Let me begin by thanking Jerry for entrusting this forum to my primary care and control. I REFUSE to let you down. Let me also thank both Jerry and Mike for their encouragement and vision about this forum. My suspicion is that it's going to be HOT!!!! As Mike mentioned on the General Discussion Forum, Jerry, while being a moderator, will only be dropping in periodically, as he has recently dubbed himself "...a slave to the grinding wheel." As a result, I will be dealing with any posts about the Combat and Custom Variation knives from Busse Combat. All Basic Line posts should be directed toward Mike Turber. Mike and I will probably overlap occasionally, but the general orientation is as stated. Therefore, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome all of you to what will be a 90 trial of the Busse Combat Forum. Let me plainly state some of the regs and boundaries which will determine the success and longevity of this forum. 1) Product questions, inquiries, experiences, and reports are warmly welcomed. Busse knife owners are being asked to welcome the newcomer to the captivating and enchanting world of NUCLEAR TOUGHNESS IN KNIVES. There is no knife like a Busse!!! 2) We are strongly encouraging that any inquiries about your order status from Busse Combat, if you ordered your knife directly from them, be directed to Busse Combat PRIVATELY via e-mail, or me, if needs be. If your order is with Sharper Instinct or WOW, please direct it PRIVATELY accordingly. It will be my pleasure to be of assistance to those who want help and I will go OUT OF MY WAY to do so, but this forum is not a switchboard. 3) Posts regarding competitive knives in THIS forum will be watched closely for content and identity of the author. Lurkers and flamers will suffer the wrath of the delete key. 4) Busse Combat and WOW are aware of the following caveat. If in the event I cannot effectively and faithfully keep up with the volume of activity here due to the fact that I also have to run my own business, the forum will most likely end. I will try my BEST and all of you can EXPECT IT. In closing, let me say again how FANTASTIC it is that this forum is here. Let' make it GREAT!!! ------------------ Andy Prisco, Manager Sharper Instinct, LLC Phone: 1-201-493-2469 Orders-Toll Free: 1-877-557-5200 Visa & Mastercard Accepted Authorized Dealers: Busse Combat Knives and Big East Traditional Bows Professional Shooting Svcs: Corporate Training and Stress Mgmt.