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    Best factory Bushcraft knife?


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    What do you think is the best factory fixed blade bushcraft knife? Price is no object and post a pic if you can find one. Also if you have had any personal experience with the knife please share the info. on it's performance.

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    Spyderco/custom

    The new Spyderco scandi bushcrafters in O-1 look really, really good. Havent held one bit heard a bunch of good things. My dedicated bushcrafter is a custom in O-1 and scandi. For what you're willing to pay I'd check into one of the customs from a maker on this forum.--KV

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    Great question, I've often wondered what people prefer.

    I've used Fallkniven F1's and WM1's with good results. They aren't pure mora/bushcrafters, but they work pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvaughn View Post
    The new Spyderco scandi bushcrafters in O-1 look really, really good. Havent held one bit heard a bunch of good things. My dedicated bushcrafter is a custom in O-1 and scandi. For what you're willing to pay I'd check into one of the customs from a maker on this forum.--KV
    After the unfortunate issues with the wood scales on the first iteration of the Spyderco Bushcraft(UK), I just hope Sal decides to continue the model with different scales. It's too nice of a design to let it go to waste. It's a little above my normal price range but I may pick up an improved version at retail price.

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    Of the many =>4" blades I've tried, I like the Swamp Rat Vex the best. Excellent cutter/slicer, very good handle, light, steel holds an edge forever.
    Just an awesome small fixed blade.
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    I have found that my Randall #14 makes a pretty good bushcraft knife.
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    As an aside, get a Mora! Probably not the "best" bushcraft knife but it doesn't weigh or cost much and does plenty good!!

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    A.Wright&Sons Bushcraft is an excellent knife for bushcraft.

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    I am currently using a Haltifors style for bushcraft duty/hunting/fishing etc.etc. and kitchen work. Thicker than avg. spine, very very nice ergonomic plastic grip yep plastic or a variation of some type of plastic and I have a set, small and large. Both are high carbon steel, plastic sheaths, excellent grinds and razor sharp to boot. Got them as a set from MDP on the forums here for 40 bucks or so and worth every penny. keepem sharp

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    Fällkniven F1 or Bark River knives ( too many to list ) but Bravo 2 is very top of the list. If I ever can put myself to spend $220-300 to knife, I would definately get Bark River Bravo 2

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    The Fallkniven F1 is going to be hard to beat. There are others that look good but a lot of the factory knives are a bit blunt IMHO.

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    Helle

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    Aurora maybe a bit big for dome also the O1 Northwest

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    I have been very happy with my BHK Bushcrafter (#265), it has replaced my RC4 on my hikes. Great knife

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    Why worry about factory knives? Get a Koster. They are sweet.
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    Busse, or most any of there variances.
    TOPS have some great options.
    Fallkniven S1 Or F1 Or A1
    ESEE knives RC-6

    Those would be very good options any way you go.


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    Enzo trapper seems to me the way to go. O1 or D2, in either skandi grind or full flat with V bevel grind. I'd go for one myself, but I already have a nice Koster in O1 and skandi grind which is basically equal, and I LOVE it (but it's not a factory knife by any mean).
    Hultafors and Moras are fantastic too, I use mine so much and alway find it awesome users.

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    Really, really happy with my Bark River Northstar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by myesque View Post
    Busse, or most any of there variances.
    TOPS have some great options.
    Fallkniven S1 Or F1 Or A1
    ESEE knives RC-6

    Those would be very good options any way you go.

    None of these meet what I have learned is the 'classic' definition of a Bushcrafting knife.

    The OP can correct me if I'm wrong, but when someone says 'bushcrafting knife' they usually mean:

    guardless
    Scandinavian grind
    carbon steel
    ~4 inch blade
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    Vote for BRKT Aurora. Love Mine, and never feel "under-knived".

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