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HOgan4511
10-24-2011, 11:11 AM
Been lookin at the new spyderco bushcraft with the g-10 scales. Anyone have any input on this knife?

joe305
10-24-2011, 11:34 AM
I don't own one myself...but I have seen it in action and it is a great blade..
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AirPirate
10-24-2011, 12:07 PM
I have one of the BushcraftUK seconds with the cracked handle. I (like many of us) buy alot of knives, but have yet to buy one that completely replaces this knife. It's what I usually carry.

Not so sure about the listed price for them, I got mine heavily discounted. Like most knives I would imagine that it's your preference, but it's a good knife.

ScotchDave
10-24-2011, 12:28 PM
Tis a great knife designed by a great guy, made by a great company. I bought mine to try out a scandi grind that I knew would have been properly heat treated. I previously bought a scandi that wasn't heat treated correctly and I wanted to give the grind a fair chance.

I got mine as part of the seconds with the cracked handles and had it rehandled by Chris, tis the most comfortable handle I own. The problems with the handles was due to improperly stabilised wood, this is probably why they have the g10 on this model.

If I lost mine tomorrow I wouldn't buy it again, but only because it turns out I don't like scandi grinds as much as convex.

Dave

45jack
10-24-2011, 02:44 PM
One of the most comfortable handles I've ever used on a knife.
chipped edge on mine it's now a half height convex.

Hiwa
10-24-2011, 02:50 PM
Best ergos ever. Wooden handles can crack so I love the G10. Sheath is ok.
Like a previous poster , if I lost it I wouldn't buy it again . I paid too much ( $198) and I've seen it once for $160 even here in Canada , althought lots of places have it for $170 or so.

It's a good knife but for $40-50 less I'd get an F1 again. Not the biggest fan of Scandi's

Here's mine with a sheath I made for it.

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu297/ketodad/knifesheaths006.jpg

45jack
10-24-2011, 03:51 PM
Here's mine with a sheath I made for it.

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu297/ketodad/knifesheaths006.jpg
Great sheath

bb07
10-24-2011, 08:40 PM
Nice sheath Hiwa.
As said above, the handle is very very comfortable. Great knife but not cheap!

OREGON FAL'ER
10-25-2011, 04:16 AM
Hate the sheath, I mean really hate it. Love the handle of the knife, very comfortable and the scandi grind carves and slices outstanding. It doesn't see much use nowdays since I got an Aurora.
Here's my factory second
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/2746/img3219n.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/img3219n.jpg/)

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cbo
10-25-2011, 06:02 AM
have one, is ok, but love my scandinavian knives better
Steel will rust, but is not easy to polish

Talfuchre
10-26-2011, 10:03 PM
Do you mean not hard to polish? It is O1. It is the standard knife steel of the bushcraft class.

TF

ScotchDave
10-27-2011, 09:07 AM
Hate the sheath, I mean really hate it. Love the handle of the knife, very comfortable and the scandi grind carves and slices outstanding. It doesn't see much use nowdays since I got an Aurora.
Here's my factory second
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/2746/img3219n.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/img3219n.jpg/)

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Everyone hates the sheath, it was designed by committee.

Dave

kalama
10-27-2011, 10:19 AM
i had a first run with no handle cracks ,it was perfect,sharpest knife i owned,blade was scary sharp,sold it on an impulse buy wish i didnt..going to get the g-10 to replace it,but i dont think it will match up to the original..
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk69/kalama3/eds/IMAG0352.jpg

BDDwoods
10-27-2011, 10:27 AM
I like the look of the knife, everyone on youtube seems to love the knife also. Pricing has stopped me from purchasing it though.

I've been scoping out the condor bushlore, at about $30 with a nice sheath. Joezillla seems to like it.

Old School Die Hard
10-27-2011, 11:06 AM
Amazon.com has the Spyderco Bushcraft with G-10 handles for $140.09. Been looking at this knife myself. Reviews look very good on this knife. I have had a small Spyderco folder for years. Great little knife. 2nd on the Condor Bushlore, have one and love it.

nwoodworth1390
10-27-2011, 06:03 PM
My Spyderco Bushcraft G10 has been my daily user for a year and i can honestly say it is the best knife i have ever used. Its on my belt from the time wake up until the time i go to bed every single day. Takes an edge, stays sharp, is great for carving and all other general knife tasks. It also has the most comfortable handle ever! You really cant go wrong with a SB G10!

The sheath does suck, but its FUNCTIONAL, and can be worn on the left or right. I have purchased two custom sheaths for mine. I Bob Schrap sheath from customsheaths.com and a JREindutries sheath.

Mannlicher
10-27-2011, 07:08 PM
bought mine direct from Spyderco for $90 as a second. I repaired the handle cracks myself with epoxy and MinWax. It has been an important part of my bush craft knife assortment ever since.
I was playing with it today, getting that edge back in shape on a set of Japanese Water stones.
It will push cut a paper towel now, yet it slices oak wood like it were butter :D
I don't mind the sheath so much. I have always worn it baldric style, with paracord. The handle is the best I have ever found on any knife, and I have hundreds.
http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/Knocky/Spyderco2.jpg

AirPirate
10-28-2011, 11:01 AM
I like that Alpenflage you got there. The don't sell anything in my size except the hat.

