TOPS Knives is now offering a new optional upgrade for the Fieldcraft 3.5. They will grind the spine to a sharp 90-degree edge and include a firesteel for $25. The scraping edge is applied to the spine from just forward of the spine jumping, all the way to the tip.
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TOPS Knives just refreshed two of its classic knife offerings, the Street Scalpel and the Devil’s Claw. Both of these knives have served as popular, compact, self-defense oriented fixed blade knives in the TOPS line up for years.
Street Scalpel 2
The Street Scalpel has been around for quite a few years now. LEOs, active duty military, and everyday citizens love it because it’s narrow, easy to conceal, stout and strong, and looks great too. The Street Scalpel 2.0 has all the great features of the original, with some changes to offer variety (the original is not being retired). The handle has been slightly redesigned to offer more of a finger guard and the blade steel was thinned to 3/16” to offer a finer edge.
Pick up the Street Scalpel 2.0 from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/street-scalpel-2-0
Devil’s Claw 2
The Original Devil’s Claw was designed to be a deep conceal knife with a handle that is short on purpose for concealment in almost any outfit. Of course, the design was so reminiscent of karambits that it was only a matter of time before it got a makeover to become one. The hawk bill blade shape is a proven design for utility and defense tactics. The longer handle with the ring on the end provides the user with options that aren’t available with the original version (just remember the trade-off is that the new version is slightly more difficult to conceal).
Pick up the Devil’s Claw 2 from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/devil-s-claw-2
TOPS Knives just released two new designs. The Bull Trout and Nata are both knives that we’ve seen before at trade shows but they are finally available for purchase.
The Bull Trout is a result of TOPS 3rd annual contest where employees are encouraged to design a knife that will be put into production if chosen. This year the winner was Martin Murillo for his EDC fixed-blade design. Martin is an avid fisherman, so the Bull Trout had to excel at that. It’s got comfortable burlap Micarta handles with a stainless 154cm blade and a simple, classic chocolate leather sheath. But you don’t have to be a fisherman to enjoy this knife. It’s just a great all-around EDC blade.
Pick up the Bull Trout from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/bull-trout
Many useful tools have come from the Japanese over the years. The Nata (hatchet) is one that hasn’t received as much attention as some others, but is an excellent tool nonetheless. The TOPS Nata is Leo Espinoza’s take on a very old gardening tool. The handle and grind have been changed from traditional designs to fit TOPS/Leo’s style. It’s also full tang with grippy burlap Micarta handles and a nice leather belt sheath. Have brush that needs cleared, branches that need pruned, or are you just in the market for a small chopper with an interesting design? The Nata might just be your next tool.
Pick up the TOPS Nata from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/tops-nata
For years, the Fieldcraft by Brothers of Bushcraft (aka BOB, aka BROS) has been a top selling model for TOPS. It’s a great all-around mid-sized knife for bushcrafting, survival, and more. Of course, many people have asked for larger and smaller versions of the knife for different reasons. This was the driving force behind the Fieldcraft 3.5. Its blade length is slightly over 3.5”, which is the sweet spot for many people in small camp knives, EDC fixed blades, and hunting knives for small game, fish, and fowl. You’ll be glad you picked this one up.
Pick up the Fieldcraft 3.5 from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/fieldcraft-3-5
- Overall Length: 8.25”
- Blade Length: 3.75”
- Cutting Edge: 3.63”
- Blade Thickness: 0.16”
- Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
- Blade Finish: Black Traction
- Handle Material: Tan Canvas Micarta
- Knife Weight: 5.5oz
- Weight w/ Sheath: 7.7oz
- Sheath Material: Black Kydex
- Sheath Clip: Rotating Spring Steel
- Designer: TOPS Team
- MSRP: $145.00
TOPS Knives just rolled out two new designs. The first is the EJ Snyder designed SXS and the second is a new version of the HAKET called the HAKET Lumberjack.
Whether you’re looking for a knife to complement the SXB or for a solid all-around 5” blade, Skullcrusher’s Xtreme Sidekick (SXS) has your back. This is the slimmed down version of the SXB that many have been asking for. It’s got the same blade shape as the SXB, which is proven useful for a variety of tasks, with some modifications to the handle that make it perfect in the mid-sized knife category. Add in a Kydex sheath that gives the user multiple mounting options right out of the box, and you have a knife that stands out by itself just as much as it complements the SXB.
Pick up the SXS from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/sxs
The HAKET was debuted at SHOT Show in 2010. Both of the blades currently available for it are very small, and while they’re great for survival situations, TOPS wanted to make an option that had more real estate for chopping wood. Enter the Lumberjack. It’s got a 4.5” cutting edge on the ax portion and is upgraded with Kydex blade covers and the deluxe carrying pouch to fit all of your extra survival goodies. The blade attachment can be used with or without being attached to the handle and can be mounted in a couple of different ways making the HAKET an excellent choice as a survival tool.
