning, a little thicker is right up my alley. In the realm of .1875-.22 thick is my wheelhouse.
     
  15. AussieMadMan

    AussieMadMan

    17
    Jul 20, 2013
    Well said fellas, I'll buy a B13 no matter what configuration, but all this bolo/bazilla talk is killin me.... please boss, make the basic bolo 13 happen!!!!!
     
  16. W-457

    W-457

    436
    Aug 29, 2012
    Let's roll with the yellow! I can't get it to upload from my phone, will try again in the morning.
     
  17. Blade Runner 7

    Blade Runner 7 Affordable Anodizing Services

    Oct 26, 2010
    Nice work Tim. I like it. I could definitely go for the image of the blade being incorporated into it too. Maybe if you get the background yellow to match both images. I also really like the idea of the knife being the number 1 in the image like this one
    [​IMG]
    Maybe a combo of the 2 designs?
     
  18. AZTimT

    AZTimT The Stripetition Finish Guy Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    Well, not getting anything else done today because I just felt like being lazy, sitting on the couch and playing on the computer... so here is what I just finished by taking W-457's image and tweaking it a bit.
    This is the full size version.
    [​IMG]

    This is the avatar sized version.
    [​IMG]


    Here is just the blade concept... in satin.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Blade Runner 7

    Blade Runner 7 Affordable Anodizing Services

    Oct 26, 2010
    Nice work. I think it looks too much like a 13 and not enough like a B though. It's probably the font of the 3.
     
  20. AZTimT

    AZTimT The Stripetition Finish Guy Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    Here is a horizontal version logo of B13 concept in satin:
    [​IMG]
     

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