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Yes, Please, I'll Take One Of These

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by skmo, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. skmo

    skmo Gold Member Gold Member

    18
    Feb 21, 2015
    A Blast From the Past...

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  2. TheGrownUpKid

    TheGrownUpKid Platinum Member Platinum Member

    861
    Jul 2, 2013
    What is this "Busse" you speak of? 375 for a knife??

    I guess I'd take one, y'know, if I couldn't get a Ginsu.

    (Comon. They cut cans as easily as they cut a tomato.)
     
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  3. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    What's a Busse?
     
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  4. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
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  5. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Anyone know what year that was?
     
  6. tokerblue

    tokerblue

    May 1, 2010
    Not sure, but 1983 was the Year of the Pig...
     
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  7. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Gold Member Gold Member

    487
    Feb 11, 2011
    Ad is pretty "slick"....

    :D
     
  8. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    That curved plunge line is pretty sweet looking.
     
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  9. zanussi01

    zanussi01

    240
    Jan 3, 2012
    I have a copy of this ad from an early to mid 90's "Fighting Knives" magazine,very cool!
     
  10. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    I remember seeing that ad as a kid and teenager
     
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  11. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Same here. Now I wish I had saved the money I wasted on throwing stars lol and bought one. Guess I watched American ninja movie one too many times back then lol. Ahhhhhh who am I kidding I watched it the other night when it was on lol :)
     
  12. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Yeah, I was thinkin early 90's or maybe mid 90's
    I was a rookie cop in '93, and seems like I remember seeing an ad for a Silent Knight. A lot like the ad for the steel heart there.
    I could be wrong though. That's been a long time ago.
     
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  13. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Jerry Busse was costar to Keanu Reeves in Point Break. I didn't know he made knives too! Awesome!
     
  14. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
  15. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Why you bunch a blue flame special quarterback punks :D
     
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  16. Eric Isaacson

    Eric Isaacson Pirate

    Dec 19, 1999
    The old ads were very cool. They have the old skeleton ad, the alphabet soup ad, they were very original and often took swipes at other lesser knives.
    I've got most of them uploaded to photobucket but don't even know if I have access to that account anymore.

    :D:D
     
  17. Eric Isaacson

    Eric Isaacson Pirate

    Dec 19, 1999
    Here's an example of one.
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  18. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    That was my guess too. The original Steel Heart was history by the time I stumbled onto Busse knives; I think that was around 1999-2000 or so - I can remember seeing the SHSHII, SHBM and a Basic 9 at a show in Dayton Ohio. I finally bought a Basic 9 in late 2001, and it was all downhill from there. :D
     
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  19. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    That's a nice looking Steel Heart! :cool: It's also the oldest Busse knife I have.

    That IS pretty funny! :D
    .
     
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  20. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Jerry not only has the best blade steel in the best knife models...as if that wasn't enough >>> he's the Mark Twain of writing copy for knife ads to boot! :thumbsup:

    Great Busse Ad resource link from Eric I: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/some-busse-advertising.1256534/

    I wish we could get an official Busse Combat Company knife advertisement archive of ALL the ads, merch, swag, etc. <if possible> and make it a sticky here @Jerry Busse
     
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