Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
amazing survival knife
this Knife is my number 1 pick for a survival knife! The handle on this knife is 2-3 times heavier then most full tange knives, at first this gave me some disappointment; however, when I got to test it, it turned out to be EXTREMELY effective. This knife comes as close to a machete on ANY tree or sapling, up to 2". Only one swing is needed with the bushmen, to cut ANYTHING,(and most materials) up to 3/4". 2-3 well placed swings and anything bigger, up to like 2". It even cuts(not breaks) most of the way through a 1/2 pvc pipe. It comes extremely sharp, and holds it's original edge ,which shreds paper EXTREMELY well. When thrown into a piece of wood, depending on the condition of the wood, the Bowie Blade Bushman penetrates up to 2"+. And over all penetration, when the point is still fresh, is funaminal. The only two cons, I've found is that it's difficult to fit a spear handle to it, whith out getting stuck. And the matte finish blocks the steel from making contact with the flint,(which, if longer would also be awesome) I've tried scraping the finish of that part of the spine, and it didn't work. If your hiking, I'd carry another knife with you, for use with the fire steel. I love this knife so much, that I'm thinking about getting another one. and this is a good price too. I have 5+ Cold Steel products, and would recommend 3 of them. And the other 2 would be great for self-defense, just not what I need them for.