TGULB No Regrets

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by JACKMANDU, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    Jerry really knocked it out of the park with this knife! I love the TGULB. Best knife of 2019 for sure! I bought the knife, and I’m glad I did. Fit and finish are top notch. The competition finish is beautiful. The weight, balance, and overall feel of the knife are excellent. All the rounded edges give a very nice feel to the TGULB. The only edge that isn’t perfectly rounded is the razor sharp cutting edge. Love the hollow grind! It’s no surprise to me that the only complaints I’ve heard about the TGULB are from a guy who didn’t buy one.
    No regrets!

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  2. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    This knife is so well designed and made, it is the ultimate evolution of this iconic pattern, truly a must have, and the pricing was very reasonable. In hand, the proud tang reminds me how proud I am of myself for having this knife. Really was a no brainer to order this one, not that it was a difficult process, but congrats to those who did.
     
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  3. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    918
    Feb 5, 2010
    I agree wholeheartedly. Honestly, all three finishes have their charms too. I initially thought I'd only love the BIG DC on this blade... But the more I looked at my CF, the more it's growing on me... And that Forest Green blade mated to a set of tan micarta grips... It's put a spell on me!

    I can't pick one I like more than the others!

    And not only do they LOOK great, they all FEEL great in hand. The weightlessness, swiftness of the ThINFI, the ergonomics of the Gemini handle along with the perfectly rounded/melted proud tang.

    The only thing I dislike about this knife is the way it made my wallet/bank account feel.
     
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  4. ScoMa

    ScoMa Gold Member Gold Member

    893
    Aug 13, 2017
    Still waiting to fondle mine.
    So far, my only regret is not ordering more.
    Specifically, one with micarta.
     
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  5. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    TGULB has forever joined the ranks of my personal favorite OP2W.X models.

    The TGULB, Battle Saw, and KPB are unique tools that my sons will own after I've had my fun.

    Taking a place right beside my Dad's Hamilton pocketwatch and Stanley planes as family treasures full of utility and spirit. Pure American Goodness! :thumbsup:
     
  6. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 20, 2014
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  7. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Sure is a Heck of a blade!
     
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  8. ScoMa

    ScoMa Gold Member Gold Member

    893
    Aug 13, 2017
    But you can beat a stick with that!
     
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  9. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    918
    Feb 5, 2010
    Someone say a STICK?

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  10. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Yep, it's an instant classic and one of my favorites as well! Busse has done it again... Please stop making me budget around your awesome blades, Bossman! Oh well, I have absolutely no regrets on the three I purchased!
     
  11. ScoMa

    ScoMa Gold Member Gold Member

    893
    Aug 13, 2017
    My first experience with Busse was years ago. I happened to be trolling the interweb for a super tough, apocalypse ready Blade for my preps. Don’t remember the exact time, but when I found my way to the sight, the legendary Gladius was for sale. I had no idea how Busse operated, and that it would only be available for a short while. All I knew was that it was way out of my budget at the time, and that it caused some serious lust. Something about the handle and double guard visually appealed to me. Satin/CF with either Black or Blue&Black G10 was what I wanted. I also remember seeing a video of some guy showing how tough the edge was by slicing an old 55gal drum with one. Years later, I come across Busse again. Been slowly building a respectable collection, though the Gladius still isn’t part of it. Maybe one day.... what is part of the collection is the Forsaken Gemini I scored in the last round of Grab Bags. Muddy Brown with Tan&Black G10. While a cool blade overall, it just didn’t do it for me. The handle is different from what I’m used to and slightly uncomfortable, the G10 has some sharp edges, and the double guard seems more visually pleasing than physically. Just my personal opinion/preference, and in no way a dig on the blade. Decided to list it for trade, and I might be relistingfor sale. At this point, I have already have two of the TGULB on order, and with my initial Gemini experience not being to my liking, I contemplate canceling my order for the sake of an unfortunate hog or two that might have missed out. I ultimately decided to keep my order, check out the differences, and sell/trade them if I find as unfavorable as the FG. I even started fishing around for trades with a few of you before they even shipped! I’m Glad I kept the order, because the TGULB feels very different in hand. I find it Much more comfortable, even though I assumed the proud tang would prove otherwise. I like it so much, it made me kind of appreciate the FG. Just not enough to keep it. As an added bonus, the double guard/logo/black G10 section is reminiscent of the Gladius. It definitely rubs that lust muscle in just the right way. Very “second kind of cool”. Glad I got one for using and one for viewing.

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    Normally, I’m the kind of person that wants everything looking shiny and perfect, but I actually enjoy the factory installed scratch under the logo. Gives it a tougher look, like a big facial scar, and makes it more unique. The TGULB is definitely one of my favorites. Thanks to the Busse family and crew for all the work they’ve done over the years that lead to this knife.

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  12. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Well said @ScoMa ^^^

    The TGULB, although its bloodlines are totally traceable back to the TG family, is a seriously different handling animal.

    As far as your Gladius quest, have you ever thought about an FMV14? They're readily available on the Exchange lately it seems.
     
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  13. ScoMa

    ScoMa Gold Member Gold Member

    893
    Aug 13, 2017
    I have, and perhaps one day. The quest is temporarily on hold due to a dip into funding, but I will definitely eventually have a Satin/Black G10 Gladius. As for now, the TGULB is hitting the spot like a champion. Even though they are my fifteenth and sixteenth knives from the BKC, it’s the first one that makes me feel like I have a BUSSE.
     
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  14. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    I couldn’t agree more! I love all versions on the TG family but this one is standing out right now for me with the thinner sliced blade and the proud tang edges. My only regret is not ordering more!
     
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  15. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    I know the feeling you are describing. I felt it when I held a TGLB for the first time. I think only a ASHBM and the TGULB have given me that BUSSE effect since, I first felt it with the TGLB.
     
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  16. ScoMa

    ScoMa Gold Member Gold Member

    893
    Aug 13, 2017
    Also, the best feeling G10 handle, regardless of shape. I wish all their G10 handles were this smooth. Nuke ‘em all!!
     
  17. ScoMa

    ScoMa Gold Member Gold Member

    893
    Aug 13, 2017
    I’m sure the Gladius will bring back that BUSSE feel, whenever it happens. The FHFG INFI RMD gives me a different feeling, like the most practical and useful knife I have, though still too large for my daily carry. A good, possibly second best kind of feeling, but not quite the same.
     
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  18. CookieRawwr

    CookieRawwr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    I have actually thought of selling my TGLB, thats how much I like the Tgulb . And the Forsaken Gemini does have a little bit more reach to it, it certainly feels heavier in hand. I would like to see comparison pics of the TGULB to a Hog Gemini.
     
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  19. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Does the TGULB feel THAT much lighter in hand?
     
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  20. ScoMa

    ScoMa Gold Member Gold Member

    893
    Aug 13, 2017
    I can only compare it to the Forsaken Team Gemini. The TGULB is noticeably lighter, but we’re not talking about pounds or kilos here. As to your question about how it feels, it definitely feels lighter in hand.
     

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