Tom Brown Tracker: TOPS Knives Review

The survival knife is primarily intended to help people out in the wild. It can play a thousand roles and will ultimately be your best buddy when most of your gear gets lost and the situation turns even direr. Among other things it can be used for trapping, hunting, skinning and so on but can be also especially handy to inflict damage when a threat is present.

So welcome to the Tom Brown Tracker, a highly regarded survival knife that will help you survive and protect your hide.

The knife was featured in the movie “The Hunted” and was initially designed by Tom Brown Jr., a noteworthy survivalist, for so.

THE HUNTED, Benicio Del Toro, Tommy Lee Jones, 1995. ©Universal

Welcome to the Tom Brown Tracker

It comes in other variants such as the Tom Brown Tracker #2 and the Tom Brown Mini version. They might have different names and a few alterations but all of them are still recognizably made and cut from the same cloth.

This fixed blade knife from TOPS Knives is great for close quarters combat and is ready to cut through almost anything. The jagged teeth imposingly on its topside helps to grab whatever you’re cutting through and rip in and out of it. It can also work as a saw to easily chop wood when swung. As a survival knife, it can perform such functions as a tool for chopping, splitting, scraping and much more.

Branded as THE ONE, THE ONLY AND THE ORIGINAL, the monstrous Tom Brown Tracker #1 has the following specifications and striking features.


  • A Fixed Blade
  • Overall length of 11.8 inches
  • Blade Length of 6.38 inches
  • Blade Steel made of 1095 RC 56-58
  • Cutting edge of 4.2 inches
  • Secondary cutting edge of 2.13 inches
  • Blade Thickness of 0.250 inches
  • With a Blade finish of Black Traction Coating
  • Handle material that’s Black Linen Micarta
  • Weight of 21 ounces
  • … And without the sheet a weight of 26 ounces
  • Sheath included
  • Sheath material being Black Kydex


  • It is reliable and can be used for any outdoor activity.
  • The blade is solid and is durable
  • The sheath is very protective and secure.
  • The handle is big and balances out the weight of the blade (arguable)
  • Throwable
  • Blade and teeth are sharp

…some off-points, however, can be its design that might be weird to some and its size and or heaviness.

My Verdict

Overall, the blade is great all-around. It’s a heavy duty beast that’ll last through thick and thin, in any climate. You should especially consider getting it if you collect knives, not just because of its cementing in film history but also its monstrous functionality and practical use.

For more knives, be sure to visit our “Top 5 Survival Knives” list of which the tracker is featured at the very top.

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