Top 10 best bushcraft knives for wood work
Wood work and bushcraft go hand in hand. But not every bushcraft knife can be used for wood work. This is mostly the result of the grind. You will quickly notice that a bushcraft knife with a scandi or convex edge will excel at wood work. But which knife should you choose? To make your choice easier we made a list of 10 top bushcraft knives for wood work.
Helle Skog 83 wood carving knife
The Helle Skog 83 is a versatile wood carving knife. With the scandi edge you can easily work with wood and with the pointed tip you will work precisely. The finish of the wood is smooth and nicely rounded for a comfortable grip. The Helle Skog comes with a stunning leather Scandinavian-style sheath.
LT Wright Pronghorn, O1, Matte Python Micarta, Leather sheath, bushcraft knife
The LT Wright Pronghorn is made according to the Scandinavian Puukko style. The handle is made from micarta. A strong and light-weight material, made from linen and synthetic resin. Micarta is a great material for handles because it offers enough grip even in wet or cold circumstances. As such this knife is great for those who often find themselves in humid environments.
Mora Eldris Black 12647 necker with sheath
The Mora Eldris is a fixed neck knife. You carry it around your neck. The perfect companion for smaller tasks around the camp, food prep, or, yes you guessed it, wood work. The blade is thick just behind the edge for the more demanding tasks like making notches in wood. Towards the tip the blade is thinner for the more precise tasks.
Casström Lars Fält Knife bushcraft knife Curly Birch, Sleipner, right-handed
The Casström Lars Fält Knife is a bushcraft knife developed in cooperation with Lars Fält and therefore deserves a spot in this list. This Swedish survival expert is a real hero according to many enthusiasts. His books are used all over Sweden. This knife, like all above-mentioned knives, is enhanced with a functional scandi edge. Due to its size this knife is also great when splitting wood for a campfire.
Condor Terrasaur Knife Desert 3944-4.1HC bushcraft knife 63846
The Condor Terrasaur Knife 3944-4.1HC Desert is an affordable bushcraft knife. Its shape makes it perfect for many common bushcraft tasks. From amateur bushcraft enthusiasts to advanced hunters: the Condor Terrasaus can be used by everyone. The blade is made from 1095 carbon steel. A strong type of steel that is easy to sharpen and can handle quite a bit. Great for those who want to work with wood and sharpen their knife in the field.
ESEE RB3 Bolieu Camp-Lore, scandi grind, leather sheath, Rueben Bolieu design
The ESEE RB3 is a great bushcraft knife from the Camp Lore collection, designed by Rueben Bolieu. The RB3 is one of the few ESEE knives with a scandi edge. This ESEE knife is also enhanced with a stonewashed finish instead of a coating. The latter makes the steel look very cool, but it also makes it more sensitive to rust. Simply dry it after use and add a drop of oil once in a while to make sure the knife stays in great shape! ESEE didn't add a coating to the knife to make sure users can create a patina of their own on the blade.
Roselli Small Heimo 3” Knife UHC RW41 leather sheath, outdoor knife
The Roselli Small Heimo 3" Knife is a cool fixed knife, made in Finland. Unique for Roselli is the UHC steel. It stands for Ultra High Carbon. At Roselli they specifically developed this type of carbon steel, just like the unique heat treatment process for excellent performances. The steel is namely hardened up to 66-68HRC! Without it becoming fragile! As such you will always have a sharp blade.
Morakniv Classic No 1/0 bushcraft knife 13603
The Mora Classic No1/0 has been produced for over 100 years in the Swedish village of Mora. A true classic for an appealing price. This knife was traditionally used for jobs in and around the house, wood carving and other bushcraft tasks. The birch wood handle is slim and symmetrical to make sure you can hold it in many different ways. As such this knife is very versatile.
Karesuando Vuonjal 3633 outdoor knife
The Karesuando Vuonjal is a typical Scandinavian outdoor knife. The handle is made from curly birch wood. The knife is enhanced with a stunning brass bolster and the handle contains an inlay made from a piece of reindeer antlers. As such the Vuonjal is one of the most stylish knives on this list.
Helle Wabakimi 630 bushcraft knife, Les Stroud design
The Helle Wabakimi 630 is a bushcraft knife, designed by survival expert Les Stroud. Typical about the Helle Wabakimi is the very comfortable handle. Because the handle is so thick this knife even feels great in hand when you have large hands. Because the handle is oval-shaped you can hold it in different ways. As such you can use it for many different cutting techniques. This knife is also enhanced with a functional scandi edge to modify wood.
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