TBS Fox Folding Lock Knife - Curly Birch
I actually had the Fox prototyped 6 months before it went into production and we had planned on releasing it in a few months but, I just kept going back to it. Rather absent mindedly when going into the great outdoors, I found I always seemed to have my Fox with me. If that isn't a sign that we should put it into full production sooner then what is?
We have always striven to offer you a choice with our products and the Fox is just that. It offers a great alternative to our bigger folding locking knives and sits very nicely between the EDC's like the Boar and the Wildcat, and the larger folders like the Ahma.
As part of that offering you a choice there are two different grinds available for the Fox. The natural choice for us is to have a scandi grind but I happily recognise that a flat grind is also a very popular option.
We have chosen to make the Fox only in Bohlers phenomenal N690co Stainless Knife Steel. N690co is a Martensitic chromium steel with cobalt, molybdenum and vanadium added especially to make hardened cutting tools with excellent edge-holding properties. It was developed for tools and components which can be hardened to very high hardness levels and great corrosion resistance. When fine ground it produces a wickedly sharp edge and will retain that edge far longer than many other steels available on the market today.
The very clean shaped handles on the Fox feature Super Grade Curly Birch, Black Micarta or Turkish Walnut. These materials are not only durable they look great and are super easy to maintain as you simply need to clean them and oil the wood. Of course, the more oil you apply to any wood the more weather resistant it becomes.
- N690co Stainless Steel - 3mm Thick
- 3.35" (85mm) length blade
- 4.2" (105mm) length handle
- Super Grade Curly Birch
- Lifetime Guarantee on the knife against any defect in manufacturing, material and workmanship.
- More information on the materials and construction (click here)
N690 Stainless Steel - Carbon 1.08%, Molybdenum 1.10%, Chromium 17.30%, Silicon 0.40%, Manganese 0.40%, Vanadium 0.10%, Cobalt 1.5%. (HRC 60)
Solid, smart, beautiful - it's a Fox!
This is a lovely knife. I've a few TBS knives and I love them all. This one I got in flat grind as most of mine are scandi. It's really well made, very sharp out the box but I know the blade steel will hone even better. Handle beautiful, very smooth, mines taking in its 3rd coat of oil as I type this. One of, if not my favourite knife, pity it's not EDC because it would be mine if it met our UK rules. If you're in doubt - buy it, fit and finish great, great steel. I wish they'd stop bringing new knives out, its costing me a fortune!
What a beautiful and well crafted knife /sheaf/firesteel. The knife is shave sharp straight out of the box, the only thing I'm going to do is shape the firesteels handle. Thanks again to the bushcraft team.