The Boar Bushcraft Knife - DC4 & Firesteel Edition is a great knife for the field and ticks all the boxes as you will always have a good knife, the ability to sharpen it and a Ferrocium Rod Firesteel for firelighting.
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 Highly Figured Turkish Walnut 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 It benefits from two different carry options, the first being a normal belt loop, the second being a dangler type loop. The dangler loop is removable, if you so wish. It is both stitched and riveted and has thong tube holes in multiple positions to make it as versatile as possible. The leather addition to the front allows you to carry a firesteel and a DC4 stone (both included) 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 Sharpening Stone
There is now a choice of sharpening stone available the DC4 whetstone ehich consists of a fine diamond stone (25 micron) and a very special ceramic stone, made of synthetic sapphires. The CC4 is the same except it replaces the diamond element with a super fine ceramic honing surface
The advantage of these materials, although they get worn, will still keep their flat shape this is important when you sharpen your knife. And, since these materials are the hardest we know of, they will sharpen any steel, even these extremely hard powder steels.
The firesteel in this model is our own TBS ferrocium rod Firesteel which is either the Army model (9.4mm thick) or the "Fatboy" model (12.5mm 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. The striker with this steel gives a MUCH better shower of white hot sparks than the back of your knife.
- K720 Carbon Tool Steel - 4mm Thick OR:
- N695 Stainless Steel - 5mm Thick
- 4 3/8" (110mm) length blade
- 4 3/4" (120mm) length handle
- Highly Figured Turkish Walnut
- Nordic Style Dangler, High Quality Leather Sheath
- Fallkniven DC4 or CC4 Sharpening Stone
- TBS Firesteel
- Removable belt pouch for the DC4 & 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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Alex Gorton-New York-
I just received this knife today and after only a few hours I knew I had to write a review about it. The package came well-wrapped and the moment I opened it, I could smell the glorious fragrance of new leather waft out. My immediate reaction to seeing the knife in its sheathe was that the pictures do not do it justice. You are definitely getting a top quality sheathe along with the knife. The knife itself feels great in my hands. It has enough weight that it does not feel like a toy, but an actual tool you can use as it was intended. The blade comes well-oiled and is extremely sharp right out of the box. As I have only had the knife a few hours, I cannot attest to the durability, but I can tell you that I am not concerned in the least. This will definitely be a knife I will keep by my side for many many years. At the time that I purchased this knife, I only found a handful of reviews and I knew I had to add my own. If you are even considering this as a passing thought, just pull the trigger on that purchase button. You will not be disappointed.