Timberwolf Bushcraft Knife Review 2011/01/04
The Timberwolf Bushcraft Knife was one of my favourite and most
versatile knives I have used. However with extended use and sharpening
faults are revealed with the knife.
In every task the Timberwolf Bushcraft Knife turns heads for its
performance and looks. Gary Mills has made an excellent knife with the
Timberwolf. The issue comes with the quality of the bevels on the blade,
they are not even.
The Timberwolf Bushcraft has been the knife on my belt ever since I got
it. It’s a heavy weight; full tang, scandinavian grind, 4mm thick carbon
steel bushcraft knife. It’s able to cope with splitting wood and all the
heavy duty tasks you would ever want to subject a knife to. It’s built
like a brick **** house. But that’s not to say it cannot deal with the
subtle tasks, such as feather stick making and carving.
It is my favourite bushcraft knife to
pick up for any trip at the moment. Its edge is so sharp and holds well.
The handle has a large palm swell that suits my hands perfectly and it
feels very solid. The handle also flares out close to the blade to help
secure your hand in place. I have used the knife for hours on end
carving and the handle is just so comfortable to use, my hands never
felt sore. The Timberwolf Bushcraft Knife still has the best handle on a
knife I have used to this day.
The Timberwolf Bushcraft knife's sheath has a firesteel holder and a
firesteel also comes with the knife. So lighting a fire becomes so much
easier. The blade works very well with a firesteel as its carbon steel
with a ridgeground spine; it produces a shower of sparks that are
There is no plastic insert in the sheath
but there is a good welt. This bit of extra leather prevents you from
cutting into the sheath leather itself.
It’s the closest I have come to a perfect knife so far. It did accompany
me on all my trips without competition or doubt. Splitting wood is no
problem at all so for instance on some trips you could leave your axe at
home. I’m sure your axe won’t like hearing that though! I really like
the heavy duty feel of this knife, the 4mm steel seems indestructible.
It’s not cheap yet I think it has high value for money as the quality
you get is great. However the issue comes when you start to sharpen it
and the irregular bevels start to become apparent. Its such a shame that
it ruins the blade eventually. As this is a carbon blade some Camellia
Oil or even better Gun Oil will help prolong the life of it and help
keep it rust free as well as some boiled linseed oil for the wood.