WOW! Best Wilderness / Bushcraft Survival Knife? – David Discovers Habilis Bushtool Survival Knife

I Recently Stumbled on one of the BEST Bushcraft / Survival Knives that I’ve EVER Seen. My jaw about hit the FLOOR when I realized what I was looking at… and I Knew I Had to Share this Really Sweet Bushcraft / Survival Tool with You!

So here it is…my full interview with Steven… the Inventor of the Habilis Bushtool.

Enjoy… ~David


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  1. At 199 this is a collector knife or a knife for someone who makes a lot of money ..
    Fact is there are just to many great knives out there for far less money ..
    This just isn’t money well spent at all ..

  2. Only 199 dollars looks like a wheel built knife but seriously I will not spend $199 on it did not see anything I could not do with my $24 knife it's just a popularity sale

  3. Quality, but production is nowhere within reason. $200 is ridiculous for this. $120-150 at best. I guess the ridiculous inflation is for him sitting on it for 6 months eh?….

  4. why did this guy start blabbering about making a flute in a survival situation? I'd be more concerned about food rather than the next Ian Anderson.

  5. ask him what sold befor the Habilis Bushtool i best you it was stack knifes in county fars
    p t barom con man go to his house get the ginsu knife set free

  6. My favorite knife is the Timer Wolf Camo Survival Knife and kit. I have batoned wood and built shelters with it, and it has proved to be a trooper.

  7. one of the worst knifes i have ever used… its made wrong… the grind is waaaay to short so it is a baad cutter more of a pry bar than a cutter….

    a esee is better and cheaper and better warranty…

    pseudo scandi my ass haha

    myself use two knifes both heavily thinned are esee model 3 and a esee junglas and a granfors bruks scandinavian forest axe.

    a knife should cut and slice very well this does not this is a prybar for fools that think this is good for survival.. no its not.

    survival is ease of work minimum calorie use to get what you are after….

  8. Yes, take a skinny edge and make it even skinnier with a secondary bevel.  Yeah, that increases strength.   And a secondary bevel is soooooo much easier to take care of in the field than a real Scandi.   And a twenty-seven degree angle!!!!  Wow, that means it'll be sharp enough to shave with.  Oh, wait, no it won't.  It might shave hot butter, but that's about it.  Sure, no one else thinks about using a spear point to drill holes in wood.  No one except the five hundred knife makers who beat you to it.   And, of course, all those who later learned that a drop point does the job even better.  This knife is the silliest thing I've ever seen.   There are REASONS why knife makes don't produce Frankenstein knives, which is all this is.    I suspect a lot of know nothing amateurs will grab one, but unless he's faking it for the camera, I can't believe David is falling for this complete crap.  It's unbelievably dumb in every way.    A pseudo-Scandi edge?  Really.  Good God, that's as stupid as it gets.

  9. Very Good review but it just tweaked my interest in getting the camp knife I need. This blade is pretty cool and the website has stuff even better for my taste. The kydex options are phenomenal for his knives. This one is even pretty close to what I need. It is just a bit big for backpacking. I also have to think about what the law says in Texas and it is not worth the hassle with the park rangers and such. Since you have tested a lot more knives than I have and many are about the same as what I am looking for so maybe you can help.
    What would you sugest that is Budget friendly, ($60 to $80 is fine, $100 is pushing it, and $120 might be too much), Under 5.5 inches (Texas law is a pain), Capable of utility tasks around the camp, And is still good to do minor bushcraft tasks? Without carrying too much weight? It is a lot to ask. Any thoughts on the matter?
    I know I said under $120 but I also spent a lot of money buying sub $60 folding knives until I finally bought a paramilitary 2. I love my para 2. It and my Manix 2 are all I carry anymore. Sometimes you just have to spend a bit more to get what you need. I learned the hard way with the folder and don't want to do the same with a fixed blade But I also don't want to wait to get my fixed blade so if there is some out there worthy of a real hard look at an affordable price, I would appreciate all the advice I can get.

  10. I just got my Ka-Bar Johnson Adventure Potbelly I like the steel of the 1095 CroVan, if the Habilis Bush Tool came in the CroVan I would jump on it in a heart beat, but anyhow their very similar actually my Potbelly reminds me of a Nessmuk Style Knife on steriods and has some Butcher Knife Characteristics.

