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.
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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 www.topsknives.com/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
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.