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TOPS Knives Brakimo Fixed 5.25" 1095 Carbon Blade, Green Canvas Micarta Handles, Black Kydex Sheath - BRAK-01

$139.95

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Part #: TOBRAK01 | TOPS Knives
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Description
TOBRAK01: Brakimo
TOPS Knives
 
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.
Specifications
  • 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
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
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.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
TOPS Knives Brakimo Fixed 5.25" 1095 Carbon Blade, Green Canvas Micarta Handles, Black Kydex Sheath4.667 (3 reviews)
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TOPS Knives Brakimo Fixed 5.25" 1095 Carbon Blade, Green Canvas Micarta Handles, Black Kydex Sheath
5 out of 5
St. George, Utah
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Perfect to go between my ESEE 4 and KA-BAR Turok
Awesome design. Love the size and shape of the blade. Sheath is great, I don’t know how anyone could complain about it, simple but effective. I was looking for a knife that fit my hand better than my ESEE 4 and yet be a little smaller in weight and size than my KA-BAR Turok. I was debating on the ESEE 5 but I am not a huge of a fan of the swell towards the tip of the ESEE’s and the ESEE 5 is 6.5 oz heavier than the Brakio and 4 oz heavier than my kabar Turok which has a longer blade! This blade fits perfectly into my lineup when I want something just a little more substantial than my ESEE 4 without adding too much weight. Sure the scales could be a little thicker, but they are thicker than my ESEE and it fits in my large hand way more comfortable. It’s a workhorse that doesn’t scare everyone away when you pull it out. Great job TOPS!
TOPS Knives Brakimo Fixed 5.25" 1095 Carbon Blade, Green Canvas Micarta Handles, Black Kydex Sheath
4 out of 5
Pleasant Hill, Ia
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Well done at a reasonable price point.
This knife came to me very sharp out of the box with no flaws or blemishes in a timely fashion. I haven't had it out in the field yet but I am convinced it will work well and be worth every penny I paid which wasn't much considering it is an American made product. It feels great in the hand fits nice and tight into the kydex sheath and I like the versatility of the metal swiveling attachment point.
TOPS Knives Brakimo Fixed 5.25" 1095 Carbon Blade, Green Canvas Micarta Handles, Black Kydex Sheath
5 out of 5
Philippines
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Finish, None
Solid blade
This is a good backup to a machete or even as a solitary survival knife. It is a beefy blade and razor sharp out of the box. As usual the TOPS msrp is exaggerated but they are still one of my favorites. The writing on the knife is fuzzy but it will probably wear off completely with repeated use. I did not buy it for display purposes. I think the large lanyard hole is an excellent idea because it can accommodate lanyard clips or it can be hung on a wall quickly.
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