Earth Skills Knife
The Little Bugger’s Big Brother
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The Earth Skills Knife was designed by Matt Graham, who is much more than just a "survivalist". He is an athlete - ultra-marathons, triathlons, rock climbing, etc., a martial artist - several styles, and an expert in primitive weapons, hunting, and shelters. He has more "dirt time" than almost anyone else out there.
In keeping with the same theme as his first design through TOPS (the Little Bugger). It's thin with TOPS'; modified Scandi grind, a tumble finish and tan canvas Micarta handle scales. This one comes with a deep carry brown leather sheath that Matt designed based off some old Native American styles of sheath. It is meant to ride cross-draw, underneath the belt, towards the back side of the wearer.
Please keep in mind, the stock of this tool is 1/8" thick. Therefore, uses like batoning are not recommended and bent blades due to that type of use will not be covered under the warranty. It is meant for the types of uses you would normally get from a machete.
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Blade Steel||1095 RC 56-58|
|Blade Finish||Tumble Finish|
|Handle Material||Tan Canvas Micarta|
|Weight w/ Sheath||16.8oz|
|Sheath Material||Brown Leather|
|Sheath Clip||Belt Loop|
- My new favorite outdoor knife
I had been eyeballing this knife ever since it was shown at shot show a few years ago. Once I had some expendable income, I knew I had to have it. This knife has continued to blow my mind ever time I use it.
First, the sheath is lovely, I love the cross draw on it and it doesn't feel loose on my hip like most leather sheaths do.
Secondly, this knife kicks 10 different kinds of ass when chopping or slicing. The edge that comes on it is razor sharp. Feather sticks were a breeze, chopping through limbs was almost like cutting through air.
The only gripe that I have with this blade is that I wish it was a full scandi grind instead of having the secondary micro bevel. (Posted on 3/22/2021)