TOPS Knives BOB Brothers of Bushcraft Fieldcraft Knife (4.625") BROS-01 BOB

Item #BHQ-12302
MSRP: $234.95
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Specifications

  • Overall Length: 9.875"
  • Blade Length: 4.625"
  • Cutting Edge: 4.375"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19"
  • Blade Material: 1095
  • Hardness: 56-58 RC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Scandi
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 5.125"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.76"
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Color: Tan
  • Weight: 9.73 oz.
  • Sheath: Kydex
  • Knife Type: Fixed Blade
  • Brand: TOPS Knives
  • Model: BOB
  • Model Number: BROS-01
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Camp/Hike
  • Product Type: Knife

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 knife is ten inches long in total, with a blade length of four and a half 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.

Customer Reviews

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DONALD R. on Sep 11, 2020

I bought this knife 2 years ago and have used it a lot. It holds a great edge and sharpens well. It’s a good slicer and light chopper. I love the adjustability of the sheath being able to rotate it to scout or any position you choose. I keep it lying around my shop and my 15 year old grandson is always admiring it so I got him one for his birthday. He loves it.

Even more impressive in person
Jason B. on May 4, 2022

I have quite a few knives, and have seen many new knife models be introduced over the years. This knife is still one of the best. I personally love 1095 for its ability to get very sharp, be sharpened in general, and propensity to not chip when abused. Quality out of the box is very high. I don’t mind the scandi grind on this knife. I’m not saying it’s better than my bark rivers. But I will say that there is an argument that this knife is more ‘user friendly’ overall.

Built for abuse
Daniel L. on Mar 15, 2019

This thing is a beast. I've had one for almost a year and it never fails to soak up all of the abuse I can throw at it. I got particularly agitated one night and took it out on this knife. I actual tried to break it and it just kept going. I pounded the tip almost two inches into a log that was about 14" wide multiple times, trying to break it and there is still no deformation to the tip.

This knife saved my life.
Len M. on May 24, 2015

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.

Refined Tank - All the Right Elements
Fred T. on Jul 20, 2019

You will not be disappointed! I'm 7,000 miles West of Blade HQ and a quality Bushcraft knife is a must along with a Bolo machete! The knife finally arrived (couple of weeks). It is heavier than I expected it to be, but it is built to take anything you can throw at it. The sheath is fantastic and the belt clip is easily adjusted (read the warning that comes with the knife. Don't Remove Belt Clip - Voids Warranty). The clip easily rotated for clipping to my left side for a cross draw. I will need to get some remedial training on using the "Scraper" on the Ferro Rod. Will update after use in the field.

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