The term ‘bushcraft’ is an umbrella term used to describe a set of outdoor survival skills. The term emerged from the Australian Outback decades ago and essentially implies the ability to live off the land using nothing more than what you carry with you. The bushcraft knife emerged from this outdoor survivalist tradition.
Most people who venture into the backcountry today take pretty much everything they need with them. In spite of that they’ll still need a tough, dependable knife to harvest firewood, carve tent stakes and, should the SHTF, enable their survival.
Bushcraft knives are a distinct sub-category of outdoor knives with a decidedly all-purpose air about them. They’ll help you hunt, prepare food, fabricate shelter and even defend yourself. The following are the best bushcraft knife options on the market today. (more…)