Busse knives are IMO overhyped and overpriced, but fine knives. Full disclosure: I bought a TGLB for the fun of it. My main problems with spending major dollars on a high quality big chopper are: How much work do you have in between the space where a machete or hatchet/axe would be a better tool? I find big choppers only really fit in a small window that way, and you end up going out of your way to find uses for them, often when another tool would be superior For a chopping tool that's not going to need a super thin edge, super steels are a waste. You can get a large hunk of tough steel (e.g. 10-series steels) for chopping on the cheap from any number of places. For $20 - $120 you can get a honking great heavy chopper at a small fraction of what you'd pay for a Busse For the weight of a big chopper you could bag a cheap machete, a nice hatchet, and a Mora--and then you'd have a superior tool for every use case all for the princely sum of $50 I find that over time I've come to realize the bigger a cutting tool is the less I'm willing to spend on it; there's nothing an expensive machete can do that my $6 Tramontinas can't, and there's nothing a honking chopper is really better at that my $6 machete or my $20 hatchet (assuming we count out looking cool), so I save most of my ludicrous knife spending on folders and smaller fixed blades that would be more likely to see heavy use. Frankly, it's a market I don't understand much. It's sort of the rural equivalent of the urban mall ninja, with overbuilt replacing tacticool. Just don't make fun of INFI or the Busse cult will show up on your porch with their torches and pitchforks.