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Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by purest, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. ipal

    ipal

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    May 5, 2009
    Exactly :D, and in your case, it might be much more severe than you thought since you start with two higly toxic models :thumbsup::D
     
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  2. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 3, 2018
    I'm happy and sad for you at the same time. Busse knives are like heroin, you probably already have a habit ;)

    I bought my first Busse like 10 months ago and now I have 7 lol.
     
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  3. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    My new pal! Glad to see you getting acquainted with the hogs. :thumbsup:

    I don’t have time to post a ton so I am not always terribly active, but I can still vouch for this as a great, friendly, and helpful community. It makes sense because the folks at Busse are the best I have ever dealt with as a customer... it still surprises me on a somewhat regular basis how cool the people here are, which means you will fit right in! :thumbsup:

    I’m glad to see your new acquisitions getting some love. I love them too, but sometimes you have to make a hard choice... I will say that I love sending good blades to good people, and if you enjoy them it’s a big “mission accomplished” as far as I’m concerned. Now beat ‘em like they owe you money! :cool:
     
  4. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Uh oh purest, now you are royally screwed! :D

    But seriously, here is a prime example... Chris will not steer you wrong. Also, I agree with everything he said, especially regarding the gold membership :thumbsup: as well as the part about me being awesome. :p:p:p
     
  5. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    And HUMBLE too!:D:D
     
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  6. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    So Chris, or Tim, did you tell our new guest to get on the list for the TGULB? .. a really good friend would explain that so he doesn't miss out on the last of the most iconic blade ever to be made???? And the secret to success begins with cheesecake? ... important stuff he needs to know- and just how far a bottle of JWB might go? ... all those little details are important.
     
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  7. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    Don't tell the piglet all of our secrets....
     
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  8. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Welcome to the madness. Good start for you. If you purchase judiciously, your investment should increase over time. Good luck.
     
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  9. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Oh yeah,

    The number one rule of Busseland - "No Regrets!"

    That is the motto but we all regret at least one sale that was completed in a moment of weakness. We just don't admit it. :D
     
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  10. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

    67
    Oct 18, 2019
    Amen to that !!

    Welcome to the sickness purest, there are certainly worse hobbies to have and it’s not THAT much more expensive than guns :-/

    Winston
     
  11. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    My Ashbm is my favorite chopper, nice score!
     
  12. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Congrats and Welcome.

    Garth
     
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  13. purest

    purest Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 22, 2019
    So, life happened immediately after I posted this and it's been a busy month or so... I have been meaning to come reply to everyone so I'll start at the top and work my way through.

    Thanks for the welcome Chris, I appreciate it. I do actually (a month later now) have one that I'm curious about on eBay. Not because of who is selling it, but because the price isn't too high and it's been listed for a hundred years... I don't know if it's just undesirable, or if it's potentially not genuine. I can't tell. It looks good to me. I was thinking of picking it up on the 10% eBay bucks promotion.

    I asked Tim about the Gold Membership, because a few of you have recommended that I get one. I don't mind supporting the forum at all. But I don't know what advantages it would provide me with when I don't actually (in reality) see myself purchasing more blades. Money is tight here, and while I started off in Busse with two blades that I think are gorgeous, I don't see myself purchasing anything else sharp for a long time. I spend much more time with the acquisition of firearm related items and PMs than anything blade related. I do enjoy knives, they just aren't a big passion of mine. Also, I just recently got myself a very nice camera, and it's been 30 years since I have been involved in photography, and I believe that I have rediscovered something that I love. Initially I was interested in getting something for celestial photography and something to capture ELR shooting to provide a quality photo, and show accurate perspective on long distance targets to people that don't understand that type of shooting. Let me tell you, the cost of photography isn't cheaper now that you don't have to buy film. lol.

    Thanks again! Nice to meat you. :)
     
  14. purest

    purest Gold Member Gold Member

    80
    Oct 22, 2019
    So, life happened immediately after I posted this and it's been a busy month or so... I have been meaning to come reply to everyone so I'll start at the top and work my way through.

    Yeah, I understand exactly what you're saying. If I could go back to when I was 10 years old and never put my finger on a trigger, I'd probably have another $100k (thrown away on a different hobby) that I wouldn't have spent on guns, knives, glass, etc...

