TBS Grizzly Bushcraft Survival Knife - Firesteel Edition - Turkish Walnut
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, Turkish Walnut.
- TBS Firesteel (Included)
- 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
Awesome Knife, fantastic job guys! Just received this knife and I have to say I'm extremely impressed. The knife itself is fantastic, love the Grizzly design, out of the box it is ridiculously sharp, the edge retention is great, it has a good weight and feel, it's a beast of a knife. The micarta scales are very comfortable and just have a nice feel aswell as looking the part. The sheath I opted for was the Firesteel/DC4 combo and it is fantastic, lovely leatherwork, brilliant design and build. It is very comfortable on the hip whichever way you prefer and just looks and feels great. The matching Firesteel is superb, same lovely micarta design, comes with a dedicated striker and produces a good shower of hot sparks, definitely try to avoid from using the back of the blade unless you have to. The DC4 is just an all round great stone for in the field and it sharpens the blade superbly, and it is especially easy considering the scandi grind. Overall a fantastic bit of kit, I'm extremely happy with it. I had looked into this knife for quite some time before purchasing and I have to say I'm so glad I did. If you're thinking about buying this knife and have the money to do so, just take the plunge, you won't regret it. Amazing service from the folks at TBS!
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.
I posted a review on the TBS Grizzly some time ago but feel I have to update my review. Since putting the Grizzly through it's paces I have added the Fallkniven A1 Pro to my collection, another top class knife. More and more though, it's the Grizzly I gravitate towards. I genuinely can not fault this knife. Hunting, camping or in a survival situation this knife will always perform. Many top of the range knives will accomplish several tasks but always seem to fall short on others, not the Grizzly. This knife has done everything that I have ever asked of it and more. From the steel to it's contruction, size and shape, I have yet to find better. Everlasting love I think.