Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a big fan of Dave Canterbury and enjoy bushcraft in general. The funny thing is, I lack a decent blade that I can have 100% confidence in, when I’m out “in the bush” as my Aussie friends say. I have a mini Ka-Bar, but it is a fighting knife and can only sorta kinda fill the bushcraft role. I have a Mora Classic and I love that knife, inexpensive, simple, lightweight. But she has her shortcomings as well. I don’t feel very comfortable doing a lot of heavy duty baton work with it. I mean, it will work in a pinch, but I don’t want to be stuck in the woods with only that as a one tool option. I have been in the market for a new blade for a while. I don’t know if I should make my own, buy a custom, or buy a high end production knife. I want it to be made of carbon steel, have a 4.5″-6″ long blade, minimum thickness of 3/16″, have a lanyard hole, no sharpened swage, and be heat treated to about 58-59 Rockwell. So far, the Blind Horse Knife Pathfinder is the clear winner, but I just plain don’t have $300 to throw down on it. I really don’t know much about Beckers, but I have heard some good about them. I could make my own, and this would be the least expensive option. What do you, all 5 of you readers, prefer in a bushcraft knife? Maybe something I haven’t thought of.