For the money, the Bushman knives might be the strongest survival/outdoor knives in the world! Unlike most hollow handled survival knives, there is no joint or seam between the blades and handles that requires a mechanical fastener. Instead, the Bushman’s blades and integral handles are each expertly cold forged out of a single piece of 2.5mm thick SK-5 high carbon steel. The resulting knives are expertly heat-treated and tempered to RC54 and, when subjected to our tests, have withstood over two tons of pressure on their blade/handle transition!
Every Bushman blade has been carefully ground to an extra thin edge, and then honed and buffed by hand until razor sharp.
The Bushman knives are versatile too! Their hollow handles will accept survival supplies or a variety of handle extensions which can maximize reach, leverage or ease of throwing. They are available in two blade styles (standard and our new Bowie point). Both feature continuously curved blades that are ideal for skinning, and will pierce, cut, slash, slice and shear like you won’t believe.
Posted by Charlie P. on 14th Nov 2010
I teach a survival course on a college level and I make a number of knives available for the students to use and abuse. The Bushman usually gets a funny look when they start out the day but by the end of the class I hear that they love the knife. You can literally beat on it all day and it comes back for more. The only caution that I have is that the handle is tapered toward the blade. I found that hocky stick tape gives good traction to your grip and adds a margin of safety. This feature is the only reason why it did not get five stars from me. A great tough knife.