TBS Grizzly Bushcraft Survival Knife - Curly Birch
The Grizzly has always been a great knife and was always very popular and with the new features we are sure you will love it as we have moved it on a step further. We are not one to ignore our customers and we have listened to the requests and put them into the new Grizzly.
It is now available in 2 different handle varieties Curly Birch and Turkish Walnut and we have also modified the Boar sheath to make a full leather variant for the Grizzly. This new sheath will also take the accessory pouches, as featured in the Boar and Lynx, to make it a truly versatile knife.
The TBS range of knives are made from top quality European materials and are built to last. The Grizzly is no exception as it is made from 6mm thick, K720 High Carbon Tool Steel and handled with Curly Birch or Turkish Walnut.
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.
The blade is 5" (125mm) long with a wickedly sharp Scandi Grind. It is 6mm thick making it super tough and has a cutout depression on the spine which is perfect for striking your firesteel. On test this knife performed faultlessly, cutting, chopping, feathering and eating up any task it was set to. After testing it was still shave sharp.
The handle is 4 7/8" (120mm) long and is wonderfully sculptured and ergonomic. This is unlike so many knives where the makers insist on slab sided scales which unfortunately makes them rather uncomfortable to use for prolonged periods of time - NOT The Grizzly.
This knife has been scaled up in size so that the steel is 50% thicker, this also means that the Scandi Grind has been made 50% deeper so that it follows the same angles as all of our knife range regardless of size or thickness. This can appear a bit deceptive in the images.
- K720 High Carbon Tool Steel - 6mm thick
- 5" (125mm) Length Scandi Ground Blade
- Firesteel striker cutout
- 4 7/8" (120mm) Length Handle
- Typical Steel Analysis - Carbon 0.90%, Manganese 2.00%, Chromium 0.35%, Silicon 0.25%, Vanadium 0.10%.
- HRC 58
- Super Grade, sculptured, Finnish Curly Birch.
- High Quality Multi Function Leather Sheath
- Lifetime Guarantee against any defect in manufacturing, material and workmanship.
Took delivery of the knife.This thing is the bomb! I'm off to America to turn their Giant Redwoods into big toothpicks. I'm sure it's more than equal to the task! Impressed with the micarta slabs , I have small hands & it fits better than I thought by some stretch. And the heft of the thing! You lot have done your work incredibly well. I was about to buy an Esee 5 and I love their stuff, pleased this beast came on the scene & stopped me. All the best. Andy
Well I took charge of the grizzly yesterday just before going for an overnight camp with my daughter. Wow was so impressed with the knife, I made a spear also guy pegs, and the knife performed fantastic!! Paul at the store picked me out a knife with lovely curly birch scales......... All in all couldn't be happier! Thanks THe Bushcraft Store!!
So good I bought 2. After quite some deliberation I took the plunge a couple of years back and bought the Boar (fixed blade version) with walnut handle.. Originally I bought the "kit" with dc4 and plastic handle firesteel. Recently I not only purchased the matching walnut firesteel but I bought a Grizzly with Micarta scales and leather sheath. I have several artisan made knives but these are just so good I keep wanting another, a boar folder is next on my hit list.. If you're are thinking about a new knife, do yourself a favour, stop looking and just buy one of these, you won't be disappointed.. Almost forgot, service and advice is second to none.
Two of my favorite knives are my ESEE 5 and Fallkniven A1. On reading the specifications of TBS Grizzly Bushcraft Survival Knife, I had to own it. My first impressions were favorable indeed. Well constructed, sharp, balance and top end weight ideal for chopping. Although I purchased the kydex sheath separately I made a custom sheath using an ESEE 5 sheath as my starting build. I have since put this knife through it paces in the forests surrounding the Monadhliath Mountains in Scotland. It cuts, chops, skins and fillets without labour. I love it. I cannot fault this knife and would happily take it in to any situation where a reliable knife is required.