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Mk I TBS Boar Bushcraft Knife - Curly Birch - Firesteel Edition

£100.00
£125.00
Mk I Boar Bushcraft Knife - Firesteel Edition is a great knife for the field and ticks all the boxes as you will always have a good knife and the reliability of a firesteel to make fire.   

The Boar has always been a firm favourite and popular Worldwide but we have decided to release the Mark 2 version in November 2019 (or before, as soon as they are ready) so there are some fantastic prices available on the Mark 1 version.

The TBS range of knives are made from top quality European materials and are built to last. We have selected some the best steels for the job, the highest quality handle materials and some great leather work to bring these impeccably made knives to the market. 

High quality K720 High Carbon Tool steel is one of the toughest steels out there and is used widely to make high precision tools that need to stand up to some serious punishment. This makes it ideal for this type of knife. We have deliberately selected very high quality steel for our knives, it may make them more expensive but it is something we weren't prepared to compromise with.

High Grade Bohler N695 Stainless steel which has a high hardness and great wear resistance and is one of Bohlers premium stainless steels. We have decided to make a variant of our knives in this steel as, after quite some testing, we have found that it performs extremely well.  
It has a higher Carbon content that many other stainless steels which means it holds an edge longer and can be tempered to the same degree as Carbon Steels. This particular steel actually has a higher content than many High Carbon Tool Steels. This makes it perform with pretty much all the benefits of Carbon Steel with the added bonus of great corrosion resistance.


The blade has a full "Scandi" grind to it that is wickedly sharp straight out of the box. There are big benefits to having a proper Scandi grind to a knife and these are mainly to do with edge maintenance. A Scandi grind essentially means that the whole bevel of the knife is the edge (there is no secondary bevel) so when it comes to sharpening life is made very simple. When sharpening you can simply place the entire knife on the stone, roll it up onto the bevel and you will always achieve the correct angle for sharpening; MUCH easier than a knife with a secondary bevel! 


It is handled in super grade Curly Birch which is a superb material and, although it will need oiling and maintaining, its is well worth it as it matures wonderfully to become amazingly weatherproof.

The handles are also  wonderfully ergonomic and fit the hand perfectly for hours of hard work. The handle is very slightly longer (1cm) than most knives of this type on the market and this allows more flexibility for positioning for different uses or simply a better fit for users with larger hands.

The sheath is a high quality leather product that allow you to carry the knife in the regular way or offers the versatility of being able to be carried a linear fashion along a belt or to be attached to the strap of a bag or even on MOLLE type webbing if need be. The leather addition to the front allows you to carry a firesteel and is also removable to allow you to carry it separately on your belt.


Our knife range is manufactured from high quality European materials by a top, well known, European manufacturer in small batches; they are NOT churned out in their thousands in a factory in the Far East. This allows us to have ultimate control over quality and materials and we are extremely happy with the results.

The Firesteel
The firesteel in this model is a real ferrocium rod Army sized model (9mm) with a matching curly birch handle which will give you thousands of strikes OR one of our own TBS Firesteels which give a huge amount of bang for your buck!


Main Features:
  • K720 High Carbon Tool Steel - 4mm Thick
  • N695 Stainless Steel - 5mm Thick
  • 4 3/8" (110mm) length blade
  • 4 3/4" (120mm) length handle
  • Super Grade Curly Birch
  • Choice of Multi purpose, high quality leather sheathes
  • Choice of Firesteel
  • Lifetime Guarantee against any defect in manufacturing, material and workmanship. 
  • More information on materials and construction (click here)
Typical Steel Analysis:
K720 Carbon Tool Steel - Carbon 0.90%, Manganese 2.00%, Chromium 0.35%, Silicon 0.25%, Vanadium 0.10%. (HRC 58)
N695 Stainless Steel - Carbon 1.05%, Molybdenum 0.50%, Chromium 17.00%, Silicon 0.40%, Manganese 0.40%. (HRC 58)


Brand:
TBS Knives
Condition:
New
Weight:
0.45kg
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