Bushcraft Nemesis, homestead knife

Colonial has teamed up with custom knife maker and outdoor author Abe Elias to deliver a line of four ETAG Bushcraft knives–tactical utility knives that are solid work horses to meet the needs of service people and bushcrafters alike.  To get a tactical appeal doesn’t mean you have to give up the slightest piece of working advantage! These first offerings fit right in place for any user–Military or civilian–because both want knives that work hard but aren’t hard on the user.

Slim and sleek it is a narrow blade that stows easily among the loads of gear service people have to carry. It Sports a sharp edge and a aggressive point. Great for odds jobs quick cuts The Nemesis is the foe of any thing that stands in your way. A lively utility blade with a tactical profile that makes it almost disappear from others site on your kit but stays handy for when you need it. Trim handle design makes the blade nimble to control yet there are plenty of open contours that make it easy to use with gloves on.



  • Overall length: 8 1/2”
  • Blade Rockwell: 59 C
  • Thickness of Blade: 3/16-inch
  • Blade material: 154 CM
  • Weight: 2 0z.

1 of 600 individually engraved



Bushcraft/Survival Knives

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.


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




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:


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!

Georgia Bushcraft Knife

Just arrived, Georgia Bushcraft Knife. This knife is a collaboration between my younger brother Marc and John Benson of Shadow Tech Knives. From the 4″long, 3/4″ thick drop point blade to the canvas Micarta handles and full tang, this knife is perfect for outdoor use. If you’re a survivalist, hiker or camper, you don’t want to leave home without having it at hand.

Green powder coat with green canvas Micarta handles

Green powder coat with green canvas Micarta handles

Black powder coat with black canvas Micarta handles

Black powder coat with black canvas Micarta handles

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New Bushcraft Knife

Bushcraft is a popular term for wilderness skills in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The term was popularized in the southern hemisphere by Les Hiddins (The Bush Tucker Man) in Australia as well as in the northern hemisphere by Mors Kochanski and recently gained considerable currency in the United Kingdom due to the popularity of Ray Mears and his bushcraft and survival television programs. It is also becoming popular in urban areas where the average person is separated from nature.

Bushcraft is about thriving in the natural environment, and the acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so. Bushcraft skills include firecraft, tracking, hunting, fishing, shelter building, the use of tools such as knives and axes, foraging, hand-carving wood, container construction from natural materials, and rope and twine-making, among others.

Introducing the Georgia Bushcraft knife designed by Marc Lacrimosa and built by Shadow Tech knives

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Bush-crafting is here to stay.

Overall Length: 9″ inches
Blade Length: ” inches
Blade Thickness: 3/16 inches
Blade Finish: Powder Coat
Blade Steel: 1095 H.C
Handle Material: Micarta
Sheath Material: Kydex
Rockwell Hardness: 58-60
Screws: Stainless
SPEC 10: Warranty for Life
Made In: USA

Available Now at SonoranDesertKnives.com

Published in: on July 1, 2014 at 10:37 am  Leave a Comment  
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