TBS Boar Bushcraft Knife - DC4 & Firesteel Edition - Military Model
The TBS Boar is simply a great knife and is difficult to improve on but, after 9 months of hard work, we believe we have made the ultimate, toughest, hardest wearing and durable Boar yet.
This model has come about as we sent models of our knives to members of the British Military Survival Training team for their honest opinion and after putting them through their paces they came back with some feedback. Essentially we were very happy to hear that there wasn't a lot to do as they were very happy with the overall design, cutting ability and comfort in use. They did say that their preference would be for them to be made in Stainless Steel, have a stable hard handle and have a synthetic sheath option.
Well, we listened, and now we have what we are calling the Military Model.......
We have chosen to make the Military Model only in Bohlers phenomenal N690 Stainless Knife Steel. N690 is a Martensitic chromium steel with cobalt, molybdenum and vanadium added especially to make hardened cutting tools with excellent edge-holding properties. It was developed for tools and components which can be hardened to very high hardness levels and great corrosion resistance. When fine ground it produces a wickedly sharp edge and will retain that edge far longer than many other steels available on the market today.
The 110mm drop point blade has a proper full, ground to zero, Scandi Grind which is not only easy to maintain it is incredibly sharp straight out of the box. It makes for exceptional cutting ability and edge retention and I am certain you will be impressed.
The 120mm handle is made from a super hard Canvas Micarta which is really durable, stable and essentially maintenance free. It is, course, shaped to be wonderfully ergonomic just like all TBS Knives. If you want a knife that can be "Rode all day and put away wet" then the Military Model is for you!!
There are 3 sheath options available for this knife, the TBS Multi Carry Sheath, the TBS Nordic Sheath and the Spec Ops Combat Master sheath. We have taken the opportunity with the Military Model to make some upgrades our Multi Carry carry sheath by changing the velcro to double press studs and changing the carry system slightly to make it sit lower on your belt.
TBS Leather sheaths have been incredibly popular and for good reason. We only use a quality full grain leather (which not everyone does) and this increases the strength and durability of our products. It does make them slightly more expensive but the trade off in longevity far out weighs any false economy of cost saving.
We have twinned this Military Model with your choice of Army size (9.5mm) TBS Firesteels and a Fallkniven DC4 (Diamond Ceramic) or a CC4 (Ceramic Ceramic) sharpening stone to make a truly versatile and useful package for the field. All in all this is a equates to an uber premium product that I know you will be using for many years to come.
- N690 Stainless Steel - 4.5mm Thick
- 4 3/8" (110mm) length blade
- 4 3/4" (120mm) length handle
- Canvas Micarta
- Fallkniven DC4 or CC4 Sharpening Stone
- TBS Multi Carry Sheath
- Lifetime Guarantee on the knife against any defect in manufacturing, material and workmanship.
- More information on the materials and construction (click here)
I seen loads of reviews for TBS Knives and I am really glad I bought one. In a word, superb! For a start it is razor sharp straight out of the box and the ergonomics of the handle are simply brilliant. I have had Casstroms knife before and this simply puts it in the shade as it is better in every department - better sized blade, MUCH better handle and the leatherworks just knocks it out of the park and puts it in another league. Oh, and did I mention - it's cheaper!! I am not quite sure how TBS makes it for less money as it is more knife in every way.
Andrew, Ben, Jim,
Just dropping you folks a line that I am not 100% content about the TBS Boar N695/Natural Micarta with nordic sheet, firesteel and CC4 sharpening stone. I am 300% content !!!! 👌👌👍👍😀😀.
The piece of kit is even more beautiful than I already expected it to be. A person being able to break this knife should end up in the Guinness Book of Records. I also didn't realize earlier that the nordic style sheet can also be worn as a 'standard' sheath by removing the belt strap. Many thanks for the flexibility in the changing an item in the webshop to my personal taste and preference. My Boar will certainly join me and my dog Skye on many adventures.