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Custom Knives Anyone?

Postby Radamus » June 20th, 2017, 7:45 pm

Curious if there were any knife connoisseurs in the crowd.

I've been keeping an eye on one company because they are made a mile from my house and the #2 man is my neighbor and pretty well known himself. The guy has a pretty big following. The hard part has always been just having an opportunity to order one, and wait for months. Most are forced to the used market to get their hands on one. The guy I speak of is Jerry Busse, Busse Combat and Busse Custom Shop. They also market under "Swamp Rat", Jerry's wife does these designs and "Scrap Yard" Jerry's brother. They are one name in knives where you can buy a new one and sell it the next day for it more with a waiting list in case the first guy falls through. It's a pretty niche' hobby I think so I was curious if we had some fans around here. There are some collectors out there with some incredible safe queens and I think are possibly former lottery winners because it's not a cheap hobby that's for sure :lol:

I'm still learning and educating myself so if there are others out there I'm always interested.
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Re: Custom Knives Anyone?

Postby InstinctiveArcher » June 20th, 2017, 9:16 pm

I know that Ron LaClair makes custom knives. He shares pictures on another forum that I use. They look really nice.

It's kind of like bow building. You get to do whatever you want with it.


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Re: Custom Knives Anyone?

Postby Radamus » June 21st, 2017, 9:17 am

InstinctiveArcher wrote:I know that Ron LaClair makes custom knives. He shares pictures on another forum that I use. They look really nice.

It's kind of like bow building. You get to do whatever you want with it.

The only forum I know of is "Blade Forum" seems to be a pretty active one and it's where all things Busse happen. Supposedly next week there's going to be an open order program. It's crazy how it works. They will offer up a special on a particular model or new design and there's a start time. Most people have their orders ready to go and the second the clock strikes the magic moment everyone shoots orders and just as fast, it's sold out and all over from what I am gathering.
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Re: Custom Knives Anyone?

Postby InstinctiveArcher » June 21st, 2017, 1:12 pm

Radamus wrote:
InstinctiveArcher wrote:I know that Ron LaClair makes custom knives. He shares pictures on another forum that I use. They look really nice.

It's kind of like bow building. You get to do whatever you want with it.

The only forum I know of is "Blade Forum" seems to be a pretty active one and it's where all things Busse happen. Supposedly next week there's going to be an open order program. It's crazy how it works. They will offer up a special on a particular model or new design and there's a start time. Most people have their orders ready to go and the second the clock strikes the magic moment everyone shoots orders and just as fast, it's sold out and all over from what I am gathering.


He shares them on TradGang.
That sounds insane. I wonder how many orders come in and how many people actually get knives.


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Postby stancomputerhunter » June 21st, 2017, 1:27 pm

It's like reserving RV sites in State Parks that have it all online now. Sought after sites (like right on the beach in some areas) cannot be reserved until midnight of the date that will be 12 months in advance. They are entire camping clubs that get together with their laptops, log everything in, and hit the button at the exact second it ticks to the correct time. They are all gone in minutes.

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Re: Custom Knives Anyone?

Postby Radamus » June 21st, 2017, 1:33 pm

InstinctiveArcher wrote:That sounds insane. I wonder how many orders come in and how many people actually get knives.
I don't really know, no one really knows. Jerry is a man of mystery. He's one of a few knife makers who have military contracts and he's tied in with a bunch of special forces groups and I think this has had the biggest impact on what they are able to offer to the public. In the past, it's not unheard of to wait months and months for your order, some exceeding a year even for his custom shop stuff, but those are true works of art and he personally does those. He also won't send something out that doesn't meet his expectations- This is what actually created the "Scrap Yard" line. The other thing is he has a proprietary steel that he created so he's only capable of so much. Lots of people have tried to figure it out but so far the labs can explain it, but no one has duplicated it, very similar to the guy who developed the hardening process for Buck knives, it's top secret. Google "INFI" steel and you'll see what I mean~
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Re: Custom Knives Anyone?

Postby Radamus » July 7th, 2017, 8:03 pm

I finally snagged a Busse, it's on a jet airplane to me so this is all I have to drool over for now.
FWIW the name of this one is: Double Talon Battle Mistress Battle Grade SR101 ~ what a mouthful but it's referred to as a DTBM or added BG for the steel SR101 and the regular model is Infi. It's been an interesting learning experience to know what's what, what's a good deal and what's a "Looking for Dummies" deal.

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Re: Custom Knives Anyone?

Postby InstinctiveArcher » July 7th, 2017, 10:02 pm

Wow, that's a sweet looking knife!
I've got a custom bow being delivered this week, so I'm in the same waiting boat as you. :lol:


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Re: Custom Knives Anyone?

Postby Radamus » July 11th, 2017, 1:02 pm

Well I was able to open the box today and hold my first one in my hand- I showed it to the guy I work next to and he asked "what are going to do? go kill someone with that thing?" :lol: .... reminded me of a typical slicker when I show them some guns "What are doing? starting an army?" I just don't know what to say with all that innocence in motion. What I do know is, if there were ever an apocalypse, I know who's going to last less than a day or 2 :lol:
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Postby BuiuRei » July 11th, 2017, 3:31 pm

Some of my godfather's creations (nope, he doesn't do it for a living):

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