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LT Wright "GNS" Bushcraft Knife Review.

In this video, we take a look at the LT Wright GNS Bushcraft knife. I have had the knife for around a year now and have loved every minute of using it. So in the video I test out the O1 tool steel with a bit of battening, make a couple feathers and carve out a few useful notches.

I purchased my “GNS” from The Bushcraft Store here in the UK. But LT is known for his custom work too, so if that is more your thing then check out his website: http://www.ltwrightknives.com

Thanks for Watching…….. Mark.

17 replies on “LT Wright "GNS" Bushcraft Knife Review.”

Greetings from BC Canada! I far prefer this knife than the previous LT Wright you reviewed because the blade is shallower and the handle shape, for me, is extremely nice. All the Best, WS

Great looking knife. Sure performed admirably as well. Those curls sure looked good. What kind of wood were you feather sticking there?

This is  just my opinion , of all the LT Wright knives I own the GNS is the best all around knife I own. The handle is very comfortable and the blade size and style is perfect , the AEB-L version is really nice . The GNS is the perfect outdoor knife as well as a great EDC self defense knife .

Great video, Mark! I've had my eye on this knife for a while. I like the woodlore-style blade on the GNS, but the handle makes me a little hesitant. Does the butt of the knife ever get in your way when you're using various grips? The handle design seems to be optimized for a single grip style, which makes me worry that it will feel awkward any time I'm using the knife outside of that specific grip. What are your thought on this?

Very good review of the gns i recently got two of them one in saber grind an the other scandi grind.couldn't tell but did u leave the secondary on it or take it off?

This has been my go to belt knife for a long time, but sadly I just chipped my blade as I dropped it on some rocks, I am hoping Lt. will fix this for me. I am a very big man with big hands, and this is the Maine reason I have been so comfortable with it, the handle is great. My heart is hurting right now, because I cannot use my favorite knife properly

Im the 667th subscriber, lol i just wanted to get you past 666. Also i just purchased the GNS 3v

Great review friend🙂 I am thinking about getting one in AEB-L with the convex grind. I live in coastal marsh. I have the Genesis in A2. Which handle would you say is more comfortable? Also what did you treat your sheath with? It looks great

Could you compare the mora bushcaf t black and garberg please if you can. I'm looking for a good bushcraft knife under 100 that can make great feather sticks, throw sparks, baton and bushcraft. Thank you. Also great videos

Great review Mark. The knife feathered like a hot knife through butter. I am going to buy a few of those Barricade packs. The sheath is beautiful. I added this review to my knife folder on my channel. Have a safe fun filled week man …

I hate seeing people abuse a good knife by beating it with a club. It's a silly, amateurish thing to do, and always mean the person doesn't take along the right tools, and learned everything he knows from YouTube.

That aside, it's a knife that's exactly life at least a hundred other knives in look, feel, and design. As for O1 tool steel, it's just the latest gimmick. Both O1 and O2 were tried as knife blades years ago, and failed miserably. O1 is very difficult to sharpen in the field unless you have a good sharpener with you, which is not what it means to be easy to sharpen in the field. Being easy to sharpen in the field means being able to sharpen a knife easily, even if you have no sharpener at all with you. O1 has very high abrasion resistance, and that's the last thing you should want on a field knife, at least when it's this high. Knife buyers all over the country are sending knives made of O1 back to the companies for sharpening, or finding a local professional who can do the job. It's reminiscent of the D2 craze where everyone praised the steel, but almost no one could sharpen it at home.

Despite its high abrasion resistance, O1 is not much harder than good 1095 CV, but it's a lot more brittle on the micro level, which is also something you shouldn't want. O2 is even worse, but I predict it will surpass O1 in knife steel before too much time goes by, simply because it sounds like an advance, and people who really don't know much about steel, or knives, always think harder is better, which simply isn't true. There's a point with high carbon steel, somewhere around 58-60 Rockwell, that additional hardness becomes more of a liability than an asset, regardless of the kind of high carbon steel it is,. The same thing happens with stainless steel at around 63-65 Rockwell.

As for the grinds, so? They're all standard grinds, and nothing has changed except the O1 steel, which actually makes some of these grinds almost unusable because of high maintenance requirements.

But what I really don't understand is how many praise the design of a knife that's no different than darned near every other knife out there, but that costs far more, even when the same steel is used. The design isn't even original with LT Wright, so it's not like others are copying the design. This exact design has been around for more than a hundred and fifty years now, and has never been out of production.

If ever any product sold strictly because of the name attached to it, that product is the knife. Knives of this exact design, using the same steel, can sell for as little as fifty dollars, to a high of a thousand dollars, and the difference in price is solely about the name attached. In many cases, knife buyers can't tell one from another without reading the name, or identifying something like handle color or liner color.

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