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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by rgrady, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. rgrady


    Jun 14, 2009
    Which one is the better chopper?
  2. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    I would say the NMFBM would be due to the extra length of the blade.
  3. Grandsuave

    Grandsuave KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 24, 2006
    I've seen both in action, side by side, and I would have to go with the FFBM. Although you shoud do yourself a favor and just get both!!:cool:
  4. Liu Kang

    Liu Kang Banned BANNED

    Jul 20, 2007
    I think the NMFBM cause the FFBM are very thick and may be wedged in there when chopping altough it does get rave reviews when it was tested on knifetest.com
    get one of each and find out for yourself :)
  5. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Yeah I remember something about the knife was breaking the tester :D
  6. Liu Kang

    Liu Kang Banned BANNED

    Jul 20, 2007
    With the Busse BMs, your arm will so break before the knife does:) That's no joke, my arm just gets tired and I just stop chopping... they all take a beating and keeps on ticking... so if you want something that will never break, get a couple of them... one for every use :)
  7. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Oh I know. :D :thumbup:
  8. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    If you are talking about the NMFBMLE then that one. Nothing beats a full convex grind to zero edge in all out chopping.

    If you put a good convex edge on the FFFBM, it will be a race.
    jeepin likes this.
  9. LMT66

    LMT66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    To me, the FFBM is better because it is easier to handle although it too is a heavy blade.
    IMO - Easier to handle = better chopper.
    I've had both.
  10. J. Oeser

    J. Oeser

    May 13, 2009
    The NMFBMLE just pounds through wood with that sick edge.

    IMO I would wait for the Bushwacker and then throw a convex edge on that thing, then you get a great chopper that shouldn't break your arm.
  11. snwbrdr202

    snwbrdr202 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    I was batoning wood yesterday with my FFBM (more like just chopping wood) and I was chopping straight through firewood logs with one big swipe. I will try to get some video footage tomorrow or Friday for this post!
  12. PeterPHWS


    Dec 31, 2005
    Well my first BM was a FFBM and it felt imbalanced to me....I sold it without using it....it felt that "wrong" to me....next was an LE flat grind FBM and then a NMFBM which is fully convexed....I still have both of these and the NMFBM is the best for me....
  13. ceiw


    Aug 25, 2006
    I have both and prefer the NMFBM as a chopper.
  14. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001

    I like the way you think young fella.

    I personally like the NMFBM. :)
  15. fishface5


    Feb 3, 2001
    they're all bad daddies so a lot really depends on personal taste, how the knife feels to you - I preferred the CGFBM to all but the NMFBMLE, which is an undisputed BEAST but so expensive that I had to sell it towards a house purchase when I really needed the money. Of course if money isn't an issue there's always the MOAB, mwuh-ha-ha-ha-ha-haw!
  16. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Yep, I love the way my CGFBM feels too. :D:thumbup:
  17. pushingmongo


    May 15, 2009
    I dont have a NMFBM but would think that the longer thinner blade would be a better chopper than the big ole fat saber ground FFBM...but, again I've held but not used the NMFBM.
  18. RussMo


    Apr 1, 2007
    If all things being equal ie. the means of delivery of the cutting edge to entended item to be cut, I would say the FFBM! You know it's the old mass and energy on the cutting edge thing.
    BUT, if I am out there swinging this joker I am definitely going with the NMFBM (lighter) cause it want tire me out as fast therefore at the end of the day, I generate more work performed... My .02!!!
    AT first when your freash yea the FFBM, but after you have peaked in energy, that's when the NMFBM comes to bear.
  19. RoyalM


    Dec 10, 2007
    I can't link to the thread I did a while ago about BM chopping. The FFBM and NMFBM performed almost equally for me. I enjoy all my BMs but I would have to say the NMFBM is the daddy of the choppers. With a little getting used to the extra length of the blade it really begins to out perform the others.
  20. cruelraoul


    Jun 6, 2009
    Both are monsters. Own two distinct monsters.

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