First Blood: The Knife

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Alpenwoe, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Lennox

    Lennox

    Aug 16, 2012
    :eek: Dang :thumbup: brother from another mother.

    Garmisch what in the world made you move there? but more importantly what have the germans been doing to you to make you like soccer? :p
     
  2. Alpenwoe

    Alpenwoe

    66
    Oct 2, 2010
    Garmisch for work. Soccer well, beats watching tennis!
     
  3. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006
    I'd like to see Jerry take a shot at a one piece hollow handle...in INFI, mmmmmmm...!
    I have an R J Martin Black Bird and a Vaughn Neeley "Toxic Goat" edition split sawtooth SAS, and I'd like to have a Busse version of a Lile inspired survival knife too. :)

    Here's the Black Bird. Only 20 of these in the wild. ;) ETA: Forgot to mention that the black cord on these Black Birds actually came from Jimmy Lile's shop. I thought that it was really kinda cool to have a piece of this knife come from the workshop of a legend in the knife community.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
  4. Lennox

    Lennox

    Aug 16, 2012
    John Hill still makes them under the Jimmy Lile name but they are quite pricey.
     
  5. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    Gorgeous, Alex!
    Alpenwoe- You dunt happen to have a Busse PD with Red G10, hmmm?
     
  6. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
  7. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006
    Yeah, but that's not INFI! ;) :D:D I wants one on INFI! Back to the grinder with ya, Bossman!! :);)

    I did forget all about that thread...until I saw that Shark that I still drool over just thinkin' about it, like Pavlov's dog on the sound of the chow bell. ;):thumbup: :D
     
  8. nerv102

    nerv102

    401
    Jan 3, 2007
    Yep that first one in infi would be a definite buy for me.
     
  9. Lennox

    Lennox

    Aug 16, 2012
    Yeah :thumbup: Me too .
     
  10. PeterPHWS

    PeterPHWS

    Dec 31, 2005
    I have owned a Lile First Blood and a Lile Rambo - originals done by Jimmy Lile back around 1988-89. The originals were done in left handed sheaths ( Stallone is left handed ) and that started me with using a diagonal small of the back carry because as a lefty this lines up the handle nicely for a right handed rear draw. I prefer this carry to this day ... but these knives are sadly long gone.

    Back in 1988 I bought the first blood for £680.00 and when our one and only original custom knife seller in the UK brought back a Rambo model for £800.00 I snapped it up in a part exchange. These were my first "consumer credit" loans. To give you an example of how expensive this was - my car at the time cost £250.00. This car was an old Datsun/Nissan and when it gave up the ghost and I needed to buy another car the Rambo knife had gone up to £1500 in mint condition. This was just paid for by then and finances and the need for transport eclipsed my ability to hang on to the knife and I sold it to buy a replacement.

    Both knives were superb in workmanship and incredibly "light" from memory. I was in the forces at the time and using a khukri on my belt webbing and I distinctly remember that the knives were way lighter than the khukri blade. Those knives were pure frustration for me as the custom knife dealer who sold them to me told me whatever I did I SHOULD'NT USE THEM. He said they were guilt edged investments and so it proved - but not using them left a bad memory - and since then I have had a number of custom knives at high prices and have used them all.

    You don't appreciate a knife until you use it and I would have loved to see how those knives held up to proper use.

    Soon after selling the Rambo knife I bought an original Robert Parrish. This was still in 1989-90 and digital cameras were not around and I had never considered buying a computer. Pic's don't exist of these knives but I can tell you I did use the Parrish.

    It was good and I remember comparing it to the Buckmaster when it first came out and it was way ahead in performance and edge retention. We actually got some Buckmasters to try out along with the Gerber BMF. The Gerber didn't have a hollow handle but was a lot more effective knife. Much more comfortable to use.

    Around this time I got to hear of Chris Reeves who was still in South Africa and got one of his early one piece hollow handle Jereboam knives. I still have this one. The stippling on the round grip is too severe and needs to be dulled but it is a bit of a collectors item now and it remains in pretty good nick after only small use which established this problem.

    The Parrish had a less aggressive checkering on the handle and was much more useable.

    The fishing line grip on the Lile knives was far more comfortable than any of the above and I wish I had beat the snot out of the Rambo version as this would no doubt have meant I would have kept the knife. They now go for £6000 in pristine nick - so a well used one would still have me well ahead of my purchase price. If you could only turn back the sands of time!:grumpy:

    The Parrish ended up being traded to get me and some others out of a sticky situation - it is amazing how far the Rambo movies have travelled around the world.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
  11. Busse007

    Busse007

    232
    Jun 7, 2013
    Ok, I read this post originally while watching the last of the rambo movies this afternoon...so coincidental i had to read and re-read the post and laughed.

    I would die for the first one in infi.

    A year or so ago i had a custom knife maker make me a useable Rambo 3 knife using a cheap one bought specifically for template purposes. he made me a nice leather sheath with it. $800 was the price tag. The choice of knife is a long story. the custom blade was my first big knife purchase. Its an incredible blade but i have yet to 'use' it.
     
  12. serpientes

    serpientes

    79
    Apr 13, 2013
    where's the picture?
     
  13. evolution80

    evolution80

    845
    May 11, 2013
    i actually saw the second rambo film first - when i was six years old - i already had some knives at that age and - of course - wanted the rambo knife! :D you could not get the original knives here - the closest thing was the jungle king from aitor which was too expensive back then - i got a knock-off for christmas 86 - which broke apart - then in 87 i got my first decent fixed blade survival knife - 440c / .2 inch blade thickness (i still have it)

    my gf (who doesnt like when i buy knives) also saw the second rambo film first as a kid - and she too wanted the knife :eek: - sure she would approve of an INFI rambo knife!

    btw i also checked out the jimmy lile knives - :eek: i d rather buy some busses instead
     
  14. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Rambo got me interested in knives as a kid. Funny to think that my kids havent seen Rambo yet but they know the Team Gemini from Walking Dead. It will be interesting to see in 20 years or so if this generation is still talking about Rambo or if something like The Walking Dead is what triggers their knife interest.

    Garth
     
  15. Busse007

    Busse007

    232
    Jun 7, 2013
    [​IMG]

    Top one (obviously). The blade is still frozen, along with my phone and my hands...
     
  16. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    Nice!! ^
    I NEED a bigger Busse knife.
    rolf
     
  17. willrise

    willrise Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2003
    off topic but can you still get Battle Pappy's from Busse?
     
  18. nerv102

    nerv102

    401
    Jan 3, 2007
    From the custom shop most likely
     
  19. serpientes

    serpientes

    79
    Apr 13, 2013
    thats a damn nice rambo 3 you got there
     
  20. Busse007

    Busse007

    232
    Jun 7, 2013
    Thanks,

    The blade us J2 stainless (correct me?), handle is redwood the guards are silver. It worked out better than anticipated.
     

Share This Page