Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, None
An odd little knife that I love
I have very mixed feelings about this review. This is one of my most used knives (see uses below) and I love it. But even at the under $30 price point, it’s quality and construction force me to give it a passing grade but not a lot more. What you get: Positives: -A very stout knife, with full tang handle. -Thick but short handle, I can get a surprisingly firm grip with three fingers, but it is a three fingered grip. -Lots of steel, I have broken off the tip, and had lost some steel to sharpening out dents and there is still lost of blade left. Negatives: -Quality is not the greatest. Mine, came with a handle that needed a bit of sand papering and a pretty dull edge. -Surprisingly soft steel. I have rolled and dented this knife multiple times. -Design, it is odd. This is a 3” knife with at best a three finger grip, that is so thick it makes you want to use it pry things (but doesn’t give you the handle to do so). Uses: I use mine primarily as a garden knife. Which means hard, hard abuse; I would never dig bricks out of dirt with a nice knife but this bugger is so stout it just begs you to be abused. In addition, the blade is so wide for its length that, if you damage the edge you can easily file out the problem and not worry about running out of steel. The size and weight make it very comfortable to carry and forget about. Even though it is short “3, it feels longer than it is because its stoutness goes to the point allowing you to put a lot of pressure on the tip without worrying. That being said, there are a tasks that the mini bushlore is strong enough to handle, but because of the length of the handle you can’t fully use the knives strength. Final Comments: This is the knife I keep on reaching for when I am going out to the backyard to do work. It is an incredible amount of knife for the price. I find myself using it over higher priced blades I own. This makes it 5 stars in my book, but, if I were advising others I can only say 3 stars with good conscience because of build quality and the odd discrepancy between the strength of the knife, and limited ability to use that strength because of the shortness of the handle.