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Talk Me Into Buying A Busse

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by abey67, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. abey67


    Feb 25, 2007
    I've been admiring Busse knives for a long time but have yet to purchase one. I would like to hear from my fellow members about what they think makes a Busse so special and worth the price. What's so special about INFI, what does it compare to in other steels, what are your warranty experiences, etc. Anything info will help. I just want my fellow blade forum members to tell me why I need one of these Buses knives.
  2. ScoMa


    Aug 13, 2017
    First of, have a drink. That should help.
    Knives made to take a beating (see infi torture tests) - Check
    Transferable Lifetime Warranty, the kind you wish EVERY product had - Check
    An owner who actively communicates with his customer base, and takes their requests into consideration - Check
    A network of owners willing to help you out with any questions or problems you might have - Check
    If that isn't enough to sell you, they also cut stuff pretty good.
  3. erto

    erto Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2015
    You should get one in hand then you will understand it and the irresistible addiction will start!
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  4. honorearth

    honorearth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    The quality is top notch. The warranty is 100% jerry busse has honored it even when people admit abusing the blades (most knife warranties are extremely difficult to collect on because they always claim you used it for something that it wasn't intended for) he even made good on it when one of our members ran over their bb13 with a riding lawn mower. I use my blades very hard and always know that i can depend on them, for me its the peace of mind that my knives can handle whatever I throw at them and if not Jerry while have my back.
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  5. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Busse Knives........."Knives you Swear BY not At".......(Flatlander year unknown)

    Not an inexpensive venture you might find in a Big Box Store...But Damn Sure Worth the Money as others stated above!
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  6. honorearth

    honorearth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Plus then you get to be part of this awesome online community that is the Busse forum. It is the only one I actively participate in and full of good people
  7. DamascusBowie


    Sep 20, 2016
    Busses are the pinaccle of knife making, Jerry lifehacked the riddle of steel by doing an end-around of the forging process. But beyond that, the designs are some of the purest most functional blades imaginable, they just exude quality and performance potential.

    Find one that suits your purpose and try it out, you cant lose because of the warranty and resale market. Once you hold one and put it through its paces all will be clear.
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  8. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 20, 2014
    All of the above , plus the next barrage that will post after these
    But I don't think its the knives , it's the Bacon Jerry is putting something in the Bacon
    Caution you can't stop at 1
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  9. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    Considering the prices of knives today, I think Busse Knives are a great deal. Wonderful materials/fit and finish, amazing steels with a top notch heat treat and solid resale value. The warrenty speaks for itself, the best in the business. Finally, Jerry and the gang actually care about the customer and want them to be happy with their purchase. I don't recall ever reading anything here on blade forums about someone who felt short changed.
  10. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    One of the Down Under HOGS from Australia has a number of videos on his youtube channel all about chopping...:thumbsup::cool:

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  11. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    If someone needs to talk you into it you may not be ready yet ~ It's not for everyone, you really gotta want it for your own reasons-
    Fact- everyone here is an enabler HAHA! couple months ago I didn't own a single one but have always been a fan and been watching for a while.
    When you see a guy like Rob slam a high dollar Custom Shop into logs and trees and go "YEAH! HELL YEAH" then you'll get it :D - I just got a new one yesterday and the first thing I did was chop on my stump with it cause I don't buy them to stick in a safe, besides it's already packed to the gills with other precious metals-
    Finally - you still have time to walk away but once you go through that door you've made a choice :p
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  12. BenL


    Sep 18, 2012
    Don’t you mean “whatever I throw them at”?:p
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  13. Baron83

    Baron83 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 7, 2017
    Just last night I was telling a friend around the campfire about Busse knives. I had my battle grade BOSS Jack, which is SR-101 steel if you aren't familiar. I sharpened it last about two months ago. I have since batoned numerous logs for camp fires. All sorts of hardwoods and softwoods alike. And it is still shaving sharp along the entirety of the edge.

    I have 7 now and many more on the way. If you want to ease in, cannot recommend anything more than the Swamp Rat Ratmandu.
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  14. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    I really don't think you're worthy. I don't spend my time trying to change minds. If you like cheap knives fine more Busse for me.
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  15. honorearth

    honorearth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Exactly.... I throw all my knives and have always hated that every other manufacturers say warranty void if thrown (other than designated throwing knives, but I only know of one throwing knife with a lifetime guarantee and I don't even own a HB forge thrower) I find it hard to buy any other brands lately
  16. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    It's a pretty simple approach:

    1) Use blade steel with the best possible combination of
    A) Strength
    B) Toughness
    C) Edge holding
    D) Rust resistance and
    E) Ease of Sharpening

    2) Use the best possible heat treat protocols to guarantee maximized performance across the board.

    3) Then guarantee every knife unconditionally against any major unintentional damage forever--or for as long as Busse Combat Knife Company exists.

    INFI knives, as heat treated and warranted by Busse, hit every mark and are made for those who demand the very best.

    However, demanding this highest and best result is expensive. So Busse goes a step further.

    With the use of other excellent steels like SR101, SR77, Elmax, and others--steels that can actually best INFI in some categories even though they don't compete across the board, Busse adds another selling point:

    Achieve ALL of the above, offering the very best performance possible, for the LOWEST PRICE.

    Seems to be working.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2017
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  17. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Speaking of Wills post above on warranty - I've witnessed a couple claims since I've been here - Um, personally, I'm not sure I would have the balls to ask and the guys really didn't but boss man said "send em in! It's covered" ... No one else on the planet would have warrantied those but this is a different planet here- The one that went through the lawn mower made a statement to me that hit home. But the value of a warranty should be the last reason to buy something imo-
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  18. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Pretty much everything as stated above. Plus...they are just magic. And as a user, and collector, there are so many different models that will most likely increase in value over time. If you purchase wisely. Part of my retirement portfolio. And more enjoyable to collect than my stocks; bonds; mutual funds...etc. But those are also important in the mix.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2017
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  19. F'lar

    F'lar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2016
    Just buyin "A" Busse is impossible. Once you've got and used one there's no going back.

    All the reasons stated above etc.

    If you do take the leap remember you were warned, you can never own "A" Busse.
    The Best Blades & Brothers Are Busse!
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  20. boring

    boring Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    love your bronze set.

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