Blizetec Rescue Survival Knife

BLIZETEC RESCUE SURVIVAL KNIFE

Blizetec Rescue Survival Knife

The Blizetec Rescue is one of the best multi purpose knives on the market. Its 3.5″ blade is razor sharp out of the box and has both a serrated and straight edge section. Perfect for cutting through sticks for the fire or carving intricate bushcraft work. There is a safety clip on the blade so no fear of this closing over on you while you work.

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Blizetec Rescue Survival Knife

blizetec rescue survival knife

RATING:
4.7 Stars
(1148 Reviews)

EDITOR RATING: 98


Verdict: This is an excellent multi purpose knife. Razor sharp Stainless blade. Very handy LED torch and magnesium fire starter included. A great camping or survival companion.

features:

420 Grade Stainless Steel Blade
Straight & Serrated Edge Blade – Ultra Sharp
Weight only 5.46oz
Magnesium alloy fire starter included
12 hour flashlight included
8.5″ long when open, 5″ Blade

PROS:

this knife is a very handy tool to always have in the car, house, shop, RV or in your pack when you head out camping. It comes complete with a belt holder and because it is lightweight and folds up to 5″ long it does not get in the way or weight too much like some of the other camping knives on the market

The blade itself is made of 420 Stainless Steel and really holds an edge. Use it for intricate bushcraft chores with the straight section, or hack into something a bit meatier with the serrated edge.

The firestarter works like a charm, will have your fire going in no time at all and the included mini LED light, while small gives you enough illumination to see where you are going.

CONS:

Not much to report here.  The Blizetec Survival knife is great value but might be a bit light in the hands of a hardcore survivalist. The torch gives you about 12 hours of constant use and you may have to go to one of the bigger stores to get replacement batteries.

FINAL VERDICT 98
4.7 Stars

Overall a great multi purpose camping and bushcraft knife that should be with you at all times. Nice and light, razor sharp.

Comes complete with window breaker, seatbelt cutter, magnesium fire starter and a flashlight. Having all of this clipped to your belt when you head out can only be a good thing.

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Benchmade Bushcrafter Knife

Benchmade 162 Bushcrafter Knife

The 162 takes and keeps an excellent edge. The S30V blade is strong and up to any task. Handy for baton work and all bushcraft chores, but not too shabby at some of the finer work if needed.

Great solid and sturdy knife. If there was one knife you could have with you in a survival situation then this would be one of our favourites…

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Benchmade 162 Bushcrafter Knife

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RATING:
4.8 Stars
(88 Reviews)


EDITOR RATING: 97


Verdict: The Benchmade 162 is a quality sturdy knife that fits well in the hand. Nice handle made from G10 that gives you plenty of grip options. A vast array of uses for the knife and with the full tang blade you can give it a lot of hardship.

features:

Total Length 9.2″ Knife
S30V stainless steel blade (58-60HRC) .164″ in Width
Full Tang with 4.43″ Blade
Contoured green G10 handle
Total weight of 7.72oz
Full-grain brushed leather sheath

PROS:

This knife feels like the quality tool you expect from Benchmade.

With its razor sharp blade you can make paper thin feather sticks or hack into something much harder. You decide but with this knife you get the best of both worlds in a single knife.

You will have no issues striking a ferro rod off the spine either to get the fire started.

Feels firm in you hand because of the strong large handle. Suits somebody with bigger hands.

CONS:

A couple of points of note with this knife. Keep it sharp and check the blade often. It comes razor sharp out of the box and is very hard but don’t let it get dull when in the field.

One user had an issue with the sheath not being protected from the blade but fixed this with a bead of epoxy along the inside.

Great knife overall

FINAL VERDICT 97
4.8 Stars

Great knife. Feels great in the hand. You know you have quality when you work with this blade. Keep the blade sharp and you are good to go. Comes complete with its own sheath with room for a fire rod.

A bit more pricey than some of the other knives here but a solid piece of gear all the same.

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Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore

Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore

At 9 1/4″ the Condor Bushlore is a lot of knife for the money. This updated version is a marked improvement on the original and to be fair to Condor they took on board all of the original complaints and came up with this knife.

This knife is well worth the money and suitable for camping and bushcraft alike.

