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"Busse Big Five"

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Kenneth F Huls, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    So, in response to comments in a current (and most excellent) thread, and a favorite subject over the years, as to which many of y'all say, "there is NO such thing as ONE KNIFE," I offer the following:

    In African dangerous game hunting there is The Big Five. Heck, there was The Jackson Five :cool:Something magical and, I don't know, just "right" about five in a set or group.

    I have come to view The Busse Transcendental Classics as 5. And with one of each, all is covered. Beyond this, one is simply collecting (and yeah, that makes me a reluctantly admitted collector!).

    In descending order of size:

    1. the Battle Mistresses
    2. the SFNOs
    3. the Steel Hearts
    4. the Badgers
    5. the Mean Streets

    Of these model lines, for me the specific flavors of choice are:

    1. ASHBM (with choil)
    2. NMSFNO
    3. ASH-1 (middy)
    4. HOG Badger
    5. MMS

    I would post a pic as I have all 5, but alas, my ASHBM is off with Josh at REK. Cannot wait!

    With these 5, you can take on the world, or at least anything found in this world.

    Don't need more. Might "need" less (SFNO & Steel Heart lines are close to each other in size and duties fulfilled. Many are fans of one or the other. I love both, and with the NMSFNO and ASH-1, the differences between the two are at their greatest I suppose.). That said, not much if any duplication here, and no task is left wanting a knife.

    If I were forced to sell most of my INFI, these are the 5 blades I keep and feel confident that any knife need is covered. Also, IMHO, the distilled Busse Classics are all represented.

    Ok, so that is Me. Agree, or pick a different 5? (Someone please play. Yes, my parents threw me a birthday party for my 8th B-day, and no one showed. Scarred for life. Much therapy. Nightmares continue. Please help me.)
     
  2. Slayer_Slaine

    Slayer_Slaine Gold Member Gold Member

    119
    Sep 25, 2016
    TGLB
    Argonne Attack
    Battle shark
    Ash-1
    MOAB
     
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  3. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    Slayer_Slaine, I sees you likes 'em BIG! Nice group there. Thanks for sharing :thumbsup:
     
  4. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Mine:
    Urban Grudge (satin)
    (BG)BB13

    Hmmmm...I seem to have come up short; but those are the only Busses I've kept.
    If I can use a few from the Swamp to meet the target, I'll go with one of my custom shop Rodent 3s, one of my ratmandus (I'd have to think about infi vs sr101, saber vs flat, etc), and my Waki.
     
  5. luethge

    luethge Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 16, 2017
  6. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    Luethge, now that is the spirit! Nice. Ratmandu for the really, really small work, right? HaHa! Gotta love Hogs' idea of an itty, bitty knife!
     
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  7. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    Oh, sure, "Kin are "in!" Should have said to being with.

    With those three, that is a nice, varied 5!
     
  8. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
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  9. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    Mr. Currawong, Sir.

    Now with that fine pic and spread of oversized pork + one tiny friend, you are just mocking me and my thread :oops::rolleyes: As oft admitted, I am not forum savvy, but I was not born yesterday either.

    HaHa! I am laughing, man. A varied, descending in size set of five to cover all possible knife chores, indeed! :) Well, after all, many of us here do say, "a large knife can do anything a small knife can do (if not superbly), but a small knife cannot do what a large knife can do (superbly or otherwise)." So, yeh, I guess this is totally in the spirit of my "Busse Big Five!" :thumbsup:

    Cheers!
     
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  10. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    1. MOAB
    2. NMFBM
    3. NMSFNO
    4. ASH 1
    5. Mean Street
     
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  11. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    Rob, starting bigger, but getting to basically the same place. Perfect.

    Functionally, you make a good case. All bases covered. Covering the classics, you swap MOAB for Badger. I get it. Nice set! :thumbsup:
     
  12. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    717
    Feb 10, 2019
    B11
    TGLB
    NFNO
    Infimandu
    Park Ranger
     
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  13. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
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    I suppose I could get to five. In theory. ;)
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
  14. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    I've got 5. Not all are BUSSE though.

    KZIILE #35

    SWAMPRAT MOUNTAINMANDU
    *BIG FINISH FFG*

    BOSS JACK
    *NO CHOIL, FRONT TALON HOLE REMOVED*

    SUS SCROFA

    SCRAPPER 5
    *SR101

    these seem to me like they would cover many tasks
     
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  15. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Awesome collection if res-c goodness.


     
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  16. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    ASHBM
    Basic 9
    NO-e
    ASH
    AMS

    That’s my big 5.
     
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  17. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Short Butaniku
    AK47
    SHBM
    SHSH II
    SHBA
     
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  18. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Skeleton Key
    B4
    ASH1
    ???? (For me this could be a NMSFNO, B8, 911, DF or even a B10)
    NMFBM
     
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  19. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    I'm shocked- no MOABOLO????? Slipping guys.
     
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  20. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    Another excellent set of 5! :thumbsup: Yup, that'd do it!
     

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