Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 PlainEdge Knife with Leather Sheath
The Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 PlainEdge Knife was designed with the help of tactical bushcraft expert Chris Claycombe, popular bushcraft website BushcraftUK.com, and Spyderco designers.
The knife is made from O1 tool-steel, which holds a very keen edge over time and heavy use. This steel does tend to rust, so you will have to take care of it properly. With a blade length of 4 inches, the blade promotes control in all aspects of its use. It is perfect for carving, making feather-sticks, prepping game and intricate work like crosscuts.
It features a G-10 handle, with a full tang blade and a Scandi-grind. For those that do not know G10 is an epoxy mixed with fiberglass. For a non-connoisseur, the G10 slabs on the Bushcrafter would almost look like they were hard dark wood. It’s impervious to weather, low temperatures, chemicals and has been used in tactical knives for over twenty years.
Included with the knife is black leather carry sheath that is designed for those who are right-handed. As it is a bushcraft knife one drawback with the sheath is the absence of a fire steel holder. But with an attractive design imprinted in the leather, the sheath looks sharp and holds up well in all kinds of weather.
The G10 Bushcrafter screams pure quality, attention to detail and reliability in a compact and solid package.
YOU’RE TURN TO PICK
Now that you have seen the options and reviewed my pick for the best bushcraft knife on the market, it’s up to you to pick what meets your needs, is in your price range, and overall help you gear up for your outdoor adventures.
As you know, there are new knives being created all the time by new and old manufacturers. For this reason, the comparison chart will be updated as new knives
What’s about my trip?
So I try to be survival minded in the way I view life. It is a rare day that I can just sit by a pool and not feel a bit nervous about not having proper footware on in the event that I need to run away from an emergency if need be. A couple months ago I spent the night at one of my female friends house. She looked at me like I was from Mars as I pulled my EDC from my pockets.
To varying degrees, I think most of us on here struggle with this type of thing. We are constantly trying to strike a balance so as not to come off to others as nut jobs. The difficulty of this task is easier or harder depending upon where one resides. I live in a pretty rural area with a lot of weirdo, rock climbing, naturalist types. So I can get away with a lot more than if I lived in Los Angeles or Orange County
For my area, I wear a paracord necklace which has a ferro rod, one of those multi-purpose tools I use for a striker, and a tiny tin which has char cloth and one vaseline soaked cotton ball; both of which are wrapped in tin foil. But for times that I go into the above mentioned cities, I have to change things up a bit.
One would instantly be hauled in for questioning if you had those items on. So instead of the ferro rod and striker, I just bring a lighter or matches. Instead of bringing my “scary” looking (but legal) Lansky World Legal pocket knife, I pull out my “old man” looking Sun Fish pocket knife. It’s not too hard to blend in because I currently look like a cop. So what is my point in this post: Look at all of this as a challenge to hone your grey man skills. Don’t become bitter and angry at “the man”. Just look at it as a way to find a solution. Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.
I’m David Nolen, an Assistant of Theknivester. We’re going on our High Adventure (Backpacking in the Rockies) in a little over three weeks. The thing is, the other leaders don’t seem to care much about preparation. We’re finally talking clothing and footwear next week, then food after that. Half of the scouts don’t even have a pack or much of their gear. I have been to the area we’re going to be at before, it’s not going to be easy. There are several skills we need to review, especially lighting fires in the rain and damp conditions. We won’t have time now because they’re all slacking off.
They’re going to be learning a lot of hard lessons on the trail simply because they’d rather play basketball than prepare for the trip. It’s infuriating for the rant.