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TOPS Knives Baghdad Box Cutter 2-1/4" Black 1095 Carbon Blade, Kydex Sheath

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Part Number: TOBBC01
Manufacturer: TOPS Knives
Retail Price: $69.00
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Description
TOBBC01: BBC01 Baghdad Box Cutter
TOPS Knives
 
The Baghdad Box Cutter is a remarkably strong yet compact working tool. It has a solid 1/4" thick stock, which has been shaped and skeletonized to reduce weight and improve efficiency. Guys in Iraq and Afghanistan have been wearing them on their belts, vests, in or out of their pockets. Always available and a very reliable quick fix - this is a knife you can count on.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 2-1/4"
  • Blade Steel: 1095 Carbon, 58HRC
  • Thickness: 1/4"
  • Blade Finish: Black Traction Coating
  • Overall Length: 4-7/8"
  • Handle Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Sheath Material: Kydex with a Rotating Steel Spring Clip
  • Weight: 4.3 oz. Knife Only, 6.0 oz. with Sheath
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 000000064453

1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for it's extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
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C. Allan
Scotland, UK
May 20, 2012
Pros: None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Finish
Great concept - Flawed Production
I bought mine for hard use our in the Scottish Highlands (UK) and although it's nicely made (except the sheath) it was totally blunt.... I mean, I have sharper screwdrivers! I contacted TOPS and aksed them for advice on reprofiling and generally thought they might be interested in constructive feedback from a serious and vastly experienced user and knife collector.... I was wrong... they could care less and were actually quite rude in emails. So not only would I not ever recommend this knife, but I would never recommend supporting such an arrogant organisation. Overpriced knives with shocking quality control from an arrogant manufacturer. Avoid!
3 out of 5
Chris P.
Worcester, MA
Oct 27, 2011
Pros: Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
Thick little SOB
I bought this blade for BSA outings with my son. I had been looking for a small fixed blade made to put up with harsh abuse, so naturally I turned to TOPS. Now, intuitively, I know that a .25" blade is thick, but its hard to gauge just how thick the edge will be until you get it. Normally, this thickness of blade spine requires a long, wide blade in order to be ground to a tolerable edge thickness. Since this blade is so short, the edge is left extremely thick. So thick, in fact, that "box cutter" could not be more inappropriate. Now, I like TOPS, but this blade should have been 3/16ths thick and lightly hollow ground to allow for a strong, yet razor sharp edge. I gave this beast a '3' because It will hold up to hard use - its .25" thick afterall - the fit and finish were excellent - though the sheath leaves something to be desired - and it looks slick, but it would be better suited as an unsharpened prybar/shank than the necker it is marketed as.
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