Buschraft Knife from Casstrom Sweden in Sandvik Stainless Steel
This strong full-tang knife is built for versatile use during hunting, fishing and general use of the forest. It is a very sturdy knife you can skin a moose with, fillet a fish with as well as carve wood. The blade is about 3 7/8" long and made of about 3.5 mm thick Sandvik 14C28N, a Swedish stainless steel developed specifically for knives (58-59 HRC).
The knife is sharpened with a Full Flat grind and has a satin finish. This steel is combined with the grinding makes these knives very easy to cut with, effective for a variety of tasks and maintain an edge well, but is still very easy to sharpen. This type of grind is not optimal for batoning and prying but rather optimised for efficient cutting due to the low angle and thinness behind the edge. To increase the strength the secondary bevel needs to be sharpened back and angle increased a little, however for heavy use we would recommend you choosing a version with Scandi grind.
The knife comes with a very sturdy knife sheath made of 3mm thick vegetable tanned leather. The sheath has an extra wide belt loop, a bottom opening for fluid and a hole for a leg attachment.
Pair with the Black Carabiner Dangler for a full featured bushcraft rig:
ABOUT THE STEEL: O2 HIGH CARBON TOOL STEEL
Böhler Tool Steel K720 is a very tough and strong oil hardened high carbon tool steel. The chemical composition allows it to be hardened to a high degree whilst maintaining ductility and toughness at the same time as it is easy to sharpen and can obtain a razor sharp edge. Whilst easy to sharpen, the low chromium content means it will tarnish if left wet and it must therefore be wiped after use and protected by oil or wax when put away for storage. Steel analysis: C. 0.9%, Si. 0.25%, Mn. 2.0%, Cr. 0.35% V. 0.1% (HRC 58-60)