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Meaner Street

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by fielder, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. fielder


    Jan 25, 2011
    I've bought a Meaner Street on the second hand market. It should arrive tomorrow.
    Any thoughts or comments on this model? It is the Meaner Street, not the Leaner.
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  2. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    They're bigger than you might think. Probably one of the most common misconceptions. Here's my custom shop meaner in red/blue (Superman) G10.

  3. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    The CG is a robust blade for its size. As SpyderPhreak mentioned its a good size knife.

    COPIUOS Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    All of the meaners I have, lean or otherwise are solid, and yes, they are not small knives - much larger profile than an AMS.

    I have a .25" meaner that is insane!!! FFG...
  5. u812

    u812 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2002
    Hoping they offer some up soon.
  6. fielder


    Jan 25, 2011
    It seems to be a model without much info or reviews.
    Those satin finish meaners look great. Mine has black crinkle coat.
  7. squishware

    squishware Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    My replacement Leaner Meaner arrives today. Great all round pattern for actually cutting things.
    She has AD Butt.
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  8. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006
    Meaners are solid knafs :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    They make great variants too :) ("Tweener" Meaner- .17" thick)
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  9. squishware

    squishware Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Tigerhide LE into Snakeskin Custom Shop. Why always so subtle?
    My bad looks like old school Green Linen. Probably another Custom Shop.
  10. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I liked the original Mean Street from many years ago (sometimes now called SHMS), and still do. The Meaner Street (and Leaner Meaner Street) have nice changes from the original design; I like the shape & size of both the blade and handle.

    I think the reason they do not get a lot of press is it has been a long time since they were sold, and a lot of the newer folks around here are not very familiar with them. They're nice knives!
  11. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006
    If referring to mine- it is a Combat Grade Meaner St. from the original run with green linen, satin sterile (no logo). I bought it from another HOG here a very long time ago
    The Snakeskin/satin is a Custom Shop "Tweener Meaner" .17" thick variant scored @ Blade outta the Trough :)
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