• Habilis Bush Tool

    Habilis Bush Tool

    The original - designed to do many outdoor task well and be an excellent one tool option.
    • Habilis Bush Tool
    • Self Reliance Tool
    • Nessmuk
  • Self Reliance Tool

    Self Reliance Tool

    A larger heavy chopper version of the Bush tool. Has a choke-up choil for finer work
    • Habilis Bush Tool
    • Self Reliance Tool
    • Nessmuk
  • Nessmuk

    Nessmuk

    Our take on one of the most iconic bush knife designs
    • Habilis Bush Tool
    • Self Reliance Tool
    • Nessmuk

Terms and Conditions

 Our finish process – Habilis Bush Tools products are all intended to be “hard use tools”

logo 200The blades can(and usually do) have marks and pitting caused by the manufacturing process, We consider these “personality marks” as each knife is unique and we honestly think they are quite beautiful.  These marks will in no way effect performance and the act of removing them would actually make the knife weaker.  Habilis Bush Tool  knives are intended to be hard use utilitarian tools and as such are not mirror polished or overworked.

The knives are hand ground and as such may have slight imperfections in the symmetry of the grind. I make every effort to keep the lines consistent but I am only human. The grind of the blade is left with coarse grind marks, this is intentional, because it makes the blade glide better through flesh acting as a granton edge like those used in high end kitchen cutlery.

The bluing that we use is the best money can buy. Bluing by its nature is unpredictable, it is the action of acids that have elements in suspension that causes the bluing action. In most cases it will be very dark when new and will mellow to a more traditional blue as the tool is used and ages. Gun Bluing is made from acids with metals in suspension so there can be very dark areas and light swirls of gold, copper, purple and blue also, as I said before it is unpredictable.

logo 200***NOTE: The copper color that the bluing can impart can look like rust, however there is no surface roughness as is associated with real rust. The handles and hardware are hand ground and I grind them to feel good in the hand-not necessarily be symmetrical. The handles and hardware are finished to a satin finish with scotchbrite to give a smooth finish that retains good gripability. Our logo and on some models the Pathfinder logo is engraved on the blade and we do this before bluing, the result is a subdued logo that is visible but not bright or shiney. Our knives are hand sharpened using a Wicked Edge precision knife sharpening system.

The knives are sharpened at a 30 degree angle and each receives a paper cutting test before being packaged. Our tools are coated with olive oil and shrinkwraped to insure that they remain rust free and by using olive oil we can insure that they are food safe. Upon receiving your knife please wash it thoroughly with warm soapy water, dry completely and reapply a thin coat of olive oil.

International Shipments: Estimated delivery times are from date of shipment and are based on the assumption that no problems will occur with the local customs office or delivery service.  Habilis Bush Tools LLC will not be held responsible or liable for any problems that may arise at your local customs office or postal service. No refunds will be given for items that are seized at your local customs office or items that have become lost after they have left the hands of the United States Postal Service. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to make sure that the items they order are legal to own and therefore deliverable in their country.  Habilis Bush Tools LLC will not be held liable for any customs duties or taxes that arise from your local customs office. Habilis Bush Tools LLC will also not be held responsible for any additional fee the local carrier in your country may charge. Our international shipping prices reflect the base shipping charge not including customs duties, taxes and country specific fees. Our fees ONLY reflect the cost for us to ship your order to your country. If you are unsure of your country's import policies please check with your local Postmaster or Government customs/duties website before ordering. Habilis Bush Tools LLC will fill out the customs form with the actual retail price of the items ordered and it will be marked as "merchandise". We will not falsify the value or nature of the package. Doing so is a Federal crime so PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO DO SO.  Habilis Bush Tools LLC is not responsible for delays caused by weather or other natural disasters. International tracking is only available to Canada at this time. International orders will be provided with the Customs Form number associated with their order so that they may contact their customs office if needed.