Daniel and I had the pleasure of meeting the guys from Battle Horse Knives at the NRA’s annual meeting in Houston. I have to say that they were some of the nicest people we met at the gathering. To give you an idea of what it was like, there were over 500 vendors and around 70,000 attendees. Even with the press of the crowd these guys to the time to stop and talk with us about their products and what they offer, they also showed a genuine interest in the Texas Bushcraft community and what Daniel and I are doing with this website, reviewing and testing products for the average person. They were also kind enough to donate a knife for us to review and give away.
So without further ado here is the blade they donated:
The Bush Baby
Its a great little knife and I am going to give you my first impressions of this blade. Also a note, we will be giving this blade away but we are going to put it through the ringer first up to and including field dressing and skinning out a deer so the give away wont be for a while. I am going to put this knife through its paces over the summer and into the fall and I will be doing several reviews of this blade over the next few months, I might even let Daniel play with it.
So first off I will say this is a smaller blade than I am used to, I usually carry a blade with a length between 3.5 – 5 inches in length. The Bush Baby measures in with a blade length of ? and an overall length of ?. However while smaller than what I am used to the blade was easy to use and big enough for most of the small tasks I ran it through in the back yard last night.
So first I used it to limb a small limb that came off of one of the trees in the back yard.
It handled the task well and in just a moment I had all the little twigs off of the limb.
Next up was feathering the stick. This was still a very green piece of wood but the knife did a great job making a little feather stick on the large limb.
Next up was making a quick notch in the wood and again the knife was more than up to the task.
Last I wanted to see how it would do in making a quick spear point and I have to say I am really happy with how it worked.
So after working on the branch for a while I wanted to see if the knife had kept its razor sharp edge, the knife took the hair off my arm like it was a razor blade.
The blade also has a flat ground back for throwing sparks from a ferro rod as can be seen below.
My first impression is that this is a great little blade and I will be happy carrying it in the bush I am excited by the sheath and its large hanging belt loop, the quality of the leather and stitching is top notch and the fact that it has a loop for a ferro rod. I will give a better review of the knife as I get to use it in the field as my all around utility blade. Some of the things coming down the line for this blade are, fishing, running trot lines for catfish, as a camp blade and for processing deer and other game, cant wait to really put it through its paces.
Check out this knife and their other great knives at http://battlehorseknives.com