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Spyderco FB26GP Bushcraft Survival Knife Fixed 4" Blade, Black G10 Handles

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Part Number: SPFB26GP
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Description
SPFB26GP: Bushcraft G-10 Handles
Spyderco

Bushcraft is a tradition as much as a sport. It follows a regime of survival skills derived originally from Bushmen of the southern hemisphere. It’s mainstreamed today by UK resident Ray Mears through his televised programs outlining how to thrive and survive with only a knife both skillfully and comfortably in nature.

Spyderco’s version of a Bushcraft knife results from a three-fold collaboration between Tactical Bushcrafter Chris Claycombe, a Bushcraft website in the UK and Spyderco designers.

Knives used in the practice of Bushcraft have specific parameters such as possessing blades between 4-6 inches. Spyderco’s is typical of the genre with a 4-inch blade (no handguard) that’s fully-tanged. The blade is a Scandinavian or Scandi grind. Scandi edges have a single bevel grind, wide and flat that cuts with strength and is able to withstand twisting and hacking. The blade is made from O-1 tool steel. Bushcrafters generally don’t seek the characteristics of stainless over the performance of high-carbon edge retention, and is why traditional Bushcraft knives are produced using tool steel for their blades. O-1’s high carbon content holds a long-term edge but also sharpens easily when laying on a new edge.

The black G-10 handle is contoured for comfort with a backup lanyard hole and the knife carries in a leather sheath. It is overall blueprinted for performing wilderness chores such as slicing, chopping, whittling and game processing all done in traditional Bushcraft style.

Specifications
  • Blade Length: 4" (102 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3-15/16" (100 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 9/64" (3.5 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8-3/4" (222 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 15/64" (6 mm)
  • Blade Steel: 0-1 Carbon Steel
  • Weight: 7.75 oz. (219 g)
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104650422

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Big Geoff
In the untamed MidWest
Apr 05, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Blade Material, None
Almost, but not quite.
I've used the knife for general purpose outdoor work, from hunting to fishing and primitive camping. The knife is a comfort in the hand to use. I, personally, would prefer a touch longer blade, but honestly can't complain. It's a good size for 95% of the jobs you're going to need to address in a survival/hunting/bushcraft situation. Unlike some others, I don't mind the balance being to rear, you're not going to be chopping with this knife. The only real problem I have is that the steel rusts at the drop of a hat. I would have loved to see this in another steel such as D2 which, while not stainless, it much more rust resistant than O1. Heck, even giving the blade a protective coating would have kept my OCD from going into overdrive. In fact, when Spyderco released a number of the bare blade blanks, I snagged on half a dozen, had them powder-coated and hand-fit some textured G10 handles onto them myself. Perfect for an EDC/Get Home bag and now my favorite bush knife. As another reviewer has suggested, I'd petition Spyderco for a sprint run of this knife in any of a number of other steels.
4 out of 5
S Brewer
Bellefonte, Pa
Dec 22, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Weight, Handle Material, Blade Material
Solid knife
Used this knife several times in the backwoods and have grown to like it. Out of the box the handle felt very heavy. I'm a big fan of G10 but it doesn't work with this blade. The overall geometry of the knife is perfect and it takes and holds an edge better than any knife I own. This knife WILL rust but it is manageable with proper care. If you had this knife in s90v with carbon fiber handles you might just have the perfect Bushcraft blade!
5 out of 5
Jason D.
Seattle, WA
Apr 04, 2012
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, None
High End
Extremely well made and very sharp! Slightly heavy on the handle, but looks great in my display.
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