Fox FX-609 OD Bushman Fixed Blade Knife 6.25" D2 Two-Tone Gray/Satin, Brown Micarta Handles, Black Leather Sheath - 02FX730
The Bushman is a robust outdoor and bushcraft knife with a wide D2 steel blade. Stability is created by the double-beveled grind, reminiscent of a modified Scandi, which means that the knife can handle tougher tasks as well. The modular leather sheath can be worn vertically or horizontally in a variety of positions. Texture-milled handle scales of canvas Micarta offer a secure grip, even in wet or cold conditions.
D2 Tool Steel
With a chromium content of 12%, D2 — a tool steel — can certainly be classified as a stainless steel. Since its chromium content is right on the threshold, however, a little more care for the D2 wouldn't go amiss. As an upper-tier conventional steel, D2 offers great edge retention and stability, though sharpening it takes a little effort.
Micarta is a composite material used to make knife handles. It is based on fibers and epoxy resin. Micarta is sturdy and lightweight, which makes it a popular material not just for exclusive knife handles but also for a variety of high-tech applications.
The fiber/plastic composite known today as Micarta was developed in 1910 by the American engineer George Westinghouse. Micarta is the original brand name given to the material by its US producer General Electric. Today, Micarta is a common term for similar fiber/plastic composites made by several manufacturers.
All of these composite materials have in common that they consist of at least two different base materials which are bonded together but retain their own structure. Therefore, composite materials combine the different properties of their base materials. They are usually developed to offer all the advantages of comparable conventional materials at a much lighter weight. That is why they are mainly used in high-tech applications where weight reduction is a priority (e.g. in aircraft or vehicle construction) but also where the use of light materials makes for easy and pleasant handling, e.g. in the production of high-quality knives.
Micarta has all the usual characteristics of composite materials. It is a combination of absorptive fibers (e.g. wood, linen or cellulose) and a synthetic resin (mainly epoxy or phenol resin). To make Micarta, the fibers are saturated with resin. When the resin is cured, the composite material can be processed, usually by grinding or sanding. Micarta is extremely dense and resilient. It also offers a high level of dimensional stability, which means that it retains its measurements even under changing environmental conditions, such as varying temperatures or humidity levels. Micarta is pleasant to the touch and offers a firm, comfortable grip. Like all other composite materials, it is very light compared to metals.
- Blade Length: 6.25"
- Cutting Edge: 5.75"
- Handle Length: 4.875"
- Overall Length: 11.375"
- Blade Thickness: 0.19"
- Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
- Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Two-Tone, Gray with Satin Bevel
- Handle Thickness: 0.82"
- Handle Material: Brown Micarta
- Sheath: Black Leather
- Weight: 12.90 oz.
- Made in Italy