Posted April 29, 2008 by Howard
Cold Steel Bowie Blade Bushman 7″ Fixed Blade Survival Knife
The Tactical Bushman? Seems a strange mixing of worlds, but that is basically what Cold Steel has created by matching up a survival sheath with their popular Bowie Blade Bushman. The one piece Bushman can be affixed to the top of a stick as a spear, or used as a standard fixed blade. The sheath is heavy gauge nylon with a reinforced tip, and a piggyback pouch large enough to fit a 6 inch folder.
Here is the Cold Steel description:
For the money, the Bushman® knives might be the strongest survival/outdoor knives in the world! Unlike most hollow handled survival knives, there is no joint or seam between the blades and handles that requires a mechanical fastener. Instead, the Bushman’s® blades and integral handles are each expertly cold forged out of a single piece of 2.5mm thick SK-5 high carbon steel. The resulting knives are expertly heat-treated and tempered to RC54 and, when subjected to our tests, have withstood over two tons of pressure on their blade/handle transition!
Every Bushman® blade has been carefully ground to an extra thin edge, and then honed and buffed by hand until razor sharp. The Bushman® knives are versatile too! Their hollow handles will accept survival supplies or a variety of handle extensions which can maximize reach, leverage or ease of throwing. They feature continuously curved blades that are ideal for skinning, and will pierce, cut, slash, slice and shear like you won’t believe.
They come complete with our new heavy duty Cordura Survival sheath which features a utilitarian pocket on the front for storing small items.
* Weight: 9.8 oz.
* Blade Thickness: 3/32″ (2.5mm)
* Blade Length: 7″
* Handle: Hollow
* Steel: SK-5 High Carbon