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V1 - Flying Mojo Variant

"This thing is a freak of nature. . . .a fusion of everything angry, disgruntled, and rabid. It foams at the mouth. . . .I'll be glad when it's out of here.

There's no way to describe the "Flying Mojo" without seeing it. It is beyond frightening. This has got to be one of the meanest, baddest, most terrifying Variants to ever come out of the Busse Custom Shop.

The Flying Mojo has a full length blade, sharpened clip, recessed spine behind clip for clearance issues, Flying Tiger teeth, recurved cutting edge, Flying Tiger handle, and pronounced skull crusher. It is one of the most blood thirsty blades I have ever handled. . . literally.. . . .It is hungry. . . really hungry. . . this thing is not to be believed. . . I don't think the sheath is safe!

Ed, I hope you're not too attached to your fingers.

You're gonna love this thing."

Jerry
1/31/02


V2 - Steel Heart II Variant, .2" thick.


V3 - Battle Mistress Variant, Badger Attack Variants, & a Mean Street Variant.


V4 - Triple grind Badger Attack.


V5 - Triple grind Bolo.


V6 - Chip's Steel Heart Variant.


V7 - Chip's Steel Heart Quad Grind variant. (Currently owned by bobbystoney 2012.)


V8 - Slag's Steel Heart II Clip Point Variant with asymmetrical edge and Hi-Desert tactical low-ride sheath. The knife is crinkle coated and the micarta is diagonally grooved, though it is not as thick as the current diamond quilted (more contoured). A "D" guard is attached to the handle which adds additional security on heavy chopping.


V9 - WTF Over's Badger 2 Variant with black quilted Micarta handle.


V10 - Steel Heart Variants photo from 2theHilt & Kenny Rowe sheaths.


V11 - Steel Heart Quad Grind Variant photo from 2theHilt. (Currently owned by bobbystoney 2012.)


V12 - The Simitar, a "Hood's Wood's" Battle Mistress Variant, with 8 3/4" blade & camo micarta. (Currently owned by Eric Isacsson 2012.)


V13 - Simitar close-up of long neck bottle opener. (Currently owned by Eric Isacsson 2012.)


V14 - Jungle Assault Battle Mistress.


V15 - 2002 Indy 1500 show. This sample blade (Unfinished) sports a combo grind on a 3/16th thick Steel Heart E. It's a flat grind on the primary bevel and a sharpened deep dish hollow along the spine. It's the best of both worlds.


V16 - 2002 Indy 1500 show. 3/16" thick. Steel Heart E Variant. Deep dish hollow grind on spine with serrations. Flat ground primary bevel.


V17 - 2002 Indy 1500 show. Close-up of the serrations. Very sharp!


V18 - 2002 Indy 1500 show.


V19 - 2002 Indy 1500 show.


V20 - 2002 Indy 1500 show. Satin Jack Variant - 3/16" thick, double edged, broad tooth serrations, and satin finished. Light and fast! Jerry Busse


V21 - 2002 Indy 1500 show. Whatta you get when you breed a straight handled Steel Heart with a Mojo and make it into a Variant????? hmmmmmm. . . .. I don't know either, but this is what it looks like. Jerry Busse


V22 - R.Markus & Angry Wife's Steel Heart Variant from the 2002 Indy 1500 show.


V23 - Eric's Steel Heart Variant from 2002 Indy 1500 show.


V24 - Busse Bad Boyz
Flying Tiger & Flying Mojo, left & right respectively.


V25 - Pepper Shaker Variant

Although the "Pepper Shaker" looks somewhat similar to the traditional Assault Shaker, it is a much different knife. It is somewhat thinner, with a hollow grind blade as its primary grind, thereby making it a better cutter. It is also completely ground by Jerry, hence the extra cost. The BAT (Busse Armor piercing Tip) makes the tip even stronger than what was on the AS.

Anyway, they are very limited as due to their size, they are a mother to work on. And -once again- Jerry does all the grinds on her making her by far the least expensive Variant you will ever see.

Price is $269....get 'em while they last !

Marc
3/20/02


V26 - R.Markus & Angry Wife's Steel Heart Variant from 2002 Indy 1500 show.


V27 - R.Markus & Angry Wife's Steel Heart Variants from 2002 Indy 1500 show resting on Stealth Hawk.


V28 - 1whobuys Steel Heart Variant from 2002 Indy 1500 show.


V29 - Gator's photo of Bolo Variant & Battle Mistress Fighter Variant , from top to bottom respectively. Check out Gator's web site at zvis.com.


V30 - Andre DuMouchel's Tanto Variant.


V31 - Mutant Mojo

Many, many of my early knives had a blade-catch/bottle opener feature. . . Many were featured in articles throughout the '80s, including Combat Knives 1989. Here it is again in its original configuration. We couldn't cut the Mojos with this exact shape because the pointed tip of the opener would likely "blow out" with the laser cut. We rounded it for this reason and hadn't considered incorporating the "cap lift" feature on this model. . . But as is typical of this forum, which we value so greatly, the beer hounds started to howl and we thought we'd show you how cool it would look, and how well it would work, with this feature. We may again decide to offer it as an option, but the downtime we would incur due to all of the "testing" of the cap lift feature might prove to be far too great.

