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The Jeff White Bush Knife-Pathfinder Edition (Top) Vs. Jeff White Bush One (Bottom): For tactical purposes I like the bush one for EDC as it works very well with Krav Maga principals and is just a great light weight knife (also a decent skinner) where as the Bush Knife is a little more robust, has a little less curve and is a little thicker for heavier use.
Blade- 1095 High Carbon Steel with hammer marks left on for authenticity
1) Fits Hand Comfortably in all Positions: I have yet to come across a Jeff White Knife that wasn't comfortable in the hand. This knife performs well in most weather conditions but becomes a little slick when you're up to your elbows in mud. The curly maple handle material makes for a durable and comfortable knife and like all Jeff White knives with this particular handle fits the hand perfectly (assuming you don't have massive hands).
3) Solid/Flat Pommel: While the pommel is slightly rounded it can still be used to break open walnuts, hammer in tent peg, etc. so using the pommel as a hammer is well within the realm of possibility with this knife until you make a longer term batoning device.
4) One Cutting Edge With No Serrations: Like normal this knife has a single cutting edge with none of those pesky serrations that I dislike so much. The profile of the blade is a good mix of the PLSK1 and the Bush One and make for a great overall cutting tool.
5) 90 Degree Edge on Spine: This knife has a very aggressive spine for removing material from a ferro rod or a piece of wood to make fire tinder (see video review as it shows this task much better than words can explain it).
6) High Carbon Steel: 1095 is defiantly high carbon and will easily throw sparks when struck with a chunk of flint for flint/steel fire starting as an emergency backup.
7) Sharp/Spear Point: The knife has a nice sharp point that can be used as a defensive tool or an improvised frill for making a bail handle on a natural water carrying bowl or getting a bow drill set started.
8) Heavy Duty Sheath With Ferro Rod Loop: This knife will fit in a wide variety of sheaths (it seems to work well in a kydex sheath I have attached to my EDC bottle bag (See it here- LINK) that was originally obtained for the PLSK1. Self Reliance Outfitters also has three cheaper leather sheaths that will fit this knife for less than $15.
10) Full Tang or Nearly Full Tang with 1+ Year of Abuse Testing:This knife was in the rotation for a little over 6 months and got to see some heavy carving, wood processing and cleaned several fish! This knife will take the abuse you put it through and is backed by Jeff White's lifetime guarantee.
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