 

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Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore

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RATING:
4.6 Stars
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EDITOR RATING: 97


Verdict: The updated version of the Condor Bushlore is superb. Condor have reworked the design and come up with a little gem of a knife that would stand up to most if the very expensive knives in the pack.

features:

Total Length 9.25″ Knife
High Carbon Steel Blade
Full Tang
Hardwood Handle
Total weight of 8.8oz
Comes complete with Leather Sheath

PROS:

After overcoming the challenges with the original design Condor have come back with this little beauty. They have reworked the blade to take the axe-feel away and produced something special.

Fit nicely in the hand and razor sharp straight out of the box. A well balanced comfortable knife to work with.

If you are looking for a solid knife for bushcraft, camping or just around the shop then the Condor is a great option.

Comes complete with a well made leather sheath that on its own is work the price…

CONS:

Not many issues to report here. One thing that pops up a few times is the the handle of this knife is unsealed. You will need to work on this to suit your style and feel.

The blade itself has mixed reports. Sometimes its razor sharp and other users report that they needed to give it some attention to get that edge up to scratch

The leather sheath, while excellent could do with being a small bit deeper.

FINAL VERDICT 97
4.6 Stars

To be fair the Condor Bushlore is a great knife for the money. You wont get much better than this for value in this particular style of knife. Compare it to the astronomical prices of some knives in this arena and you will see what I mean.

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Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife
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Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife

Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife

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Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife

Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife

RATING:
4.5 Stars
 (619 Reviews)


EDITOR RATING: 98


Verdict: If you’re in the market for a tough heavy duty Workhorse of a knife then this is the knife for you. A lot of knife for the price.

A fair bit larger than your standard knife but if you need something with a bit more grunt then go for a Schrade…

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The Schrade SCHF9 is a beast of a knife. It weighs a fair bit but you know you have a serious piece of lit in your hands when you are trying to chop through branches and putting a camp together.

The grip is superb. Multiple positions and you can really lock your hand in there when you need to.

 


FEATURES:


Total Length 12.1″ Knife
6.4″ 1095 High Carbon Steel Blade
Blade thickness of 0.25″
Full Tang with TPE Rubber Scales
Total weight of 15.9oz
Comes complete with Ballistic Nylon Sheath

PROS:

If you are looking for a big tough knife for your next wild adventure then this may well be the knife for you. Its big, tough and up to the most difficult of jobs around the camp.

Plenty of grip with the plastic/rubberish handle surrounding the monster full tang blade. Get one today – you wont be sorry.

CONS:

No complaints here but if you are looking for a neat and tidy knife for the campsite that you can comfortably carry around all day then this is probably not the knife for you.

The sheath is about 14″ long and overall it does weigh a bit more than your ‘standard’ knife but we love it…

FINAL VERDICT 95
4.5 Stars

A very solid heavy duty knife that is up to all kinds of hardship. Probably not the best knife if you want something neat and tidy. Go for a smaller Mora if thats what you are after.

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Mora Bushcraft Carbon Black Tactical Knife

Mora Bushcraft Carbon Black Tactical Knife

The Mora Black Carbon knife sports a 4.3″ blade made from high carbon steel. We could talk all day about the grip. Nice rubber handle here that gives you confidence when swinging this thing about. Suitable for all sorts of uses – In the woods, at the camp site or in your Bug out Bag.

A quality knife from Morakniv…


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Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Black Tactical Knife

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RATING:
4.8 Stars
 (191 Reviews)


EDITOR RATING: 98


Verdict: Exceptionally tough and feels great in your hand. Up to any task and can take a beating. A nice dependable companion on any trip.

features:

Total Length 9.1″ Knife
4.3″ Quality High Carbon Steel Blade
Blade thickness of 0.125″
High Friction Rubber Grip
Total weight of 5.7oz
Comes complete with Plastic Sheath

PROS:

Costing a bit less than some of the other knives in its class the Mora Black is well able to keep pace. Incredibly tough, this knife should be in every pack all the time.

The rubber grip keeps you in control and the carbon blade does the rest. You can do almost anything with this knife – cutting cordage, preparing game, splitting down wood and intricate work like preparing feather sticks. Treat it well and it will serve you well.

CONS:

Not much can be said against this knife but a few people have mentioned that the plastic sheath is a bit average.

Keep it away from salt water or else it will rust. Keep it clean and it will be a perfect companion

FINAL VERDICT 98
4.8 Stars

Love this knife. Any amount of uses around the camp or in the wild or even in the shed. Very grippy handle so you are always in control. Strong enough for some of the harder work and holds a good edge.

