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The Busse Variants have ARRIVED.

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Andy Prisco, Feb 2, 2000.

  1. Andy Prisco

    Andy Prisco

    Nov 2, 1999
    For those interested in seeing some Busse Variant pics...go here.
    http://www.bladeforums.com/ubb/Forum8/HTML/001251.html

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    Andy Prisco, Manager
    Sharper Instinct, LLC
    Phone: 1-201-493-2469
    Orders-Toll Free: 1-877-557-5200
    Visa & Mastercard Accepted

    Authorized Dealers:
    Busse Combat Knives and Big East Traditional Bows

    Professional Shooting Svcs: Corporate Training and Stress Mgmt.
     
  2. MTF3

    MTF3

    746
    Aug 1, 1999
    Very nice set of knives Andy, and thanks for taking my order Monday.
     
  3. MICKEY77

    MICKEY77

    760
    Nov 27, 1999
    I LIKE IT [​IMG]
     
  4. Maskwa

    Maskwa

    158
    Sep 13, 1999
    The Steel Heart Variant/Battle Mistress Prototype looks awesome. Are there any plans for it to become part of the regular production line? I would buy it now if funds allowed, so I hope it isn't a one of a kind because I definitely want one in the future.

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    But what is strength without a double share
    Of wisdom? vast, unwieldy, burdensome,
    Proudly secure, yet liable to fall
    By weakest subtleties; not made to rule
    But to subserve where wisdom bears command. -Milton
     
  5. Andy Prisco

    Andy Prisco

    Nov 2, 1999
    Maskwa,

    Unfortunately, the knife you are referring to is an original Battle Mistress prototype.

    Busse Combat's old plan was to make a longer version of the Steel Heart...this knife is that prototype.

    There are no plans to produce one in the regular line.



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    Andy Prisco, Manager
    Sharper Instinct, LLC
    Phone: 1-201-493-2469
    Orders-Toll Free: 1-877-557-5200
    Visa & Mastercard Accepted

    Authorized Dealers:
    Busse Combat Knives and Big East Traditional Bows

    Professional Shooting Svcs: Corporate Training and Stress Mgmt.
     
  6. RenFieLd

    RenFieLd

    127
    Jan 23, 2000
    What Maskwa said! Awesome!
    Andrew
     
  7. Andy Prisco

    Andy Prisco

    Nov 2, 1999
    Thanks for your kind comments. I'll relay them to the folks at Busse Combat.

    They're going fast...updates are listed at the linked thread above.


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    Andy Prisco, Manager
    Sharper Instinct, LLC
    Phone: 1-201-493-2469
    Orders-Toll Free: 1-877-557-5200
    Visa & Mastercard Accepted

    Authorized Dealers:
    Busse Combat Knives and Big East Traditional Bows

    Professional Shooting Svcs: Corporate Training and Stress Mgmt.
     
  8. Maskwa

    Maskwa

    158
    Sep 13, 1999
    Andy
    Thanks for the quick reply. I always wanted a Battle Mistress with the point of the Steel Heart, the prototype is exactly what I had in mind. It is unfortunate I can't take this off your hands, but Busse does have a custom shop right?
     
  9. Andy Prisco

    Andy Prisco

    Nov 2, 1999
    Yes...the custom shop does exist.

    Busse Combat's pricing for any work from the custom shop is at $100/inch right now. Lead times are approximately two years for full custom pieces by Jerry himself. Semi-custom pieces are a little less expensive and a little less lead time.



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    Andy Prisco, Manager
    Sharper Instinct, LLC
    Phone: 1-201-493-2469
    Orders-Toll Free: 1-877-557-5200
    Visa & Mastercard Accepted

    Authorized Dealers:
    Busse Combat Knives and Big East Traditional Bows

    Professional Shooting Svcs: Corporate Training and Stress Mgmt.
     
