Northwest Bush Blade

Northwest Bush Blade

Friday, April 1, 2011

Baby Bear Survival Neck Knife

© Jeff Crowner 2010

This Baby Bear is made with Bucorp N690 stainless steel blade and comes with a kydex sheath.  I developed this blade with Joel Lisson of REACT Wilderness Survival and training systems for real world users not weekend warriors. What I mean by that is that most 'neck knives' are really just jewelry--no thought has gone into how they might actually be used. And that's fine if that's what you need. 

This blade has been tested in the field by several top survival instructors. It's been used in processing elk and deer, constructing traps and making friction fire as well as various other tasks in austere environments.  The simplicity is is in the ergo blade.  Many other neck knives do not feel right in the hand or just can't  measure up to real use in the field.  

The slight drop point tip aides in working angles on wood or game and the subtle re-curve extends the  whittling ability, thereby reducing energy expenditure. The holes add grip ability with the blade in addition to reducing weight around the neck. Having no scales one can boil it in the field for sanitation purposes related to food procurement or field medicine. Finally, the notch in the base of the grip works as a great striker for your ferro rod fire starting. 

This is what Joel, myself and other serious wilderness survival guys and gals, operators, LEO, hunters and SOF carry around their neck.  I will have one on the table at the upcoming Eugene knife show.  I cannot keep up with orders on this particular design.