Knives Illustrated

BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL

- PHOTOS BY LARRY ATIL

Probably the most important item to carry into the backwoods or pack into your survival bag, this knife style can handle all that Mother Nature throws, and it comes back for more.

ASURVIVAL OR BUSHCRAFT KNIFE IS THE PRIMARY STAPLE OF EVERY BUGOUT BAG OR EMERGENCY KIT.

This no-nonsense blade is used for a diverse number of tasks, including shaving tinder, breaking down small game, cutting through cordage and wires, and even as a utensil during dinner time. This knife can be used as both a tool and a weapon against man or beast, and can also aid in fire-starting, used as a spearhead, and also as a makeshift torch handle. No matter where your adventure takes you, a survival or bushcraft knife should be always by your side.

01

BENCHMADE BENCHMADE LEUKU

Overall Length: 9.69 inches Blade Length: 5.19 inches Blade Material: CPM-3V Tool Steel (60-62HRC) Blade Thickness: 0.140 inch Handle Material: Textured Santoprene Weight: 5.31 ounces MSRP: $165.00 Benchmade.com

02

BENCHMADE BENCHMADE MINI BUGOUT

Overall Length: 6.49 inches Blade Length: 2.82 inches Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel (58-60) Blade Thickness: 0.090 inch Handle Material: Orange Grivory Weight: 1.50 ounces MSRP: $140.00 Benchmade.com

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BENCHMADE BENCHMADE MINI BUGOUT

Overall Length: 6.49 inches Blade Length: 2.82 inches Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel (58-60) Blade Thickness: 0.090 inch Handle Material: White Grivory Weight: 1.50 ounces MSRP: $160.00 Benchmade.com

04

BENCHMADE BENCHMADE BUGOUT

Overall Length: 7.46 inches Blade Length: 3.24 inches Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel (58-60) Blade Thickness: 0.090 inch Handle Material: Black Molded Cf-elite Weight: 1.80 ounces MSRP: $170.00 Benchmade.com

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GIANT MOUSE GIANT MOUSE GMF2-FF

Overall Length: 8.12 inches Blade Length: 3.62 inches Blade Material: M390 Blade Thickness: 0.175 inch Handle Material: Green Micarta Weight: 3.875 ounces MSRP: $185.00 Giantmouse.com

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MEDFORD KNIFE & TOOL MEDFORD KNIFE & TOOL THORN

Overall Length: 5.80 inches Blade Length: 2.75 inches Blade Material: CPM S35VN Blade Thickness: 0.200 inch Handle Material: G10 Weight: 2.40 ounces MSRP: $190.00 Medfordkni­fe.com

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GERBER GEAR GERBER GEAR PACK HATCHET

Overall Length: 9.46 inches Blade Length: 3.50 inches Blade Material: Stainless Steel Blade Thickness: 0.031 inch Handle Material: Rubber Overmold Handle Weight: 1 pound, 4.80 ounces MSRP: $35.00 Gerbergear.com

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FOX CUTLERY FOX KNIVES BLACKFOX BF-710

Overall Length: 8.66 inches Blade Length: 4.13 inches Blade Material: Stainless Steel 440C Blade Thickness: 0.180 inch Handle Material: G10 Black Weight: 8.11 ounces MSRP: ~$104.00 Foxcutlery.com

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GERBER GEAR GERBER GEAR PRINCIPLE

Overall Length: 7.50 inches Blade Length: 3.10 inches Blade Material: 420HC Blade Thickness: 0.125 inch Handle Material: Substrate with Over-mold Weight: 3.70 ounces MSRP: $60.00 Gerbergear.com

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TOPS KNIVES TOPS KNIVES MINI TANIMBOCA PUUKKO

Overall Length: 4.00 inches Blade Length: 1.63 inches Blade Material: 1095 Blade Thickness: 0.090 inch Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta Weight: 1.40 ounces MSRP: $110.00 Topsknives.com

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KARESUANDO KARESUANDO BUSHCRAFT AXE

Overall Length: 9.50 inches Blade Length: 2.50 inches Blade Material: 5CR15MOV Stainless Steel Blade Thickness: N/A Handle Material: Red Beechwood Weight: 11.50 ounces MSRP: $209.95 Blueridgek­nives.com

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TOPS KNIVES TOPS KNIVES UCON HAWK

Overall Length: 15.00 inches Blade Length: 4.87 inches Blade Material: 1095 Blade Thickness: 0.250 inch Handle Material: Orange/black Suretouch G10 Weight: 1 pound, 15.10 ounces MSRP: $330.00 Topsknives.com

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PRANDI ITALY PRANDI GERMAN HATCHET

Overall Length: 14.25 inches Blade Length: 4.00 inches Blade Material: C45/1045 Blade Thickness: N/A Handle Material: Hickory Wood Weight: 1 pound, 12 ounces MSRP: $85.95 Blueridgek­nives.com

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RAMBO LAST BLOOD RAMBO LAST BLOOD HEARTSTOPP­ER

Overall Length: 15.00 inches Blade Length: 9.00 inches Blade Material: Niolox Blade Thickness: 0.230 inch Handle Material: G10 Weight: 1 pound, 5.23 ounces MSRP: $249.95 Blueridgek­nives.com

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