Gladius Venandi

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by UNRL Ghandi, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:54 PM.

  1. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi Gold Member Gold Member

    887
    Oct 24, 2013
    I got my hands on the grail of grails. A true Busse masterpiece and a sword that needed a name. Say hello to Gladius Venandi (Sword of the Hunter).

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    This two handed long Gladius comes with mammoth bark and meteorite handles. Wow!
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    I solicited my brothers to help me name this beast based on my desire to name it around the concept that the handle material came from space. My twin suggested the latin version of Sword of the Hunter based on the Orion constellation, which I thought was pretty cool since the Orion constellation is my favorite and I've seen depictions of him having a sword hanging from his belt - which Busse somehow stole and slapped their logo on and I now own. :)

    Here it is with the rest of the family - my lucky ganza snag, the custom FMV14 to the left and a one-of-a-kind Gladius on the right (another ganza blade I was able to pick up off the exchange).
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    When I hold Gladius Venandi I feel like Ragnar with the Sword of the Kings, except cooler. :)
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  2. grizzle

    grizzle Gold Member Gold Member

    185
    May 8, 2016
    :eek: these are pretty sweet, n that long Gladius has liners?

    was curious if these guys were safe queens, or if they might see some occasional action? ;)
     
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  3. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Daaaaaaaamn! :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  4. ron finkbeiner jr

    ron finkbeiner jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2012
    I just got a chub.......
     
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  5. jlrnky

    jlrnky

    142
    Jan 20, 2012
    Beautiful.
     
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  6. JackTheKnifeGuy

    JackTheKnifeGuy Gold Member Gold Member

    895
    Nov 12, 2017
    I've got to know how that monster handles:eek:
     
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  7. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi Gold Member Gold Member

    887
    Oct 24, 2013
    Surprisingly it handles better than the smaller gladius even though this big guy is over 3 lbs. Weight is more balanced so it doesn't feel top heavy. Nothing will ever handle better than the FMV14 pictured. It's magical.
     
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  8. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi Gold Member Gold Member

    887
    Oct 24, 2013
    No liners, just the tan micarta running the length of the handle.

    Oh yeah, these are safe queens for sure. There may come a time when they get used but I'll have had to run through all my ammo first and be forced to go medieval on fools to protect the farm. So they'll probably get used in 2021 or 2022 with the way the world is heading. ;)
     
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  9. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    That must be super fake. You should send it to me for proper disposal.
     
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  10. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Stare magnets.:thumbsup::cool:
     
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  11. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    WOW! That is awesome...congrats!:thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
     
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  12. Dangerneck

    Dangerneck Gold Member Gold Member

    124
    Dec 13, 2012
    It’s...glorious.
     
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  13. tokerblue

    tokerblue

    May 1, 2010
    I remember seeing that FMV14 and FMV8 combo when it went on sale. I regret that I didn't have enough money to try and buy it. They're gorgeous.

    Hell, I wish I had the skill to grind my two FMV14 like that.
     
  14. punk909

    punk909 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    54
    Feb 11, 2007
    Incredible set you have there.
     
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  15. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi Gold Member Gold Member

    887
    Oct 24, 2013
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  16. SlamAdams

    SlamAdams Platinum Member Platinum Member

    17
    Jun 13, 2020
    I’m not worthy
     
  17. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Congrats. That is an amazing score.

    Garth

    P.S. I love the name.
     
  18. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Nice snag G! I didn't even know one like that existed! Let us know when you open the Busse Museum! HAHAHA! Outstanding! Freaking meteorite :eek: :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     

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