Designed by Justin Gingrich, the Kizer GTI Bush knife is a sturdy bushcrafter that won’t break the bank. It has a good steel, a comfortable grip, and a multi-mount sheath. You can pick it up for about $68.
The GTI Bush knife has a black coated 5.05” 1095 carbon steel straight back blade. It’s a full tang fixed blade with a full flat grind and a sturdy blade thickness of 0.16”. There’s a 90-degree spine for use with a ferro rod.
The G-10 handle scales are mounted with Hex bolts which makes for easy maintenance in the field, and they’re available in either brown or black. There’s a bit of a palm swell, and the edges are eased for comfort which is great if for extended use. With a handle length of a full 4” there’s plenty of room for a generous grip, even if you’ve got large mitts. There’s a generous lanyard hole, so if you need that extra bit of length it’s sure to be frustration-free event.
This knife comes with an ambidextrous, adjustable multi-mount Kydex sheath. There’s a ferro or fire steel loop which is always handy. It has a belt loop attachment as well as a secondary safety strap for excellent retention. The knife alone weighs about 5.69 ounces. The knife and sheath combined weigh about 6.11 ounces.
- 1095 Carbon Steel, Black Coated
- 5.05” Straight Back
- 0.16” Blade Thickness
- Full Tang Fixed Blade
- 90-Degree Spine
- G-10 Handle Scales
- Hex Bolt
- Lanyard Hole
- Multi-Mount Kydex Sheath
- 5.69oz Knife Weight
- 6.11oz Knife and Sheath Weight
- 9.05” Overall
The Kizer GTI Bush knife is a sturdy, well built knife you can pick up for about $68. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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