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Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 PlainEdge Knife

Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 PlainEdge Knife

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Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 PlainEdge Knife

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RATING:
4.7 Stars
 ( 43 Reviews)


EDITOR RATING: 97


Verdict: Because its made from high carbon steel it holds its razor sharp edge very well. Easy to re-sharpen in the field. Great versatility – camping, hunting, bushcraft.

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This knife with its 4 inch High Carbon Steel can take a fair beating. Its industrial strength makes this ideal for a bit of heavy duty action. Developed by Chris Claycombe, Spyderco and bushcraftUK.com it is a work of art in itself. A trusty companion for bushcraft use or the survivalists amongst us.

 


FEATURES:


Total Length 8.75″ Knife
4″ Quality High Carbon Steel Blade
3.9″ Cutting Edge
Blade thickness of 0.14″
Total weight of 7.75oz
Comes complete with Leather Sheath

PROS:
4.7 Stars

The Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 is a great knife, comfortable in the hand and can take a fair bit of a beating in the field. Holds an incredibly razor sharp edge which can be sharpened and fine tuned on a whetstone because of the Scandi-grind setup.

Come complete with a leather sheath that will offer protection for the blade form the elements. It will also offer you protection in case you take a tumble while carrying it out in the wild. Durable and quality design this is a must for any serious Bush crafter or Survivalist.

CONS:
4.7 Stars

This knife while top quality does have a few drawbacks. The blade, because of its makeup can rush if you don’t look after it properly. The sheath doesn’t handle the wet too well and can tend to smell a bit after a while – especially if it gets wet.

It doesn’t have a hand guard so might be better suited to experienced hands or at the very least get some handling advice before you go chopping things down with it.

FINAL VERDICT 97
4.7 Stars

Despite its flaws the Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 is worth the money and will travel everywhere with you once you decide to purchase it. Easy to keep sharp and can take a beating it will outlast many others in the same league.

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Mora Companion Fixed Blade Stainless Knife

Mora Companion Fixed Blade Stainless Knife

mora companionThe stainless steel Mora Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife is one of our favourite knives of all time. It is no heavy duty war horse of a knife but a great companion when you are out in the wild. It sports a stainless steel blade so you don’t have to worry about rust like on a carbon blade knife.

So why do we like it so much.

First lets look at some of the features of this knife and then go into a bit more detail

  • Price. At this price you are getting a lot of knife for your money
  • Fixed blade outdoor knife with 4.1-inch stainless steel blade
  • Blade Thickness: 0.10″ (2.5 mm), Blade Length: 4.1″ (104 mm), Total Length: 8.6″ (219mm), Net Weight: 4.1 oz. (116g)
  • Patterned, high-friction grip
  • Plastic sheath with belt clip
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

 

When you are look for a good all rounder at a decent price point the Mora Companion is just the ticket. Lightweight and very easy to handle this knife is razor sharp. It won’t hold an edge as long as it’s carbon steel relatives but it is always worth having a stainless steel knife anyway

No rust to worry about so bring it fishing or use it out in the rain without too much concern. Treat it with respect. It is a smallish knife but the blade will easily shave the hair off your leg without any difficulty. Use it for skinning game or some wild fishing.

Great knife for carving fine bushcraft tools because it is so easy to handle. The grip is plenty grippy and the blade itself is strong and very durable.

From a design perspective the Mora has a short straight blade, straight point with a small dip towards the point of the knife. Made from high-quality Sandvik steel it contains super fine carbides that make this a super strong blade that will not rust once looked after. The ergonomically designed handle has a textured finish that gives you plenty of grip when using it.

 

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Best Bushcraft Knife Review For 2017

Best Bushcraft Knife Review

First a bit of background on this Bushcraft knife review and why we feel its important to explain some of the features of each knife before you make a purchasing decision.

Bushcraft – is the art of being self-sufficient while out in the forests or on the land with limited supplies of tools and luxuries. You basically have yourself, your knife, the clothes on your back and little else. It is similar to Survivalism but not in anyway as hardcore. But that’s the beauty of it all.

It is a fading skill that past generations perfected but is getting lost in time. We want to a least bring some of it back here on this website and hope you can help us out.