    That said, most of the stuff I have for shooting was originally paid for via tournament wins. But you know as well as I do, especially if you use Nightforce as an example, that once you have the gun and some ammo, if you aren't satisfied, you can find another few grand worth of stuff to buy. I have, for example, at TC Compass, with a Vortex Razor HD Gen II 4.5-27x56 FFP EBR2C MRAD, Harris Bipod, VG6 Presicion Gamma Break, Throw Lever, Bubble Level, 34mm presicion mounts, scope caps, and pelican case... That's the stuff I can think of off the top of my head writing a quick post. So you know what that means, after rebate the rifle was ~$225, the other stuff was ~$3200. It's pretty sad when you have a gun for under $250 and bolt-ons that are over $3k. That said, it shoots well under MOA. Also, that said, I have it in .308 and the exact same setup in .300 win mag. FML on doing it twice.

    Thanks for the post, nice to meet you. :)
     
  15. purest

    purest Gold Member Gold Member

    80
    Oct 22, 2019
    So, life happened immediately after I posted this and it's been a busy month or so... I have been meaning to come reply to everyone so I'll start at the top and work my way through.

    I agree with you to be honest. Although I wouldn't say I wasn't a fan, it just wasn't as high up on my list as some of the others. I really like the blue/black G10, but it seems that it varies from release to release as to how much is blue and how much is black. Though that could just be the photographer/lighting as well.

    Honestly, I really am after a NMFBM, but when I saw Tim's ad of the ASHBM - as much as I didn't want to buy a cerakote'd blade, with the black blade and the yellow/black G10, I couldn't resist. Maybe it was his photos, but god it looked good. Then seeing it next to the satin TG14, I had to have them both. I gotta tell you, when they got here. I wasn't disappointed. They look so great together.

    The only moment I had of disappointment was when I opened the ASHBM and saw that it was used. I guess that in my excitement to have been accepted as a purchaser, I overlooked the part of the add that had cleared said it was lightly used. I had a moment of buyers remorse that lasted for I'd say right around 30 seconds. I figured out that if it had already been used and the cerakote was worn a little bit, I didn't have to be the one that was putting a scratch in my brand new knife. So instead of sitting and admiring the thing for days, I got my fat ass off the bed and went outside to attack a tree that as needed some attention for a while. The ASHBM probably wasn't the best choice available to a handicapped guy with back problems, but I bought it in case my wife and I get stuck in the middle of the woods/desert 50 miles from help or a cell signal. Better to get familiar with it at home than once you need it. The tree in question is a pretty soft wood, so it wasn't very hard to go through .75" to 1" branches like butter. I do not currently own a strop, which is a crime. (I have the Lnasky Sapphire stone, which I will be creating a separate post about that here pretty quickly and was thinking I could touch up anything that needed it with that.) After going through about 6 areas of the tree that needed to be cleaned up, there were a couple small - and I do mean small - portions of a rather ridiculous sized blade that weren't really easily able to shave with in one stroke, so I touched it up with my kitchen steel for about 5 strokes a side and it was like brand new. I'm so happy I didn't waste my time going through many many other competitors products before nutting up and buying what needed to be bought.

    Thanks for the message, nice to meet you! :)
     
  16. purest

    purest Gold Member Gold Member

    80
    Oct 22, 2019
    So, life happened immediately after I posted this and it's been a busy month or so... I have been meaning to come reply to everyone so I'll start at the top and work my way through.

    Thanks for the message, nice to meet you! :)
     
  17. purest

    purest Gold Member Gold Member

    80
    Oct 22, 2019
    So, life happened immediately after I posted this and it's been a busy month or so... I have been meaning to come reply to everyone so I'll start at the top and work my way through.

    Thanks for the message, nice to meet you! :)
     
  18. purest

    purest Gold Member Gold Member

    80
    Oct 22, 2019
    So, life happened immediately after I posted this and it's been a busy month or so... I have been meaning to come reply to everyone so I'll start at the top and work my way through.

    Thanks and nice to meet you!
     
  19. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015

    You are allowed to regret that you are not a millionaire
     
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  20. purest

    purest Gold Member Gold Member

    80
    Oct 22, 2019
    So, life happened immediately after I posted this and it's been a busy month or so... I have been meaning to come reply to everyone so I'll start at the top and work my way through.

    It's certainly my favorite right now as other than harbor freight crap, it's the only thing I own outside of the machete world. I'm thinking I may enjoy something with an angled handle more though. I guess I'll have to wait and see.

    Thanks for the message, nice to meet you!
     

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