If you spend much time outdoors, then you know the importance of a good, solid bush knife. Useful for everything from worst-case scenario tasks such as impromptu spearfishing to simple jobs like cutting rope, they’re usually big, beefy, full-tang fixed blades that you know you can count on in a pinch. And few are beefier than this. Called the Bushcrafter, this new knife from Benchmade (pictured in prototype form, as produced for Benchmade by Sibert) might be the ultimate expression of the bush knife. Constructed from S30V stainless steel with a blade that measures a useful 4.43″ long and a ridiculous .164″ wide, the Bushcrafter’s bulky appearance is further enhanced by its huge contoured G10 scales that give a grip thickness of almost an inch; ensuring it’s as easy on the hands as it is on the eyes. As if that wasn’t enough, Benchmade also includes a beautiful buckskin sheath to ensure you don’t lose the damned thing, which is a real bonus when the knife carries an MSRP of $200 US.