Central to any bushman or bush crafting person is their trusty knife. You can use it for pretty much everything you need to do to survive. From protecting yourself from wild animals to making traps for those wild animals and then preparing them for a meal. Chopping up firewood, carving tools for survival, whittling fishing hooks, the list is endless. All it takes is some knowledge, a little imagination and a trusty knife.

We have picked what we think are the best bush craft or bush knives available today to give you an idea what to look for when making you choice to buy a knife for yourself.

Best Entry Level Bushcraft Knife

If you are looking for a great entry level Bushcraft knife then look no further than the Mora fixed blade knife. Quite simply the best knife for the money available today.

A rock solid stainless steel knife that you can pick up for under $20. Made by quality manufacturer Mora of Sweden these knives can be found in many a backpack throughout the world.

Even if you later upgrade to a more expensive knife you should still keep the mora in your pack. It won’t let you down – ever. Hands down this is by far the best bushcraft knife under 100 dollars.

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Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade 

Versatile fixed blade outdoor knife of hardened Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel

Patterned, high-friction grip makes the knife comfortable to hold and easy to handle

Blade length: 4.1 inches (104 mm); Blade thickness: 0.1 inch (2.5 mm); Overall length: 8.6 inches (218 mm); Weight w/ sheath: 4.1 oz.

Color-matching plastic sheath with belt clip

Limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.

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Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, Military Green, 4.1-Inch
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Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, Military Green, 4.1-Inch
  • Versatile fixed blade outdoor knife of hardened Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel
  • Patterned, high-friction grip makes the knife comfortable to hold and easy to handle
  • Blade length: 4.1 inches (104 mm); Blade thickness: 0.1 inch (2.5 mm); Overall length: 8.6 inches (218 mm); Weight w/ sheath: 4.1 oz. (116 g)
  • Color-matching plastic sheath with belt clip
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty.

Best Heavy Duty Bushcraft Knife

If you are looking for a more heavy-duty knife that can take a bit of a beating then we highly recommend the Ka-Bar BK2 by Becker. This multi-use knife is a real work horse and is up to almost any task you throw at it.

Well balanced, this knife does exactly what it is supposed to and does a great job of it too. This 10.5 inch knife made of 1095 cro-van steel gives it it’s superior strength and the Grivory handle provides plenty of grip – you need it with a knife of this size.

If you are looking for a knife that will take some punishment but won’t let you down then the BK2 is the knife for you.

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Kabar Becker BK2 Campanion

Made is the USA

Fixed blade knife with drop point shape and 20-degree edge angle

Blade made of 1095 cro-van steel blade for strength

Handle made of Grivory material

5.5 inch long blade; knife measures 10.5 inches long

Limited lifetime warranty

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Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife
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Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife
  • Full tang heavy duty field knife suited for camping chores.
  • Made in Olean New York, U.S.A
  • Designed by Ethan Becker
  • Manufactured by KA-BAR Knives Inc.
  • Comes with a hard shell black nylon sheath.

Best Bushcraft Folding Knife

If you prefer a folding bushcraft knife thats compact and can be stored away safely then our recommendation or best choice by far is the Spyderco Resilience Black G-10 PlainEdge Knife.

Made with high-grade carbon steel this knife is razor sharp. The full flat grind goes right to the handle so be careful when using this one.

The handle of this folding knife is made from G10 so will definitely stand the test of time.

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Spyderco Resilience Black G-10

Plain edge folding knife with flat ground steel blade, G10 handle, and 4-way hourglass clip

Screw-together construction with skeletonized steel liners

Phosphor bronze washers for fast, smooth open/close action

Enlarged opening hole; spine and choil jimping for a solid hold

9.375 inches open; 5.25 inches closed; 4.25-inch blade

- $4.80
Spyderco Resilience Black G-10 PlainEdge Knife
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Spyderco Resilience Black G-10 PlainEdge Knife
  • Made using the highest quality materials
  • Tested for quality and durability
  • The most trusted name in you cutlery needs
  • Plain edge folding knife with flat ground steel blade, G10 handle, and 4-way hourglass clip
  • Screw-together construction with skeletonized steel liners

This is quite a big folding knife but still perfect for EDC use. Would you use it for batoning, well thats up to you. Most folding bushcraft knifes are not exactly suited to batoning but this knife is super strong and you could probably get away with it.

The price of this knife is superb compared to other high end folding bushcraft knives and many have commented on this, and why would you spend those extra dollars on a more expensive knife when this one is so good.

