It wasn’t long ago when the term bushcrafting – the art of practicing wilderness survival skills — was considered underground and outlandish.
But now even the most amateurish bushcrafter can embrace using the natural resources of the land to survive with the latest Badass Knife of the Week.
The Benchmade Bushcrafter combines tried-and-true design principles with modern materials to create a knife that won’t just withstand the elements but excel.
Here’s an excellent overview from HighCarbonSteel Love:
Designer Shane Sibert has earned a reputation over the past 20+ years for making hard-use knives that are functional and durable like the Benchmade Adamas family. The Bushcrafter is made in the same vein.
It starts with the 4.4-inch satin blade made from CPM-S30V steel, which keeps its edge like few others. The blade features the classic and versatile drop point profile, making it ideal for all the tasks you’d encounter in nature.
While the blade is as gorgeous as they come, the handle is nothing to scoff at either.
Green contoured G-10 handle scales with red vulcanized spacers cover the sturdy full tang construction. Titanium tubing fittings hold the handle to the tang, preventing the scales from slipping during lateral force. Hollow tubes not only cut down on the overall weight of the knife but provide lashing points for making the knife into a spear.
A buckskin leather sheath a with button-secured strap allows you to carry the Bushcrafter wherever you go.
At an overall length of 9.15 inches and a weight of 7.72 ounces, the US-made Bushcrafter has risen in the ranks of most reliable bushcrafting knives.
For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Benchmade Bushcrafter.