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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by nydude, Dec 22, 2019.
Ergo series...Fusion = Ergo + Straight Handle
I have to include Reg and Warden Handles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smooth fusion handle on NMFBM is my No 1
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.
I always thought it was Ergo and Special Forces, but could just be it's own thing.
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.
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.
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.
pics or it did not happen, I know . . .
Also, the AMS is a great straight handle on a small, delicate knife. Great control.
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!
Thanks for the details, Kenneth! I’ve got them both on my short list now. Merry Christmas!!
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.
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)
Special Forces (magnum)