Go check out the reviews here and see for yourself…

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Knife Model:Blade Material:Price:Rating:
Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife1095 Cro-Van steel$$4.8
Tops Knives BOB Hunter1095 Carbon Tool Steel$$$5.0
Spyderco Bushcraft G10O-1 Tool Steel (high carbon)$$$$4.6
Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife | Fire StarterCoated Carbon Steel$4.7
Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore1075 Carbon Steel$4.6

Being avid followers of camping and bushcraft skills we love to talk to others similar to ourselves and get your thoughts and tips for making it in the wild.

We are not extreme survivalists but more weekend warriors who like nothing more than getting out into the wilderness and trying to look after ourselves without any modern luxuries.

As stated earlier Bushcraft is a set of skills that can save your life some day but a lot of the younger generation think that sometimes its pointless. They have grown up with everything they need and have never had to revert to basic survival skills to eat or just exist.

We encourage you to tech this next generation all you know about the art of bush crafting because you never know when they might need it and anyway its great to just get outdoors and do these sort of things with your kids. You will build stronger bonds and create memories that will last a lifetime.

So what are you waiting for. Grab you camping gear and trusty knife and off you go. Leave the phones, tablets and games consoles at home – you will be glad you did.

Looking after your knife

One thing that is often overlooked is how to sharpen and look after your bushcraft knife. You could potentially spend hundreds of dollars on one so why not treat it properly and it will last for a very long time.

Different knives have different blades. Some are stainless steel, some are carbon steel, but each different knife has its own set of characteristics.

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How to sharpen your bushcraft knife

Here is a great video by expert Bushrafter Ray Mears on how to sharpen your knife. Now before you all get excited and say that there is no way you could carry all that equipment into the bush when you head out, this is a guide on how to sharpen a knife, not what to bring with you on a day hike or weekender.

You should always make sure your bushcraft knife is razor sharp. Its actually safer to have a sharp knife over a dull one.

Take a look at the video and if you have any tips or suggestions leave a comment below on how you keep things in good order.

How to make a bushcraft knife

One thing that always amazes us is the guys that make their own bushcraft knives. There are a load of videos on YouTube showing you how they do it.

Some have very expensive tools and gear they use and would be out of reach of most of us. They make it look so easy but they are geared up to make high quality knives and replicate the design over and over again.

One particular guy I follow is called Trollskyy and he has published great videos on how he makes his knives. One of a number of very skilled custom bushcraft knife makers Trollskyy stands out to me because he uses old fashioned techniques to produce some amazing handmade bushcraft knives.

The video we posted below shows him making a small bushcraft knife with very basic tools and is well work a look. He does in this instance have a pre made blade he purchased online so you could follow along if you have an existing knife with a broken handle and go build you own custom..

The finished product is simple but superb so check it out.

Bushcraft Knives

The most important part of any survival kit has to be the right bushcraft knife. The bushcraft knife can be used in so many different ways and can help to save your life when you are out there in the wilderness. The bushcraft knife is not meant as a weapon but it can mean the difference between life and death. With so many different bushcraft knives available, it can be hard to decide which is right for you and your bushcrafting needs.

TYPES OF BUSHCRAFT KNIFE.

There are many things to consider when deciding what bushcraft knife is right for you. The type of blade you decide depends on where and how you are going to use your bushcraft knife. Things to consider include:

  • Fixed blade of folding knife
  • Stainless steel or carbon steel
  • Straight edge or serrated edge

FIXED BLADE AND FOLDING KNIVES

Fixed blade knives are usually the best type of bushcraft knives to suit most environments and purposes. The fixed blade does not have the same kind as issues as a folding bushcraft knife. A folding bushcraft knife can break easily and may be rendered useless. However, a fixed blade means that even should the handle break you can still use the blade.

The blade of a fixed blade bushcraft knife is usually far stronger than the folding knife. The strength of the fixed blade bushcraft knife means that you can do far more with the fixed blade than the folding knife. The fixed blade is also easier to sharpen and to maintain.

STAINLESS STEEL AND CARBON STEEL KNIVES.

The type of steel you choose for a bushcraft knife should depend on the environment that you intend to use it in. The stainless steel option is one that is best suited to climates that are wet, damp or humid by nature. Stainless steel is rust resistant meaning it will last longer than the carbon steel.

