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What's your favourite knife/knives in 5"-7" range?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by XtianAus, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Choil-less tank buster and my original steel heart ergo.

    Second and third from the right

    Last edited: Jul 24, 2016
  2. Raoh67


    May 26, 2011
    The Trash 1!
  3. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006


    Nov 21, 2015
    I like my BG ASH1......it is comfy...tough as nails....holds a great shaving edge.
  5. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Absolutely Beautiful Texican!!!
  6. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    I am thinking maaaaaaybe the ASH1.... ;)
  7. nemesis

    nemesis Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    The HG-55 of course, followed closely by the Hell Razor terror monkey that I foolishly sold and want to replace.\
  8. mach 5

    mach 5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2012
    This is a hard one and I guess it depends on the mission...

    My most used knives in this range are the definitely the the pork shank and infidu. They are just so compact and practical, and lets face it, as much as we love our big knives around here, the shank an Du can do just about anything, but chop wood. The infidu, while not a chopper, has enough blade height to baton some reasonably thick wood, while the shank will excel if you need to filet a pan fish, but can still dress and elk. For the 7in range I may be the only guy here who really loves the Sarge 7; at its given weight I find it remarkably efficient and will do more than some shorter but heavier knives in the buses lineup (many here will doubtlessly prefer the basic 8, but that is an 8in knife :)

    Honorable mention goes to the Ash 1 .22 (great at batoning but no ones first choice to filet a small fish), hell razor, hg 55 and the TG variants (I like the Crusader), but I find in general the Sarge is lighter than these knives, longer, well balanced and has a better usefulness to weight ratio. This is just for me and my hands, personal thing, Ashs etc. are still awesome. :thumbup: :D
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  9. TheMtnMan


    Feb 11, 2015
    I agree, it would depend on the Mission, but i dont think you can go wrong with ASH-1, HG55, TG14, SOB on a shorter end.
  10. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    yup, that is what I have
  11. Beariver


    Mar 23, 2010
    ASH-1 of course...
  12. DirtyPhill


    Nov 13, 2007

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  13. The Hobbiest

    The Hobbiest

    Mar 17, 2016
    Axe Hammer by single Busse blade ownership default.
  14. dman62

    dman62 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 27, 2010
    Lots of great choices in that range. Rodent 6 will get my vote today. ASH-1, RMD, or InfiDu great choices as well.
  15. Noxious Fumes

    Noxious Fumes

    Sep 7, 2011
    Yes....yes .... And yes. Andy has got me back on this one, I'm sure.

    The ASH-1 is it for me. Luckily, there just isn't a bad choice here..... Just look at the designs suggested. Pick the one that is most pleasing to you.
  16. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
  17. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
    7.5 " Randall model 18. Got it last millennium when I was 19 years old.


  18. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    On the short end, the INFImandu, satin, thin. Second choice would be the SWATmandu. On the long end, Hellrazor. I would not have believed I would fall for that design like I have when I ordered it in O2W. But it is by far and away my favorite blade in that size range.
  19. Robdude


    Feb 27, 2015
  20. BillyJoeBobJim


    Jun 14, 2007
    War Dog
    Pork Shank

    I actually have two Pork Shanks on the exchange. The only reason I'm not keeping those two are the G10. I much prefer canvas micarta.
    The HG55 is a wonderful design, but it is too thick and heavy for my preference.
    I want to like the SMD, but the grind and edge is so awful for my use that I always grab an S5LE, PS, or WD instead. :eek:

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