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The Bush Baby Knife Is The Pride of Africa

Despite the fact that the Afrikaans word for "bush baby" translates to "little night monkey," there's nothing small about the exquisite craftsmanship of the Bush Baby 20th Anniversary Knife.

Made by legendary South African knife-maker Arno Bernard, the Bush Baby's blade is forged from stainless steel, while the handle is finished with warthog tusk. The weapon-wielders have been going at it since 1979 and have their entire family forging blades in South Africa.

The five-inch knife has a fixed blade with a tapered tang and is made in a town called Bethlehem (pop. 76,000) in South Africa. Inspired by Africa's indigenous Bush Baby, this little guy is compact and is described as "deceptively cunning."

Sheathed in a case of genuine buffalo leather, you can easily carry this thing inconspicuously on your person and can put it to good use in case you find yourself in harm's way...or harm finds its way in front of you. 


Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and his favorite African animal is definitely the Dik-dik