Carbon steel however are far better to be used in any other climate. Carbon steel is a material that is best suited to hot, dry climates.

STRAIGHT AND SERRATED EDGE KNIVES

There is much controversy over the type of edge that you will need for a good all-purpose bushcraft knife. Most people will agree that the straight edge is better for all-purposes where the serrated has limited uses.

Advantages of a straight edge bushcraft knife include:

  • Easier to sharpen
  • You can do far more with a straight edge than a serrated edge
  • Straight edge knives offer more accuracy and precision tasks

For most bushcraft task, the straight edge bushcraft knife is the best choice to use. However, if you prefer to have a serrated edge then an alternative would be to look at combination bushcraft knives that have both serrated and straight edge options.

Choosing the right bushcraft knife is a difficult option to decide. However, when you know what you will be using your bushcraft knife for, it does become easier to decide on the features that are right for you. There are bushcraft knives that are suited to any purpose and any climate.

Bushcraft Knife Blade Grinds

There are various styles and shapes for bushcraft and camping knife blades. Often called the ‘grind’, the difference between each type can have a drastic effect on the action and usability of the blade for particular jobs.


Scandi Grind

scandi grindThe most common grind or blade shape is the scandinavian grind – or scandi for short.  It can also be called a wedge grind due to its unique shape. This blade is great for chopping wood, splitting logs with a baton and plenty of other heavy duty chores.

It is by far the easiest blade to keep sharp because it only has two flat edges and is easy to set on a sharpening stone and keep it flat. A great knife for beginners because of this. The one downside to this knife is that if you are making one yourself from a lump of bar stock then there is a log of initial grinding required to get the shape roughed up before you begin the finishing.

Here is a quick video showing how to sharpen a Scandi grind – similar to the blade on a Condor Bushlore


Hollow Grind

hollow grindThe hollow grind blade is sort of a two stage blade. The primary grind is a concave grind from towards the spine to just before the primary edge of the blade. This is finished off with a much shallower V grind to the leading edge.

Because of the overall shape of this blade it is harder to perform standard enough jobs like splitting wood etc. It is also difficult to keep a good edge on this type of knife blade because it’s harder to identify the angle when you are sharpening the blade.


If you are on the lookout for a bushcraft knife or a folding bushcraft knife or just a general purpose knife for camping or weekenders then we hope you found our review useful. If you have a favorite go to knife or EDC knife you cant live without then drop us a comment and we will go take a look.

Have an awesome day folks and happy camping…

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KA-BAR BECKER BK2 CAMPANION

KABAR BECKER BK2 CAMPANION REVIEW

The Ka-Bar BK2 campanion by Becker is an awesome knife. It is a knife that is right at home in the pocket of a bushman, a hunter or somebody just out on a weekend camping trip in the woods. This knife features a 1095 cro-van durable steel blade and has any number of uses.

It can be used for chopping up small sticks and kindling for firewood. It is well balanced and plenty grippy with its Grivory handle. Not the smallest of knives there is – coming in at 10.5 inches in overall length with a blade length of 5 and a half inches.

It is made in the US and the quality is exceptional. Overall it is a very strong rugged bushcraft knife. It comes with a glass filled nylon sheath to keep it safe when not in use and you can easily attach it to your belt when on the move.

  • Fixed blade knife with drop point shape and 20-degree edge angle
  • Blade made of 1095 cro-van steel blade for strength
  • Handle made of Grivory material
  • 5.5 inch long blade; knife measures 10.5 inches long
  • Limited lifetime warranty

When it comes to a trustworthy multi use knife you cannot go wrong with the Ka-Bar BK2. We are giving it 5 stars because in our minds its one of the best camping and bush knives on the market and it comes with the quality you would expect from the Becker Brand. It is a bit heavier than some other knives but thats one of the features we like about it.

It is strong and can take a good beating. Well balanced in your hand and does exactly what it is supposed to. You might have to take it easy at the start with this knife till you get used to it but when you do you will be glad on your decision to go for the BK2.

Specs:

  • ka-bar bk2 boxOverall Length – 10.5 inches
  • Blade Length – 5.5 inches
  • Blade Steel – Cro-Van 1095 blade
  • Tang – Full Tang construction
  • Blade Type – Plain Edge Saber
  • Point – Drop Point Blade
  • Handle – Grivory with Allen Screw bolts
  • Sheath – Nylon
  • Manufactured – Made in the USA.

