What kind of storage is your favorite for busse kin?

Chevelleface

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Sure wish there was a guide for posting pics that worked:mad::(
I always struggled to post with the small icons on the top tool bar. Then I tried the upload a file blue tab. It’s way easier.you can choose to upload from your library. Just make sure to choose a smaller size or it’ll usually say too big of a file.
 

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You guys are all gold members I would take advantage of the upload feature here on the forums.

If you struggle with the size limits try and use your phone to reduce the image sizes. I do it through Photoshop but an easy way is to crop the picture on your phone then email it to yourself. It's been a while since I did email on an Android but on the iPhone it will ask you what size to send. Choose one of the smaller sizes and it should be within the limits of the forum.

Here's a screenshot I just took.

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You guys are all gold members I would take advantage of the upload feature here on the forums.

If you struggle with the size limits try and use your phone to reduce the image sizes. I do it through Photoshop but an easy way is to crop the picture on your phone then email it to yourself. It's been a while since I did email on an Android but on the iPhone it will ask you what size to send. Choose one of the smaller sizes and it should be within the limits of the forum.

Here's a screenshot I just took.

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My method of choice. I recently got a new iPhone. It lets me choose the photo size before uploading directly to BF. No more emailing needed. But the email method served me well for years.
 

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My method of choice. I recently got a new iPhone. It lets me choose the photo size before uploading directly to BF. No more emailing needed. But the email method served me well for years.

That too :) As I get older I do less and less on my phone, spoiled by dual 22" displays at my work bench I guess.
 

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Not my favorite, but it’s where the ones I’m not currently using/stashing are.
 
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Truth be told, as a sheath maker I wish I had a setup like Dave's. They have to be easier to find than what I'm doing :)

This is a system I've been using for about 5-6 years but every 3-4 blades I buy I need to revamp a drawer here and there. I figure I can expand it to hold another 30-40 knives but then will need to look into something bigger. I can fit AK-47 or smaller diagonally in a drawer but currently don't have room for the F-16 so it's riding a wall magnet at the moment :)

Right now I have something like 300 fixed blades stored in it, but anywhere from 15-20 out at any given time for sheath making or carry, so they shift around as I work through what's needed out vs stored. If I needed to get all of my fixed blades in here at this point I'd be screwed :)

Folders are a different system and this is after all the Busse forum :thumbsup:

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The top section is stacked with Poly down spout. I have a design in mind to split these with a horizontal divider when the time comes. Mostly longer knives are stored up top. The 1" deep drawers have knives just laying on their sides like any tool in a toolbox.

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For the deeper drawers I bought Trex composite deck 2x4 wraps and cut them into U shapes which allows the knives to stand partly on edge and maximizes the vertical space in the drawer.

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Finally on the deepest "tool drawer" I cut two sizes of PVC and stuck as many in there upright as I could. I lined the bottom of the drawer with very dense 3/4" rubber to protect the tips. This is great storage but only really works for knives in the 6-8" range. Too small and they drop out of sight in the PVC and are hard to find, which is a design flaw.

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Hope this helps give someone ideas :)
You just ruined the rest of Christmas... Right after Dave did...

Your system is like my system for everything. I guess I take after most engineers I know. Piles of crap everywhere, but you know exactly where everything is. Quite literally no one on the face of the earth could ever find anything in it without my help though. That's what yours is doing to my head right now. Kinda making me mental thinking about how it wouldn't work for me at all. Dave's is all neat and organized, but as soon as I spend the time and money to get something like that setup for whatever it is I'm doing, it all goes back to organized chaos of piles of crap stacked to the ceiling.

As for my knives though, I have most of them in a Pelican case, a couple on my nightstand next to my 9mm and my AR-10, a few more by my tool box where most of the rest of my long guns live, and a few on the shelf above my 48x29x65 "gun safe" which is just an RSC so anyone who knows how to open one, or has an angle grinder can get into it in 3 minutes anyway. The gun safe is where my wife keeps her car title? and I keep my whiskey. So anyone that breaks in here is going to be really confused, and shot.
 
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I know a lot of you keep your busse knives in a safe. I’m curious what other type of storage you have come up with? I had this small mini tactical rifle case so I had a foam engraver make me a lid for my hack le #15 View attachment 1466583 View attachment 1466584

Epic photo David. Years of effort and investment. Amazing collection!:thumbsup:

Great thread! I have Busse's all over the house but most of mine are stored in a Pelican case.:)

So, I took almost all my knives over to a friends house in a Pelican case. It was right after my first reply to this thread.

I've given it some though since then... I have inadvertently given thieves a to go container for all my Busse products. Something must be done about this.
 
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