Desert Storm Fighter

Model: Desert Storm Fighter
Steel: INFI
Blade Length: 8"
OAL: 13-1/2"
Weight: ?
Thickness: .220"
Width: ?
Features: Hollow fasteners
Grind: Flat, sabre
Blade Finishes: ?
Handle Options: ?
Base MSRP: $297
Year: 2010

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Actually, due to the overwhelming popularity of our "Desert Storm" Fighter throughout the late '80's the name was pirated from us by the U.S. Military and the ensuing war was in turn called "Operation Desert Storm" . . . . . this was not the first time this had happened. . . .Our 1979 model called the "Urgent Fury" was likewise, the namesake given to the invasion of Grenada in 1983. . .

My great grandfather had manufactured two knives right after the Civil War in the late 1800's called the "World War I" and the "World War II". . . . Needless to say, these two names were stolen from us as well. . . .

Don't be surprised when we wade into Iran and kick their asses in "Operation Badger Attack" . . . They did consider "Operation Groove Master" but were afraid that it didn't have the proper "zing".


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Desert Storm Fighter, circa 1988, 8" A2 blade, 13 3/4" oal, 3/16th thick & jet black parkerizing.

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The Desert Storm fighter you describe could be of several different blade designs. I made them in the late eighties and early nineties. It is A-2 tool steel and was probably purchased at the Fayetteville, NC gun show. We made them for the boys getting shipped out to Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Many were "one of a kinds" as I ground each by hand and wanted to fight the boredom and monotony of grinding hundreds of blades of the same design. I parkerized these after the handles were attached and often the Chromium disbursement in the steel would yield some unusual patterns. I believe the original price was $137.00 with sheath for active military and $187.00 for civilians. Hope this helps.

Jerry Busse 

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DS1 -  2010 Desert Storm Fighter.

The Desert Storm Fighter debuted in 1990 at a show just outside of Ft. Bragg, NC.

Word of deeply entrenched Iraqi strongholds throughout the desert led many to believe that there would be heavy hand-to-hand combat. Short swords and long knives quickly became the bladeware order of the day.

20 years later there are still many who have the same requirements and they turned to this time-proven design to fill the bill. There's lots of history here gang and it's great to see this model back in the thick of it once again!!!

This is a special overrun that will debut at Knob Creek this weekend!!!

Here a sneak peek at the "Terror Monkey DSF".

Let's Drink!!!


DS2 - 2010 Knob Creek Desert Storm Fighters.

DS3 -  2010 Desert Storm Fighter.

DS4 -  2010 Desert Storm Fighter.

DS5 -  2010 Desert Storm Fighter.

DS6 -  2010 Desert Storm Fighter.

DS7 -  2010 Desert Storm Fighter.

DS8 -  2010 Desert Storm Fighter.

DS9 -  2010 Desert Storm Fighter.

DS10 - 2011 Desert Storm Fighter, .220 Thick, Full Height Flat Grind, G10 Bolster With Mammoth Tooth.

DS11 - 2011 Desert Storm Fighter, .220 Thick, Full Height Flat Grind, G10 Bolster With Mammoth Tooth.

DS12 - 2011 Desert Storm Fighter, .220 Thick, Saber Grind, Hand Shaped Snakeskin.

DS13 - 2011 Desert Storm Fighter Variant $437.

DS14 - 2011 Desert Storm Fighter $467.

DS15 - 2011 Desert Storm Fighter $467.

DS16 - 2011 Desert Storm Fighter $467.

DS17 - knifehunter 

The field grade GP Busse is the flat ground version that is already on your website. I ended up with all 6 of 1/6 Nuclear Snakeskin DSF's with help from my buddy Cutshaw. I ended up sending a few out to proxies/ got two back and sold another. To my knowledge they were all saber ground except for #4 which had a full height flat grind and is noticeably lighter and faster.