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Busse Satin Jack LE
Combat Knife Review

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Story - By 2001 Busse Combat discontinued their straight handled blades completely. To be more precise that has happened in 2000. Despite of multiple requests to reintroduce straight handled models, Jerry was firm on his decision, and didn't get lured by extra $$$ ;) Once it's gone, it's gone.
    However, for those who prefer straight handles, and for those who like eHandles as well, this simple, and beautiful blade was introduced :) It took a few months until this new blade got the name. Later Satin Jack CG(combat grade) was introduced as well.

General

  - Satin Jack can be described as general utility use, medium blade. At least that's what it is to me. Well, considering the fact that this is a limited edition knife, less likely that I'll be ever using this knife, especially that I'm expecting combat grade SJ sometimes soon. For statistics - total of 100 blades were produced, all serial numbered, mine is #23. Overall, this is a plain blade, nothing fancy, and that's its beauty :) Of course same "Nuclear Tough" as the rest of the blades from Busse Combat. SJ comes with standard cordura sheath with kydex insert. Blade is secure and won't fall out when held upside down.

Blade

 - Straight, flat ground, 6 inch long INFI steel blade, perfectly fit for the light and medium utility use. As all new LE knives from Busse Combat, SJ LE has zero edge. Like other, larger Busse knives it has a choil for finer cutting tasks. Dimension-wise SJ falls in the same category as Busse Natural Outlaw. Despite of the identical blade length SJ is a totally different knife. The blade is narrower, the handle is straight and slimmer vs. eHandle on the NO, and overall SJ is 2 oz. lighter then NO. Obviously there are areas where SJ is more preferable and vice versa. For the light use, and especially delicate cutting SJ is more preferable. Obviously, due to greater weight and eHandle NO will do better with chopping. Anyways, so far I haven't done anything with SJ LE to speak about, as I've mentioned I was waiting for SJ CG, and that's the user knife for sure. As promised, the experience is posted in SJ CG review. In short it's an excelent knife :)

Handle

 - SJ has a straight handle, and that's what makes it unique in the current line of the Busse knives. However the handle is still different from the old straight handles. As Busse describes The multi-fluted micarta handle marries a superior grip with raw aesthetics.. After handling my SJ I would agree on that one. Even with paper micarta handles used on all Busse LE blades the grip feels comfortable and secure, thanks to those grooves. CG micarta handles are rougher and provide even more security. BTW, as a side note, if you want a LE knife, but paper micarta is too smooth to you, you can send the knife to Busse Combat and they'll replace those paper micarta slabs with CG like, canvas micarta slabs. Since I am not planing on using SJ LE heavily, that's no concern to me, at least at this point.

Specifications:

  • Model - Satin Jack LE;
  • Blade - 152.40mm(6")
  • Thickness - 6.35mm
  • OAL - 285.75mm(11.25")
  • Steel - INFI steel at 58-60HRC
  • Handle - Micarta
  • Acquired - 06/2002 Price - 320.00$
  • Warranty - Unconditional Lifetime;

Last updated - 09/01/11