The Science Behind The "Light Brigade" Series. . . . . (Cool Pics)

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Jerry Busse, May 4, 2011.

  1. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    Here we go gang!!! The following pics should give you an idea of what we have been working on. . . . .

    This first pic shows the "Light Brigade" treatment on a Team Gemini. . . .


    Here's a cut-away of the handle-lightening work with the Light Brigade anti-vibration web that spans the entire inside profile of the handle while producing an I-Beam effect. This greatly reduces the weight of the handle without turning it into a hollowed out tuning fork. . . Very Cool ! ! ! ! :thumbup:

    What isn't shown in this cut-away is the fact that we will be using an end mill with radiussed corners to ensure that there aren't any stress risers introduced into the design. The end mill used on the knife in the pic did not have this radiussed design. (You can see the radius in the above pic along the inside edges.)


    The next cool feature is the HUGE diameter shallow hollow grind (42" diameter that's bigger than a hula hoop!!!!!) used on the primary bevel. This ensures a much lighter blade while allowing for a wicked sharp edge. This large diameter also greatly decreases the tendency that smaller diameter hollow grinds have of binding in wood when chopping.


    Here's a pic that shows the difference in geometry between a convex bevel and the new Light Brigade shallow hollow ground bevel . . .


    The Light Brigade treatment reduced the overall weight of the Team Gemini by approx. 1/3 pound!!!!! :eek:

    We are looking into "treating" some of our old school models as well as introducing some new designs with these features.

    Yours in light weight and bad assed INFI,:thumbup:

    Jerry :D

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
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  2. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006
    Lookin' good, Bossman!! :thumbup::thumbup:
  3. Skrapmetal


    Jul 13, 2009
    It's an I(nfi)-beam!
  4. giant1


    May 9, 2007
    Nice work.

    They need to be available in satin when they do come out.
  5. M67

    M67 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010

    Can we order without the scales? That just looks BA.

    And some Old School models with this? :D :eek:
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  6. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999

    We do refer to it as an I-Beam like construction. . but I like your variation much better!!!!! :thumbup:


  7. nice, that looks really really sharp.thanks for the pics boss

  8. Liu Kang

    Liu Kang Banned BANNED

    Jul 20, 2007
    Looks great, I'd like to see how that feels in hand...
  9. fugawee


    Jul 7, 2008
    looks great!!!

    Seems like it will be a LOT more work
    putting the slabs on them.
    How about any kind of water retention in those little "pools"
    between the slabs and the hollowed out Infi(tm)Beams
    (maybe you would have to grind in a "weep" hole)
  10. Last Visible Canary

    Last Visible Canary actively parsing hurf durf

    Nov 28, 2006
    LBNMB11LE, LBNMFBMLE, LBNMRKLE, LBNMCABJLE would all be pretty darn cool :thumbup:
  11. Soulrack223


    May 8, 2007
    Do it to a Battle Mistress and sign me up!
  12. fbusmc


    Jan 28, 2008
    Did I hear OLD SCHOOL???? Like Steel heart II, Badger Attack, Battle Mistress, Mean Street, and some of the earlier cool models???
  13. Huntsman Knife Co.

    Huntsman Knife Co.

    Sep 10, 2010
    Nice! Now Id like to see some Res C scales for some serious weigh reduction! Im not sure if it would be feasible due to the cost of the molds etc... but Res C scales that were molded to fit the hollowed out handle grooves and attached with screws for easy cleaning would be AMAZING!!!!
  14. legaleagle


    Apr 26, 2010
    Fantastic. Can't wait to get some
  15. aggiecouch


    Nov 17, 2010
    Looks great! Can't wait to try one out!
  16. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Gold Member Gold Member

    May 31, 2005
    I-beam, huh? Who's the craziest guy here that's gonna glue a hard hat to the thing and hang in mid-air, like the Superglue commercials. ;)

    Looks interesting, Boss.
  17. Demonic1


    Feb 18, 2008

    looks awesome- but how does it balance?

    I'm wondering about what happens when water gets behind the slabs as well? Are the slabs gonna be sealed some how or a drain hole put in?
  18. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    looking great!
  19. oge14

    oge14 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2007
  20. OldPhysics


    Sep 2, 2006
    Of course, I like it. But then ... I'm a scientist!!:eek::eek:;)

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