Buster

The pattern or style of a “Buster” pocket knife is anywhere from 100-130 years old, and emerged from Germany as a kind of a folding butcher’s knife or a clasp knife. Today, the pattern is commonly available in differing names: sod buster (Case’s origination of the name), dirt buster, and others. It can be loosely classified as a type of peasant or farmer’s knife, thought largely to be because of the sturdy and large handle (made for the rough and tough large-handed American farmer). Case apparently associated the name “sodbuster” with their knife design in the 1960’s.

The handle is a simple sweeping linear design – shallower in the middle and deeper on one end. It often comes with a drop point blade, although there are models with multiple one-sided blades, and has a backspring whose tension keeps the knife alternately open or closed.

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  • Whitetail Cutlery Genuine Cape Buffalo Horn Dirt Buster Jr WT-084CBH

    Whitetail Buffalo Horn Dirt Buster

    $14.49

    Whitetail Cutlery Genuine Cape Buffalo Horn 3 ¾" Dirt Buster Jr w/ Krupp 4116 German Stainless Steel

    • Polished Krupp 4116 German Stainless Steel Blade
    • Drop Point Skinner Blade
    • Closed Length: 3 ¾"
    • Very Durable & Nice Looking Buffalo Horn Handle!
    • Slip Joint
    • Brass Pins & Liners
    • Very Usable & Traditional Dirt Buster Frame
    • Thumbnail Pull
  • Whitetail Cutlery Torched Second Cut Genuine Bone Dirt Buster Jr WT-084SC

    Whitetail Second Cut Dirt Buster

    $14.25

    Whitetail Cutlery Torched Second Cut Genuine Bone 3 ¾" Dirt Buster Jr w/ Krupp 4116 German Stainless Steel

    • Polished Krupp 4116 German Stainless Steel Blade
    • Drop Point Skinner Blade
    • Closed Length: 3 ¾"
    • Amazing & Very Classic Torched Second Cut Handle!
    • Slip Joint
    • Brass Pins & Liners
    • Very Usable & Traditional Dirt Buster Frame
    • Thumbnail Pull
  • Bulldog Brand Dark Blue Jigged Genuine Bone 3-Blade Dirt Buster BDG-173DBJB

    Bulldog Dark Blue Dirt Buster

    $19.91

    Bulldog Brand Dark Blue Jigged Genuine Bone 4″ 3-Blade Buster – Made by Hand

    • Polished 440 Stainless Steel Blades
    • Amazing Blue Jigged Bone Handle!
    • Thumbnail Pull
    • Rockwell Tested to 56-58 HRC
    • Hand Made Craftsmanship
    • Brass Pins
    • Brass Liners
    • Unique 3-Blade Dirt Buster Frame
    • Drop Point, Spey, & Pen Blades
    • Closed Length: 4″
    • Fighting Bulldogs Shield