Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by LCE, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. LCE


    Jan 5, 2007
    Having had an INFI steel Battle Mistress for many, many years - I'm a bit confused at the type of steel being advertised and have questions. Do you not still use INFI steel for your Battle Mistress? I see the advertisement says SR101. What is the difference?


  2. boring

    boring Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Battle grade knives are 101. If it says busse and nothing else it is infi.
  3. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    The SR 101 version of the Battle Mistress is the only version of the Battle Mistress currently offered at the Busse Combat website. I'm hoping we get a new Battle Mistress for 2020
  4. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    INFI is Busse's signature steel, only used by the Busse family of companies.

    SR101 is a version of 52100 steel, with Busse's exceptional proprietary heat treat applied. It is a cheaper steel, so provides a less expensive version of the legendary Battle Mistress than the previously offered INFI models. But it isn't a worse steel; it is less tough, but still very tough; whereas has better edge holding than INFI under most uses (but INFI still has better edge holding when chopping hard things). The main difference to INFI is that SR101 is prone to rust, though isn't particularly bad in this area.

    Busse switches between offering models in these two steels (and sometimes others).
  5. pmwc78

    pmwc78 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Sep 4, 2010

    Well something is up because the fbm is gone from the Busse website.
  6. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Oh man, I'm been hoping for a new Mistress since I got into Bussekin! Is 2020 the year?
  7. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    I'm hoping for three full lines of regularly offered blades, with an occasional O2W type offering. Fingers crossed........
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