For the money, the Bushman knives might be the strongest survival/outdoor knives in the world. Unlike most hollow handled survival knives, there is no joint or seam between the blades and handles that requires a mechanical fastener. Instead, the Bushman's blades and integral handles are each expertly cold forged out of a single piece of 2.5mm thick SK-5 high carbon steel. The resulting knives are expertly heat-treated and tempered to RC54 and, when subjected to Cold Steel's tests, have withstood over two tons of pressure on their blade/handle transition. Every Bushman blade has been carefully ground to an extra thin edge, and then honed and buffed by hand until razor sharp. The Bushman is versatile too. The hollow handle will accept survival supplies or a variety of handle extensions which can maximize reach, leverage or ease of throwing. The continuously curved blade is ideal for skinning, and will pierce, cut, slash, slice and shear like you won't believe.