Reuben's go anywhere versatility!

A compact, lightweight blade capable of performing important utility, camp, and food prep duties, among others.

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Reuben's go anywhere versatility

The C.U.B. (Compact Utility Blade) was designed to be a compact, lightweight sidekick to a machete/bolo/parang in the jungle or a tomahawk/ax in North America, capable of performing all the important utility duties of camp craft and food preparation, while leaving the heavy work for the chopping tools. With an emphasis on compact, keeping the total blade length under 4" makes it legal in most states and countries. I designed the C.U.B. with two of my favorite styles of knives in mind, a Finish Puukko (with a Scandinavian grind) and Kephart style knife. Put them in a blender and you have the TOPS C.U.B. - rugged simplicity!

-Reuben Bolieu

The C.U.B. comes with Tan Canvas Micarta scales with divot for bow drill, our famous modified Scandi grind, and Chicago screws for easy field removal

This particular knife was designed by and used by Reuben Bolieu. For more than a decade, we have watched Reuben as he has criss-crossed the world, going to wild and wonderful places. We are very proud to see a good friend starting to get the recognition he certainly deserves, his stories and photos are super. Keep On Travelin' Reuben!

Reuben Bolieu Bio: Writer, photographer, adventurer, martial arts trainer (Muay Thai), and instructor for Randall's Adventure and Training Survival School. Reuben has spent 30 years hiking and backpacking through the wildernesses of California, Nevada, and Arizona, often with an air of extreme discipline towards his super Ultra light gear. He has traveled abroad in extreme environments, from the cold climate of Alaska and New Zealand to the desert heat of Egypt. He continues studying primitive techniques in survival and the construction and uses of knives and edged tools from places such as the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and numerous countries in Asia. Reuben has published many articles on knife use, Bushcraft, shelters, and remains a lifetime student of survival.

Knife Type Fixed Blade
Overall Length 8.00"
Blade Length 3.75"
Cutting Edge 3.50"
Blade Thickness 0.130"
Blade Shape Hunters Point
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Bead Blast Finish
Handle Material Tan Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight 5.2oz
Weight w/ Sheath 9.2oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Coyote Tan Ballistic Nylon
Sheath Clip Molle Backing
Designer Reuben Bolieu
Customer Reviews (2)
Great backpacker
The knife is lightweight came super sharp feels great in medium size hands if your wanting the style of sheath that it comes with then it’s perfect I made my own minimalist Kydex sheath and couldn’t be happier I just wish TOPS would have that as a option from the factory Review by Reese (Posted on 2/7/2020)
CUB is awesome
Great knife outstanding quality, I love the sheath as well. No complaints with the fit and finish. Came sharp and ready to go. I just ordered its big brother the B.O.B. based on the great experience with this knife, the TOPS brand, and with the Blade HQ experience. Mine is used for camping, military, scouts, and every day. Review by Jeremy (Posted on 7/4/2015)
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