I was most fortunate to have recently purchased a Chupacabra from Jeff @ Bush Monkey Knives. This knife in particular was for sale on the ESEE Jungle Training Forum in the for sale section. But otherwise you can contact Bush Monkey Knives & place an order directly with Jeff here !
This Chupacabra is made of O1 tool steel, 8.75″ OAL, 2″ x 5″ x 3/16″ convex bevel on the parkerized blade. Bead blast G10 scales, corby bolts and flared tube. This Bush Monkey interpretation of the classic Nessmuk design is an outdoor workhorse for sure. Jeff @ Bush Monkey offers many options for your custom knife when you purchase one from his website.
I opted for the leather sheath option to accompany my Chupacabra & it was made by Red Dirt Survival . Jeff shipped the knife directly to Red Dirt & I received the Chupacabra in sheath from Red Dirt roughly a week & a half later making the wait time very short! My first impression of the knife in its new sheath was WOW! After unsheathing the Chupacabra & actually holding it in hand my first thought was “If I could only have one knife from my collection, this would be it!”
The contours of the handle along with the jimping done on the thumb ramp make the feel just perfect in my medium sized hands. The convex edge is razor sharp & looks as though Jeff spent hours to achieve it! The overall top quality of the Chupacabra is as expected from Jeff as this is my 3rd Bush Monkey!
As I’ve not had the opportunity to put the Chupacabra to test in the field this is just my 1st impression of my Chupacabra. After I’ve run her through the ringer I’ll be sure to check back! Until then, maintain your edge & stay safe!