Bushcraft/Survival Knives

bush·craft
ˈbo͝oSHˌkraft/
noun
skill at living in the bush.

The term was coined after the means of survival in the Australian outback or “bush country.” Good bushcraft skills mean the difference between life and death, and those skills are hugely enhanced by a good knife, your primary tool.
The right bushcraft knife is an essential tool in order to be able to survive.
It must be part hunting knife, part tactical knife, and part camping knife since you will be carrying for the foreseeable, and often unforeseeable, future. It needs to be able to cut limbs for fires and cooking, as well as building shelters. It should be capable of cleaning and skinning an animal as well as basic self-defense. It must have a full tang since it will be put through countless hours of abuse.
There are quite a few good knives out there to be used in the bush. But when it comes to my survival, there are only a couple knives I would count on.
The Gear2Survive Classic Bushcraft knife designed by Marc Lacrimosa (yes my brother) and built by Shadow Tech Knives in Ohio.

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The other is the new Defiant Bushcraft knife designed by Abe Ellis and built by Colonial Knives of Rhode Island.

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Why these two knives?

  • Both of these knives are heavy duty knives without being so large as to make it difficult to be able handle small tasks.
  • Both knives are guaranteed for life by the manufacturers. (They are able to outlast you).
  • Both knives can handle multiple tasks.
  • Both knives are large enough to be used in a self-defense situation
  • Both knives have sheaths that allow multiple ways to carry

 

Bellow is a side by side comparison:

Buschcraft

Here’s what others are saying about the knives:
Colonial Knife Corp: “It more than met my expectations”

Gear2Survive: “It feels like an ESEE, only better”

 

Both knives are great knives and would make you feel as if you’re able survive the bush a hell of a lot easier!

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Schrade Extreme Survival M9 Bayonet

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Featured in this month’s issue of Blade magazine

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Fallkniven Pilot Survival Knife 30th Anniversary Knife

It is especially exciting to handle a completely handmade knife, with 
the enduring knowledge that a skilled craftsman has put his soul into
manufacturing this particular knife. The blade continues through the 
handle at full breadth, which gives the knife extra solid weight in the hand. 
For those after a slightly more exclusive knife, this is an excellent choice - 
it is hard to find a better looking hunting knife. 
Comes with an all black leather sheath. The cross-guard is made of 
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Limited, numbered 1000 pcs.


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This is one sweet knife
Mod. F1L3Ggm
Total length: 210 mm (8.3") 
Blade length: 100 mm (3.9") 
Blade thickness: 4,5 mm (0.18"), tapered
Tang: Full-tang
Weight (knife): 200g
Steel: 3G 
Blade hardness: 62 HRC
 Handle: Micarta
Sheath: All-covering leather

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TOPS Trial Mate Code Yellow

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Trial Mate Code Yellow

INCLUDES:

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Specifications:

  • O/A Length: 6 5/8″
  • Blade Length: 3″
  • Thickness: 1/8″
  • Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Steel: 154cm RC 58-60 Cryo Treated
  • Skeleton Handle
  • Blade Color: Tactical Gray
  • Sheath: Kydex
  • Designed by: Leo Espinoza
  • Weight: 3.2oz
  • Weight w/ Sheath: 4.4oz
  • Heat Treated by: Paul Bos

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Deal of the Week: Ontario TAK-1 D2 Steel Serrated Edge Knife

The Ontario TAK-1 Knife made from D2 Steel with a semi-serrated edge bridges the gap between economy, toughness, and real-world features. The knife is designed in the field and built to be used in the field. No bells and whistles, just straight forward cutlery that works, whether it’s in the middle of a jungle or the blazing sun of the desert. RAT knives are used and carried by outdoorsmen and military professionals worldwide, including U.S. Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and by individual agents in most every agency within the United States Government.

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