 

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Best Bushcraft & Camping Knives

The Best Bushcraft And Camping Knives

A good bushcraft knife is a critical piece of kit for every avid camper and even the weekend warrior.  I don’t know whether it is because of the multitude of uses it has or because we can revert to cavemen when we have a good knife in our hands.  Either way no camping trip itinerary is complete without one.

Now I’m not going to be covering commando style huge knives in this post, more the tame utility style functional ones that are somewhat safer in the hands of normal Joe’s like myself.  Always remember safety first when there are kids with you so don’t leave it lying around where small hands can get hold of it.

Leatherman Wingman Multi Tool

My Leatherman – Great Camping Knife.

First up on my list is the trusty Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool.  While not your typical camping or bushcraft knife it still has a place in my bag wherever I go purely because it can do almost every small job I need it to.

I have had one version or another of these for years and they have never failed me.  I have lost a few and thats the only reason I have ever needed to buy another one.

While there are many variations in the range of Leatherman knives I find this one the best value for a camping expedition or just using around the house for small everyday tasks.  I suppose thats the advantage of a knife like this. It has multiple uses so won’t stay locked away for only camping trips.

All in all a great intro or general purpose camping knife you should have with you on each trip.

Born To Survive In The Wild – I Wish

Next we want to look at something a bit more specialised for camping and bushcraft trips. I really love the Gerber brand and they have produced a series of knives linking up with Bear Grylls.  Now I know we all like to think we are extreme survivalists when we go camping but for the majority of us your knife will be used for cutting ropes, bushes and whittling up the odd tent peg if you run short.  While I have no doubt that this knife could be used in extreme survival scenarios I will be most likely using it for some of the things mentioned above and maybe cutting into a block of cheese to look cool in front of the kids – caveman style.

camping knife guideThis knife in particular comes highly recommended and at a great price point too.  You can pick it up on Amazon.com here for a bargain.  Last time I looked it had over 50% off list price with free shipping so definitely worth checking out.

Its nice and compact and folds up to fit in your pocket so you can carry it around with you all the time without looking like a commando.  One feature I really like is the grip.  Nice contours so you can keep a good hold of it when hacking away at something that well, needs to be hacked away.

My final though on this knife.  A great all rounder and at this price its something you should definitely consider for you next camping trip or venture out into the wild.

BlizeTec Rescue Knife – Now We’re Talking

The next knife we want to look at is so much more than just a knife.  The BlizeTec Rescue Survival Knife is a 5-in-1 tactical companion.  This knife comes with a nice little extras that are perfect for many camping and even emergency occasions. See our full review here

BlizeTec Survival KnifeFirst up it has a built in LED light. This feature in itself is great because if like me when camping you always carry your knife with you then you also now have a light at all times too.  Great feature if you are wandering back to the camp late and nightfall catches up on you before you reach your destination.

Another great feature is the built in Fire Starter made from magnesium Alloy. When out camping or in the wild you never want to be in a position where you cannot keep warm. You might be out on a ramble, misjudge the time and get caught away from your camp when it gets dark. If you can’t find you way back with the LED flashlight then you might have to hold up for the night in some temporary ‘accommodation’. A good fire starter is a must when in the wild and the one included in this survival knife setup is perfect for the job.

The blade itself is razor sharp and made from high grade materials so will always hold an edge. The knife while extremely functional is not too big either and will fold up and fit into your pocket so you can bring it along with you and not have it sticking out looking like some sort of commando.

There are other features on this knife that are ideal in an emergency situation so I suggest you check it out. As a camping knife you can’t go wrong and it offers so much more.

 So there you have it. Three great knives of varying styles that would be perfect for any camping or bushcraft adventure. There are hundreds to choose from and we could write about them all day. The focus here was to give you a flavour of what is available and why you might pick a certain type of camping knife. The is not an extreme survival knife review more of a great camping companion knife review.

If you have a preferred knife you won’t go camping without then let us which one and why. The more information we can get on here the better for our readers.

Knife Safety When Camping

Remember: Always take extra care when bringing a knife on a camping trip. Small hands and adventurous kids should not be allowed to handle these unless supervised and in a safe environment. Safety first at all times folks.

Keep you knife with you in your pocket when out and about camping. You never know when you might need it. Oh and if you see a wild animal approaching don’t go waving your knife around – it’s probably best to run, very fast in the other direction.