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: Todd
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I was very shocked at how comfortable this knife is in hand. Extremely comfortable, fits the hand well, lightweight and solid. The spine was very sharp for striking Ferrocerium Rods. I’ll be the odd guy out and say I loved the sheath. I saw before purchasing it did not come with a dangler so I researched and found a distributor. Mine right out of the box was very sharp. Beautiful knife. This appears to be a very sturdy knife that I will confidently pass on to my kids as one they’ll enjoy for additional generations.
A review from: Brian
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i just received the knife and haven't used it yet, but i have other bushcraft knives. i have been looking for a high end bushcraft/hunting knife and i thought this would be a good choice. i like the knife, its thick and the saber grind is more suited to what i want to use it for (compared to a scandi). my complaint is with the sheath. it has a dangler loop but no dangler, why would you do that? the extra leather might be a few bucks and with the loop it has you could fold down if you didn't want to use it. i am left handed and benchmade doesn't have an option for a left handed sheath. i called customer service and there is nothing they can do. several of the other companies that make bushcraft knives accommodate left handers (ltwright, barkriver, ...) they understand that this is annoying and they will do something to help you out. you should do this too benchmade! there is nothing worse than spending almost $200 on a knife and opening the box and instantly being annoyed. benchmade makes knives for military and police, so i don't see how they haven't done something to solve this problem already (cold steel's fixed blade sheaths are ambidextrous).i also think the size of the sheath will make getting it in/out more annoying than a pouch style sheath. this is not my first bad experience with a behcmade sheath either. i recently sold a saddle mountain skinner. the SMK had a kydex sheath that had a retention problem and the belt loop was made of kydex, leather would be a better choice. i am starting to think that sheaths for behchmade knives are an after thought. i live in florida and that played a big role in buying this knife, stainless steel over chemical coated carbon steel. i am not sure i will keep this knife or not, not looking foward to the money i would have to spend to get a sheath that works for me.
A review from: Zach
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The knife is one of my favorites I have ever owned! The sheath is garbage.
A review from: Ryan
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On all my adventures I pack this blade knowing that it could help save my life. It is easy to maintain, very sturdy, used to craft, skin, hunt, and defend. I think that it is very handsome and will be something I pass down to my son, and hope it lasts for generations.
A review from: Nick
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The knife is everything it is supposed to be. It's a great blade. Unfortunately, the leather sheath can fail to retain the knife. While backpacking, I secure the sheath to the outside of my pack. At the conclusion of my last trip, I noticed the knife was not in the sheath even while the snap/strap was still secured! Very unfortunate as this was by far my best knife. It was in the sheath when packing up for the return journey, but must have fallen out during the hike out. I suggest being cautious with this sheath or using an alternative that may better retain the knife.
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.

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