Pick up the HAKET from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/haket-lumberjack
TOPS Knives passed 20 years old in October 2018 and they have been releasing some very special knives to celebrate. This is their second 20th anniversary offering…
From TOPS Knives:
TOPS Knives turned 20 years old in October 2018 and to commemorate the accomplishment, we released a limited run of the Tom Brown Tracker #3 made with special steel, handles, and sheath. The success of that model led us to make this next 20th-anniversary edition model.
The Tex Creek is an excellent all-around knife design. It’s perfect around the campsite, if you’re out on a hike, fishing for the day, and makes a great hunting knife as well. The original was designed by Leo Espinoza to be his personal hunting knife for deer season in Idaho a few years back. Tex Creek is the name of the unit where he grew up hunting in Idaho.
This will be a one-time run made with CPM154 steel hardened to 58-60 on the Rockwell C scale. It has thick, well-rounded handles with a white liner sandwiched between black canvas Micarta and a gorgeous red/black carbon fiber on top. The sheath is red Kydex with black Kydex on top and a burgundy leather dangler to finish off the package.
- Overall Length: 9.0”
- Blade Length: 4.25”
- Cutting Edge: 4.25”
- Blade Thickness: .17”
- Blade Steel: CPM154 RC 58-60
- Blade Finish: Tumble
- Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta and Red/Black Carbon Fiber
- Knife Weight: 7.5oz
- Weight w/ Sheath: 12.1oz
- Sheath Material: Red/Black Kydex
- Sheath Clip: Burgundy Leather Dangler
- Designer: Leo Espinoza
- MSRP: $300.00
The new Rapid Strike, from TOPS Knives, is a slim fixed blade knife designed with concealment in mind…
Everything about the Rapid Strike makes it an excellent combatives blade. The cutting edge is long enough for good slashing cuts and thrusts. It can be single or double-edged to meet legal requirements or be even more dangerous. The G10 handle is strong and grippy and combined with the recessed jimping that goes all the way around the handle, it’s easy to keep it in your hand when you need it the most. The sheath was designed to allow for a combat grip straight out of the sheath (meaning the hand doesn’t have to be readjusted to grip the handle properly after it’s removed from the sheath). The thin blade material and narrow profile take up little space on a belt, on a vest, in a boot, or wherever else you choose to carry it. 154CM stainless steel was chosen to provide a strong blade with little maintenance needed to keep it clean and sharp.
So whether you’re deployed to one of the current hot spots around the world, serving and protecting in your neighborhood, or just a prepared citizen who wants something to help get you home safe, the Rapid Strike is perfect for you. Plus it makes a great steak knife too.
Check out the Rapid Strike at TOPSKnives.com.
TOPS Knives just released their newest knife – The Quickie. Here’s what they had to say about it:
In an increasingly uncertain world, tools like the Quickie become ever more valuable. It’s a “3-finger” karambit, meaning that the 3rd finger away from the blade should be placed in the hole. The design allows the user to still have some use of his/her hand while the blade is being held. This is especially useful for first responders that may have to draw the knife before they can access their primary weapon because it removes the need to drop or re-sheath the knife (both bad options) to get to that primary weapon once it becomes available.
Pick up the Quickie from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at www.topsknives.com/quickie
TOPS Knives just rolled out the 3 Bros – a trio of compact fixed blade knives that they have shown at trade shows. These knives feature really interesting handles that you have to hold to understand. The thick micarta disks on the handles add enough swell to anchor these minimalist knives in your grip.
From TOPS Knives:
These tiny fixed blade knives pack a lot of use into a very small package. With an overall length of less than four and a half inches, they’re also very easy to carry every day. Each blade is about two inches long and TOPS has decided to offer it with three different styles: Hunter, Tanto, and Sheep’s Foot. They may be small, but TOPS didn’t skimp on the quality. When you need the functionality of a utility knife with the strength of a fixed-blade, the 3 Bros are what you’re looking for.
Pick up the 3 Bros from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at www.topsknives.com/3-bros
Overall Length: 4.27”
Blade Length: 2.0”
Cutting Edge: 2.0”
Blade Thickness: 0.13”
Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish: Tumble
Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight: 1.9oz (per knife)
Weight w/ Sheath: 2.8oz (per knife)
Sheath Material: Kydex
Sheath Clip: Injection molded nylon
Designer: TOPS Team
MSRP: $90 each or $180 for all 3
TOPS Knives turns 20 years old today! That represents 20 years of continued relevance in a fickle market, 20 years of American (Idaho to be specific) manufacturing, and 20 years of great knives.