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 concentrated.

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.


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