When planning an excursion out into the wilderness,whether it be for fun, or hunting, having the right equipment is a necessity. It’s not just a good gun you’ll need, or the right sleeping bag , or tent, but a good knife as well.
A good knife is the ultimate and most essential bushcraft tool. Whether you’re cleaning game in the field or cutting wood to build an impromptu shelter, a reliable knife can be the deciding factor that makes your job easier or keeps you alive.
When you’re miles from the nearest road, the last thing you want to think about is if your knife is capable of performing its job. When it comes to your blade, you need to trust it’ll get the job done.
Bushcraft knives are often considered more generally as survival knives — they’re designed to handle a wide range of outdoor tasks like building a shelter, starting a fire with a Ferro rod and batoning.
Bushcraft knives are almost always fixed-blade knives with long blades with a flat edge. Bushcraft knives typically also have a grippy handle, which, these days, means that most are made of synthetic material, though some still do use wood.
These are some of the best bushcraft knives we found so far:
✅1. HOLTZMAN’S MANDRILL
✅2. Schrade SCHF51M Frontier
✅3. Gerber Gear Ultimate Knife
✅4. Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon
✅5. BARK RIVER KNIVES AURORA
If there is one that you feel should have been on the list and isn’t, please feel free to mention it in the comment section below.