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Can somebody help identify an older Busse?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Marvin8, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Marvin8

    Marvin8 Gold Member Gold Member

    403
    Jan 18, 2010
    I can't find any old emails about it, nor how much I paid for it, but I think I bought it a little less than 10 years ago. Can anybody help identify it? I found some website (Bussecollector.com) but I couldn't exactly identify this knife by its specs. ANY and all help would be deeply appreciated.

    Here are the approximate specs to the best of my measuring capabilities;

    Blade length: 7 3/16"
    Overall length: 12.75"
    Blade height: 1 7/8"
    Blade width: 3/16"
    Knife weight: 17.25 oz.
    Blade is coated and has a swedge and largish choil
    Greenish micarta handle

    Argggh, I can't figure out a way to post a pic. When I click on the "Media Gallery embed" tab, it doesn't make my photos pop up so that I can attach one.

    Also, is there any source for guesstimating what this knife might be worth other than Ebay completed sales??? Sorry, it's been forever since I've been on this forum.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. bullpin

    bullpin Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
  3. INFIBlackhole

    INFIBlackhole

    250
    Jul 16, 2008
    You can email me the pics and I can post them if you want
     
  4. oge14

    oge14 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    Could be a steel heart?
     
  5. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    Team gemini
     
  6. Marvin8

    Marvin8 Gold Member Gold Member

    403
    Jan 18, 2010
    Definitely not a Team Gemini.
    INFIhog, I can't find your email address.
    Mine is [email protected], although I hope I'm not breaking any forum rules by posting it.
    And don't you guys abuse it!! :D
     
  7. Twiztids4

    Twiztids4 Gold Member Gold Member

    884
    Jul 17, 2014
    If it’s a hellrazor I’ll take it
     
  8. Twiztids4

    Twiztids4 Gold Member Gold Member

    884
    Jul 17, 2014
    I left you a visitor message on your profile page Marvin
     
  9. INFIBlackhole

    INFIBlackhole

    250
    Jul 16, 2008
    Email sent
     
  10. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    908
    Jun 10, 2009
    Sounds like a Sarsquash. Just google Busse Sarsquash and the pics will prob match. Certainly a number of people around here would be interested in that blade, myself included, or just use the hell out of it :).

    As for pricing. If you upgrade your Bladeforums account to gold status you can request pricing right here in this thread and a number of people will chime in.
     
  11. INFIBlackhole

    INFIBlackhole

    250
    Jul 16, 2008
    Pics added

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  12. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    yep it's a Squatch.... !
     
  13. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    916
    Aug 20, 2014
    Don't see those unused very often , nice knife
     
  14. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    You need gold membership or higher to ask about price but a good google should help
     
  15. Marvin8

    Marvin8 Gold Member Gold Member

    403
    Jan 18, 2010
    Methinks that would be a prudent idea. Will do so shortly. Argghhhhhhh.....I kept googling SaSquatch instead of SaRsquatch. It sure appears to be a Sarsquatch to me, except that somebody posted on another forum a long time ago that the blade thickness was 1 13/16th", which is ridiculous.
     
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  16. Marvin8

    Marvin8 Gold Member Gold Member

    403
    Jan 18, 2010
    Just paid! I can't thank you all enough. Deeply appreciated. Any idea how I post pics. Just hit "Upload A File"?
    It'll also come with a gorgeous custom Rainmaker sheath.
    Like I said, absolutely no idea what the combo is worth.
    DAMN, I probably should have sold my Bushwacker Mistress Competition Finish HERE instead of Ebay a few weeks ago. No idea what that one was worth either. :(
     
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  17. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    908
    Jun 10, 2009
    Hi Marvin,

    I don't remember exactly but the original retail price was probably something like $287? ish It looks like the average selling price currently has been around $400. $380,$399,$415,$425 in the past year or so. Don't know if there was some negotiation below that, but those are the numbers that remain on the sales threads. You can check out the

    https://www.bladeforums.com/forums/busse-swamprat-scrapyard-knives-for-sale.804/

    and use the search function. also, this will be the place to post when you sell it.

    Most of those blades were either competition finish or stripped. Which some people like better and some don't. Yours is very nice so ultimately it's just a judgment call on how much you want for it.

    There were a couple of nice ones with much higher asking prices, but it doesn't look like they sold, though they may have somewhere else down the line.

    Good luck,

    Hope to get a shot at it when it finally makes it to the exchange.
     
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  18. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    SQUATCH!!!!!!!

    I had one. Never should have let it go!!!
     
  19. Marvin8

    Marvin8 Gold Member Gold Member

    403
    Jan 18, 2010
    What a conundrum.....

    I really have no idea what the market would bear in new unused condition and with a custom Rainmaker sheath, so is it not logical to just put it on the Bay?
    The only thing that sucks is the fees that the Bay charges.
    Does this site charge any fees upon the sale of a knife? I couldn't find anything that indicates it.
     
  20. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    908
    Jun 10, 2009
    nope. no extra fees here. unless you count paypal goods and services. Some here will use friends and family (or send a money order), as many here are friends, however there are less protections that way if something does happen.
     

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