Blade Show

BLADE Show 2015: L.T. Wright Bushcrafter HC & Next-Gen

Image courtesy of David C. Andersen

We’ve already covered the Gary Wines Bushcrafter, but BLADE Show 2015 also saw the addition of two new models to L.T. Wright Knives’ core product line. Those knives are the Bushcrafter HC and the Next-Gen.

Both knives are handcrafted in Ohio, and feature all of the LTWK calling cards – a sharpened spine, oversized lanyard tube, and micarta scales attached with pins and high-strength epoxy.

Image courtesy of David C. Andersen

The Bushcrafter HC is getting quite a bit of buzz and it is easy to see why. It is the first full-size fixed blade from LTWK that costs less than $100, albeit without a sheath. The steel is 3/16” thick 1075 high carbon. The blade features a compound-convex grind and a two-step patina applied by hand to provide some corrosion resistance. The handles are bead blasted micarta. Cost on these is $75, and for another $30 you can get a pouch-style sheath that is made by JRE Industries that includes a dangler attachment and firesteel loop.

Image courtesy of David C. Andersen

The Genesis is a knife that helped kick off L.T. Wright Knives as a company. It was their first new model and was even in the running for a Knife of the Year Award at BLADE Show. Now they have released a scaled down version, dubbed the Next-Gen.

The spear-point blade is ⅛” thick D2 and has a flat ground 3” cutting edge. The handle is a bit smaller than on the full-size Genesis but still features the same thumb scallops that are L.T.’s signature addition to this Kephart inspired knife. A JRE sheath (sans dangler and firesteel loop) is standard. Introductory price is $135 for micarta handled versions. Desert Ironwood will be available at a higher price.

You can learn more about both of these bad boys at ltwrightknives.com.

To see all of our BLADE Show 2015 coverage, click here.

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