Introducing The Trough Raider!! . . . Coming Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 9:00pm Eastern!

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Jerry Busse, May 17, 2019.

  1. Twiztids4

    Twiztids4 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 17, 2014
    I’m digging the blade shape/handles. I also wish it was .21” thick for practicality. It seems very similar to the Silent Knight without a Blade catch and coffin handles. Hoping there’s a Nuked option that will help lighten this blade. I’ll have to grab one either way.
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  2. Ulf Krogstad

    Ulf Krogstad Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2013
    If there would be a sr101 version like with the wtf/silent knight for around tree fiddy I might have got one to try out.

    I can see people using this just as much as anything else. Looks thin behind the edge up to cbt and tip looks pokey too and that's what I'm looking for. I like recurves, sometimes. Never had a coffin handle so tempted to get cause of that reason also. Price and cbt is what's causing resistance for me.

    As others have said wish weight was always included with the specs too.
  3. honorearth

    honorearth Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    The coffin handles are awesome on the battle shark for easily flipping the knife around to change your grip and also good on my pork chop for a comfortable grip for chopping and reverse hold for hammering. But the real bonus for me is that it slides freely out of my hand when throwing due to the fact that it has nothing towards the pommel to catch on my fingers.
  4. Ulf Krogstad

    Ulf Krogstad Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2013
    Handles without curves are often the most comfortable while chopping too. Don't know what was thinking passing on pork chop but hoping another axe/hatchet will get released over the summer. Would like to see a mudder res c coffin handle someday.
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  5. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    ^^^^^ THIS!!!
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  6. Marclan


    Dec 19, 2013

    I love the blade but I dislike the CBT. Can there be an option for not including the CBT milling. In the past CBT was an option. Is this possible for this blade? Thank you.
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  7. Thorz113


    Apr 24, 2014
    That is a very nice looking blade.

    Have to sit out but jealous of those who are partaking.
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  8. Adian


    Jul 28, 2013
    Talked to Any and she said they would be ready for billing and shipping next week.

    So I’ll have to pss
  9. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    Im in for sure. What a badass blade.
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  10. Amy-0

    Amy-0 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Mar 8, 2006
    The Trough Raider will be like the last offerings that we have had (Production kicking MAJOR bootey) Once paid in full your order will ship within 30 business days.
  11. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    Instant gratification!! Awesome
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  12. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    If this wasn't a recurve, I would likely be all in. I prefer straight edges. But this thing is awesome nontheless.
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  13. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006
    I see at least one post saying this on pretty much any Busse Fam double guard release. No worries! Def saw more than one regarding the Team G models :D
    I guess it's my curiosity... :)
    Am I just a lucky 'minority'?
    I can easily extend my thumb past the guard & still have my thumb pad fully resting on the spine for control choked up.
    Granted, this TR is bigger, has a different handle, but in the area of concern, it seems about the same size as the Team G but maybe slightly...better? because of the different handle style, there's no middle "hump", but rather a thinner section for (hopefulky) a tighter grip with the 4 fingers while choking up with thumb on the spine.

    Old pix :) vvv

  14. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    So, get rid of everything that is... it, and you might buy it. That’s what I take from that.

    $600 is steep. Too steep for me. But it isn’t because I don’t like the design. For me, it’s because it’s at a point where I don’t feel I can responsibly spend the cash. But I recognize the viability of the knife. I’m one of those guys that doesn’t have a problem with CBT. In fact, I like it. I recognize that it could maintain some stiffness and strength, while lightening the blade. And really, it isn’t that hard to clean the CBT. I mean, use a little “Goof Off,” and you barely even have to wipe the pine sap off it. But that’s beside the point. The CBT, while probably 95+% is for looks, isn’t a bad thing.
    But the recurve! Really?! People are having issues with the recurve? Are these the same people who love the Killa Zilla (forgive me if I butchered the name), or the HUCK, or the FBHF(again, forgive me if I butchered the name/acronym)? A recurve is no big deal, either bad or good. I have numerous, from small to giant, and it just “AIN’T” that big a deal. It dulls, I sharpen. I don’t see it being “all that and a bag of chips,” when it comes to cutting. But, damn, a recurve is DEAD sexy!!

    I wish the coffin was offered on more knives. So far, since I’ve been actually into Busse knives, every time it has been offered, it has been on a premium blade when I’ve been strapped for dough. I THINK it might be one of the most useful grips. But I don’t have the experience with it, so.... dunno.

    You might be in the “lucky minority.” But if so, then so am I.
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  15. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015

    I do it all the time as well! ;):):thumbsup::thumbsup:

  16. Aias


    Aug 1, 2012
    So totally agreed--as far as design goes... damn I love this knife! Had there been a BG/SR101 version + piggyback discount, I would have went for it, no question. As is, I can't responsibly do it. But there is nothing about the design that is problematic or deficient... and I can see this being very practical around camp, the fire pit, etc... Truly a beauty, and destined to be a through and through Busse classic.
  17. DamascusBowie


    Sep 20, 2016
    Im with you, I too think that this new reverse-birdshead guard (my term) is pretty much double guard perfection in that regard, the bottom guard curve works perfectly there, and the reverse on top does the trick there as well. This could be the most secure choil grip imaginable.
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  18. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    I like that description "birdshead" add it applies to the guard.
  19. DamascusBowie


    Sep 20, 2016
    Yeah, the funny thing is, on this beast of a blade with so many crazy cool features, that guard got most of my attention.
  20. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    you've got that right with the multiple cool features.
    I had to take out my HUCK to remind myself how sexy that recurve is.
    Add in the wedge.....thumbs up
    and then I was fondling the handle of the Pork Chop and man does it feel great in the hand.
    The Pork Chop, BTW, is the same coffin handle and I believe the same steel thickness as the TR
    But I think I'm most drawn to the "asymmetry" of those birdhead guards

    This TR offering is really calling out to me. I'm definitely getting one (satin finish, green/Black G10). Had I the funds, would probably get a second one coated (midnight blue with blue/Black G10)
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