Busse Handle Shapes What Do You Like?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by nydude, Dec 22, 2019.

Busse Handle Shapes What Do You Like?

  1. Tac (Tank Buster/Badger Attack)

    8.3%
  2. Special Forces (SFNO/HellRazer)

    12.5%
  3. Jack (Boss Jack/Satin Jack)

    6.3%
  4. Fusion (FBM/FSH)

    39.6%
  5. Nano Fusion (NFNO/NF-FSH)

    29.2%
  6. Ergo gen2 (BM-E/Steel heart-E)

    14.6%
  7. Anniversary? (ASH 1/Battle Saw)

    25.0%
  8. Coffin (Battle Shark/Trough Raider)

    12.5%
  9. Gemini (TG's)

    25.0%
  10. Force (FMV8/FMV14)

    6.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Ergo series...Fusion = Ergo + Straight Handle
     
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  2. Freedom Pullo

    Freedom Pullo Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2015
    I have to include Reg and Warden Handles
     
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  3. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    I believe the first Busse to wear the Fusion EDIT: "Fusion-style" handle was the Chuckette, a custom shop order by @1whobuys. I think he sketched it up and Jerry shrank it down (the Chuckette is built for 2-handed wielding) and soon after released the Fusion series.
     
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  4. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    The most comfortable handle to me ever was a cgfbm with skinny non magnum green linen micarta.

    No matter how I held it it was comfortable.
     
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  5. david tn

    david tn

    315
    Apr 10, 2012
    I prefer the SAR’s and Basic’s. I own a SAR 4, 6 and the B8. I have sold off most of my Busse’s. I don’t think I could sell these 3.
     
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  6. Idaho Jarhead

    Idaho Jarhead

    Nov 2, 2007
    From what I have owned and used, the fusion handles are the most comfortable on the list. Least comfortable is the anniversary handles like the ASH1. The pinky punch is killer.
     
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  7. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Res-C (Lg), SHE-2/BME-2 and "rope cut" Boss Street scales in that order.

    Nothing else comes close for my big 'ol sammich grabbers.







    ETA (after pondering JTKG's post): I'd like to try a coffin handle, but haven't seen the right one released yet.
     
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  8. Shai-Hulud

    Shai-Hulud Gold Member Gold Member

    30
    Aug 8, 2009
    I like the way you think. Its convenient to have a symetrical handle on a blade with a good thick wide spine where you can beat it with a baton, chop, stab, slash, or slice meat anf food. Switch hands and repeat. I train left and right handed with knives, i can not tell the difference as far as use, but my left hand has a diferent strength and grip than the right, and with funky curves it doesnt handle as well as a coffin handle does. Try this regimen for awhile and left becomes right and right becomes left.

    https://ronin-tactics.thinkific.com/courses/bladetactics-volume1
     
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  9. gorshi

    gorshi

    118
    Jan 9, 2006
    Smooth fusion handle on NMFBM is my No 1
     
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  10. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    For choppers, I love the basic resiprene handles, but still my favorite is the Euro handle. It reminds me of a slender Ratweiler handle and is super easy to choke back on for power. Such a satisfying "thunk" as the blade finds purchase. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I always thought it was Ergo and Special Forces, but could just be it's own thing.
     
  12. inkynate

    inkynate

    Sep 4, 2010
    Yeah, definitely see that in the pommel, but thought the rest of the shape and orientation to the blade were more like the straight handle. Never actually handled one though.
     
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  13. ScoMa

    ScoMa Gold Member Gold Member

    893
    Aug 13, 2017
    Current favorites are the AR 9.5 and the INFImandu canvas. I tend to prefer handles without swells. I also like the Mini Vex, Pork Chop (coffin) and Rucki handles. The AMS looks like it would be right up my alley.
     
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  14. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

    739
    Jul 11, 2012
    FYI - I reground the entire pommel area on my ASHBM to suit and it no longer has a "pinky punch" or any hot spot effects. Twas an easy grind/mod, too.
     
  15. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

    739
    Jul 11, 2012
    pics or it did not happen, I know . . .


    IMG_0127.jpg
     
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  16. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

    739
    Jul 11, 2012
    Also, the AMS is a great straight handle on a small, delicate knife. Great control.
     
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  17. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

    739
    Jul 11, 2012
    ScoMa, if interested in the AMS also check out the MMS. Even though I have XL/XXL mitts, I really like the MMS as well, and probably like it even more. Superb slicer! Great thINFI!
     
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  18. ScoMa

    ScoMa Gold Member Gold Member

    893
    Aug 13, 2017
    Thanks for the details, Kenneth! I’ve got them both on my short list now. Merry Christmas!!
     
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  19. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

    739
    Jul 11, 2012
    I should clarify and attribute properly: Josh at good ol' REK reground and thinned that ASHBM blade you see up there. He also refinished the blade (inherent I suppose) and reattached the scales with Torx's. I ground off the "proud" pommel in its entirety and reshaped the bottom of the grip just a bit as well as smoothed her up a lot down there and hand-shaped the scales to suit. For me, the result of the efforts on the pommel/butt/scales was and is that I do not have the fabled ASHBM pinky probs any longer.
     
  20. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    A little reference material. Feel free to add. :). Also, the names are my best guess. If one is is wrong please let me know.

    Tac (round butt)
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    Special Forces (magnum)
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    Jack
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    Fusion (standard)
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    Nano Fusion
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    Anniversary? (magnum)
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    Gemini
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    Force
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