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Posted: 8/9/2002 6:24:55 PM EST
Need to buy a survival / heavy duty fix blade knife . Anyone here ever use / own one of these ?

Thanks !
And I have been to their website .
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 11:25:05 AM EST
Busse makes Damn fine knives, ones that you can rely on for many years.
Link Posted: 8/12/2002 7:20:31 AM EST
Ditto what sig_230 wrote.

Might I also suggest a Fallkniven? I don't own one (yet), but they're highly regarded from what I've read.
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 8:18:01 PM EST
Sniper1, I have quite a few of the Busse knives.

Bought my first with the "only one knife" philosopy. Fell in love with it, a straight handled Steel Heart II. Takes a lickin man.

Used it when I built my deck as a chisel on pressure-treat wood. Still shaves. Great for field too. Usedat my brothers property and cut the heck out of 2-3" trees, still sharp.

I bought numerous others because I have found that the knives are tough, and they have the best warranty, and I have found the owner to be 100% cool about his products.

I know your post is dated, but did you end up getting one??
Link Posted: 12/24/2002 3:15:21 PM EST
Hey, thatmguy,
No ,I haven't bought one yet. Son's college bills come first. Then I holed the sidewall of a BFG M/T on my Superduty ! Damn Barrel Cactus !!!! Anyhow because of the wear on the tires I had to but an axle set to get correct diameters to match and there went another $300.00. And all that is after I gave my son a Sig P-220 two tone in 45 for his 21st Birthday. Boy ,I wish money really grew on trees !!!

But I/m glad you answered this post. I can't decide between a Steel Heart (7 1/2") or a Natural Outlaw in 6" blade lengths. Recommendations are encouraged and welcomed !!
Link Posted: 12/24/2002 4:33:45 PM EST
I've had quite a few Busse knives. They are just about as indestructable as knives get.

The only reason I've ever sold one is because it was a "safe queen" and wasn't being used as it should.

I personnally wouldn't bother buying another brand of fixed blade knife.

thatmguy, suprised to see you over here! Going to be at the next INDY 1500?
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 1:52:21 PM EST
Thanks to all who posted replies on this subject. But what blade length would you recommend a 6" or a 7 1/2" ?
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 2:04:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/28/2002 2:07:08 PM EST by thatmguy]
Gabriel, ya never know where the heck I'm gonna be. Do you have another name on BF? Yes, I'll have a table at INDY in January.

Sniper1az, personally I like, no, I love my Steel Heart. It is the older straight-handled version, and THE knife I will NEVER part with.

In the E-handled models, I like the Natural Outlaw. It still provides enough mass for chopping, while a great balance (IMHO) when choked up on for more "delicate" jobs.

Do any dealers in your area have either that you can check out??

Link Posted: 12/28/2002 5:32:34 PM EST

No , I can't find a single dealer in the metro Phoenix area who carries Busse products. Hell, I'd take a road trip to Prescott, Flagstaff or Tucson just to go see one. Just have to wait & see what comes along.
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