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Busse Help Site - Acronyms, Porn Links, and Definitions

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by thatmguy, Jan 24, 2005.

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  1. thatmguy

    thatmguy

    Mar 26, 2000
    Hoggies and hoggies to be, as well as the simply curious among you, welcome to the Busse Help Site.

    The thoughts for this thread were to provide a central and concise source of information and referral to help you gather facts, determine what the heck some terms mean, or view some Busse porn and drool over some INFI offerings (all the time deciding what to get next of course).

    In order to keep this reference area easy to use, it will be locked. If you have anything that will help ( more references, new acronyms, or a site with pics) please send the improvement to the mods, and it will be added.

    Hopefully this will reduce search time and frustration. Nothing worse than an unsatisfied Busse jones.....

    Speaking of getting your Busse fix, here area few places where your odds of scoring will be very good:

    www.bussecompanystore.com

    www.shomertec.com

    www.bladeart.com

    www.ebay.com


    Also, here is the number for the shop - 419.923.6471


    Here are all of the sheath makers as listed on the Busse site.

    Kenny Rowe Leather
    Kenny Rowe [email protected]

    Armoralleather
    Dwayne Puckett [email protected]
    www.armoralleather.com

    Okuden
    Brian Wagner [email protected]
    www.okuden.net

    Semper Paratus Tactical
    Dan Hirayama [email protected]

    Mt. Mike's Leather Shop
    Mike Bartol [email protected]

    Buy Brown Holsters
    David Brown [email protected]
    www.buybrownholsters.com

    On/Scene Tactical
    Eric Noeldechen [email protected]
    www.mnsi.net/~nbtnoel
     
  2. thatmguy

    thatmguy

    Mar 26, 2000
    Newest additions will be in red until the next update.

    Knife designations

    AD - Active Duty
    AB - Aftershock Bolo
    NARK – Nuclear Air Rescue Knife
    AS - Assault Shaker
    BA - Badger Attack
    B3 (BB3) – Basic 3 (Busse Basic 3)
    B4 (BB4) – Basic 4 (Busse Basic 4) (European release only) (AKA Euro 4)
    B5 (BB5) – Basic 5 (Busse Basic 5)
    B6 (BB6) – Basic 6 (Busse Basic 6) (European release only - AKA Euro 6 - like a basic version of the caretaker)
    B7 (BB7) – Basic 7 (Busse Basic 7)
    B9 (BB9) - Basic 9 (Busse Basic 9)
    BM - Battle Mistress
    CR – Combat Recruit
    CT – Care Taker (European release only - a clip point e handled knife, roughly the size of a NO)
    C4 (BC4) – Combat 4 (Busse Basic Combat 4 - European release only, essentially a 4" satin jack blade, with the smaller 3rd gen style choil)
    FILET KNIVES - some of the older micarta handled knives Jerry made, came in 4,5, and 6" lengths
    FO - Force One
    GM - Groove Master
    GW – Game Warden (prototype e-handled knife – few known to exist )
    KB – Killer Bee.(AKA 4” pure bred fighter that is factory wrapped in yellow and black or all black)
    LE - Limited Edition
    MS - Mean Street (old model)
    MRS - Meaner Street (new model)
    MR. MOJO
    NO - Natural Outlaw
    PD - Public Defender
    PH – Paul’s Hatchet
    PR - Police Recruit
    4” PBF – 4” Pure Bred Fighter (AKA Killer Bee)
    6” PBF – 6” Pure Bred Fighter
    8” PBF – 8” Pure Bred Fighter
    SJ - Satin Jack
    SHARK – Early fighting knife with shark-like lines
    SH - Stealth Hawk
    SH - Steel Heart
    SH1 – Steal Heart, earliest version, 6” blade, birds beak pommel
    SH2 – Steal Heart - a longer version (7.5”) with either the birds beak or the later rounded pommel
    SK - Skeleton Key
    TB - Tank Buster
    UF - Urgent Fury


