TOPS Knives Brakimo Fixed 5.25" 1095 Carbon Blade, Green Canvas Micarta Handles, Black Kydex Sheath - BRAK-01
The purpose of the Brakimo (pronounced BRAH-key-moe), designed by Joe Flowers, was to be a backup to a machete or to serve as a main camp knife. He runs a survival school of sorts called Bushcraft Global, which takes people of all skill levels into the Amazonian jungle to teach them survival skills. Not just skills specific to the jungle, but a mindset that will serve people regardless of location. He needed a knife that could be the flagship knife of the company and has designed the Brakimo to fit that need.
It has a fairly wide blade profile combined with TOPS' modified Scandi grind that gives it great cutting and splitting power. The tip narrows dramatically to make it useful for drilling holes for bow-drill fires, blow gun mouth pieces, traps, etc. The simple design is perfect for many different uses. Made with 1095 high carbon steel, it's easy to maintain the edge while out in the field. Tops found through testing on the 2015 Bushcraft Global trip that by keeping it dry whenever possible, rust was not an issue.
The word Brakimo comes from the Matis. The Matis is a tribe found in Brazil that was uncontacted by the modern world until 1975-1976. The tribe has a unique way of life that would challenge the survival skills of any survival expert. If you're lucky enough to participate in a Bushcraft Global adventure, odds are that you'll get to meet one of these extraordinary people and learn a few of the skills they use to survive daily life in the jungle.
- Blade Length: 5.25"
- Cutting Edge: 5.25"
- Overall Length: 10"
- Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.19"
- Blade Hardness: 56-58HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Scandi
- Blade Finish: Tumble Finish
- Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta
- Sheath Material: Kydex
- Weight: 9.4 oz.
- Weight w/ Sheath: 12.0 oz
- Designer: Joe Flowers
- Made in the USA
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
This product is USA born and raised.
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