Tracker Digger

Go ahead... Get it dirty

What happens when you mix a smatchet with a hori hori and the iconic Tom Brown Tracker?

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At TOPS, we tend to make unique blades that fall outside the norm as long as we believe in the design. The Tracker Digger is one of those designs that is not “the norm”, but meets a need that many people have. We wanted to challenge the traditional wisdom that says “you should never put your blade in the dirt.” While that is almost always a good rule of thumb, sometimes having something the size of a knife that can do just that instead of a large shovel or flimsy garden tool, is just what is needed.

The Tracker Digger has a wide, thick blade for heft and strength. The handle is large enough to fit any hand comfortably, and it comes in a nylon sheath with a large front pouch for micro-survival kits, a sharpening system, or whatever else the user can dream up. From harvesting wild edibles in the forest, to making fire pits, to digging roots out of your garden, this knife is as versatile as the Tracker it was based on. It will be found in many camp kits, bug out bags, and tool sheds.

Disclaimer: The user should exercise caution using this in rocky soil. Using a blade in a manner similar to that of a shovel will dull it faster and rocks in the soil could chip or roll the blade edge, which is why so many recommend not using a knife in the soil. We offer a free sharpening service for all of our knives, with shipping paid by the customer.

Knife Type Fixed Blade
Overall Length 10.50"
Blade Length 4.75"
Cutting Edge 4.75"
Secondary Edge 4.75"
Blade Thickness 0.250"
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Black Traction Coating
Handle Material Black Linen Micarta
Knife Weight 18.0oz
Weight w/ Sheath 24.5oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Black Ballistic Nylon
Sheath Clip Molle Backing
Designer TOPS Team
Customer Reviews (1)
Unorthodox but Interesting
The balance of this knife is slightly odd, but feels great in hand. The weight is useful for helping to drive the blade down into things, however a lanyard is recommended to help to be cautions of any grip-slips.
I realize that it's called a "digger" but the fact that the shape reminds me of an ARROW makes me think that it wants to fly more than anything else. I actually really love to throw this thing.
Overall, I love it.
Review by Mark (Posted on 9/8/2022)
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