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- Overall Length: 11.90"
- Blade Length: 4.25"
- Blade Material: 1095 Steel
- Handle Material: Gray Micarta
- Sheath: Kydex
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The Tom Brown Tracker is an all purpose tool that performs a multitude of survival tasks. It is designed to chop, split, carve, hammer, scrape, saw, engrave, and even break metal wire. It's designer, Tom Brown, is a survival expert and a tracking instructor. All of his years of expertise went into designing a knife that is meant to keep you alive in a harsh and unforgiving wilderness. The Tracker measures in at 11 7/8" of 1095 high carbon alloy. The blade is split into two parts, one for carving and one for chopping. The spine features dominant sawback serrations, and jimping for added grip. The handle is crafted out of Micarta linen for a comfortable and sure grip. This knife also includes a Kydex sheath with a rotating spring steel clip.
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First, I prefer waiting until I've used a product for a while before critiquing it—especially with electronics. Something as simple as a knife can fall short, or exceed initial impressions over time. So, before I give my 2 cents I'd like to point out that a lot of the criticisms I've seen of the Tops TB Tracker are from people who either don't own the knife, or don't know how to use it. On to the fun stuff:
- Overall quality manufacturing that can last for decades if properly maintained, and can be passed on to future generations.
- American🇺🇸 made.
- Strong, durable American 1095 carbon steel that's relatively easy to sharpen in the field.
- One-tool-option, multipurpose functionality built into the knife (notching sawback, draw blade, multi position handle, hatchet-like blade edge, hatchet-like heft and feel, 1/4" thickness, lanyard hole, micarta handle scales and liners, secure hand grip).
- Tops logo, and serial number laser etched on the blade, and the certificate that comes with the knife.
- Comes with a whistle, and a nice right-handed horizontal-carry kydex sheath that can be ordered left handed either from Tops and from some retailers.
- Chopping blade edge grind. This (saber ground?) edge appears to have a secondary bevel that, combined with the knife's thickness provides exceptional strength and edge retention, but limits how deep this knife bites into wood when chopping. This is the main reason I gave this knife 4 stars instead of 5. I've had this knife BOUNCE off a piece of wood, and almost come back on me if not for the lanyard I was using. Not cool. I've seen many users have reground and reprofiled their trackers, probably with good reason. A different grind like a Scandi ground, or maybe reworking or eliminating the secondary bevel would make this knife much more user friendly. A sharper blade is a safer blade.
- Blade length. At 6.38 inches the Tracker is roughly at the midpoint for blade length survival knives. Make this blade a full 7 inches (increasing the length of the sweet spot along the chopping edge) would greatly improve the hatchet-like functionality of this knife, IMO.
- 1095 carbon steel, while easier to sharpen in the field requires more maintenance to protect the uncoated blade edge from rust.
- Spray-on epoxy coating. I think this is similar to the stuff they use in pickup truck bedliners. This wears away WAY too easily in my experience. There are better alternatives Tops.
Despite these cons I really enjoy my Tracker, even though I feel it should be reprofiled to make it safer and easier to use. I plan on using mine for many years to come. I'm also planning to buy Tops' SXB Skullcrusher soon. When I do, I MAY give my Tracker to one of my kids...no promises.
Was a good all round camp knife, chopping wood, delimbing and batoning