Blade Length 9
Overall Length 15
Weight (oz) 19.6
Source From maker
Knife Type Camp Knife, Full Tang, Has Sheath
Blade Details Has Serrations, Recurve, Spear Point
Handle Material Micarta
About the Maker
Busse Combat Knife Company
In the late 1970's Jerry Busse began making custom knives in a small 16' x 22' cabin with no insulation, heat, or running water. After completing his bachelor's degree in 1982, he became a full-time knife maker. Making knives on a full-time basis afforded him the time to continue his education and to complete two graduate degrees. He has taught at three different universities while continuing to make knives on a full-time basis.In 1991, Jerry met Jennifer while teaching at Michigan State University and they were married the following year. In 1992 they formed the Busse Combat Knife Company and decided to move away from doing only one-of-a-kind customs, and focus instead, on implementing the use of modern CNC machinery to help produce a few standard models at much more affordable prices. Their combined use of CNC technology and old world craftsmanship allowed Busse Combat to push the performance envelope to new heights and to experience dramatic growth.They now operate out of several new buildings and have grown from a one-man knife shop into a very modernized and highly automated production facility. As the company continues to grow and evolve, Jerry and Jennifer strive to find innovative ways to continue improving Busse Combat.
Swamp Rat Knives
Swamp Rat Knife Works began operations in 2002, however the company history goes back to 1970 when Jerry Busse first began making knives. Jerry put himself through college, obtaining three degrees by selling his knives. In 1982 Jerry decided to become a fulltime knifemaker. A decade later Jerry met Jennifer, a business major at Michigan State. In 1992 they were married and decided to incorporate Busse Combat Knife Company. Busse Combat knives quickly became the world leader in extreme performance knives. By 2002 Jennifer began noticing that while collectors were buying Busse Combat knives by the dozens, the prices seemed to be putting them out of the hands of many individuals they were originally designed for - police and military. Jennifer approached Jerry with the idea to start a division of Busse Combat which would offer extreme performance knives, only at more affordable prices. Swamp Rat Knife Works was born.