There is one for sale up just now on BF...A2 steel, $300......better grab it now if you want it.
yep its gone.
The Skookum Bush Tool is "My Knfie". It's perfect for me. If I had the chance to purchase another, I would.
I have beat it, pampered it, carried it everyday since I got it 5 months ago. I have had it in the worst downpours of the year, soaking wet with a perfect grip, no patina or any sign of rust on the 3V blade.
I have nothing but praise for the Skookum, I have found nothing wrong with it at all after the use I have put it through. If it came down to it, I would choose my Skookum Bush Tool over any other knife in my possession. Although I must admit, my Adventure Sworn Explorer is a very very close second, if not perhaps a tie.
Here is my take on the 3V vs A2 vs O1 vs 1095 thing.... I have used 1095 for about 5 years, O1 for about two years, and 3V for about half of a year. I have never used A2.
When I am out using my knife I want it to be scalpel sharp for as long as possible, without having to bust out the sharpening stone and work on it... This is particularly true in the rain, or during winter...
I can use my 3V SBT all day (hard use to, cross battening, splitting and feathers), and not have to worry about the edge becoming so dull it needs to be sharpened before I can continue my work. It will hold it's edge all day, until I have the time around the fire to touch it up.
I also find 3V very easy to sharpen, especially with such a thin grind as on the Skookum.
Here is a man named Virtuovice (Dr. Wako) on YouTube, explaining this concept in more detail.
NOT MY VIDEO
Last edited by Wood Splitter; 03-06-2013 at 09:58 PM.
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Another Skookum owner here. Mine is A2. 2 year wait. I hit Rod for it right after I read the Tactical Knives article on it. A lot of folks were in-the-know already about it and the wait list was already long.
A great knife indeed , but my patience is not so good anymore and I want my knives quick so no more long wait times for me.
I hope you are happy with it when you get it , which I'll bet you'll be.
guess what I just bought??????
Well there ya go.
Start the Bavarian ommpapa band, and get us a photo.