Casstrom Woodsman Knife K720 English Bog Oak w/Firesteel
Casstrom Woodsman Knife K720 English Bog Oak with FiresteelProper full-tang knife with a blade measuring approx. 9cm long , straight and fairly round handle made to suit both large and small hands. The leather cord for the handle and a strong deep pocket leather sheath is included.
The blade is made of around 4mm thick Böhler K720 high carbon tool steel to make the blade extremely durable for heavy use such as log-splitting, or so-called "batoning" without making the knife to heavy or uncomfortable to carry. The knife has a Scandinavian grind to make it very robust at the same time easy to carve wood with and easy to sharpen on a small flat whetstone/sharpener in the forest. The knife is a really good all-round tool for field use.
The handle is made of about 5000 year old bog oak, dug up in England. The wood is also stabilised which makes the handle not only very sturdy but also easy to maintain. The colour tone can vary from pitch black to dark brown.
About the designer:
Roger Harrington is an experienced outdoorsman and knife maker who has taught Bushcraft and survival to civil and military customers for the last twenty years with his company Bison Bushcraft in Sussex, England.
Bohler 720 Tool Steel
Böhler Tool Steel K720 is a very tough and strong oil hardened high carbon tool steel. The chemical composition allows it to be hardened to a high degree whilst maintaining ductility and toughness at the same time as it is easy to sharpen and can obtain a razor sharp edge. Whilst easy to sharpen, the low chromium content means it will tarnish if left wet and it must therefore be wiped after use and protected by oil or wax when put away for storage.
Composition: C. 0.9%, Si. 0.25%, Mn. 2.0%, Cr. 0.35% V. 0.1% (HRC 58-60)
- Blade Length: 88mm
- Blade Thickness: 4mm
- Blade Width: 27mm
- Handle Length: 117mm
- Overall Length: 205mm
- Blade Grind: Scandi
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Blade Type: Drop Point
- Handle Material/Colour: Around 5000 year old Bog Oak with black liners
- Hardness: 58-60 HRC
- Sheath Material/Colour: Brown deep pocket sheath in sturdy vegetable tanned leather with firesteel loop
- Blade Material: High carbon tool steel Böhler K720
- Matching Bog Oak Firesteel Striker
- Overall Weight: 156g
- Country of Origin: Sweden
- Manufacturer no: 10829
Ratings & Reviews
by Ross -
What an absolutely beautiful knife. This is the first Casstrom product that I have purchased. The knife and sheath are superbly crafted. I'm looking forward to using the woodsman on my next bush adventure. I'm also really impressed with the customer service from Survival Supplies Australia.