  11. Yup he said it, but two points, one the closer you pinch to the edge the better control when carving, also a curved belly actually is a good carver, food prep is Ok, but as a bush tool those features should be emphasized.

  12. Say Heah David, We live and learn, that Habilis Bush Tool has a awesome Anvil towards the front, I would like to check with the designer because I don't think it's like that just to baton on the Anvil but when you pinch your fingers close to the edge you have great control when carving with a big knife, I heard William Collins talk about that and I saw a Tribesmen carve a bow with what appeared to be some sort of machete, but he also pinched that machete close to the edge and used it like a small knive. I think that Habilis Bush Tool is narrow enough at the Anvil, please check with the designer and see if I'm right.

  13. pls more background music. soundquality is too good and i'm understanding everything 😉

  14. ugly ass knife right there. why would you have a scandi grind with a secondary bevel? knife makers running out of gimmicks or something?

  15. Say Heah David, Like I mentioned before, I keep coming back to this video, something about this knife that I like, I was able to be in a possition on a ASH-1 with a Green American Flag Cerakote(both handle and blade), even though I got my new Busse Combat ASH-1 (mag handles 6 1/2" blade at .320 thick), comparing the two knives, there's alot of similarities except for the anvil (sure their different but very close), but I'm so happy you feel it's the best survival tool, because of the similarities, but I still have it on my soon to get list. Everytime I'm ready to pull the trigger, blam, something alters my getting it, like I'm still waiting on my Rodent 3 and 5, hoping my next knife would be the Habilis, blam, I get a e-mail that I won a drawing to buy the new Busse, but I also semi committed myself to the Ka-Bar Potbelly and the Parangatang for my summer Long Knife, but I think they will fall into colder weather use, I was going to get the Habilis Tool and the O.K.C. Bushcraft Machete as a combo, but I will get them eventually, Thanx David.

  16. Hey David! Have you ever done a review on the Ontario RAT series or TAK? If not,would that be a possible due review? Thanks,

  17. This knife sounds like it's made well, and that it had a lot of thought put into it, but I prefer a plain knife, so I think I'll stick to my ESEE 5 and my TOPS BOB Fieldcraft.

  18. They are charging $199 US for a knife that you need to send to a cutler to regrind properly. So what, another $150 bucks to get it reground? We are up to $350.00 US and behind the 8 ball. No thanks. As others have said, being a survivor is not something that your pocketbook can BUY BUY BUY BUY. There are a lot of retired NBA superstars that can attest to this factoid.

  19. Now that I have used this tool in all 4 seasons I can say it is fantastic. The JRE leather sheath is made very well. The tool itself is well thought out. I have used it for fine work, hard work and even taking down a few trees. The only issue I found was I had to spend a bit of time sharpening that edge out of the box to make it razor sharp but I think that is more preference as it was fairly sharp when it arrived but I am a big fan of shaving sharp blades. A dull blade will get you hurt. I piggy backed a Mora 2 on it with some other things so I have everything I could possibly need in one package if every stuck.

  20. Every knife designed to be a one-all tool gets a huge following at first then is dismissed.

  21. I really like the knife, if I ever spend $200 bucks on a knife this will be it for sure!

  22. This knife seems to be well thought out by the designer. I respect his field work in it. I believe he believes in his product!! That says a lot. He wanted it to be right before he sold it. Thanks for the review Dave!! Love your videos. Thanks to Habilis as well for such a refined product. Thinking seriously about it! God bless and may you guys have a good New Year

  23. Just want to say I like all the comments from everyone…. that's a sexy knife for sure ,one I can only dream of affording : ) I don't usually comment but like I said. Nice non rude comments lol. Happy New Year….. my little camping trip is only nine days away. Thumbs up.

  24. it is a nice knife but you could buy a other knife for way cheaper and just add things to the sheath like he did 

  25. should have a sharper point for stabbing. if you have to defend your self against any predators. otherwise spot on. 

  26. i was not impressed with mine handle way to thin and the blade edge was like a saw it had teeth running the whole blade.

  27. I was looking for a blade that could be used as a chopper. I ended up getting the TOPS Bushcrafter Kukuri 7.0 because of the somewhat greater length & weight, as well as its more pronounced blade curvature [Well, I'm also a fan of Gurkha Kukris as a blade-form, in general]. Choking back on the long handle gives you about the reach of a hatchet – yet you can do detail work as well.

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