Looking for suggestions!

sgt244

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Hey guys,

Long story-short .... I do not own a single Busse knife - however I am looking to change that!

I have seen and heard really good things over the years, especially that busse stands behind their products with the amazing warranty, which is a huge selling point for me when it comes to tools that I'll be putting to USE!.

With camping season in full swing I am looking for a large knife that can de-limb / fell a smaller/med tree if needed and process wood for camp fires ect..ect..

All suggestions are welcome - there seem to be a good amount of options and want to make sure the one I pull the trigger on is the "right" one by exploring all my options up front!

Thanks fellas, much appreciated!

P.S. to give you an idea of what blade I've used up until this point is the Ka-bar Heavy Bowie. It's served me well for many years, but have seen it fail while batoning through logs online, the whole blade snapped in two pieces. --- This has always been in the back of my head, and I just think it's time to upgrade to a no nonsense heavy duty blade that I won't need to worry about at all.

Thanks.
 

JACKMANDU

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Hey guys,

Long story-short .... I do not own a single Busse knife - however I am looking to change that!

I have seen and heard really good things over the years, especially that busse stands behind their products with the amazing warranty, which is a huge selling point for me when it comes to tools that I'll be putting to USE!.

With camping season in full swing I am looking for a large knife that can de-limb / fell a smaller/med tree if needed and process wood for camp fires ect..ect..

All suggestions are welcome - there seem to be a good amount of options and want to make sure the one I pull the trigger on is the "right" one by exploring all my options up front!

Thanks fellas, much appreciated!

P.S. to give you an idea of what blade I've used up until this point is the Ka-bar Heavy Bowie. It's served me well for many years, but have seen it fail while batoning through logs online, the whole blade snapped in two pieces. --- This has always been in the back of my head, and I just think it's time to upgrade to a no nonsense heavy duty blade that I won't need to worry about at all.

Thanks.
You are in luck!!!!!!

buy this!!!!!

 

Steven65

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There are a multitude of models which would serve you well. As has been said the "Basic" series is excellent and fantastic value for money.

The one piece of advice I will give you is do your buying here (on BF). There is no safer, more honourable group to do business with than the BF Hogs. They will look after you. If there is something specific you are after post it in the "wanted" section. Be patient most things appear sooner or later.

Welcome to the madness and good luck with your search! Be sure and tell us what (and how many🤣) you decided on.:)
 

hhmoore

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Be advised, this place can be dangerous to your wallet if you don't set a budget.
 

Jaxx

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I think the Heavy Bowie has a 9" blade, correct?
Are you looking for something roughly the same or "bigger"? Do you like full tang knives or hidden?
SYKCO- Going with first thought, a SYKCO Regulator might be your nearest cousin to the Heavy Bowie.
The 911 is a good choice in slightly larger blade, & it's more of a chopper style knife.
Swamp Rat- the Mountainmandu is worth a look, and probably easier to find than some of the older models. The M9 (Mischief 9) is another excellent Rat to check out.
Busse...lol soooo many. Battle Mistress in its many different versions, ASHBM, CGFBM, Bushwhacker Mistress, etc. Step to 8" & the choices become much deeper, including the Team Gemini (yep, the "Daryl Dixon" knife for several seasons on TWD) in several weights & sizes... :cool::D Also the SFNO & NMSFNO, the ASH-1 or SYCO version with Resiprene-C, the "Trash-1"...etc., etc., lol 😅

If you have questions, holler! Good Hunting 😁😉
 

Twoody

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For a bigger one knife carry i dig my mil-regulator, nfsh or alpha regulator 9.5 . All light enough to belt carry and with choils to choke up but heavy enough to chop..
 

Twoody

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Honnestly you just gota dive in.. what doesnt work, re sell youll get your money back and move on to the next :) im looking forward to a satin jack tac on its way to me as we speak thanks to an awesome forum member on here.

Or just get the scrap yard sword !!!!
 

sgt244

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Amazing responses guys… much appreciated! Wasnt expecting this level of engagement from my initial post!!
I’ll pour myself a nice drink right now and start diving in to everything that’s been mentioned.
Thanks again, you guys rock - just another reason I love BF!
 
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Take a look on the exchange as well, There is some mighty tempting offerings or yes do what I am going to do and get that Scrapyard sword.
 

grizzle

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id say maybe 1311,mmd,basic 10+, alpha regulator, KZ, TR just to name a few.

when you say 'fell small trees' and process wood im thinking of something bigger :thumbsup:

Also busse hidden tangs in rubber handles are tough, doubt you could break it without specifically trying to. cant reallly go wrong with anything you choose ;)
 

Cobalt

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Anything big and Busse will suit your needs. There two Busses have been around since 1998 and have been put through events that would have destroyed most knives in the first year of use. Yet, they are both still fine. One is mine and the other is Cliff's.. Well, their both mine now:rolleyes:

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