‘The Best’ Bushcraft Knife

Teak TLIM right sideSo what’s the best bushcraft knife? I don’t know. Frankly, I’m not sure if such a thing exists, since a knife is a very personal item and ‘the best’ will mean very different things to different people.

Some, led by Ray Mears’ preference and design, choose a roughly 10 cm (4″) long spearpoint blade. Others, like myself, prefer a drop point or a simple straight spine like those found in Scandinavian knives.

02 TLIM C440 BT Bushraft spearpoint leuku

But even if we agree to a particular blade shape, there’s still Mora Classic 2the question of blade length, steel type, handle material and so on. And then, despite the endless debate and all the arguments, you may still find that some people are just hopelessly in love with a Mora Classic no matter what you say. And if that’s not enough, there will always be someone claiming they can do pretty much any bushcraft task with just about any knife or even stone tools.

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And they won’t be wrong. They can. In fact, you could as well. But is it gonna be comfortable? Is it gonna be smooth and enjoyable? Those are probably the first questions you have to ask yourself when choosing a bushcraft knife.



Teak TLIM in sheathBushcraft is not a chore. At least it shouldn’t be in my opinion. We don’t do this because we have to. So why not get yourself something that looks nice, fits your hand and makes you want to carve some wood whenever you pick it up?

Bushcraft is a broad topic. Things such as what you do, where you live and even your physique and personality will determine what knife suits you best. That’s why I simply could not decide on the best bushcraft knife. What I can do, is tell you which knife is the best for me and why. And that’s exactly what I do in the video.


Schrade SCHF 42D review and other things in the queue

I’m back after a long break, caused by the fact I just moved on another continent, presenting some gear that has piled up on me over the time waiting to be tested and reviewed.

schf 42D

In fact, I’ve received and have been working on more than just the things I mention in the video. So we’ve got the SCHF 42D, SCHF 43 or the Jessica X, the Ka-Bar, two folders from Cold Steel – Finn Wolf and Mini AK-47d, a Black Leatherman Wave with extra bits and extension, Victorinox SwissChamp, Thrunite Ti4 and two waist bags from a Polish company Baribal – http://baribalpoland.pl/en/

Jesica X no sheath  KA_BAR better side

schf 42D in sheath  Zippo and Leatherman burning

IMG_3612  Finn Wolf best

But let’s do one thing at a time. Today we’ll have a look at the SCHF 42D.
Steel – 1095 high carbon
Scales – Brownish plastic
Full tang construction
Weight – 260 g (9.1 oz)
Blade length – 5″ (12.5 cm)
Blade thickness – 4.8 mm