The Bushcraft Spear has been a unit that I’ve been designing for the last 20 years. Since the first knife I hand made with my grandfather (which was more of a short sword) went with me hunting, fishing, and camping the outskirts of the Florida Everglades where I grew up. I call it a unit because it’s so much more than just a knife. It’s a lifeline, a bushcraft survival system. The sharks, gators, black bears, and big cats taught me I needed a knife big enough to take down megafauna if necessary. When spear hunting became legal in Alabama 10 years later, I began creating prototypes that could quickly and easily go from a belt worn bushcraft blade to a hunting spear when attached to a sapling. When my time in the mountains and jungles of South and Central America taught me that a machete can not only be used as a true do-it-all tool, but will also keep you alive in the wilderness, the final design began to take shape.
This blade excels at all bushcraft tasks: cutting, chopping, whittling, skinning, butchering, it’s guaranteed to be more versatile in the woods than you are. It’s well balanced, comfortable in hand, and like all my blades it’s extremely tough. Differentially flame hardened 4140 steel coated in Cerakote will offer you a lifetime of hard use if you keep it clean and well oiled. It even makes a great large fighting knife, which can be used in both forward and reverse grip. When used as a weapon it performs similarly to a Roman Gladius. The double-sided blade excels at both slashing and stabbing. The reverse edge is only partially sharpened so it can still be hammered through small logs and used like a camp axe.
The sheath system is a work of art. A blade is only good if you can get to it when you need it, and this one is supremely accessible. It’s a custom formed kydex sheath inside of a handmade nylon sheath. This allows double retention, belt wearable with an added leg tie-down, and Molle compatibility so it will attach to your plate carrier or tactical backpack. The sheath also has an expanding pocket on the front with a buckle closure. This pocket comes with a sharpening stone in it, and plenty of room to add other essential items like fire starters or water filters. If you’re a hunter or outdoorsman and want to take your blade game to the next level, this is the knife for you.