TOPS Fieldcraft By Brothers Of Bushcraft (BROS-TBF)
Such a well-made knife. This is a solid piece of 1095 steel ready for battle! Its weight makes chopping tasks a breeze. I had never used it for batoning but chopping instead and it’s simply the best at that, maybe the only thing better would be an actual machete.
It comes extremely sharp out of the box. It is a flat-ground micro-beveled edge. Its balancing point is just a few millimetres under the first screw of the handle (looking at the knife tip up and counting from top to bottom). That micarta handle is a pleasure to use, specially under the rain or with wet hands.
The blade with catch stickiness from tree’s raw sap but nothing that will not come off with some alcohol or soap.
It is not new that the included firesteel can’t be struck with the pommel (as it is intended to be), instead you can quite easily strike it with the spine or the edge (not recommended).
It comes with a very nice kydex sheath, a firesteel, magnesium rods, and a whistle (quite a loud one). All you need to survive in the wilderness. The sheath has a rotating clip to allow for vertical or horizontal carry, I must say this feature is uncommon in most knife sheaths.
There are several variants of this knife. Mine is the brown micarta, tumbled finish version. I think it is reasonably priced for all that you get. This knife is a workhorse, no doubt about it.
On December 29th 2020 this knife will be handed over to a good friend of mine as a Christmas gift.
- Overall Length: 25.4 cm (10″)
- Blade Length: 12 cm (4.75″)
- Cutting Edge: 11.5 cm (4.5″)
- Blade Thickness: 5 mm (0.19″)
- Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
- Blade Finish: Tumble Finish
- Handle Material: Brown Canvas Micarta
- Weight: 272.16 g (9.6 oz)
- Sheath Included: Yes
- Sheath Material: Black Kydex
- Sheath Clip: Rotating Spring Steel
- Designer: Brothers of Bushcraft