There are knives, and then there are KNIVES! Brian Hoffner’s “Beast,” a radically rugged tanto-tipped fixed blade, falls into that latter category.
With a 5/16” full-tang spine, the Beast is more railroad spike than knife, arguably. Actually, a better description might be a crowbar with a sharpened edge. It’s thick as hell, strong as hell and sharp as hell.
Hoffner, a 34-year-veteran police officer and anti-terror expert, specifically designed the Beast for first responders, police officers, military operatives, basically, anyone who would need a purportedly “indestructible” tool in the field.
As Hoffner likes to say, “I built an indestructible carry tool that will cut, penetrate, pry, hammer, chop, trench, baton, break, rake, smash, slash, crash, and trash all in its path.”
- Full Tang 440C Stainless Steel Drop Point Tanto Blade
- Ergonomic G10 “Grippy” handles with Index Divots.
- Multiple use, easy to carry, heavy duty tool. Includes Kydex Sheath with ambidextrous belt mount.
- Multiple mount options: molle, in the waistband, mounts to American Tactical Apparel secret carry holster.
- Blade length: 7″
- Blade width: 5/16”
- Overall length: 11 7/8″
- Weight of Knife: 17.6 oz
- Weight of Sheath: 3.75 oz
- MSRP: $119
Due to the weight of the Beast and its accompanying sheath — it’s over a pound! — it may not be the optimal every day carry blade to put on your person. That said, it appears to be a great truck knife or pack knife or keep-in-convenient-place-at-home knife.
There are options to customize it as well. You can upgrade from a flatline grip to a chiseled grip (for $20 extra), select your handle color (Black, Olive, Khaki) and blade color (silver or black), add custom screws ($16 extra), choose sheath color (Black, Olive, Khaki), add optional handle art ($6 extra), and lastly, purchase a lanyard ($16 extra).
Check out the Hoffner website for more details.