This knife has been designed by an experienced outdoorsman, and it shows. The Woodsman is a very tough knife and is well-suited to your typical Bushcraft tasks, including splitting wood, or “batoning”. A top-notch choice for all-round field use.
The bog oak handle adds a real touch of history to the knife. It is amazing to think that the oak of the handle was growing around the same time that Stonehenge was built!
What is Bog Oak?
Bog Oak is not a species of tree, rather it is a term given to the oak found in the peat bogs of Great Britain and Ireland. Low oxygen conditions in peat bogs help preserve the wood from normal decay, and the acidic conditions combine with the natural tannins in the wood to give Bog Oak it's distinctive and pleasing colour. It is essentially in the early stages of fossilisation, and many samples of Bog Oak are hundreds if not thousands of years old. A very sought-after material indeed.
At Casström, we pride ourselves on attention to detail. Our knives are close to custom-grade quality but at production knife cost. If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, feel secure in the knowledge that you can return it for a full refund.
Blade length: c.8.8cm
Total length: 20.5cm
Maximum blade thickness: c.4mm
Exact steel grade/alloy: Uddeholm Sleipner
Steel Hardness on the Rockwell C Scale: 58-60
Handle material: 5000-year old English Bog Oak
Sheath: 3mm thick vegetable-tanned leather (cognac brown)
This video by our good friends at Bushcraft Canada gives a great overview of the Woodsman.