Author : Tracker School
Title : The Tom Brown tracker knife Operating instructions
Year : 2002
Link download : The_Tom_Brown_tracker_knife.zip
Introduction. The Tom Brown Tracker Knife is a multipurpose tool designed for the serious survivalist. It is made of the finest materials and with exquisite craftsmanship to provide a tool that will last generations. The Tracker Knife is a tool that performs multiple functions. Each area of the knife is made to execute several functions with ease. There is a chopping blade, a carving blade, a saw blade, and a pounding area. The Tracker Knife can chop, split, carve, score, scrape, saw, notch, and drill wood, bone, and even antler. It can be used to gut and skin an animal, then scrape the hide. It can be lashed to a pole for use as a spear, and it can be thrown much like a tomahawk. It is an extremely versatile and useful knife. The Tracker Knife is manufactured in accordance with the strict design specifications established by Tom Brown Jr., and the leading manufacturer of tactical knives, TOPS USA. The knife is made of 1095 high-carbon steel, 3/16” thick. It is laser cut and hand ground, then heat treated followed by cryo treatment to create a knife with outstanding edge-holding capabilities and hardness. It is then finished with a baked-on epoxy coating to make it impervious to the elements and finally, laser engraved with the logo, signature, and serial number. The result is a knife that will meet the most demanding expectations ... History. The genesis of the Tracker Knife began during an interview between Tom Brown and a journalist over twenty years ago. In the course of the interview, the reporter asked Tom which knife he considered to be the best for survival. Tom thought about it for a minute and responded that the perfect survival knife did not yet exist. "Why not?" the interviewer asked. "Because I have not yet designed it," replied Tom. The journalist challenged Tom with the statement, "That is one knife I would love to see." Tom decided he would love to see it too. Seven years and dozens of prototypes later, the basic design of the Tracker Knife was set. Tom looked for a quality manufacturer and chose Ed Lombi to hand make the first versions. Ed made the knives for several years until he decided to pursue other interests. Tom found another manufacturer in Dave Beck. Several refinements were added as Dave began manufacturing the Tracker. After ten years or so, Dave also retired from making the Tracker. For a couple of years the knife was again unavailable. In 2001, Tom began working as a technical consultant and writer on a feature film being directed by Billy Friedkin and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benecio Del Torro. The film is titled "The Hunted" and is based loosely on an episode of Tom's life. The Tracker Knife is carried and used by the antagonist, played by Benecio. ...
The Tom Brown tracker knife
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