ST 56 Meaning?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by tuica, May 27, 2020.

  1. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Greetings. Hope y’all are surviving this current strangest of situations. In looking at various Busses in the Bad Mojo Archives, I noticed the ST56 Persian Fighter. According to the accompanying text, this knife was “made for a special group and continues to see heavy action in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

    Would anyone here have the foggiest notion what the designation ST56 actually stands for? Thanks for your participation.
     
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  2. TheGrownUpKid

    TheGrownUpKid Platinum Member Platinum Member

    927
    Jul 2, 2013
    Sounds pretty armchair commando to ask it, but its not SEAL Teams 5 and 6, is it? I mean they said "special"...

    Probably totally wrong on that, but now I realize I always wondered this too.
     
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  3. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    Good luck getting an answer out of the Shop!
     
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  4. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Thanks fellas. You came up with something I hadn’t thought of, GU Kid. And speaking of a working Busse Bad Mojo. Think it’s Gonzo.

    I went on one of my previous posts regarding it for a link. No search engine results. Other than a Bad Mojo.net that takes you to a “nekkid naughty site.” And same linked on FB. Strange.
     
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  5. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Based on a quick Google search, near as I can tell, "Busse ST56 Persian Fighter" means "busty Persian." A variation on the "mistress" theme, perhaps?
     
  6. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Google "Busty Persian" and let us know how that works out :D
     
  7. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Thanks guys. I’ve learned a lot this morning...;-)
     
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  8. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    pics or it didn't happen!
     
  9. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    You saw the same ones I did don't lie And they were lovely :p
     
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  10. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006
    Special Tactics
     
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  11. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    sez who? could be Special Teams. and what does 56 mean?
     
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  12. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Hmmm. Jax certainly has a reputation for his extensive Busse knowledge. Thank you, Sir. Special Tactics piece of equipment between number’s 55 and 57. Hmmm. I’ll take that for $1,000, Alex.
     
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  13. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006
    LOL not so fast. "ST" is a fairly broad acronym even in military parlance. For the record, I honestly do not know, and we don't usually get those details from the Boss.
    What's 14STS? EH3? 3B2?
     
  14. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    I’ve heard the meaning of 3B2 on BF. But I can’t recall it at this moment, and there’s other “fish to fry.”
     
  15. COPIUOS

    COPIUOS

    Dec 24, 2015
    I had 2 ST56's, and sold...they were so cool, and the asym/extra palm swell feature really works when flipping the blade around in hand (I was NOT on that or any other combat team, ever - I just worked on helicopters state-side). It is amazing how Busse identifies these "simple-meaningful-practical" innovations an/or incorporates feedback from "operators" to make these knives singularly purpose built for possibly even just one particular mission, or set of parallel operations or sustained operations in a particular theater of battle.

    Quite cool and very Busse!!! Busse has many faces - the hush hush military stuff is very intriguing and another reason I love the company. Even cooler when we get to handle some of the real military issues.

    C
     
  16. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Thanks for your worthy comments, COPIOUS. I do appreciate a knife’s ability to easily spin around to that other holding position.
     
  17. COPIUOS

    COPIUOS

    Dec 24, 2015
    Yeah - the grip factor in both positions is enhanced as well...I knew about this when I purchased, although was like, "yeah, that sounds cool and all", and then I held the knife and handled and "did some moves" with it...quite a unique and innovative enhancement that is not just theoretical...and I am sure much more appreciated by those who know what they are doing.

    That said, I started killing dragons and 4-foot thistle monsters at a very young age...the thistles are so satisfying to kill...start at the top with the thistle head, chop off thistle arms and work down and you can kill the same juicy thistle (the kind in Louisiana are big and thick and juicy and cut real clean) like 5 times...my grandad had a whole 10 acre field of fully grown and menacing thistles when he bought 64 acres I helped him clear as a youngster. I went on for days killing thistles; knife, machete, sling blade...I will never forget the joy! I was covered in thistle blood for 4 straight days. Then we bush hogged it all...

    The Louisiana Bull Thistle:
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  18. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    Once at Knob Creek Garth mentioned that he had to go visit a tanker unit about a potential project. Always wondered if anything ever came of that.
     
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  19. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Thanks guys. South Louisiana. Different world than where I was raised. Suburbs of Portland, Oregon and Sacramento, California. Spending a good part of my working career in Virginia has allowed me to travel through, and appreciate, the Deep South.

    There’s no place more different in the US. Meant in a positive way from an American History scholar, and former NPS Civil War Park Ranger. And from someone who loves to eat great southern cooking. Have a good weekend.
     
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  20. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Sorry folks but all I can say is:
    “made for a special group and continues to see heavy action in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

    Very cool that this "special group" let us sell a few extras of these back in the day.

    Garth
     

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