George Sears was an early conservationist and a pioneer of ultralight backpacking. Writing under the pen name “Nessmuk” in the 1880s for what would later become Field & Stream, he extolled the virtues of carrying a trio of outdoor tools, which included a fixed blade that could do it all.
That fixed blade has since become a generic design that’s simply known as the Nessmuk. Few companies make a Nessmuk better than Condor Tool & Knife.
This Nessmuk boasts a nearly 4-inch blade made from 1075 high carbon steel. The unusual blade shape lends itself more to skinning but it works well as an all-around bushcrafting knife.
Its full tang extends down into the walnut handle scales attached by rivets. Although it’s a simple design, it excels at pretty much any outdoor task you throw at it.
It also comes with a handcrafted welted leather sheath.
For more info on this Badass Knife of the Week, see the product page for the Condor TK Nessmuk.