The TOPS B.O.B. Brothers of Tactical Bushcraft Knife has a very agile design to it and features high-end materials all around. This is a top quality tactical knife that sells for over $100 retail. For people who are serious about bushcraft and want to make certain that they have a tool able to handle the toughest jobs and still perform exceptionally well at more agile tasks, the B.O.B. Brothers is a good choice.
Overall Length: 10 inches
Blade Length: 4.5 inches
Steel Type: 1095 Carbon Steel
Rockwell Hardness: 56-58
Tang Type: Full Tang
Grind Type: Scandi
Blade Thickness: 0.1875 inches (3/16″)
Point Type: Drop Point
Blade Coating: Partial Black Traction
Handle Material: Canvas Micarta (brown or grey)
Handle Attachment: TORX screws
Sheath Material: Kydex (black) with steel belt clip
Accessories: Ferro rod (with sheath attachment), survival whistle
Country of Manufacture: USA
Other Features: Exposed pommel reveals a Shango Notch, thumb scallops, bow drill divot, ferro rod attachment and Lanyard Hole
The TOPS B.O.B. Brothers has a Micarta handle of a brown canvas color. It is made out of 1095 high carbon steel, coated black, which is an excellent choice for outdoor applications. You’ll find that the tactical knife sharpens easily and holds an edge very well. Remember that carbon steel does tend to rust, however, so the blade will require some care.
The Tactical Bushcraft Knife is hardened to 56-58 HRC and comes with a Scandinavian grind and a very slight drop point. The Scandi grind is an excellent grind for bushcraft or survival applications and, in fact, is one of the go to grinds for most experienced bushcraft adventurers. It’s exceptionally easy to sharpen and the angle makes it very good for doing fine work. Whether fine work means cleaning small game or other tasks, you should find the knife to be a great choice.
To make sure that you have a good grip on the knife, it comes with a lanyard hole and a finger guard. It’s even provided with a divot that allows you to utilize the knife to start fires using the fire bow drill procedure.
The sheath is made out of Kydex and has an attachment point included on it for a ferro rod. The tactical knife comes with some bells and whistles – literally – including a whistle you can use to get attention if you happen to get lost in the woods and a fire starter, one of the most useful tools to have around in any situation.
The TOPS B.O.B. Brothers of Tactical Bushcraft Knife measures in at 9 ¾ inches overall with 4 5/8 inches of that total length being dedicated to the blade. This is a very nice size for a bushcraft knife; large enough for heavy work but small enough to be agile when you need it.
High-end Tactical Bushcraft Knife –
The TOPS Brothers of Bushcraft (BOB) is a high-end tactical bushcraft knife. The design of the blade and the durability of the materials used in its construction would also make it ideal for hunters, survivalists, and campers, and even for more casual outdoor adventurers who want to make certain that they have a good tool on hand, no matter what happens.
The inclusion of the firestarter and the attachment point on the sheath are what really define this as something more than the average hunting knife. This knife is made for the long haul, demonstrated by the high-end materials used in its manufacture and in how Brothers of Bushcraft combines some of the most established and some of the newest materials. Micarta and Kydex are certainly modern materials, but combine them with a 1095 carbon steel blade and you really do get the best of both worlds in terms of sticking with what works and adding what works better than older options where practical.
This is a tactical knife that would make a spectacular gift for somebody who has learned the basics of bushcraft and who wants to expand their knowledge or for someone who is exceptionally experienced. In every regard, this is a very well-built tool that should last a lifetime. It comes with a certificate of authenticity, rather indicating the fact that this is not the average knife. The price point, however, means that this knife is a mainstay item and not something you want to throw in the glove compartment as a backup. For more information, visit Tops Knives or The Tactical Knives.