TBS Grizzly Bushcraft Survival Knife - Firesteel Edition - 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.
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 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.
- TBS Firesteel (Included)
- Lifetime Guarantee against any defect in manufacturing, material and workmanship.
I've had great customer service from Andy at the Bushcraft Store, couldn't have been better and the quality of the TBS Grizzly I ordered was excellent .
Check out the review at http://www.surviveuk.com/survival-blog/tbs-grizzly-review/
Took a drive down from Bristol a couple of weeks ago well worth the drive nothing like this near me. My son wanted a knife i wanted a smock and a grizzly 3 lovely bits of kit the guys were helpful but not in your face a good balance. Both my son and i wanted the leather for the fire steel removed which was done quickly and neatly.Thanks again guys you will see us again when i have a bit more cash.P.S. still think you need a photo somewhere with all the TBS knives side by side to let people know what a huge difference there is in size.See you soon
Hello everyone, if you need some quality bushcraft gear then this is the store to shop at. They have always been helpful when I have needed advice. The TBS grizzly knife is got to be the best knife I have used. Keep up the good work guys.