    Variant/one off knife designations

    3 FINGER - an older busse design, similar to the Mean Street, but smaller.
    82ND AIRBORNE - earlier busse, oval handle, saber ground, false upper swedge, a kind of bottle opener style choil
    AA – Argonne Assault – Originals were made early years of Busse History. Re-released in 2002 as the 10th Anniversary = 7.5” blade, 20th Anniversary = 9.5” blade. "Magnum" = 10.5” Argonne Assault blade, and the California-legal version with the knuckle guards removed.
    APPRENTICE KNIFE – made by people working under the Busse apprentice program, most/all were sans front talon hole, and most often had cord wrapped handles instead of micarta.
    AXE – Early years item. Few known to exist. (estimated to be 3 or so)
    BA – Bad Apple
    B&T – Bird and trout knife – 1 of 3 made for 3 brothers. Late 1982, D2 steel, real pre-embargo ivory handles
    BLUE GRASS BOWIE – A GFD bowie made from an e-handled knife
    DAGGER - a 1983-1986 blade that was made from Jerry's brothers design
    DH – Defiance Hill – stag handled d2 blade bowie, made early in Jerry’s knife making career
    DWMS – Desert Warfare Mean Street – smooth coat, reddish-brown micarta. .220 normally. Some in 9/32.
    FIB – Flinted Indian blade, heavily gun blued 0-1 blades made in Jerry’s very early years
    FT - Flying Tiger, looks like a modified Flying Mojo, with the recurve ground out of the back end of the blade, the flying serrations closer together, and a lot of handle variance.
    HT - Holy Terror - a serrated d-guard attachment meant for the original straight handled Steel Hearts. Also offered with a separate handle so it could be used independent of a knife.
    LIL' UGLY - Earlier small blade version which pre-dated Mean Street
    LMS – Lean Mean Street – thinner version of the Mean Street – reported 117 made (110 black micarta, 7 tan)
    LMRS - Leaner Meaner Street - a thinner variation of the Meaner Street
    Mr. MOFO – a saber ground version of the Mr. MOJO
    Mr. MEFO - exact same knife as the Mr. MOFO, only with the letters "MEFO" instead of "MOFO" laser-etched onto it. A rare etching mistake.
    HOOD KNIFE – a straight handled battle mistress variant designed by Ron Hood
    IA – Internal Affair (a clip point BM-e variant)
    KL - Knight Light
    MIGHTY BOHEMOTH – A very large recurved e-handled custom.
    MOAB – Mother Of All Bowies
    MUTANT MOJO – A GFD ground Mr. MOJO
    NICK – Nuclear INFI Culinary Knife –Also offered in XXX NICK version
    NUKE HEARTS – Steel Heart variants that featured a sharpened top edge (hollow ground)
    OD - Off Duty – a 3/8 variation of the Active Duty
    PA - Pink Apple – variation of a variation, using pink died bone handles
    PD – Birch Knob Polar Drop, early smooth micarta smooth bolt busse. A “nuclear payload” knife, it was buried in 1989 for later retrieval
    PS - Pepper Shaker (swedged & hollow ground Assault Shaker variant)
    RUGER BOWIE – a style of bowie from the early days (pre-production) of Jerry Busse’s knife making career
    TRICKSTER MOJO – Mr. MOJO variant
    VWF – Vasco Wear Fighter. A Ruger bowie made in Vasco wear steel.


    Military overrun knife designations

    ARK - Air Rescue Knife
    AT1 – Arctic Team 1, a clip point BM-e with white coating, and forward seat belt cutter style serrations.
    B.A.R.F - Busse Assault Ring Fighter - fighter-style offered with forward finger ring for retention/positional maintenance. Offered in 3 sizes, as well as 3 ringless "California" legal versions.
    BS - Buffalo Soldier
    DSF – Desert Storm Fighter
    EU17 - eu17 – extraction unit 17. These knives were offered in regular, magnum and mini sizes. They were made from e-series blades, specifically the BM, SH, and either NO or BA (yet to be released to the public)
    LU – Lil’ Ugly
    SOUL1 – a blade of “secure” origins that had very strict regulations on public purchase.
    TALIWHACKER – only Busse knife to use SR101, a modified 52110 steel used in Swamp Rat products
    TANKER A – a longer version of the Combat 4, came with serrated or PE (plain edge) options. (At least one of which had raptor pattern scales).
    TM – Terror Monkey – rumored to have been made for an Israeli special unit specializing in rappelling, these knives had a special coating and 2 handle variations, one eu-17 style, and another that thinned out the index finger area, and the curve going towards the butt. They were made from ZT (Zero Tolerance) blade blanks, in BM, SH, and NO versions. They were offered with either new-style serrations or plain edge.


    Handle designations (and features)

    3RD GEN (generation) - used on the satin jack and others. (BA3, GM, PD, PH, etc.) Rope cut scales.
    BB - bird’s beak handle designation, specifically the pommel. CANVAS MICARTA – a layered material made of canvas and phenolic resin roughest and strongest of the 3 micarta types used by Busse
    E - ergo handle designation
    EDC - every day carry
    F - fusion (meant to be a handle designation, but often misused to designate the new line of knives)
    FACTORY WRAPPED – used on the Pure Bred Fighter series and some Busse Swords, it was a Japanese-style wrap, often in the Busse colors of black and yellow, but also offered in black/black.
    FLYING – seat belt cutter style serrations on the top and bottom of the knife near the tip. Also has been used to describe handle modifications (which vary)
    LINEN MICARTA - a layered material made of linen and phenolic resin
    MAGNUM - a thicker then normal handle variation used on the new line. Also used to describe a larger or longer version of other knives, such as the magnum eu17, Argonne Assault
    QUILTED PATTERN - a set of raised diamonds, used on the e-series of handle scales.
    RAPTOR PATTERN - a wavy set of grooves most notably used on the Active Duty handles (and later the Meaner and Leaner Meaner Street)
    PAPER MICARTA - a layered material made of paper and phenolic resin.
    ROPE PATTERN - used on 3rd gen. handles (SJ, BA3, etc)
    SF - Special Forces (handle designation) – found on the SFNO, F1, and other offerings from 2004 on.
    SH – straight handled
    SH – sub-hilt
    SLOTTED - a type of handle fastener essentially a flat head screwdriver bolt, used between smooth and tubed scales periods
    SMOOTH - a type of fastener that had a smooth head, used on the earlier knives, before production years started
    SMOOTH MICARTA – designates a lack of machining on the micarta slabs, meaning they are smooth rather then rope pattern or raptor patterned.
    TAC (T) - tactical handle designation, found on the NARK and others offered 2004 on
    TUBE - the current handle fastener - a tube of metal flared under extremely high pressure. Superior shear resistance, as well as maintaining holes through the handle for lashing or cordwrapping.
     
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