The Utah Knife Works Tracker Survivor is a specialized survival knife designed to perform multiple tasks with one tool. Campers and survivalists have often searched for the ideal single tool to perform cutting, chopping, splitting, sawing, shaving and other tasks when working in a minimalist environment. Unknown to most people, the original Tracker Knife was conceived in 1981 by my father Robb Russon, a hobbyist knifemaker and outdoors enthusiast.He sought to put as much functionality as possible into one cutting tool that could be easily carried rather than having to have multiple tools on hand. The design of this knife has been copied by hundreds if not thousands of knifemakers and producers over the years, proving the effectiveness of its design and the success of my father's quest for the "perfect survival knife".
Noted tracking and survival instructor Tom Brown was the first to copy my father's design after receiving a prototype of the knife in 1981, and promoted it as his own invention, the "Tom Brown Tracker", now produced commercially by TOPS Knives. Brown has always maintained that it was his own invention, which is not true. With just a few minor additions to my father's original design, the Survivor is just under 12 long and weighs exactly one pound.
It is expertly balanced and comfortable to hold and use. The full-tang construction and quality steel ensures strength in the knife when performing hard tasks. The steel is a high-carbon stainless chromoly steel known as 9Cr18MoV in the knife industry, with a great balance of corrosion resistance and ease of sharpening. The 6-1/4" blade is 5mm thick (just over 3/16") and divided into a curved front section angled for chopping, with a thumb rest on the back of the knife to stabilize the grip.The second half of the blade has a recessed straight edge for making straight downward cuts. On the back of the blade are aggressive offset saw teeth for notching wood in snare-building or to create grooves for anchoring rope around branches. Against the teeth is also a great place to scrape a fire-starting rod, as it makes two contact points for maximum sparks. Just behind the saw teeth is a razor-sharp utility hook that works great as a gut hook for cleaning game, or as a tool for shaving bark or curls of wood from small branches to use as tinder for starting fires.
It is also useful for stripping or sharpening sticks for arrow-making. Finally, the pommel end of the knife has a steel protrusion for pounding stakes, crushing seeds and nuts, or any hammering task. The comfortable grip has a finger guard and is made of textured glass-reinforced-nylon for exceptional durability. Comes with a sturdy black leather vertical belt sheath with two retaining straps.For more information on this knife and the full backstory, please visit utahknifeworks. The item "Survivor Tracker Knife From original Tom Brown Tracker Knife Designer" is in sale since Monday, September 7, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "utahknifeworks" and is located in Woods Cross, Utah. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, China, Sweden, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Cayman islands.