If you’re a connoisseur of EDC blades, you’ve heard of Fox Knives. They were established in 1977 and have been producing some of the highest-quality knives in the world since. Fox blades have been a favorite of mine for a long time, because they manufacture some of the most reliable blades on the market. They also know how to name a knife, such as the subject of today’s AtoZ Review, the Monkey Thumper. If I am being honest, the name is what sold me on this knife. You can call me immature if you want to, but I won’t be able to hear you over how awesome this Monkey Thumper is.
The Monkey Thumper is a curved Bowie-type fixed blade suited for everyday tasks as well as self-defense. With the length a little under 4” and the blade itself only coming in at a little under 6 oz., this blade would be also great for a little pack knife you take to the woods. The blade is made from a Niolox steel, which is very high-end steel that has a very high wear resistance and is very easy to sharpen. The handle is made from OD green canvas micarta, which gives the handle a smooth but grippy feel.
Now to how this knife could used for self-defense. Other than the obvious that it has a sharp blade, the knife has a finger hole at the end with a point. Now don’t get me wrong—there are a lot of other options I would prefer to resorting to the finger hole at the end of my knife in a fight. That said, in the extreme emergency circumstance that I have no other carry items, the finger hole could be used in a way that the manufacturer does not intend and rhymes with “sass buckle.”
The last feature I am going to talk about is the sheath Fox Knives uses for the Monkey Thumper. The sheath is made from Kydex but has a lot more to offer. The belt loops they use are amazing. You can put these loops into any configuration you want. Recently I have been carrying scout carry but there are so many other available ways to carry this knife. The loops have snaps that screw off that let you attach any one of the loops to any of the grommet holes on the sheath. This is one of my favorite features about this knife, because it leaves the choices on how to be carried to the beholder. Nobody likes a knife that only can be carried one way, everyone loves options.
There’s one thing you may encounter with the Monkey Thumper, but it’s just something to be aware of. When I first got it, when pulled out of the sheath, the knife would cut pieces off the inside of the sheath. The blade would rub against the sheath and leave black on the blade, but with one wipe of the thumb it would be gone. This is not a big problem: Sometimes with new blades the sheath needs time to form to blade and work out all the rough spots. After a few draws, it’ll be perfect. FoxCutlery.com
Fox makes really great knives and with the Monkey Thumper you won’t be disappointed. The Monkey Thumper from Fox gets the AtoZ stamp of approval. I have put this knife through a lot of tests over the last couple weeks and it hasn’t missed a step. The knife is comfortable to carry anyway you like and is comfortable in the hand. Don’t forget to go follow me on Instagram @atoz_reviews for sneak peeks and some really cool content. I post all the time and you won’t be disappointed. Thank you guys.
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