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My wife, Debbie, who is essentially indifferent to knife testing, and merely tolerates my cutlery obsession, snagged this handmade knife by Elijah Williams as soon as it arrived in the mail. The Bushcraft immediately became a kitchen knife, which means its main employment area will be inside, with brief, supervised sojourns into the outdoors.
“Not everybody wants a knife that can gut a deer, skin a hog or split an elk’s ribcage,” Debbie commented. She noticed my incredulous expression. “This knife fits my hand, slices well, and holds an edge. It stays in the knife drawer.”
Here are the Bushcraft specs:
Fire Creek Forge is a small business located in Potlatch, Idaho, owned and operated by Elijah and Sarah Williams. In addition to heirloom quality knives, they make unique and useful forged items the blacksmith shop. Everything they sell is hand forged or hand made by Elijah or Sarah.
Elijah is a “Forged in Fire” champion (Season 6 Episode 8) on the History Channel’s hit show.
The blade design, with the drop point, flat grind with micro bevel and thin blade make this a good skinning and hunting knife. The Bushcraft went along on a deer hunt, where it was used for several deer hunting tasks. The Bushcraft was used for skinning around the shoulders and neck, and it proved to be quite nimble in my hand.
I didn’t try splitting the whitetail’s ribcage with it, since I was also field testing another knife. But I’m guessing the Bushcraft could do the job.
The knife was also used to whittle some feather sticks and other bushcraft knife tasks, and it was my EDC knife for several weeks.