TOPS Fieldcraft Folder released to public

TOPS Fieldcraft Folder

It has been a long time coming. The TOPS Fieldcraft Folder made its first appearance at the 2015 SHOT Show. There was a pre-production sale for a limited edition version last summer, but the knife is now ready for primetime and is being released to the public.

From TOPS Knives:

Great Things Come to Those Who Wait

The first Fieldcraft folder prototype debuted at SHOT Show 2015, and is finally available for sale. It is based on the fixed blade version, which is TOPS’ number 1 selling knife (made in high carbon and stainless) and for good reason. It’s a simple, proven design. TOPS wanted to take that essence and turn it into a folder. What better knife to use for such a task? The Fieldcraft folder is just as comfortable to use as the fixed blade version and every bit as sharp, but you can actually fold it up and put it in your pocket. This makes it a perfect complement when you’re carrying other items on your belt like an ax, saw, multi-tool, etc.

Pick up the Fieldcraft Folder from a TOPS authorized dealer or directly from TOPS at

Fieldcraft Folder

  • Overall Length: 9.88”
  • Blade Length: 4.38”
  • Cutting Edge: 4.38”
  • Closed Length: 5.38”
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16” (5/32”)
  • Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
  • Blade Finish: Black Cerakote
  • Frame Material: Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Tan Canvas Micarta
  • Knife Weight: 7.5oz
  • Weight with Sheath: 11.2oz
  • Sheath Clip: Tip up reversible pocket clip
  • Designer: TOPS Team
  • MSRP: $270



Long Description

The Fieldcraft by Brothers of Bushcraft fixed blade knife has been a #1 selling knife for TOPS since it was released and it continues to be a top seller even a few years later. Its ergonomics, modified Scandi grind, and heft have made sure that it finds its way into bug-out-bags, daily carry, and camp kits for guys all around the world. There have even been a few used in military trainings and overseas.

The folding version promises to be every bit as popular for the same reasons. While it’s larger than many folders out there right now, it carries well with a reversible tip up pocket clip. We know you’ll appreciate a blade longer than 4” in a lot of cases. The blade is made from 1095 high carbon steel. The handles are tan canvas Micarta on top of stainless steel liners. It has nearly all of the usefulness of the fixed blade, now in a folding version.

Note: While the Fieldcraft folder has been tested and abused to ensure a quality product, it is still a folding knife. As such, batoning and many other hard-use techniques that many fixed blades will handle, will not be covered under this knife’s warranty.




  1. TheStoic says:

    So it’s either a large, heavy pocket knife or a bushcraft knife with inherent instabilities? Not quite sure I get it, but hey more power to ’em, it’s TOPS I’m sure it’ll sell well.

    I did chuckle at “This makes it a perfect complement when you’re carrying other items on your belt like an ax, saw, multi-tool, etc.” accompanied by all the pictures of the big belt sheath. Ummmm….

  2. stuartb says:

    Nice lnife, but $270 for a folder in 1095 seems a little steep to me, and if you need to fee up space because you’re carrying all that other stuff, then cutting out the fixed blade seems like the wrong way to go about it. No doubt it will sell like hot cakes

  3. Tommy-Chi says:

    $270! OMG, NO! Tops already has it marked down to $215…trying to skim the cream off of the top. For $325 you can get a fixed 7 inch Chris Reeve Green Beret in S35VN. $270 is absolutely crazy for a 4 inch folder of 1095.

    At $125 to $150 they will sell. It’s 1095 and it does not have a back lock even. It looks to be a liner lock which is not a hard use locking mechanism.

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