The Boar Bushcraft Knife - Fire Edition is a great knife for the field and ticks all the boxes for two of the most important products to carry - A good knife and the ability to make fire.
High Grade Bohler 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.
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 great wood for the task as it not only looks great it is VERY easy to maintain. 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 additional straps also allow a very handy option of being to add a variety of pouches to the front to allow you to carry a firesteel, survival kit or any other product that you use regularly in the field.
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 in this model is our own TBS ferrocium rod Army sized Firesteel (9.4mm thick) that gives a shower of sparks at over 3000c (5400f). It makes firelighting SO much easier and will give you thousands of strikes. It also comes with its own, very useful striker which has a useful roamer measuring scale and a bottle opener.
- K720 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
- Multi purpose, high quality leather sheath
- Army Sized Firesteel
- Lifetime Guarantee against any defect in manufacturing, material and workmanship.
- More information on materials and construction (click here)
N695 Stainless Steel - Carbon 1.05%, Molybdenum 0.50%, Chromium 17.00%, Silicon 0.40%, Manganese 0.40%. (HRC 58)
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I just received my order of the curly birch boar knife. Its outstanding, better than expected. I am 100% glad I purchased the boar. It is going to be with me, on all my adventures. Thank you for taking care of us bushcrafters, and thanks to andy for changing my order for me. Fast shipping, well packaged and courteous sales people. I love it. From here in the states, I say God bless Great Britain and The Bushcraft Store. Thanks again. Joe
Craig-The Midland Game Fair-
Hi Jim, Just a quick word of thanks to yourself and the guys on the stand at Weston park last Saturday, I must apologise for taking up more of your time than I should but you convinced me to take purchase of your TBS Bushcraft knife and I must admit, "what a piece of kit", so much so that I have just ordered another one for my son, once again many thanks for your help and advice.
stephen moles-United Kingdom-
excellent product and fantastic service, I have purchased a couple of items from andy at the bushcraft store and can say with honesty the service he and his company provides is second to none. excellent communication and very fast (next day) delivery, even without paying extra postage. Fantastic company thanks again
Matthew Davis-United States-
I ordered the fixed boar with N695 Stainless blade, I choose that steel because I live in the wet and humid Pacific NW. It is my first bush-craft knife so I can't speak to much about performance because I have no real basis of comparison. I will say that over the last two days it performed all the tasks related to fire building, some basic carving, and notching stakes very well and I am personally pleased with it. I live on the west cost of the USA and it arrived in 6 days (5 days, considering mail doesn't run on Sunday in the US). I didn't have to pay any duty or tax on the item, just needed to sign for it. In my experience international shipping from the UK is fast and straight forward. Thanks TBS. I like the look and performance of this knife and the maple burl is beautiful. I will be purchasing the Lynx to use as an every day and work knife.
Just received my knife and I went for the stainless steel version because, well it's just a better metal, what can I say... it's everything I was hoping for and more!! At first I was surprised with how thick the blade was but the more I use it the more I'm grateful for it, Feels good in hand and looks great, sturdy as hell and comfy to use also bites the wood with ease. Would definitely recommend this knife