The New Bark River Knives Bushcrafter has been designed to be a compact handful that is specifically aimed at Wilderness Survival and Wilderness Living. The knife was designed and made at the Request of Jason Thoune of DLT Trading. Jason asked Mike Stewart to make a knife that was smaller than our number one selling Bushcraft knife but as usable in the field. He also wanted to have our convex scandi grind. Looking at all of the current offerings in this category Mike chose to make the Bark River version of this type of knife with Crucible's CPM 3V at 60 Rockwell to give the best of edge holding and toughness for a knife of this size. Mike is comfortable with the slightly increased hardness because this knife will appeal to the more seasoned user who knows how to use a knife properly. The Bushcrafter fits the design criteria and will be one of our most popular model as we go forward into 2012.
Since Bark River could not really get a clear consensus on "Traction Grooves" on the Spine of this New Knife - they have made it both with and without the grooves.
Here are the two Spines Side by Side.
Here is the New Bushcrafter in Hand
The New Bushcrafter is supplied with our "Sharpshooter Sheath Systems" Bushcraft "A" Sheath.
Overall Length: 8.63 Inches
Blade Length: 3.875 Inches
Blade Thickness: .145 Inch
Blade Steel: CPM 3V @ 60 rc
Weight: 6.625 Ounces