What to buy? Opinions please

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Johan, Feb 7, 2000.

  1. Johan

    Johan

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    Oct 12, 1999
    Hello all! I've got a Basic #7 and I'm trying to decide whether to get a #5 or #9 -and don't say both! [​IMG]

    I was thinking that the #5 would be great for a little hike where I don't want to freak anyone out. The #9 looks great, but the fact of the matter is I've got a custom khukri coming which will out-chop any of the Busse line. That's not an insult, that's just a fact. I haven't found a knife that can out chop a khurki yet. So, the question is do I go with the practical #5 or the emotional #9?
    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Smoke

    Smoke Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 1998
    disregard

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  3. sevenedges

    sevenedges Banned BANNED

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    Sep 14, 1999
    Agreed, The five is easy to carry as I havent gone anywhere without mine in two months, and I mean anywhere!! Of course I put up with the little things like re- adjusting when I get into the car and stuff like that. Other than that you can't beat it, unless of course, you get the Badger Attack. Later... [​IMG]
     
  4. HJK

    HJK Moderator Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
    The 9" was undeniable appeal and if you needed a great chopper, that would be the one. But you've already decided on your chopper. The 5" is much more practical, and although I love my 7" SteelHeart II, which I assume is equivalent to a Basic 7", the 5" can go where the 7" or, a fortiori, 9" can't easily go.
    Your question really answers itself: 5". Enjoy!

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  5. Andy Prisco

    Andy Prisco

    Nov 2, 1999
    #5 all the way. It's the PERFECT knife for a hike when you don't want to draw attention from others on the trail...fast, sleek, SHARP, and NUCLEAR TOUGH.

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  6. Johan

    Johan

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    Oct 12, 1999
    Okay, I succumbed. I've just ordered a #5 from Andy and I should have it in a couple of weeks. It's got the new leather sheath so when I get it I'll let everyone know what I think of it. I've publically said that I prefer kydex but Andy says I won't be disapointed. We'll see... [​IMG] To all those who offered opinion, thanks.

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