In 2016, a group of friends with a shared interest in the outdoors and everyday carry embarked on a trip into the wilderness of Maine during the State’s colder months. And while this trip was ultimately a success, these individuals were disappointed with the performance and durability of some of the gear they’d used while off-grid. Believing they could deliver a superior product, this tight-knit circle of friends would be inspired to start their own brand, giving way to the inception of Tekto Knives. Using ample direct input from customers coupled with extensive field-testing, Tekto has managed to deliver high-quality knives that boast impressive levels of utility, performance, attention to detail, and durability — traits that are perfectly exemplified by the Maine-based bladesmith’s new Tekto F2 Bravo Knife.
Spanning 7.80” overall, the F2 Bravo features a compact yet utilitarian design that punches well over its weight. The knife is constructed around a liner-locking frame that’s been cloaked in a set of either grippy G-10 or premium forged carbon fiber scales. The F2 Bravo’s 4.40” handle has been mated to a 3.10” blade that’s composed of a titanium-coated D2 steel. Equipped with a full flat grind, this drop point item is deployed using a flipper tab and is effortlessly guided via a ceramic ball-bearing mechanism that affords a buttery smooth action.
What really makes this knife special, however, is its impressive attention to detail, in terms of both its overall build quality, and its myriad of titanium accents that are typically reserved for markedly more expensive production blades or super-premium custom knives. This includes a bespoke rectangular pivot, a machined billet pocket clip, hardware, and a custom-milled backspacer that have all been anodized in a matching accent color. The F2 Bravo’s use of lightweight, premium materials also allows it to tip the scales at a very svelte 2.40oz — a fact that, when coupled with its hardwearing and utilitarian nature, make it an exceptional choice for an everyday carry knife.
Offered in a total of five color combos/options and two handle material choices, the Tekto Knives Bravo F2 is available now, with pricing set at $140 for the G-10 models and $150 for the forged carbon variants. Use the code HIC15 for 15% off on the Tekto website.