To be honest, coffee is essential on the trail and there’s only one item that is more important to me, a knife!
If you are a hard-core city tripper you’ll probably won’t see the need to carry a knife. However, when travelling off the beaten path you will find a knife indispensable.
A bushcraft knife, custom made by Studio Blade
Green Micarta handle & D2 steel.
Total length 210 mm
Blade length: 95 mm
Blade thickness: 3.5 mm
Look for a strong, sharp blade made of high carbon steel. Do not buy the “Rambo” style hollow handle survival knives, they are crap. A full tang blade will be stronger than a folding knife, it needs to resist heavy use. Learn how to sharpen a knife and always cut away from yourself. A quality knife can be expensive, but you get what you pay for. Often neglected, the sheath of a knife needs to be very well made.
Use it for:
- Looking cool & outdoorsy
- Proces wood for fire
- Scraping Birchwood outer bark to make tinder
- Scraping your firesteel to produce hot sparks & ignite tinder
- Processing food for cooking & eating
- Cutting rope, bags, etc…
- Building a shelter
- Cleaning & skinning game
Any sharp ladies out there? The pink traveller, custom made by Studio Blade
Total length: 165 mm
Blade length: 83 mm
Blade thickness:3 mm
Handle material: Pink G10
Spanish vegetable tanned leather sheath