The wilderness knife is the knife I have developed over the past 25 plus years to meet my needs when I am either in the bushcraft camp, on the trail or even hunting and fishing. There have been quite a few iterations of this blade and handle as it was fine tweaked until I was fully happy with the blade and handle length, belly of the blade, angle of grind and handle shape including thickness and profile.
The Wilderness (more pictures to follow) is the next stage of the evolution and is really something special in the world of bushcrafting, ground from 5mm 01 steel with a tapered tang to 2.5mm and a distal taper of the blade to 3mm, producing a blade which excels in all aspects of bushcrafting and camp chores. Tempered to 60/61RC this blade takes and holds a great edge but is a little harder to sharpen than the more general use blades, it is however still very manageable with any sharpening gear from A/O stones to water stones and obviously diamond stones. Never neglect the strop!
The 5mm stock produces a deeper bevel near the handle providing increased control for power cuts, feathering and splitting, whilst the 3mm tip with its finer profile improves the blades ability to carve internal radii and other fine carving tasks. this blade shape with its increased radius (belly) and fine tip also produces a blade better able to prepare food in camp, or anywhere else for that matter, whilst making short work of any guttin n gillin you may need to do.
I only make this knife with either stabilised timbers and G10 liners or G10 scales and liners, Loveless or Corby bolts and with my removable Scandinavian dropper on a 4 mm custom made top grade veg tan hide sheath. This is a full spec knife as befits a blade of this complexity, aimed at the experienced user who already knows the benefits to be gained and how to glean the absolute best from a true Bushcraft blade.
Blade length 105mm handle 105mm. Please note measurements are approximate, and adjustable, as all work is carried out by hand and eye