Spyderco Bushcraft G10 REVIEW

Spyderco Bushcraft G10

The Spyderco Bushcraft G10 is a very sturdy bushcraft knife that comes from one of the best-known manufacturers in the knife business. It is made out of high quality steel and has a simple, practical design that makes it ideal for bushcraft tasks.


Spyderco Bushcraft G10
8.75 inches (8 3/4″)
4 inches
O1 Tool Steel
Full Tang
.14 inches
Drop Point
Brass Pin & Adhesive
Black Leather
Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 PlainEdge Knife

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The Spyderco Bushcraft G10 is a total of 8 ¾ inches long with a 4-inch blade. The blade has a total cutting area of 3.9 inches. The blade is .14 inches thick and has a very precise, drop point designed to it. There is no finger guard on this knife, with a good belly on the handle and a bit of a sweep providing protection for the hand and a very good grip.

This knife has a full tang blade design, making it ideal for very rugged applications. It comes with a Scandinavian grind, offering great precision in cutting and easy sharpening. The blade is made out of O1 steel. This is a very popular steel with knife makers and has some excellent qualities for bushcraft knives. It is easy to sharpen, it holds an edge very well and it is tough enough to hold up to rugged usage. This steel, however, does tend to rust, so you will have to make certain that you take care of it properly. This knife has a hardness of 58 or higher on the Rockwell scale.

The G-10 handle on the Spyderco Bushcraft G10 gives secure grip and is certainly built to last. The knife was designed by Chris Claycombe, a bushcraft enthusiast in conjunction with a popular bushcraft website and the people at Spyderco. The result is a knife that handles very well, is very sturdy and is manufactured to the highest standards.

The Spyderco Bushcraft G10 comes with a leather sheath that will keep the knife sharp and safe. In every regard, this is a well-made knife. Spyderco backs up everything it makes with a guarantee against defects in workmanship and in materials.

The knife has the classic spider hole design, with the hole being located in the traditional position, just forward of where you would rest your thumb on the blade when using it. The drop point is very sharp, offering a great deal of precision. Overall, this knife is exactly what one would expect from Spyderco. It is a very high-quality knife that represents a collaboration between several skilled designers and the use of very suitable materials in manufacturing the end result.

What Is the Spyderco Bushcraft G10 Good For?

This is an all-purpose outdoor knife. It is not an inexpensive knife, with the price point being around what one would expect to pay for a Benchmade or another high-end knife. That being said, Spyderco has an excellent reputation among knife enthusiasts and this knife is high quality in every regard.

The Spyderco Bushcraft G10 does have a slightly shorter blade than usual for a bushcraft knife, which may make it perfect for people with smaller hands or who plan on using the knife for working with more detailed projects. It is certainly small enough to make it suitable for cleaning small game, but this knife is really all about bushcraft, from the absence of the guard on the handle to the very simple and practical design. It does have a lanyard hole, so people who prefer to attach a lanyard to their knife will find a spot for it here.

The price point on this knife means that it is not designed for beginners, but rather for more experienced bushcraft enthusiasts. This is among the types of knives that are designed to last a lifetime and, because it does come at a higher price, it’s definitely one that’s best tried out before it’s purchased.

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Spyderco is an American knife manufacturer with a reputation for pushing the boundaries. They are best known for their innovative folding designs, unusual blade shapes and creativity in finding new ways to make edged tools more effective. All of their items are tested for quality and performance. Spyderco is one of the best knife companies out there if you’re looking for something that is a little different than what most companies offer but that is also manufactured to very exacting standards.



