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Username Post: Busse vs Rat Cutlery vs Scrap Yard        (Topic#819865)
Journeyman KnifeNut!
04-15-08 02:33.21 - Post#1499043    


Simple, easy question. What is your opinion? Pricing and availability issues aside, which do you like best and why?

Busse Combat / Swamp Rat
Scrap Yard Knives
Rat Cutlery

You could maybe include Ranger Knives RD Series. Also, you may add your own preference, IF and only IF, it is the exact same style of knife. I don't want to hear about how you love your Custom Reverse S-Curve Obsidian Tanto because you know it will do all the same things as a Busse, only better. I don't care. I am interested in a particular style of knife. Now, I know that these companies make several different sizes and styles, but they all produce a 6"-8" full tang, modified drop or spear point field knife, with Micarta or G10 scales.

So, which do you like best. Why?


Master Member KnifeNut!
04-15-08 02:44.06 - Post#1499050    

    In response to Jestersinthemoon

Simple easy answer! Ranger.

Bomb-proof tanks of knives, readily available at a reasonable price, backed by a no questions asked waranty from a really service-oriented good guy, Justin.

Nothing against the other brands, makers of the other brands, or fans of the other brands...they are great.

Just happen to think that, for what they are designed to be (tough brutish user knives), Rangers can't be beat.
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I'll go with Jerry
04-15-08 09:20.54 - Post#1499311    

    In response to Jestersinthemoon

Of course money is usually an issue but if I go by that as not being a criteria, I think Busse Combat produces a superior knife. All of those listed are tough and serviceable knifes but fit and finish goes to Jerry in my opinion. I had a steelheart I that I regret trading off to this day.
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Re: I'll go with Jerry
04-15-08 10:27.38 - Post#1499371    

    In response to Thesian

I can only comment on the Ranger and RAT Cutlery Co Knives as Knifemakers like Busse and Swamp Rat are virtually unobtainable to the average KE here and the makers have no interest in Australia.

For smaller Knives up to 6" I prefer the RATs but over that the Rangers have proven to be excellent Knives.

From my knowledge both Jeff and Mike and Justin listen to their ELU's and that gets bonus points from me.

bear the dog
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Re: I'll go with Jerry
04-15-08 10:31.36 - Post#1499373    

    In response to Thesian

RAT Cutlery.

-Easy to contact.
-The best customer service on the planet.
-The best sheath options
-The guys at RAT cutlery are also fans of Busse and Scrappy

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Re: I'll go with Jerry
04-15-08 12:39.22 - Post#1499483    

    In response to bear the dog

for the person that wants what he wants and wants it now?? Ranger knives all the way bro

Busse or Swamp rat or Scrapyard you are haggling over looks and price..Performance in all will be top notch

Rat Cutlery is fast becoming one of my favs...If Bear digs them (he has been there and done that) then I can dig them as well
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Re: I'll go with Jerry
04-15-08 14:48.43 - Post#1499580    

    In response to Leatherface

Ranger knives all the way! For all the reasons mentioned and then some... And the rat cutlery guy's are ranger fans too and have posted on the other forum that they recommend their customers to deal with Justin when seeking an indestructible blade with top notch customer service.
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Re: I'll go with Jerry
04-15-08 16:26.03 - Post#1499646    

    In response to sdt11670

I agree with everything posted here. All are great companies. I definately agree that Busse is the nicest and possibly best perfoming blade, but you will pay much more to own one. If you are ok with a blade that will handle any task, but may not be quite as nice as busse, Rangers, RAT's, Swamp Rats, and Scrappers are all awesone knives. My personal favorite is Rangers. They are the best bang for your buck knives out there IMO, and you can get whatever you want, whenever you want from Justin. But you wont go wrong with any of these companies. I own a few Rangers, but will also say that a Rat Cutlery RC4 is at the top of my list to get.
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Busse vs Rat Cutlery vs Scrap Yard
04-16-08 04:58.10 - Post#1499955    

    In response to Jestersinthemoon

I'll go with the Rat on this one
if it dont start with a 4, dont go to war. come get some

Journeyman KnifeNut!
04-17-08 07:50.49 - Post#1500967    

    In response to Jestersinthemoon

  • Jestersinthemoon Said:
Pricing and availability issues aside . . . which do you like best?



Remove price and availability from the equation and the answer is easy: Busse Combat. Add price and availability back into the equation and the answer is just as easy: Ranger Knives.
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