Mannlicher
10-30-2011, 07:43 AM
I am 6'2, 240, and that jacket fits me fine. :)

Another picture of my Spyderco taken yesterday, after sharpening it.
http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/Knocky/Knocky%20211%20second%20half/BushcraftUK.jpg

rahan27
10-31-2011, 03:43 AM
This knife ended my search for a bushcraft knife. As close to perfect as it can get. Feels great in hand, optimum blade design and size, great steel.
http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a458/tek7727/IMG_0383.jpg

graham_s
10-31-2011, 05:13 AM
I have one of the seconds.
I had one of the leatherworkers on BCUK make up a new sheath for it.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q172/gstrowes/CIMG0721.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q172/gstrowes/CIMG0724.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q172/gstrowes/CIMG0722.jpg

DC3 pouch.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q172/gstrowes/CIMG0723.jpg

Spring to hold the retention strap open.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q172/gstrowes/CIMG0725.jpg

AirPirate
10-31-2011, 08:50 AM
I am 6'2, 240, and that jacket fits me fine. :)

Another picture of my Spyderco taken yesterday, after sharpening it.
http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/Knocky/Knocky%20211%20second%20half/BushcraftUK.jpg

I'm 6' 6'', 250, most sleeves are a little short on me unless it's made long.

WindWalker
10-31-2011, 08:52 AM
Mr. graham_s,
Now that is just down right slick!
Like the direction the pouch opens for the DC3 and the spring for holding open the retaining strap looks to be very useful.
Thank you for sharing.
Best Wishes

aquinatis
01-07-2012, 05:22 PM
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/2261/p1060239n.jpg

an expensive knife, but very well made. Perfect work.

A bushcraft knife has to be able to split wood :-)

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7378/p1060209mj.jpg
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/5679/p1060210.jpg
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/2922/p1060213s.jpg


green wood...

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/3473/p1060216.jpg
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/830/p1060219n.jpg
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/9319/p1060224v.jpg

very nice and confortable in hand...

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/3629/p1060225y.jpg
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6999/p1060226n.jpg


http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9752/p1060229b.jpg

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http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/8567/p1060235.jpg


Scandi grind with advantages and defects....

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8095/p1060243.jpg

O1, not stainless: I prefer that...

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6444/p1060246t.jpg

The sheath is not so bad except for the plastic insert inside, like Roselli. Awfull. Very difficult to put the knife in the sheath without getting it stuck

WildMedGuru
02-06-2012, 08:50 PM
Ill add my name to the Spyderco Bushcraft owners list.

I just picked mine up this past week.
Its a dream come true for me. I feel like its my FIRST true bushcraft knife.
and thats coming from the fact I own a multitude of knives including moras.
I will toss in that I also own a HELLE TEMAGAMI as well........that is a GREAT blade and at first it thought it was? my first bushcraft knife, but this Spyderco still pushes it to second place in my collection.

Some mention price, .......well if you put it up against about any custom knife, the price is really the same, and the quality is first class. Trust me, I don't have any more to spend then the next guy, but I didn't give this a second thought after it came home.

lastly Ill remark on the sheath.......very nice, different, but still top notch. My only complaints are the inner plastic guard......it IS easy as some mentioned to slip past it when trying to re-sheath the knife. The other is the belt loop i feel could be a little stronger.....time will tell. Granted I love KYDEX as much as the next guy but, to feel a little more connected to old world craftsmanship, my bush knives and axes HAVE to be in leather sheaths.....for any other tools, sure plastic is fine.

Dr. Redneck
02-06-2012, 09:01 PM
i think if you were to get one, you made the right choice (on the G-10 part), because alot of people have problems with the handles cracking, also people were complaining on rolled edges

mneedham
02-06-2012, 10:12 PM
I've had one for about a month and used it a lot. The grip is special, very comfortable! I really like it...

nwoodworth1390
02-10-2012, 04:58 AM
Up to a year and a half now with the Spyderco Bushcraft being my daily user and I can still honestly say I absolutely love this knife. I have purchased other knives within the last year-a Tops Mohawk Hunter, ESEE Izula II, and several Moras, to name just a few. None have seen much use because they don't hold a light compared to the Syderco Bushcraft.

wonderingson
02-10-2012, 05:55 AM
i love love love mine. got it off amazon for a good price. My sheath is custom from a local leather shop. the factory sheath is dumb

nwoodworth1390
02-10-2012, 06:31 AM
I feel like the Spyderco Bushcraft is very underrated in the world of bushcraft knives. Its as good as any big dollar custom that ive ever owned or used.

The stock sheath does kind of stink. But at the end of the day its very functional, has extra holes for putting it on a backback or whatever, and it can be worth either left or right which is pretty rare in the world of knives.

Wizard9
02-13-2012, 07:51 PM
A very well made knife that fits my hand perfectly. Takes an excellent edge and stays sharp with some light stropping. I am a big fan of the sheath!