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Tbs Boar Bushcraft Knife - Short Overview

Discussion in 'Knives & Tools' started by Petay, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Petay

    Petay Donator

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    So this was a Christmas present from the missus and i'm incredibly chuffed with it.

    As with a lot of the TBS knives the scales come a bit rough so some sanding was needed before a good few coats of linseed oil and some wax to finish but the grain of the Walnut looks really good now. The scales come in several different woods as well as a micarta option.

    The blade itself is a carbon steel - K720 (also available in stainless), it's 4.5' long and a solid 4mm think and came razor sharp. The knife is really comfy in the hand and the overall fit and finish is excellent.

    The sheath is a decent quality leather and is one of of two available as they also do a traditional nordic danglar. The fire steel is walnut topped and a really good quality steel that produces a massive shower of sparks.
    The pocket on the front of the sheath holds my DC4 stone along with a striker for the steel (being a tart i like to avoid using the blade spine if i can)

    They say the knife is made in Europe but don't say who but looking at the quality it is going to be someone who makes blades for other known brands.

    I'll be putting this to some serious use this year as want to spend some more time doing bushcraft and plan to get away from the usual sites and try some wild camping (Pete's farm will be an easy option when the weather gets a bit better)

    For anyone looking for for a solid bushcraft knife thats a step up from a starter Mora etc but don't want to get into the realms of the £200 plus knives this will serve you well and last you as long as you want it to (suspect i'll end up buying something custom made at some point)

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    This is one of my dedicated bushcraft knives. The other is a Mora Bushcraft. I wish I remembered what steel was used. It's very thick and you can see it's a Scandi grind with a secondary edge. It's very solid, well built and could probably be used as a crowbar. I actually don't use it much. Generally speaking, I tend to use a Mora Companion for most things.
     
  3. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    Be good to hear your thoughts about it, ive never held one. To me they look a bit too chunky which I'm not sure is a good thing.
     
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    it looks a bit like the ones matty used to make

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  5. Dr B

    Dr B An Airgunner's Companion

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    I've had the carbon Boar, firesteel and DC4 for a couple of years now. Built like a tank, use it for everything. :thumb:

    I've got the curly birch handle...
     
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    Where, pray tell, might I be able to get my mitts on one of those??
     
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    Nice knifes guys mine is no where near that legue its a anglo arms nomad ive put a fire steel with it for the money its very good full tang blade sheaf is not up to much but dose the job
     
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    https://www.thebushcraftstore.co.uk/tbs-knives--350-c.asp

    Various options for the scales and they do multiple lines of knives thy differ in length and thickness. ThEy have also recently started doing some high priced knives that use different steal.

    The Boar for me represents good value for money and is the most useable all rounder of all their knives.

    I still want a Jacklore and will probably get one at some point as he has knives for sale at shows / meets sometimes but I don’t NEED it as they Boar works and feels like it would last forever
     
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    Thanks for the link.:thumb:
     
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    Nice write up. Great knifes. I have the grizzly.

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    I have a TBS Boar EDC folder in curly birch.

    Lovely little knife. Keeps a good edge too.
     
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    i am having this one put together at the moment - the blade has been forged now the handle needs fitting


    then i suspect I will just buy a TBS sheath for it
     
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    Skinner?
     
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    A little update on the knife.

    I've been able to use this on a couple of Bushcraft camping trips so far this year where is done everything from battoning through to feather sticks and basic carving for pot hangers etc.
    It's performed really well and holds it edge well with a light strop using some compound usually bringing it back to a workable edge.
    It sharpens on the stones pretty well although the factory grind has proven slightly uneven as I get slightly duller spots when special attention is needed but it nothing to serious and something that should correct after a few sharpens.

    The sheath has been modified to just have the fire steel now as and the stone was rarely used and just got in the way so that's now with my other field sharpening kit on my Bergen. I've bought a belt loop to wear it as a dangler as it proved a bit uncomfy when carried horozontelly on the hip.

    I still yearn for a Woodlore but that's mainly for the fact they look so much nicer and the for and finish is a cut above the TBS blades but I don't see them performing any better.

    I'd still not hesitate to recommend this knife to anyone looking for a bullet proof traditional Bushcraft knife at a reasonable price point.
     
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    its that style but I prefer this knife shape as its more robust in my personal opinion
     

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