Fixed Blade, Review, Uncategorized Spyderco Bushcraft UK – The bold and the beautiful 29/08/2010 nemosandman 17 Comments Advertisement Like this:Like Loading...
17 thoughts on “Spyderco Bushcraft UK – The bold and the beautiful”
Just curious, but why is there a the hole in the blade? It serves no function except to provide a week spot.
Not very smart.
the hole in the blade is now a trademark for all Spyderco knives, folders or fixed blade.
This hole on a fixed blade can also be used to attached a lanyard.
(I see the point on a big chopper blade but on a smaller FB… I will not use it that way)
Anyway, I have no issue so far with that “ponctuation” into the thick O1 steel which is solid enough for its tough destination (batonning, light chopping/notching…)
It was not an issue to keep clean either when messing with flesh and blood (this is also an hunting knife).
This knife is very solid and I really don’t think this little would provide a weak spot and I trust and know how the people at Spyderco test their knives hard before to release them.
They would not have release it that way if it was a weak spot… 🙂
Reliability, confort of use in that thick fixed blade was designed way before cosmetics…
I can see the wood being broken at the sides of the pin.That’s not so great.G10 as a handle material to me is a better option.The pin hole was a bit of a worry to me too,making the blade possible weak.But as you said ,they probably have tested this .
I hade received like that. A friend of mine who made wooden handle told me it was minor and I should even not think about it.
I love both version but the black G10 is gorgeous.
It is a Second factory knife sold for 99 dollars with its sheath. It was a marvelous bargain after a real tragedy for Spyderco.
As the altitude and dry air in Colorado was the real destroyer of all the wooden handles.
G10 as used on the second batch is really beautiful also much harder than wood. No complain on both knives since I got them.
They are excellent tools highly capable of force or delicate chores. I’m really deeply in love with both and I baby them a little to much when I really use hard my DPX Hest like diving it in the mud, dirt and cutting roots until it turns into a butter knife. 🙂
Spyderco made a good choice with the G10 handle.Micarta might also be a good choice for a bushcrafter in the future for Spyderco.Like G10.
Many people love that material too.
Black micarta ,green…All very nice.
Minor?Well everybody’s point of view differs I think.For function it may be minor.You can also glue back a handle broken in 4 pieces on and use it again.No problem.
But for the looks.
Yes really minor and almost invisible. The pic you got there is a macro pic. Also the knife was sold as a second and I was very lucky with that little crack.
I love its scar and it give personnality to my bushcrafter. Been using it very hard and the crack as almost closed it self under wax and elbow grease.
Hygrometry is a factor I did not expect.
I love used tools. 🙂
Ok ,so no problem for you.
I love tools which are tough…and beautiful.Like that G10 Spyderco Bushcraft.
I’m not so keen on wooden handles.
One time I had a tanto knife with a wooden handle,it had a hidden tang.
I did some light chopping and CRACK,there went the wooden handle.Broken in two pieces.
Man that felt like I was cheaten on by my own knife.
Now I look for tough materials.Like Micarta ,G10,Kraton, like on the Fällkniven H1.
But the wood does definitly look good.That’s the truth.
Hidden tang can be tricky but I know so many puukos I’ve been using very hard in the wood and with no complain.
A wood can hide a crack, like a blade can hide a weakness? This can happen or not.
Fällkniven are extraordinary, I use hard a A2 since its release. And this knife is a razor I can use as an axe.
Now I never hit the soil with it. VG10 can be brittle. I always use a support to cut with it. But this is a real powerful and precise chopper.
The convex grind avoid any kind of stucking the blade in the wood like with my V full flat ground knives.
Kraton can create blisters and it’s better to use a glove.
On the Bushcrafter, the handle is almost sensual. No need for gloves. The wooden handle got a little more traction than the mooth G10 but I never noticed any difference when used even with wet hands. 🙂
Yes a hidden tang ‘can’ be tricky.But with smaller knives it shouldnt be an issue like with the big choppers.
The A2 is a nice sharp blade indeed(I had an A1).But like you said,always watch out not to hit the ground for VG10 can be brittle.
Then again,no knife should hit rocks in my opinion.
The strongest hidden tangs are like on the Glock 78 or Peltonen M07/M95(molden).Those handles are VERY tough.
Noss ,the guy with the hockeymaks doing destruction tests,couldnt break the Glock handle with his sledgehammer.Now that was something that seldom happens ! 🙂
I broke the pommel of a Glock knives twenty years ago. But it was only cosmetic. I glued a compass on it ! 🙂
Great knife ! 🙂
The Guy with the hockeymask do “snuff movies” on knives. I seldom watch it as it makes me sad.
Every knife can be broken with some goof technics.
A good tool needs to be respected and destruction test should be done in a controled environnement like the breaking machine invented by Spyderco made to test the locks until they break.
The more you respect your tool the more it will reveal it strenght and weakness. No need to be brutal like a chimp to discover the truth. 🙂
You glued a compass on your Glock knife?Haha,funny 🙂
Yes these knif destruction tests doesnt make me happy either.That video on the Bravo-1 hacking into concrete.
That was awful to watch.
Such a beautiful knife being destroyed.Ugly…
Controlled tests are better,I agree.
Though Noss does reveal sometimes weaknesses in a blade.