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Busse Newbie Question - Basic 3

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by DaveH, Mar 18, 2000.

  1. DaveH


    Dec 2, 1999
    I like the looks of the Basic 3 and I have a question. My intended use is to make piles of wood shavings from relatively soft wood. (ya, I know takes all kinds.) That is whittling without ever making anything.

    I'm right handed, would the aysymetrical grind work well for this?

  2. sevenedges

    sevenedges Banned BANNED

    Sep 14, 1999
    I have a basic #5 and use it to make piles of wood shavings all the time when I'm backpacking, for starting fires. I am also right handed and the grind works very well for this. Later, Jeff
  3. Aries59


    Jan 8, 2000
    I was looking at this model also, but for use as a skinner. Has anyone purchased it for this purpose and how did it perform?
  4. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    The #3 is great for whittlin'. It's edge design is perfect for the right handed whittler. I'm right handed and whittle constantly when I get the chance.

    As far as being a hunting knife that is exactly what we designed the #3 for, field dressing. Its drop point design, wide belly and short blade have been proven superior by pro hunters and sportsmen the world over. The grip, with side thumb rests, allows for an excellent, non-slip purchase of the grip in either the upright, upside down, or side grip position. I hope this answers your questions and good luck out there.

    Yours in whittlin',
    Jerry Busse
  5. DaveH


    Dec 2, 1999
    Great! Thanks for your reply.

  6. Aries59


    Jan 8, 2000
    Thank you for the information, I believe you just sold me another Busse knife. Now if I can just get on that folder list.

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