TOPS Knives Fireman's Backup Axe 12-3/4" Overall, Micarta Handles, Nylon Sheath
TOFB01: Fireman's Backup Axe
Noted Outdoorsmen, Scout Leader and Knife and Axe Designer, Allen Jensen spent a great deal of time digesting and analyzing information received from Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Hot Shot Crews (highly trained wild-land firefighters), so they could have a little something extra.
The article noted that in addition to use of the Fireman's Backup by fire departments, SWAT teams and government agencies, TOPS has also sent the axes directly to special military units that use them as forced-entry tools. It's solid, well built, sharp, functional, ergonomic, and best of all - made in the USA.
- Blade Length: 7-1/2"
- Blade Steel: 1095 High Carbon Alloy, 58HRC
- Overall Length: 12-3/4"
- Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
- Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta
- Sheath Material: Combat Ballistic Nylon
- Weight: 24 oz.
- Designer: Allen Jensen
- Made in the USA
UPC Code: 000000103923
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for it's 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.
This product is USA born and raised.
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
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.
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