Busse BOSS Jack
Knife Collectors Org. Review:
The Busse BOSS Jack is a renewed version of the Busse Satin Jack, which by now is quite a rare knife and hard to find. It retains a similar design, but comes in a wider variety of handle and blade options. It has been produced in the Combat Grade (CG) and the Limited Edition (LE) versions, with the LE version having a thinner blade and a Flat Sabre grind instead of a convex grind.
It has become a new favourite among knife owners as it fits in as a good all round outdoors knife, with just enough blade length for chopping and not too long to become cumbersome to carry.
Editor’s Rating: 8.5/10
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Blade Length: 6.25″ x .220″ (.180″ for LE)
Length Closed: -NA-
Overall length: 11.25″
Blade Steel: Busse INFI Steel
Blade Grind: Full-height Convex (CG) or Flat Sabre (LE)
Blade hardness: Rc. 58-60
Blade Finish: Coated (CG) [Black, Desert Sage, Jungle Green, Tanker Grey, Muddy][+$30 – Desert or Jungle or Urban Shadow Camo] or Satin-finish (LE)
Weight: ? oz.
Lock Type: -NA-
Carry System: -NA-
Handle Material: Micarta (Black canvas, Tan Canvas, Black Paper) or G-10 (Black, Green & Black, Red & Black, Black & Tan, Orange & Black, Black & Blue)
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of origin: USA
Part #: -NA-
Production Status: In Production
Last Known MSRP: Premium Member Content (see FAQs)
Current Estimated Price: Premium Member Content
Production dates: Premium Member Content
Production numbers: -unknown-
Limited run?: No.
Other things of interest: –
Rarity Index: 4/10 (10 being the most rare)
Rarity index scale (1 to 10, 10 being the most rare):
1 – Very common; easily available on ebay, google product search and almost every knife selling website. Spammed with at least 10+ listings on ebay.
3 – Has been around for at least 2 years and are selling reasonably well, with retailers favouring other newer models over this knife.
5 – Knives that are on the borderline of being discontinued or have been discontinued for less than 6 months
6 – Products from 6 onwards are either discontinued or limited edition.
7 – Discontinued knives that pop up once every few months on the “For Sale” part of forums or on ebay. Still can be found at a few online shops though.
8 – Knives that need lots of researching to find. Not available anymore in online knife shops and pop up (if you’re lucky) >4 months for one at a time.
9 – Knives holding this rarity are the shadowy kind. You can’t find any information on them at all (not even from online knife shops that have not taken down that knife’s product page). If you see one for sale grab at all cost.
10 – The rarest of all knives. If you hadn’t been here you wouldn’t even have known that it existed. Should you have one of these you better lock it up in a triple-combination safe and treat it like a family heirloom…
The BOSS Jack Combat grades are .220″ thick with a Full Height Convex ground bevel. This is a much flatter convex bevel than found on previously released BOSS Jacks. Convex grinds are typically difficult to sharpen properly when coated because in order to effectively sharpen them you have to remove approx 1/4 – 1/2″ of the coating above the edge.
The good news is that we have developed a new procedure where the blades will be zero edge sharpened just prior to coating. Then, we only need to remove a small amount of the coating before honing and stropping! Seems to work great!!! . . .
The combat grade blades pictured DO NOT have this new edge, but they will give you an idea of the available color combos.
The Limited Editions are .180″ (Less than 3/16″ thick) with a flat sabre grind and a blended zero edge. The Limited Edition BOSS Jack feature a satin finished blade and are available with or without a choil.
The Busse Combat BOSS Jack LE is being offered with 9 different handle options. These will be serial numbered and although there are 9 handle options there will only be one of each serial number regardless of the handle chosen. In other words there will only be a single Serial Number 1, 2, 3, etc. . . Serial Numbers will be assigned in the order in which they are received.