HOG, BACON, PORK, ETC - What gives?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Kenneth F Huls, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    SO this is slightly embarrassing and I have resisted asking this question for a long time 'cuz, well, I think I am somehow supposed to just know about this and all.

    What is the deal with the whole pig/porcine connection here with all things Busse? If there is a thread that lays out the genesis and history, please direct me, ok?

    Was the HOG (Heavy Ordinance Grade) editions the chicken or the egg? If not that, then what?

    Please be gentle! (HaHa! - yeah, I know that ain't gonna happen, but then, I like to think I ain't so shrinking violet of a snowflake, so bring it on!)
     
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  2. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Oink! Squeal!!!
     
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  3. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    It all started here

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  4. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    . . . I see . . . . Not. :rolleyes:
     
  5. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    HOGS, RATS & DOGS...

    IMG_4326.jpg

    Let's Drink!!!

    :D :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    and . . .

    I am not going to get an answer, am I? :oops:
     
  7. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Nope. :) Just trampled at the trough. ;)







    The truth is out there.



     
  8. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    It’s simply the “mascot” of each branch of the company. Busse Combat is the hogs. Scrapyard Knife Works is the dogs. Swamp Rat is, of course, the rats.

    I’ve been here since well before this and noticed it, but AFAIK it’s just the mascots for the different branches.

    Or, the different steels are infused with bacon grease, dog blood, and rat blood... muahahahaha
     
  9. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    AntDog, thank you, Kindly thank you, for attempting a sincere answer to a sincere, but playful, question. The rest, well, I appreciate the playfulness! And about what I expected!

    Yes, I get the mascot connex. That is, for two out of three. Dog makes sense with the yard. Junkyard dog and all that. Rat for, well, a SwampRAT. Got it. Yup.
    Hog for . . . Busse???? Nope, I don't see the connection. Which is why I ask. Seems there must have been something more to it at one point, but then, perhaps not. No less fun if there is nothing other than whimsy involved. Truly. Just wanting to know.
     
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  10. Ironkid883

    Ironkid883 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 29, 2018
    Scrap yard = gaurd dog junkyard dog
    Swamp rat = big effin rat
    Busse = boar sign of power and masculinity in olden days thats the best i can figure the boar was used a sigil of power and a symbol of royalty .
    Hence why busse has it cos the are the topline of the knife group .
    Just my take on it
     
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  11. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Nope, he doesn’t see the connection. It had to have meaning, dammit! :rolleyes:
     
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  12. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 11, 2011
    Damned Ohio pig farmers gettin' the customers confudged...

    Hogs in the barn, Bull Terriers in the yard guarding the broken-down crap, rats in the sheds, and then.......someone comes along looking for logic.

    There is NONE.

    :p

    :thumbsup:
     
  13. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    I imagine he had trouble getting trademark rights for the bourbon to use as his mascot. It would fill in that list nicely for you.

    Bourbon, the real mascot of Busse.
     
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  14. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Only the Janitor knows for sure and I believe he's drunk again. Cheers! :D
     
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  15. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    A razorback boar hog is a dangerous beast, indeed.
     
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  16. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    So, like lions, bees, and the color purple. I see.

    No, seriously. That is good enough for me, thank you, Ironkid!

    The lesson I take it is that no one (yet?) has a mythical story to tell about an improbable event involving Jerry, a wild Russian boar, a finely made but tremendously robust knife, and a bottle of "the good stuff" at that old, cold, drafty cabin in the woods where he did his grinding in the late '70's?!
     
  17. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    o_O Well, no, it does not have to. But I thought it might just the same. Hence, my inquiry. I knew I was taking a risk here! :eek:
     
  18. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
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  19. Kenneth F Huls

    Kenneth F Huls Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2012
    My parting word on the subject is that I see John the Texican had the same question in '07, I believe, and that is pretty darn good company! :D
     
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