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TBS Boar Bushcraft Knife - Turkish Walnut

TBS Boar Bushcraft Knife

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 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 blades have a full "Scandi" grind to them that are 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! 

This model is handled in highly figured Turkish Walnut and is wonderfully ergonomic and fits 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.

Our leatherwork has been a phenomenal success and, whilst we were very happy with it, there is always room for tinkering and improvement so there is now a raft of new sheaths available with the Boar that I know you will love.

The first sheath option 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. It also is designed to be able to attach different accessories to the front of the sheath like a DC4 Sharpening stone or TBS Firesteel.

The second sheath variant is a Nordic style 3/4 cover sheath that has a regular belt loop and a removable "dropper" loop for those that prefer to carry their knife a little lower. It also has a firesteel holder that fits a TBS Firesteel.

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. All models of knife will be logoed with the Boars Head.

There is an option to upgrade a firesteel option or to add a firesteel and a Fallkniven DC4 sharpening stone option, click on the correct option or 
see the relevant listing in Store

Main Features:
  • 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
  • Multi purpose, high quality leather sheath OR
  • TBS Nordic Style Sheath
  • Lifetime Guarantee against any defect in manufacturing, material and workmanship.
  • More information on the 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)


Product Code:
TBS Knives
Rated: 5 / 5
Based on 26 reviews
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Mattias  /  Sweden
I bought the TBS Boar stainless steel and walnut handle (after a bad experience with a knife of different brand with birch handle and carbon steel). The Boar is excellent, strong enough to baton hard wood, delicate enough to carve out small wooden animals. The only thing was that I had a problem getting the walnut handle a good finish that wouldn´t go off or look bad quickly. But after using Tung oil (china oil) and sand in the oil with a 800 grit sandpaper, it now looks great. Excellent knife, highly recommended.
Stephen Moles  /  UK
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 Davies  /  US
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.
Damian, Fell Wanderer  /  UK
Ordered the knife with next day delivery and arrived 11.30 the next day. First impressions, the knife was well packed, oiled and extremely sharp out of the box, the scales felt nice and smooth with a lovely grain in the curly birch which still felt comfortable and grippy, I have medium sized hands and the handle suits me just fine. I like the fact the sheath comes with a pouch for the DC4 stone and matching ferrocerium rod finished in curly birch, this is a nice feature, its great that the sheath can be worn horizontal as well as vertical as I go Kayaking and don't want the knife digging in while paddling. Overall the workmanship on the knife and sheath is good and I'm very pleased with my purchase.