Bushcrafter Family

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About the product
Originally a pure survival knife, the World's foremost explosive ordnance technicians saw the value in this also as a knife for cutting plastic explosives and helped to modify the design to suit their needs. Made in USA.

Designer: Shane Sibert
Mechanism: Fixed
Action: Fixed Blade
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
Blade Length: 4.40" (11.18cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.164" (4.17mm)
Overall Length: 9.15" (23.24cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.92" (23.37mm)
Weight: 7.72oz. (218.86g)
Sheath Weight: 1.86oz. (52.73g)

Green and red contoured G10 handle
Sheath Weight: 2.70oz. (76.54g)

Sand contoured G10 handle
Sheath Weight: 1.86oz. (52.73g)

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A review from: Luke
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This is a knife with some heft to it. It’s a big knife that is balanced so well that you don’t notice the weight. The steel is excellent, takes a razor sharp edge and holds it for a long time. The handle ergonomics are very comfortable in my medium to large hand. The beauty of these design features hits you the first time you take the blade out to work. The comfort in the handle, balance, ultra sharp edge, and the weight all work seamlessly together. This knife will do anything you ask of it. Carving, cutting, dressing out game, camp making, even food prep. This guy has the nimble feel of a smaller knife, but performs like a heavy weight.
I love this knife. It’s on my hip everyday. Am about to order my second one to put in my bug out bag
A review from: Phillip
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I gifted off another popular knife to replace it with this one. I love the fattened, articulated portion on the back of the handle because it allows me to shop down moderate sized branches and probably even a small standing dead wood, now only if I can teach myself to light a fire with a flint rod, ha ha!
A review from: Patrick
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This knife will accomplish every task at hand in the outdoors weather your hunting mountaineering or camping . Very tough and very sharp holding an edge through a lot of use. The only downfall is the sheath the belt loop is way to loose and the knife does not stay secure in the sheath rather loose all the way around. other than that the knife is ready for anything.
A review from: Joel
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Went to Cabela's to buy a Saddle Mountain Skinner. Came home with the Bushcrafter EOD. Better overall fit in my hand and more knife for the money in my opinion. First time buyer of a Benchmade product. Heard great stuff about the S30V steel and the Benchmade reputation. I will be using this knife for hunting, camping, and fishing.
A review from: Mike
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Have a good look at the knife you are buying, not just the one in the display case. I bought my Bushcrafter at a store, once I got it home and opened the box I saw that the handle was not manufactured straight, the front of the handle isn't parallel with the spine of the handle. I talked to a Benchmade customer service rep about the uneven handle and was given authorization and a UPS label to send it in. I sent it in to Benchmade unused so they could have a look at the workmanship. I got the knife and service report back, Benchmade had sharpened the blade without looking at the handle.

Functionally the knife is fine and from other Benchmade knives I own, I know that the S30V steel holds a good edge. It's just disappointing and unexpected to have a defect like this on a knife from Benchmade.

I returned to the store where I bought it and they wouldn't exchange it without my receipt, so now I have a knife that is perfectly functional, but I notice the defect every time I look at it or hold it.
A review from: Richard
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I've owned this knife for about four years now I think. I've given it plenty of use and sharpened it just once with a touch up after every hard use. So here are my impressions:

The good:
The fit and finish is perfect. The blade is a hefty slab of S30v with a sabre grind. Full tang. I've actually used this as both an all around camp/outdoor knife as well as a hunting knife. It performs perfectly at both. I don't need to say much about S30v steel. It holds an edge. It sharpens fairly easy (the key is not to let it get dull in the first place, just touch it up after use with a fine stone and strop). It is extremely rust resistant. Almost the perfect blade steel for durability and sharpening. The G10 handle is durable with a good non slip grip.

The not so good:
The handle is not perfect ergonomically. It does have some hot spot prone aspects to it. I bought this knife before they had a Kydex sheath option, just leather. The sheath is less than stellar. I had to fashion a plastic insert on the cutting edge side to keep the knife from slicing the sheath. After that I've never had to worry about cutting the leather. None of the above is a deal breaker though.

When all is said and done, I would trust my safety in the wild with this knife. That's what matters to me. It's with out question a solid, durable knife with high quality stainless steel that can take some abuse if need be. Okay, some think it's expensive (and maybe it is) but I think it's proportional to it's value. Add in that Benchmade customer service is second to none, and your getting some bang for your buck. I completely recommend this knife to any outdoorsman.
A review from: Bombero13
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Love this knife! Great weight and blade metal holds an edge almost forever. Took this knife when new on a Wyoming hunt and field dressed/skinned/quartered five deer, and it was still shaving sharp! Super easy to clean also, mine still looks brand new after three years and 12 animals.
A review from: Dennis
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This is a super overall knife big enough for tough chores and nimble enough for even detail work. Used to field dress deer then skin. Holds a super sharp edge
A review from: Aaron
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I bought this knife to keep in an emergency pack. But i also you it almost daily. I've processed fire wood with it for practicing lighting fire without a lighter of fuel source. So i cook on my grill almost everyday, and use it to get the kindling ready for the fire. It batons wood like a champ. and the blade is super sharp and at almost 3/16 thick it's awesome at making feather stick and the spine works very well for making fine fibers, and striking a ferro rod. It's a solid knife, you won't be disappointed
A review from: Al.
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This is an excellent blade. Durable handle, good looks, great customer service. It's a slab of S30V steel; give it a convex edge and you're set. Done and done.

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