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TOPS Knives BOB Brothers of Bushcraft Hunter 4-5/8" 1095 Blade, Brown Micarta Handles - TPBROS01

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Part Number: TOBROS01
Manufacturer: TOPS Knives
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TPBROS01: TOPS B.O.B. Brothers of Bushcraft Hunter
TOPS Knives
Tops B.O.B. Brothers of Bushcraft Hunter. 9-3/4" overall. 4-5/8" 1095 high carbon steel blade with partial black traction coating and a modified Scandinavian Grind which is very effective for carving, skinning and other general woods work. The knife is 9-3/4" overall and features a jimped thumb ridge. Brown canvas micarta handles. Handle features a divot that can be used as the socket for the fire bow drill method. Finger guard. Lanyard hole. Pommel features a scraper specially designed for striking Ferro rods in a safe and efficient manner. Black Kydex belt clip sheath with a built-in Ferro-rod attachment point. Includes fire starter and survival whistle. Certificate of Authenticity. Made in U.S.A.
  • Blade Length: 4-5/8"
  • Blade Steel: 1095 Carbon, 56-58 HRC
  • Overall Length: 9-3/4"
  • Handle Material: Brown Canvas Micarta
  • Sheath Material: Kydex
  • Weight: 14.4 oz.
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 000000194198

1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.917 (12 reviews)
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Len M
Whitefish Point, Michigan
May 24, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Materials, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
This knife saved my life.
Having written about knives, and other serious outdoor gear, for more than 30 years, I'm rather proud of never having done what I call an "armchair review." Everything has been used hard before being written about by me, and a lot of gear has failed. When I reviewed the Brothers of Bushcraft knife from TOPS Knives for TACTICAL KNIVES magazine, it was winter, and more than 20 feet of snow had fallen on Whitefish Point, in the vast forests of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I was on the pack ice of Lake Superior, when I nearly fell into a natural trap. Two intersecting grades led to a 10-foot drop off the ice shelf, to open water, where multi-ton bergs smashed against the ice face with the force of a freeway wreck. As I slid down one grade toward certain death in the frigid water below, I fell to my hands and knees to slow my descent. Unable to reach the recovery equipment in the pack on my back (I was the guide, I wasn't supposed to need it), I yanked the BoB from its Kydex sheath, and planted it firmly in the ice, like an ice axe. Using it thus, I was able to literally claw my way back to safe footing. Sometimes a field test becomes a little too real, and this knife saved my life. -- Len McDougall, author of PRACTICAL OUTDOOR SURVIVAL, Editions 1 and 2.
5 out of 5
Carlos G
Zion, IL.
Apr 01, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
5 out of 5
May 22, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
Go to survival knife
This blade is heavy, but I like the solid feel. It handles battoning like a champ. Easy to sharpen. I like the kydex sheath, but it does ride high on the hip. I am getting used to it, but sometimes it gets in the way. Easy to add and remove to your belt, though. Tried the built in firestarter, but is pretty awkward to use with the indentation on the back. I would much rather use the back of the knife... but of course, it is enameled. I thought about stripping off the baked on black enamel, but you know, it really is tough and stands up to normal abuse much more than I thought it would. Didn't have the heart.
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