Cold Steel Bushman Vibrating Test

By Ashley

This week’s is the third part in a three-part test of the Cold Steel Bushman. Noss has put this knife through the wringer, starting first with a destruction test and then with a spear test that projected the blade against various materials. And for this vibration test, Noss uses the same knife that went through that test.

This is a short test by Noss standards, clocking in at around 11 minutes. A vibration test is conducted by stabilizing an item and adding vibration until the item responds–in this case, when the knife breaks.

Noss does this by embedding the blade into a block of wood with a mallet, and subsequently adding vibrations. At around the 9 minute mark, the blade has broken in two.

The Cold Steel Bushman, which retails for about $38 through their website, is a great and unconventional bushcraft knife that admirably stood up well against Noss’ tests. Not bad for a uniquely-designed budget blade, and might be one to check out for your kit.

Watch the two-part video below, and catch up on past tests at

Via: All Outdoor

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Charles is the editor for 248 Shooter a midwest based gun news and gear review site as well as Online Content Director for On Target Magazine. He is an avid student taking classes from top tier trainers around the country. Charles shares his love for training as well as experience and opinions on some of the most talked about gear and products used by competitive shooters, military, leo and civilians.