What's your favorite Bushcraft blade right now?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by Liveitloud, May 15, 2011.

  1. Liveitloud


    Jul 1, 2006
    I don't know about you guys but I kinda go in cycles with knives. I don't generally pick out a different one each time I go camping/hiking. I will get stuck on one knife for awhile and after some time switch to another. Mainly talking about your EDC. I always have other blades when I go out. Usually a SAK and a machete.

    The last few times I have camped and fished I have taken my compact bushcrafter from Mark Wohlwend. Knife is sharp as all get out and I have beat the living hell out of it and it just asks for more.

    Which knife is getting the most play on your outings lately?

    Here it is new and unused...


    And after a few trips out...





  2. Tim the Slugman

    Tim the Slugman

    Jun 9, 2005
    Right now, it would be my Bark River "Highland special".
  3. Jason Richmond

    Jason Richmond

    Jun 17, 2005
    Recently it's been a Scott Gossman WTK.
  4. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    My favorite is my JK Rule #9. It fits my hand perfectly and John's O1 is easy to get really sharp and stays sharp. It makes for a good hunting knife too.;)
    Last edited: May 15, 2011
  5. Skrapmetal


    Jul 13, 2009
    Busse CABS. Nice and thin, convex like I like, and a great chuddy bear sheath.

    I've been trying to catch a fiddleback bushfinger, but I always miss out when he posts them.
  6. IUKE12


    Nov 25, 2005
    Lately it's my Bark River North Star Companion.
  7. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    +1 for the Busse CABS.

    on the right in this pic.

  8. JV3


    Mar 17, 2010
    spyderco bushcraft...anyone can make scandi grinds but i have yet to find another knife that has the same handle ergonomics. it feels like it was custom molded to my hand.

  9. VictGerbSogCamill


    Feb 19, 2010
    My Mora 2k has been my goto knife. The sucker has really surprised me.


  10. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    Right now, my HI R-10


  11. hiwa


    Jun 7, 2009
    Another here for the Spyderco bushcraft. I still can't believe it's a factory knife.

    Here's mine in a sheath I made ( my 2nd) next to my Esee 3 ( my first sheath)
  12. HandofCod


    Feb 27, 2010
    This is like saying who is you favourite kid, sometimes you just have to commit to the idea that you'll always love them equally.

    For me they are the F1 (just got custom Barkniven version) and the Bark River Aurora. The Canadian Special may soon replace these two however once I get a chance to get out and use it!


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  13. Liveitloud


    Jul 1, 2006
    Bunch of nice looking blades. I like the Spyderco BC too but haven't put it in rotation yet. HandofCod those are 2 beautiful blades. Never really gave Bark River much of a look but that one is sweet!!!
  14. Mannlicher


    Nov 19, 2008
    Right now, today, my favorite is, like Bigfattyt, a Busse CABS. Bushcraft is the reason I bought this knife. The handle, thin paper micarta, turned out to be almost useless. Too thin, and too short.
    I had a fellow in NY make me a set of Bocote wood custom scales. Now the CABS is a very useful, and capable Bushcraft blade. Sharp beyond belief, and hell for stout. :D
    I had the maker use my Spyderco BushcraftUK knife handle as the model. As has been mentioned, that is the MOST comfortable handle I have ever seen.
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  15. Liveitloud


    Jul 1, 2006
    Spyderco really put a lot of thought into ergonomics. Nice looking blade. I really wanted one of the wood handled ones but I decided against it with the problems they were having with cracking. I did get the G10 though. Feels really good in the hand. The only other knife I have used for bushcraft that feels as good as the Spyderco (to me) are blind horse knives. Excellent fit and finish.
  16. Adam Buttry

    Adam Buttry

    Nov 10, 2010
    Right now it's my newest addition- production version of the Fiddleback Forge Recluse built by Bark River. I was able to finally start testing it out some yesterday cleaning fish and doing some wood carving. It performed beautifully. I'm very happy with it so far.

  17. Shotgun


    Feb 3, 2006
    Gossman UNK for me.
  18. hughewil


    Apr 12, 2011
    Some really gorgeous knives in this thread. I just use a plain old mora clipper, inexpensive, sharp, tough, does everything I need it to do

  19. Cosmic Superchunk

    Cosmic Superchunk

    Jan 28, 2001
    My favourite bushcraft knife is the Mike Lummio designed BCNW-O1 from Bushcraft Northwest (pictured below with Bloodwood scales). I've always loved Mora knives and the BCNW-O1 is like a Mora knife on steroids.
    Here's another shot of it along with it's Bamboo handled twin.
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  20. I've been using a Sisspukko, the shorter version. Also, my Gossman Polaris and mini Kephart.

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