TBS Wolverine Bushcraft Knife - Stabilised Curly Birch
The Wolverine is the latest evolution in the TBS range and was originally designed to be a highly water resistant knife. Carbon Steel and Wood are always a popular choice for a knife but they are simply not practical if you are constantly in a high maintenance environment or you just want a product that requires very little maintenance.
The Wolverine is only being made with N695 Stainless Steel blades and waterproof or water resistant handles such as stabilised wood or G10. I have found N695 to be an extremely durable and high grade product and I am a big fan.
N695 Stainless steel, which has a high hardness and great wear resistance, is one of Bohlers premium stainless steels. 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 Carbon 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.
A Flat Grind, by its nature, is more difficult to get an edge on with a sharpening stone as it has a secondary bevel but this is easily got around these days with modern sharpening kits. The reason for offering a flat grind as well is simply that it makes dealing with game and food prep much easier as it is the grind used for most kitchen tools. Of course this doesn't detract form the fact it works for just about any task you want to put it to.
The handle materials for the Wolverine have been selected for their durability, water and wear resistance and because they just work. This knife is offered in 2 different materials. Stabilised Curly Birch or G10.
Stabilised Curly Birch is a piece of Curly Birch that has had a resin forced into the pores under pressure, essentially you dry the piece of timber as much as possible and then replace all of the natural moisture in the wood with an artificial resin creating a highly stable and water resistant material that is ideal for a knife handle. Although not 100% waterproof it is a very durable and resistant material.
G10 is a material that is made by layering glass fibre material and using the same type of resin to make slabs of handle material. This is then cut and ground to shape to give a very hard, durable and waterproof handle that is ideal for wet environments.
The Wolverine comes with the fantastic quality TBS leather sheath that has been extremely popular with every model we have sold it with. This sheath allows you carry the knife in a regular fashion on your belt and in a linear fashion along a belt. Of course it is also versatile to be attached to just about any strap. If you prefer an artificial material there is the Spec Ops sheath with is packed with with some very useful and innovative features.
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.
- N695 Stainless Steel - 4mm Thick
- 4 3/8" (110mm) length blade
- 4 3/8" (110mm) length handle
- Stabilised Curly Birch or G10
- Multi purpose, high quality leather sheath
- Lifetime Guarantee against any defect in manufacturing, material and workmanship.
- More information on materials and construction (click here)
Thank you so much. I got the TBS Boar in 5 days from the UK to Hawaii. That's faster than domestic shipping. Also the knife is spectacular. Not just a knife and sheath but functional and practical art. The mirror polish, smooth lines, handle contour, blade geometry, weight and feel, sheath with multiple carry options and add-ons; by far the best thing out there. No exaggeration, I have knives from TOPS, ESEE, good ole moras, and others, but they don't come close to the Boar. Other knives are over priced and some have awkward blade designs that might look cool but aren't practical and some just look like $300 steak knives. Blade steel and handle material are choice and made to last. I'm just saying you guys are doing everything right. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I will put it to good use.
Top piece of kit, I have bought this knife as a real all rounder. It has a great handle shape and is really comfortable to use; the Scandi grind is REALLY sharp and I have found it easy to maintain. I have also used this knife for small game and, being stainless steel and micarta, it is such a bonus as you just run it under the tap, dry it and not worry about. Top job!