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New Bushcraft Knife Poll - Looking for Something a little different

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by steelhog, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. LT Wright - Gary Wines Bushcrafter

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  2. Battle Horse - Battlelore

    10 vote(s)
    35.7%
  3. Other

    15 vote(s)
    53.6%
  1. CPM3V

    CPM3V Gold Member Gold Member

    74
    Jun 5, 2019
    Have you considered a Bark River Aurora? Its a great Knife, A2 versions can be found for about 170.00 Last time I checked.
     
  2. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    TRC Splinter 120 doesn’t seem to get much love around these pages. It’s the most versatile fixed blade bushcraft knife I’ve come across. JMHO.

    They offer several versions in two different blade grinds. I went with the FFG in green Micarta. Pretty knife.
     
  3. steelhog

    steelhog Gold Member Gold Member

    632
    Jul 2, 2009
    I really like the BRK bushcrafter and aurora but I always find the BRK handles way too slick. I really wish they offered a less polished micarta.
     
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  4. steelhog

    steelhog Gold Member Gold Member

    632
    Jul 2, 2009
    The knife I really thought hard about adding into that "other" slot was the William Collins (Saner Scout). But man they are hard to snag and quite a wait time.
     
  5. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I haven't used the Bushlore ... I like the Gary Wines but I prefer LT Wrights GNS ... and Bushcrafter ... I also love my LT Wright Outback but it's not a tradition blade shape most think of as a "bushcraft" knife ... but i think it's a great all arounder ...

    I like the LT Wrights in AEB-L ... got a GNS and had to get another in AEB-L

    I like my BHK Big Jay and a couple other models ... they are quality just like LT Wright and Beckers are ...


    LT Wrights ...top to bottom ...
    1. GNS Curly Maple in AEB-L
    2. GNS OD Micarta in AEB-L
    3 & 4 are GNS in 01 ... the #4 has liners and is a much thicker handle ...
    5. Outback in 3V
    6. Bushcrafter that one is 01 I think not the AEB-L one
    7. Rogue River Desert Ironwood in A2
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    I enjoy my BK16s too and they are a great value.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019
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  6. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Well, while I don't do "bushcraft" specifically, I do "outside stuff" religiously.

    Benchmade Saddle Mountain Skinner and 162 Bushcrafter are pretty much the same, but I like the Skinner.

    Bradford Knives makes awesome stuff.... the Guardian 4 with the 3D micarta scales fits your budget nicely. But I wouldn't adhere to your budget, I'd grab the Guardian 4.5 with 3D camo micarta scales for a mere $20 more.

    Or for a mere $10 more, I would do the Southern Grind Jackal.

    I don't own one, but the Ka-Bar Snody Big Boss is one I've been wanting to try out. Get one and post a review!

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  7. steelhog

    steelhog Gold Member Gold Member

    632
    Jul 2, 2009
    All great suggestions for the other slot. Anther great maker that I wasn't really tracking on is AA forge. They have some really awesome looking modes - too bad they are all sold out. Too many knives not enough $$.
     
  8. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I have handled the Snoddy and I liked it (big and small versions). It does have a thin handle that some would not like. I would have purchased one a couple of years ago if the sheath had a belt loop. I am not going to spend $ for another sheath. I don't routinely strap a knife to the outside of a bag or pack. I am concerned about loosing one there and quick access is seldom an issue with knives for me.
     
  9. steelhog

    steelhog Gold Member Gold Member

    632
    Jul 2, 2009
    Well today my BHK Feather stick arrived today (not the subject of the post - was ordered well before). Its absolutely fantastic and flawless. You can absolutely tell LT and BHK use to be partners and both make a quality product. I have no doubts after seeing the BHK Feather stick that the Battlelore or any other BHK would be outstanding.
     
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  10. hiwa

    hiwa

    Jun 7, 2009
    Got an Enzo Trapper in N690 today. ( Similar steel to VG-10) Very nice knife if you want stainless and comes with a pretty well made dangler sheath. It's about the size of an F1.
     
  11. steelhog

    steelhog Gold Member Gold Member

    632
    Jul 2, 2009
    I think the Enzo Trappers are super underrated and don't get enough attention given the great price. I have had one in the past and really enjoyed it. I will get another at some point.
     
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  12. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2005
    Why not buy a custom?
     
  13. Pteronarcyd

    Pteronarcyd

    181
    Feb 19, 2019
    Habilis Bush Tool

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  14. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    I don’t know if it can be counted as a bushcraft knife, but I really love my Spyderco Bradley Bowie. PSF27(D2) is awesome stuff for in the field.
     
  15. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Interesting. That's one I honestly would have to use before I could say I like to use it beyond what it looks like in a picture (which I like). I generally prefer a thinner profile for the outdoors.
     
  16. steelhog

    steelhog Gold Member Gold Member

    632
    Jul 2, 2009
    Wow now that is different, but I can see it being useful. I had honesty never heard of this knife until your post. I have one of the habilis fire rods and it works great.
     
  17. Pteronarcyd

    Pteronarcyd

    181
    Feb 19, 2019
    Your choice of a 0.1250-in or a 0.1875-in thick blade.
     
  18. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Definitely prefer 0.125" but I'm comfortable with 1/8" stock in general. I was referring more to the height of the blade than the stock thickness. Everyone has their preferences that they have developed. There is no right or wrong to it. I don't use my knives roughly in the outdoors and batonning something would have to be a near emergency unless I'm car camping and sitting around the fire looking for things to do.... "think I'll try batonning with this knife".... kind of thing.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019

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