Tops Knives BOB Brothers of Bushcraft with Custom Riptile Pancake Kydex Sheath
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Brand new Tops Brother of Bushcraft knife, factory Kydex sheath, fire steel, and one of my custom sheaths.
This pancake style sheath is made from .080 Riptile Camouflage Nocturnal Camo. The eyelets are set for a large Tek Lok (not included). The Tek Lok can mount in the vertical, scout, and modified scout position as well as left or right hand pull. This sheath comes with a dropped Kydex piece (.125) with heavy duty metal belt clip. Knife locks in with no rattle and has a smooth pull. Matching holder for the Tops fire steel. The sheath has a Fire Cord 7rattlesbushcraft tie and a paracord lanyard for the BOB. Functional and great looking rig.
My opinion on knife... This is a very nice knife, made from some very good 1095 Carbon Steel with incredibly stuff Micarta handles. You just about can't damage Micarta and cleans up to new looking with soap and water.
Carbon Steel – generally made for rough use where toughness and durability is important. Common in survival knives and machetes. They take a sharp edge and are relatively easy to re-sharpen. The trade-off is being more prone to corrosion given the low chromium content. The most popular carbon knife steel is 1095.
The Fieldcraft Knife was designed by The Brothers of Bushcraft, a coalition of men across North America focusing on sharing wilderness living skills of all categories. From tracking, to building shelters, the Brothers of Bushcraft make it a point to show the skills to all people, of all ages, from all over.
The Fieldcraft Knife is the culmination of their knowledge, combining experiences from; the broad and humid rain forests, the arid and scorpion-littered deserts, and the frigid northern lands that span the Americas.
The knife is 10 inches long in total, with a blade length of 4 1/2 inches. This makes a compact, but extremely serviceable knife. The Fieldcraft's blade is 3/16" thick, and made of 1095 High Carbon steel. The cutting edge is a modified Scandinavian Grind, which is very effective for carving, skinning and other general woods work. With a rockwell hardness of 56-58, the ease of sharpening is astounding. That is if you ever get to sharpen the blade. As the hardness and edge geometry work beautifully together to make a long lasting edge.
The handle is one of the most ergonomic ones on the market, sporting several useful additions. Although knives with a lot of frills often end up lacking, the additional items found on the Fieldcraft knife were selected from experience and critiqued in every step of design, development and production. Being made of canvas Micarta, the handle will never let you down. The bow drill divot on the handle is frictionless and makes starting those primitive fires almost effortless. The "Thumb Scallops", formed on the hilt of the handle offer more comfort and control when using specialized carving and skinning grips. The pommel of the blade is simply the tang of the knife exposed enough to allow impact from a baton to not effect the handle (though the Micarta is definitely tough enough to take such abuse). On the exposed pommel, you will find a scraper specially designed by one of The Brothers of Bushcraft, for striking Ferro rods in a safe and efficient manner.
The sheath is a strong, durable Kydex, with a steel belt clip. This arrangement allows a safe, secure and comfortable carry on the belt, pack strap, or even around the neck. With a built in Ferro-rod attachment point, the sheath now doubles as a minimalist survival kit.
The Fieldcraft Knife has had heavy duty abuse, and testing done in the wilderness of Canada, where local survival experts Mors Kochanski, Dr. Gino Ferri, and many others have deemed her a "Serviceable Field Knife". These words are exactly what she is meant to be.
From carving netting needles and trap triggers, to chopping through branches, the TOPS Knives / Brothers of Bushcraft Fielcraft Knife will do just about any chore that you can throw at her in a wilderness survival scenario.
Overall Length 10.00"
Blade Length 4.75"
Cutting Edge 4.50"
Blade Thickness 0.190"
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Black Traction Coating
Handle Material Black Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight 9.6 oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Black Kydex
Sheath Clip Rotating Spring Steel
Designer Brothers of Bushcraft
Tek Lok mounting; make sure you install the rubber washers between the Tek Lok and sheath. The Tek Lok can bind the sheath making the pull harder if you tighten too much or install the Tek Lok improperly. Most of the time I use 2 holes only on the Tek Lok and every time for modified scout carry! I haven't had one break!
I triple tape the blades of my knives to try to prevent Kydex rub it does not always work and can cause knife rattle. If you are worried about rub marks on your blade Kydex is probably not for you. If you are worried about knife rattle please let me know I can fine tune the sheath before I send it out. Please let me know any concerns you might have with your sheath and I would like to hear back from you on how everything fits. Most knives are hand ground and sharpened so each one is slightly different.
All products are handcrafted to imperfection by me a US Army Vet no two are the same so I do take individual photos of each item so you get what's in the photos. My products are not perfect but I do try. I set my retention on the stiff side so you don't lose your knife. Retention and fit can be adjusted with a heat gun or hair dryer but I do not suggest doing it. If you can't live with what you have please contact me and I will help you through it.
We are TOPS KNIVES, ESEE KNIVES and ANZA KNIVES newest authorized dealer. All of our brand new knives come with a custom Kydex sheath built to the exact knife. I can order most brands of new knives and make a Kydex sheath for it please ask if interested.