The Cold Steel Bushman has gained quite a reputation over the years for being a great and super-strong survival knife. In fact, it could very well be one of the strongest outdoor survival knives available in the world today. What makes the Cold Steel Bushman different is the fact that it has a hollow handle, a feature that will put most of us off instantly, but wait, the Cold Steel Bushman isn't like other knives. The hollow handle is the result of rolled 2.5mm SK-5 high-carbon steel, in effect, the handle is the tang of the knife and there is no joint. Tests have been carried out on this knife and it was found that where the handle ends and the blade begins (where I join usually would be) the Cold Steel Bushman was able to cope with forces over two tons before damage occurred - quite astonishing! The blade has been heat-treated and tempered to RC54. The blade has been hand-ground to a thin and sharp edge.
The hollow handle makes the knife exceptionally useful. It may be used to stow away survival equipment as shown in the picture (kit not included), or attached to poles to create a hunting spear in emergency survival situations - this isn't a survival technique that we recommend at Greenman Bushcraft though!
Cold Steel Bushman Knife and Firesteel
A recent addition to the Cold Steel Bushcraft knife is an improved sheath and firesteel. The new Secure-Ex sheath is made from a shock-resistant black plastic and has an automatic lock which secures the knife. Included on the side of sheath is a firesteel for creating fires in emergency situation with use of the back of the blade.
Bushman Knife Specification
- Blade Length: 17.5 cm
- Overall Length: 31 cm
- Blade Thickness: 2.5mm
- Blade Steel: SK-5 High Carbon
- Sheath: Included
- Warranty: Free of craftsmanship or material flaws
Now also available in the 'Bowie Pattern' which you can select from the dropdown menu.