Psssssttttt. . .. gug. .. . .gug. . . .gug. .. .It works!!!!!! Many, many of my early knives had a blade-catch/bottle opener feature. . . Many were featured in articles throughout the '80s, including Combat Knives 1989. Here it is again in its original configuration. We couldn't cut the Mojos with this exact shape because the pointed tip of the opener would likely "blow out" with the laser cut. We rounded it for this reason and hadn't considered incorporating the "cap lift" feature on this model. . . But as is typical of this forum, which we value so greatly, the beer hounds started to howl and we thought we'd show you how cool it would look, and how well it would work, with this feature. We may again decide to offer it as an option, but the downtime we would incur due to all of the "testing" of the cap lift feature might prove to be far too great. In regards to the "Nuclear Mutant" being used in the following pictures, there is a sequence of events that you need to be aware of to understand it's origins. First of all, I drew the modification onto the blade-catch of a perfectly good Mr. Mojo. I quickly ground it and then tested it on a bottle of Molson XXX. . . . . . and then another couple. . . and then another 12. . . . and, well, you get the picture. The next thing I know, "I'm good lookin', rich, and tough" as a friend of mine would say and I come to the inebriated conclusion that since the blade-catch has been modified. . . perhaps in my "enlightened state" a special "Variant" is beckoning to be born. . . . I sit down at the grinder, which seemed to be moving very, very slowly. The next thing I know, I'm caught in the middle of a meteor storm. There were sparks, pieces of belt, metal shavings, and chunks of rubber contact wheel, flying everywhere. . . . But, I'm not playing around, I know where I'm going, and I'm not wasting anytime getting there. . . I see the pattern that I'm after in my mind's eye and I am on my way! . . . . Confusingly, I suddenly notice that Mr. Mojo does not appear to be following along.. . .He has decided to go to an entirely different place. . .. a place I like to call the "Toilet Zone" This perfectly good Mojo is on the highway to hell and he's screamin' "There's no stoppin' me now Jerry!". I have a Seinfeldian flashback and then realize that he's talkin' to me! I lay into the grinder with everything I have, trying to bring him back from the edge of total destruction, while at the same time screaming back at him, "Don't go towards the lite!" He does anyway (because it actually is less filling) . . . .It's too late. . . he's gone! He's toast .. . . It is a Mr. Mojo Roast and I am the Master of Ceremonies.

Services will be held later in the week. Sadly, I had forgotten to take pictures of the "Cap Lift" feature while he was still Mr. Mojo. So, I end up having to take pictures of his inbred cousin, Mr. Bozo. Had I tested this cap lift feature on a bottle of anything but beer after beer I wouldn't be having to explain the birth of this incredibly deformed blade. Let this be a lesson to all of you. The next time you read a warning label that says, "The consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to operate machinery" . . . . . .Believe it!

***Now of course the above drunken scenario is a completely fictionalized sequence of events. If you were to actually try grinding while even slightly inebriated . . .your new nick-name would be "Stumpy Fingers". . . However, the part about Mr. Mojo and I screaming at each other. . .That my friends, is fact!

Yours in Brewclear bottle openers,
Jerry Busse
05/14/02
(Edited for content flow.)


V32 - Clip point Steel Heart Variant.


V33 - Clip point Steel Heart Variant.


V34 - Look what just flew in! A Flying Badger????

Take a Badger, give it a deep dish hollow grind along the clip, flat grind the primary bevel, convex the tip with a BAT point, fly in some serrations, apply a pair of custom laminated camo micarta handles, give it a textured finish for stealth purposes, tighten your seat belt and hold onto your socks. . . . The Flying Badger is ready for take off!!!!!

Nuke on!
Jerry
04/10/02


V35 - Satin Finish Versus Bead Blast Finish Steel Heart Variants.

The one on top has the satin finish; the one below is the bead blast. The bead blast one is the only straight handled triple grind double edged variant that Jerry has made.


V36 - A straight handled Steelheart 3/16" Variant with a satin finish.


V37 - Wahoo Variant


V37 - Natural Outlaw Variant


V39 - Natural Outlaw Variant

Take a Natural Outlaw. . . .Give it a long, primary clip grind . . . Give it a secondary clip grind an inch from the tip. . . . give the edge a tanto flavor. . . . Triple chisel cut the skull crusher. . . . . "fly" the spine of the handle. . . Call the Governor of New Jersey. . .warn him that this crazed "Outlaw" is enroute to the Garden State. . . Pray for peace!

Jerry
04/20/02


V40 - Recurved Steel Heart Variant.


V41 - Recurved Steel Heart Variant.


V42 - Recurved Satin Jack Variant

They always say, "Never say never". . . well, I will this, I have no plans to make another one of these. This is one of those blades that I made while experiencing "grinder's high". . .sorta like "runner's high" only much dustier and more toxic.

It is a Satin Jack with a flat primary grind, deep dish hollow along the clip, with serrations, blended and reinforced BAT. Snake Skin Micarta handles, flying handle spine, and satin finished with a zero edge!

YOWZA!!!!!

Thanks,
Jerry
04/23/02
(edited)


V43 - Steel Heart Variant

I love this knife! The super strong flat primary grind coupled with a deep dish secondary grind that you could drink out of make this blade scream! The flying handle and an internally polished talon hole are just this knife's way of showing that the dancing shoes are lit and she's ready for take-off at anytime.

Jerry
04/23/02


V44 - Idahoskunk's triple grind recurved Steel Heart Variant.


V45 - Idahoskunk's triple grind recurved Steel Heart Variant.


V46 - Triple grind clip point Steel Heart Variant belonging to Chip who has the fastest reflex in sending an email.


V47 - Triple grind clip point Natural Outlaw Variant.


V48 - Grnamin's Battle Mistress variant.


V49 - Steel Heart Variant.


V50 - Pepper Shaker Variant