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TGLB vs Force multiplayer v8

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Murman, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    ^ This will bring down aftermarket value of coated tglbs more than anything! But bc of budget, the V8 will affect aftermarket value of tglbs at least for a limited time. As does any big hit knife Busse releases. Increasing supply of infi most like means deceased demand at least over short time periods or over the period of increasing supply. ;):)

    That being said I’m w P2.1. Ima keep both! ;):D
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  2. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    I don't really call $8-900 TGLB's dumping, I call that supplying a niche market demand- if I had a couple of them? well that would only be smart because that was probably the idea when they were bought and that's just a good return investment and the way I see it, they are worth it if that's what the market will bear and what it would cost me if I want one but I'm holding out for my very own un-fondled LE :D
    I am quite impressed by the ability of this particular blade to be so strong and makes me very comfortable paying whatever it is as these knives are released but I am generally the end user and rarely get rid of anything -
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  3. StealthCaliber

    StealthCaliber Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    tglb was my 1st favorite... till I got a sfno... then I got a FBM so now tg is down to like 3rd fav... until I get something else and then another and another lol
  4. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    TGLB will always be my favorite.
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  5. co556guy


    Dec 13, 2011
    For the collector, a dagger is probably more iconic and from what I've seen, they seem to be more desirable to collectors.

    That being said, the TGLB is a much better knife if you plan on actually using it.

    I also avoid daggers because while it's legal for me to carry almost any knife, double edged knives are illegal. But I could carry a damn sword if I wanted as long as it only had 1 sharp side.
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  6. StealthCaliber

    StealthCaliber Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    Would also like to see a v4 or M version of this, that would make a bad lil self defense knife. Right now at 8+ inch blade it's more short swordy
  7. CookieRawwr

    CookieRawwr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    Well I can admit that I will never use the Busse Force Multiplier V8 for what it was intended for, that doesn't mean I don't want one. It just jumped to the top of my list next to the Silent Knight and a BG MOAB. My TGLB has seen alot of use and was worth every cent spent on it. It is more practical for my needs outdoors and trekking through the woods than any dagger.
  8. jakob.k


    Sep 28, 2016
    A friend of mine said something about Zelda. Now I am not interested in the V8 any more. The TGLB is a great all around knife. It can cut, chop, stab... The V8 is just for stabbing.
  9. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    This is a great point about collectors. I don’t consider myself a collector, but, if I’m being honest with myself, it’s hard to have 40 Busses sitting on a shelf and not be collecting them. Just thinking about this is making me reconsider purchasing the Force Multiplyer, because while it looks incredibly cool (and it really does!) I always told myself I would never buy something I wouldn’t take out into the woods to use and so far, I haven’t...

    If I give in on buying the FM, I will have to really face the fact that I am, indeed, a collector, and that wasn’t my goal, and would cause me to reevaluate the way I approach buying knives.
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  10. Murman

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

    Nov 11, 2015
    I think it's a great use knife. Drawback is no batoning. Plus is you can double your cutting work before you need to sharpen. Plus I'm seriously considering how to transform it into a spear head
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  11. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Just consider it a really big letter opener and it instantly becomes a user. Problem solved!
  12. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    ^---- GENIUS! I don't have a "letter opener"! ;) -- :thumbsup:
  13. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    I want one to go on my plate carrier, seems the perfect place for it to go. Figure if I have to put on armor and what not it is a good backup to have available. Going to the woods, I’ll take something different. Mission dictates gear, but you need the gear to accomplish the mission
  14. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    The Combat Road Hog!;):thumbsup:
  15. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    That's another X in the "PRO" column!
  16. Aegisoffire


    Sep 21, 2015
    Haven't seen the pic yet.. But I can weigh in on the TGLB. I missed it when it was still being sold but I got one from a member a few months ago. Promptly stripped it and I love it. For me, it blows the TGBG out of the water, and I had one of those and let it go. I didn't pull the trigger for the battle shark, but I'd love to have one. And strip it. Not selling the TGLB for something else though. It was what I had always wanted for that style and type of blade. It is a huge knife and balanced the way I like for what it is. Yes it is a 'combat knife' but it can be used for a variety of tasks from the mundane to skinning a car door. A dagger however is suited to a narrower field of use.. But that won't slow very many people down here lol
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  17. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I like it so much better than the tglb
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  18. u812

    u812 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2002
    This ^^^^
  19. Crosier

    Crosier Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Part of me wants to take the V8 and put it through all of its paces at “suboptimal” tasks like chopping.

    It can’t be allowed to sit in all its beauty, it must be christened beyond mere letter opening and stabbing!:eek:

    Throwing comes to mind.

    You say no batoning, I say you are merely batoning both pieces of wood at the same time
    (ps - don’t use a mallet:p)

    Who am I kidding? I’ll get one to put through the paces AND one to sit all purty like on the shelf!:thumbsup:

    Guys, if anyone is seriously reconsidering not getting at least one, go back and look at that pic for goodness sake!

    Not that I’m any kind of enabler, but the sooner we forgo the trappings of modern life the sooner we can pool what meager resources we have left so we build the Busse Combat Fan Compound of Hogdom where we gather to watch for brown trucks, and pile our credit cards together in the communal bonfire that is OP2W pt.2

    Seriously, Jerry and Crew are killing it right now!
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  20. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    @Crosier Inspiring! Moving and emotional! Love it! .... I think, we all know it's going to sting and that CF option is going to sting like a NUCLEAR MISSILE! with no floating war feather, nope, gonna sting hard.....So we'll need a couple days formulating the justification internally while finally arriving at the point of which you speak - facing the facts we're probably hooked and rationalize with knowing "I'm a good person, I know I am" ... but, I'm an addict and I'm OK with it ;) .... I can admit I've wasted a hell of a lot more chasing various levels of euphoria through the decades but you have to admit, Shiny Infi is not the worst thing in the world to have the inability to say "No" to :D
    Some numbers would be good so we could just get past it, but it's going to be a big ole hunk of chewy pickled pigs feet, bone and cartilage to swallow.
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