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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Apocryphiliac, Jan 12, 2018.
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Dogs that look like the scrapyard mascot are good for guarding a safe full of infi
Hey Garth, would you ask Bossman for me if this thread will qualify me for hogdom?
See, the reason I still don't want to consider myself a collector is that I want to use every one of these knives! And if I live long enough, I will... but the main reason why I bought so many is that I feel like I need to handle/use them in order to figure out what I like best. I don't know anyone else (IRL) who owns any Busses, so I have to buy them to try them. See what I mean?
If I may, I read an article regarding choosing a safe not very long ago, that made me regret spending over $1K on my Fort Knox safe. There were a couple of things to consider:
Even the largest of the gun cabinet safes can be cut or pried open with the right tools in a matter of minutes. If they truly want your stuff and have any level of competence, they will walk out with it. Don't advertise what you have.
Think about a typical house fire and the likelihood you will get in and get your stuff anytime soon if the fire is major. Most of the gun safes have what - 45 minutes worth of protection, using Sheetrock installed behind sheet metal? My understanding is that gun cabinets are not real UL-certified SAFES.....not like a bonefide safe, which would cost an order of magnitude more.
I was told the best thing to do is insure your stuff and keep it in an unobtrusive place. Lock it up more for access control than anything else. A safe guy told me that any decent handyman could do the same level of fire protection using a sheet metal cabinet and fireproofing bought at Home Depot.
If you have the money, either get a REAL safe, or do a room like Garth did.
I use a Huffy drawer tool chest. You should also look for surplus blueprint storage drawers; they are the perfect size drawer to maximize vertical space. New ones are pricey, though.
I always make sure at least one steel or plastic 50 gallon barrels are visible from any vantage point onto the property. Also plenty empty containers of acid I never get around to recycling.
Looks like a hoarder to me, I'm sure I could help you with your problem though.
Fire protection isn't required it is just more heat treat for INFI
@BlackKnight86 is correct.
There's no SURE THING in safeguarding your blades.
However, it's pretty simple and relatively cheap to make it more difficult for someone to get at your goods.
Take your normal, garden variety, drugged up, burglar-- they ain't likely to have the fortitude to tackle a well placed safe they can't tip over and get to the back or sides. Face it, these scum aren't known for their work ethic. Plus they just won't spend that much time over target. They're edgy, tweaked, and paranoid AF. They're gonna riffle thru drawers and closets and such-- in & out in a few minutes max in most cases.
Now ask yourself this...when was the last time you heard of a homeowner's safe getting cracked? If you've EVER have heard of one, you've also heard of a THOUSAND other thefts where someone left their stuff on their carseat with their doors unlocked or their house's front door unlocked.
It's 90% about ACCESS...or rather, DENYING ACCESS.
People are always so helpful around here!
Seeing the value of the knives there, I'd imagine getting a safe, or some kind of very sturdy case, should be possible.
One mastiff and or 2 shih tzus have probably thwarted more burglaries than all alarm systems/safes combined.
I pick up a lot of shitzuh these days. We installed this security system instead of a safe. Requires maintenance, but it’s worked well so far.
Humble brag thread.
JK, Nice collection.
No, you’re right, that is a good characterization. I’ll explain before I get roasted more...
I do need the advice on safes, but also I wanted to show off my Busse blades. I figure half of the posters here probably have a lot more than I do, so I figured I’d try to couch it with the safe question... and also I feel like it’s a milestone for me because I probably am never going to have much more than I do right now.
My friends and family all think I’m a weirdo about this... but I’d like to think that Blade Forums approves!
Speaking of Family- So I have family spread out all over the place and we take care of family business with FB. I have my aunts and cousins and sisters and even my 96 year old grandma. So I've been posting pics of my knives on there since I started buying them and educating them on Busse. My aunts, who to them I'm still little Lenny, they all love them and see them as pretty and artsy because they know I'm always into something off the wall. They all think it's really cool and it's fun spreading the word about them now that they realize I haven't become a Zombie prepper. One of the best ones, I posted a link to Rob Stanley's YT video opening the WTF (with multiple bleep bleep bleeps) last year and my aunts just laughed their asses off and thought it was just as crazy as anyone would.
You know the one thing they all asked me when they started to understand what these things cost??? "You have a safe to put those in don't you?" .... Just saying
Nothing wrong with showing off a collection. I love seeing what others own.
I got some room in my safe lol awsome collection man
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this is my current "safe" and small collection, i think it would be easy to break in