Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Benchmade releases new "Bushcrafter" knife- UPDATED

More evidence of bushcraft's growing popularity!

Popular knife maker Benchmade is releasing a new fixed blade knife called the "Bushcrafter", which features a 4.43" long blade, S30V Stainless Steel, G10 handles, titanium handle spacer tubes, and a brushed buckskin leather dangler sheath with a firesteel loop.

Retail price is listed at $200, but I'm guessing the street price will be in the $120 to $150 range. According to Benchmade's press release, the Bushcrafter will be available for shipping at the end of this month. It looks like an attractive knife with an interesting design, but is it really worth almost four times the price of Mora's superb Black Carbon Bushcraft Knife? Check back here in the coming weeks to see how the two fare in a head to head match!


APRIL 14th, 2013 UPDATE- I have been testing the Bushcrafter since late Feburary, and will have the full review posted within the next 1-2 weeks. Make sure to sign up on our email list at the right side of the page to get notified when it's posted, or if you have a Twitter account, make sure to follow us there!

July 2nd 2013 UPDATE- I'm happy to report that all testing for the Bushcrafter is complete. The review is being finalized and it should be posted soon. With a last minute change by Benchmade, this knife has proved to be very interesting. Thanks for your patience and happy bushcrafting!

Model Name: 162 Bushcrafter
Overall Length: 9.2"
Blade Length: 4.43"
Blade Thickness: 0.164"
Blade Material: S30V Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
Blade Style: Drop-Point 
Handle Thickness: 0.92"
Weight: 7.72 oz. (without sheath)
Country of origin: Made in the USA

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