Story - It's been a while since I have seen Mr. Mojo first time. Donno why exactly, but I didn't get it right away. I do like its blade geometry, in general I like recurve blades, e Handle was fine, but anyways. Probably because of the bladecatcher. Not exactly my type of thing. For some time I was planing to order a custom Mr. Mojo, without the bladecatcher but eventually changed my mind, and finally last week, got one from Andrew, at Crossroads Gunshow in SF Cow Palace.
General- Mr. Mojo is a new member in Busse Combat line. As Busse Combat states, it's a fighter design influenced by Jerry's earlier fighting blades. According to the Busse Combat website it's not a standard combat line model, but a special run from the custom shop.Mr. Mojo like other of his special run brothers, such as Satin Jack, Pauls Hatchet, etc. is availabel in two versions: Standard - that is Combat Grade, with diamond quilted micarta handles, black crinkle finish and the Limited Edition - LE, those are serial numbered, have zero edge geometry, satin finish and the paper micarta handles, which are a lot smoother. Some complain that they're somewhat slippery, thus prefer standard micarta handles.
Blade- Mojo's 8.5" long blade has a slight recurve, clip point and a bladecatcher on the spine. As knowledgeble people say the ballance on this knife is very good, given the design. Donno about its fighting qualities, but I find Mojo to be a formidable utility or all around knife. The recurve is improving slicing ability, and that bladecatcher on the spine provides good support for the thumb, when the significant force has to be applied during cutting. Mojo is more tip heavy, so I think it should be a good chopper too, however as folks say on the Bladeforums, Steel Heart E will out-chop Mojo. Not exactly sure why, but haven't checked that yet. Interestingly enough Mojo weights less than the Steel Heart E, despite its longer blade and identical thickness. Obviously that'll be affecting its chopping ability as well.
The blade steel, needless to say, is the famous Busse Combat proprietary INFI. A great choice for any heavy duty blade. The Kydex sheath was from Normark of On Scene/Tactical. Fits the blade well, doesn't rattle :) I'd prefer the Cordura one with the Kydex insert, mainly because of the extra pocket, besides I don't really like Kydex/Concealex only sheathes.
- Model - Mr. Mojo
- Blade - 215.90mm(8.5")
- Thickness - 6.35mm
- OAL - 317.50mm(12.5")
- Steel - INFI steel at 58-60HRC
- Handle - Micarta
- Acquired - 09/2001 Price - 337.00$
- Warranty - Unconditional Lifetime;
Last updated - 09/01/11