Benchmade Bushcrafter Knife
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200
- Fit and finish
Love everything about this knife. It is solid, well assembled, great material (s30v steel, g-10 handles, titanium holds everything together.) This knife has proven to be excellent at bushcraft, batoning, feather sticks, striking flint, etc. ergonomics of the handle make a lot more sense when you're holding the knife and understand the different grips it's designed to accommodate.
Thick steel blade inspires confidence that the knife will survive normal use and abuse, as well as the fact that the s30v holds a great edge while at the same time being easy to sharpen. The sheath is good, although kydex would be preferable in humid climates.
If you're looking for a zombie apocalypse, cut through a car door, mall ninja weapon, keep looking. If you're looking for an excellent bushcraft tool that would serve you well, even in the event of worst case wilderness scenario, get a bm162. It would be hard to find a better blade.
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The Benchmade 162 Bushcrafter knife offers unsurpassed reliability for planned adventures or unplanned survival situations. Fixed, S30V stainless-steel blade has a hardness of 58-60HRC. Hand-blended and contoured green G10 polymer handle scales and a vulcanized spacer are held together with pressed titanium tubing. The Benchmade 162 Bushcrafter knife comes with a brushed, full-grain buckskin leather sheath that features a D-ring, flint rod loop and retention strap.
Use the Benchmade Sibert 162 Bushcrafter Knife to whittle and carve creative designs into sticks and branches. As opposed to regular bushcrafters, this blade is made out of S30V stainless steel for whittling wet logs that won't rust or corrode your blade. The hand-blended G10 handle has a vulcanized spacer in the middle that's held together with pressed titanium tubing for a more firm grip. Benchmade designed the handle so you can hold it comfortably in two ways: the standard position for quick and strong whittles, and closer up on the blade for a more controlled carve. Its sheath's buckskin leather has various attachment options like its belt loop, d-ring, or a hole in the bottom, so you can strap it to your waist or leg. The sheath also features a rod loop on the side for a fire starter, a snap closure, and an insert inside the sheath to protect the leather from the blade.