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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Jerry Busse, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    Thank you for the explanation, I cant say I disagree with you at all on any points. I agree that even the fancy knives are tough enough to be used, and I wouldnt hesitate to use them if I needed. My safequeens are such strictly by choice, theyre not needed for use as I have plenty of fine bacon in use already. My Bb13, B11, mentor, warden, regulator and scrapivores have all that covered, and allow me to continue to greedily enjoy my shiny pieces in their forever perfect state :D
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  2. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    It makes sense and fits the Busse philosophy, imho. Its a finely balanced blend of production and custom and I personally like it, I've found that it works well for me. For example, I received a custom knife that I had no input in creating, but it was exactly what I wanted. I just didnt know it existed, nor could I have thought it up. Heck, if I ordered custom knives, they would all be satin bowies with snakeskin or tigerhide scales :D
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  3. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    Thank you for your polite and considered response, DamascusBowie. I can't say I disagree with you at all on any points either! In fact, after I pressed Post Reply, it dawned on me that you said, "the way I figure, some of my knives will always be safe queens, might as well be the fancy ones." Your choice of words revealed your thoughts quite well originally. This was your choice since you wanted to keep something perfect and shiny. While not me, nothing at all wrong with that (Despite my oft repeated statements to the effect that knives are to be used, not stored in safes, etc.) You were not saying these "SHOULD" be safe queens, or "ARE" safe queens in an objective way, and certainly did not say they "HAVE TO BE" safe queens due to their fragile nature. I touched my own nerve it seems :(;).

    Nonetheless, I stand by my oh so insightful analysis :). I do so because I detect that some believe that these are petty much meant to be safe queens or are safe queens objectively speaking. I could be wrong.

    Enjoy 'em however one likes and NO REGRETS! :thumbsup:
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  4. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    Mostly because we still have a large number of customs on back order and have you seen the pics of the Cantankerous Crab Shack Crew?. . . They're grumpy and mean! :eek::eek::eek: They don't allow other employees into the shack and when someone tries to get in there, they typically start throwing things at the door. . . and unfortunately the "things" they throw are knives!!!!!:eek::eek:

    They make a lot of beautiful customs but the vast majority are on their terms and dependent on what they are in the mood to make!!!

    10,000 years of experience comes at a price!o_O:confused:

    I tried to get in there about a week ago and Mike Thourot put me in some bizarre choke hold that he learned from Hannibal in the 2nd Punic war in 218 BC!!!:confused:

    It looks like I'm gonna need an elephant and a lot of really good scotch!!!:thumbsup::cool:

    Let's Drink!:thumbsup:


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  5. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    Speaking of scotch, elephants and the Punic wars, has Mike Thourot worked on any custom mentors? Those would be epic. Hold on, how epic would an actual mentorganzaa be? INFINITELY MORE EPIC :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::cool::cool::cool::D:D:D:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    You described what happens to me all the time, I cant help it sometime, there's a fine line between focus and tunnel vision and I try to be aware of it as early as possible for myself, and I try to be understanding about it with others because I know how hard it is to catch myself doing it.
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  6. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    Your online conduct and understanding speaks volumes for your fine character. Thank you.
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  7. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi

    Oct 24, 2013
    I ended up scoring 4b - pretty excited for this one! After looking at all the knives offered I settled on this one being my primary target.

    Congrats to whoever scored 2c! That's a fine knife there and I do love me some mosaic pins. It was second on my list. :)
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  8. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    My first choice as well! Sharp looker.
  9. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Congrats to those who scored. Lots of folks didn't.

  10. knifelover1973


    Jul 15, 2014
    i'm happy i got the 4c.came in monday

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