  10. Kirk D

    Kirk D

    493
    Feb 17, 1999
    That custom shop price of $100 an inch *includes* the handle.

    I wanted a 4 1/2" blade INFI knife made of thinner steel than he normally uses (1/4" steel is kind'a ridiculous in a short bladed knife)..., but when I found it would run me about $900 (blade plus handle), I put that idea on the "back burner" [​IMG]

    Jerry did say, though, that he supplies INFI steel to a custom maker, and it's likely that maker could make a custom knife for considerably less. Don't have the maker's name or number with me now, though....
     
  11. Andy Prisco

    Andy Prisco

    Nov 2, 1999
    Kirk,

    Just some food for thought...

    The 1/4" thick Badger Attack and Mean Streets are fully flat ground and EXCELLENT cutting and slicing tools. I think you would be pleased with either of the standard models...

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    Andy Prisco, Manager
    Sharper Instinct, LLC
    Phone: 1-201-493-2469
    Orders-Toll Free: 1-877-557-5200
    Visa & Mastercard Accepted

    Authorized Dealers:
    Busse Combat Knives and Big East Traditional Bows

    Professional Shooting Svcs: Corporate Training and Stress Mgmt.
     
  12. Cliff Stamp

    Cliff Stamp Banned BANNED

    Oct 5, 1998
    I would prefer the geometry on the standard models for being more robust, but it is always nice to see variations. Thanks for posting up the pictures.

    -Cliff
     
  13. Blilious

    Blilious

    Dec 30, 1999
    My God Andy - isn't there a BF regulation against posting such posts?

    I mean, we are all human beings, and it's hard enpough as it is to resist the temptation of life..

    Hell, i just spent 174 US$ to your company -and now this...

    I have to stay away from the keyboard tonight...


    [This message has been edited by Blilious (edited 02-03-2000).]
     
  14. Hart

    Hart

    220
    Nov 8, 1999
    Beautiful Knives!! Excuse me, I have to go get a paper towel to wipe the drool off the monitor. [​IMG]
     
  15. Brian_T

    Brian_T Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 7, 1999
    Andy,

    I think the name VARIANT is good but shouldn't Busse go along with the "nuclear tough" image of their knives and call these MUTANTS?

    What a marketing plan that would be. I can't imagine any copyright infringement with that. After all, who else makes knives that could be called MUTANTS without worrying about name-calling? [​IMG]

    Just an idea.

    Brian_T
    [email protected]
     
  16. ppatter

    ppatter

    12
    Dec 4, 1999
  17. Andy Prisco

    Andy Prisco

    Nov 2, 1999
    All of the Busse crew likes the Mutant name...it will probably be interchanged with the Variant term for a while...feel free to use either for the time being.

    *REPORT*
    All of the large Variants/Mutants are sold...including one that never made the announcement to the forums today, but I left it pictured on the temp HQ page.

    Two of the Mean Street Mutants remain.

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    Andy Prisco, Manager
    Sharper Instinct, LLC
    Phone: 1-201-493-2469
    Orders-Toll Free: 1-877-557-5200
    Visa & Mastercard Accepted

    Authorized Dealers:
    Busse Combat Knives and Big East Traditional Bows

    Professional Shooting Svcs: Corporate Training and Stress Mgmt.
     
  18. Andy Prisco

    Andy Prisco

    Nov 2, 1999
    The Jungle Assault BM Variant pictured at
    http://home.earthlink.net/~gregrnamin/sharper.htm

    is available again. The customer who originally purchased it yesterday decided to return it for something else. I will have the knife tomorrow to ship Overnight Express to the new owner. Will it be you?

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    Andy Prisco, Manager
    Sharper Instinct, LLC
    Phone: 1-201-493-2469
    Orders-Toll Free: 1-877-557-5200
    Visa & Mastercard Accepted

    Authorized Dealers:
    Busse Combat Knives and Big East Traditional Bows

    Professional Shooting Svcs: Corporate Training and Stress Mgmt.

    [This message has been edited by Andy Prisco (edited 02-08-2000).]
     

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