Here’s a comparison of similarly priced and capable bushcraft knives:

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Brand Spyderco Unknown Benchmade Ontario Knife Ka-Bar
Feature Bushcraft knife designed by tactical bushcraft expert Chris Claycombe, popular bushcraft website BushcraftUK.com, and Spyderco designersFully-tanged, four-inch blade has no hand guard, and features Scandinavian grindO-1 tool steel’s high carbon content holds keen edge over time and heavy use; includes sheath8.75-inch overall length; four-inch O-1 steel blade with 3.9-inch cutting edge, 0.23-inch blade hole, and 0.14-inch blade thickness; 7.75-ounce weight; G-10 handle materialIncludes limited manufacturer’s warranty; details included with purchase High ground drop-point blade with polished finishS30V stainless steel blade (58-60HRC)Brushed full-grain buckskin leather sheath with D-ring and flint rod loop and retention strap 5 inch plain edge bladeKnife Closed Length: 4.06-InchKnife Open Length: 10-InchWeighs 8.4 ouncesMade of 154 CM Fixed blade knife with drop point shape and 20-degree edge angleBlade made of 1095 cro-van steel blade for strengthHandle made of Grivory materialBlade measures 5.5 inches long; knife measures 10.5 inches longLimited lifetime warranty
Model FB26GP 162 7500 BK2
Size 8.75″ One Size
Price $182.58 $128.96 $163.95 $100.49 $69.29
Height 2 inch 2.6 inch
Weight 0 pound 0.9 pounds 0.9 pounds 1.5 pound
Width 3 inch 3.35 inch
Length 12.38 inch 13.7 inch
Rating star_4-6-5
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Here’s what people are saying about the Spyderco Bushcraft:

I recently purchased a Ray Mears SWC Bushcraft knife and I would definitely put my new Spyderco Bushcraft knife up against it. It has a great feel in the hand. Well balanced.

this is without a doubt, the most comfortable knife i’ve ever held.

I have 40 or so knives and this one took the blue ribbon. I waited a few weeks before posting to make sure i used the heck out of it and it’s just great.

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Here are some other Spyderco Fixed Blade knives for your comparison:

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Title Spyderco Schemp Rock FRN Vg-10 Plain Edge Knife, Black Spyderco Temperence 2 Canvas Micarta Plain Edge Knife Bill Moran Drop Point Black Blade – Spyderco Knives Spyderco Street Beat Micarta Plain Edge Knife, Black Spyderco Jumpmaster Serrated Edge Knife, Black
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Title Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath, Black Classic Bushcraft, Micarta Handle, Plain Bushcraft Survival Orange Stainless Steel Knife Ka-Bar Becker Knife with Drop Point, Short Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore 4.375-Inch Drop Point Blade, Micarta Handle with Leather Sheath (Plain)
Feature Fixed blade knife with 1/8-inch (3.2 mm) thick carbon steel blade with anti-corrosive black coatingBlade Thickness: 0.126″ (3.2 mm), Blade Length: 4.3″ (109 mm), Total Length: 9.1″ (232mm), Net Weight: 5.4 oz. (154g)Black plastic sheath with integrated diamond sharpener and Fire Starter; ergonomic handle with high-friction rubber gripMorakniv Fire Starter yields 7,000 strikes and produces 3,000 Degree sparks; works when wet1-year manufacturer’s warranty Boker Classic Bushcraft, Micarta Handle, Plain 02BO29602BO296Boker Razor sharp 3.2 mm thick Swedish stainless steel blade with a distinct tip.All-weather Morakniv® Fire StarterIntegrated Diamond Sharpener.Two Belt Clips. Modestly sized field knife perfect for belt or pack carryMade as a solid one piece designBlade’s upper edge has a convenient ridged thumb serration area to help with control during pressure cuttingKnife has been flat ground to maintain strong edge retentionProvides for easy sharpening even in the field Handle: MicartaBlade Material: 1075 HIGH CARBON STEELBlade Finish: Blasted Satin
Price $43.16 $43.95 $55.63 $63.80 $46.99
Rating star_4-6-5
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Product prices and availability are accurate as of Sep 26 23:10:59 UTC but are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the merchant site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

About the author

Jack Thompson is a seasoned outdoorsman, bushcraft expert, and knife aficionado. With over a decade of wilderness experience, Jack is passionate about teaching others essential outdoor skills and providing insights on bushcraft knives. As a writer for Best Bushcraft Knife, he shares his knowledge and adventures, inspiring readers to embrace nature and thrive in the wild.