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New from TOPS Knives: Mini Scandi Folder 4.0 and El Chappo

TOPS Knives just rolled out two new knives – the Mini Scandi Folder 4.0 and the El Chappo Cleaver.

Mini Scandi Folder 4.0

The Mini Scandi Folder 4.0 is a folding version of the popular Mini Scandi Knife: Mini Scandi Folder 4.0 at TOPSKnives.com

When you have a knife that is as popular and useful as the Mini Scandi Knife, other versions of it are bound to make sense too. That’s the reason the Scandi Trekker exists, and now it’s also the reason for the Mini Scandi Folder or MSF 4.0.

The MSF is a flipper style folder (non-assisted) that boasts a full Scandi grind that is great for slicing and perfect for EDC. The blade steel is N690Co, which is a very stain resistant steel that holds an edge well and is fairly easy to resharpen when needed. The frames are also stainless steel with tan canvas Micarta handle scales for a smooth, comfortable grip. Ball bearing washers on the pivot point ensure a smooth action opening and closing, and it has a reversible pocket clip for all you lefty’s out there. For a great EDC with a touch of class, check out the new Mini Scandi Folder.

Note: The MSF is a collaboration piece. It was designed by Leo Espinoza, but TOPS has teamed up with Maserin Knives to have the MSF made in Italy.

Overall Length 7.38″
Blade Length 3.25″
Cutting Edge 3.13″
Closed Length 4.25
Blade Thickness 0.120″
Blade Steel N690Co / Cobalt Vanadium
Blade Finish Tumble Finish
Handle Material Tan Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight 3.5oz
Designer Leo Espinoza

El Chappo

El Chappo chops in the kitchen. El Chappo chops in the woods. El Chappo doesn’t care where it chops… It just chops: El Chappo at TOPSKnives.com

Leo Espinoza, TOPS’ President, has played with a few cleaver designs in the past and decided that with the success of the FMS knives and since TOPS is debuting a chef’s knife this year, it was time to make El Chappo happen.

While this cleaver can be used for heavier veggie chopping tasks, it’s primarily made to cut meat. With a blade length of 6” and a thickness of 3/16”, this cleaver has the weight and capability to help you take care of whatever meat processing you may encounter. It’s made of 1095 high carbon steel and has TOPS’ new Acid Rain finish. It comes with a Kydex Blade cover that is held in place with an elastic shock cord.

El Chappo is a cleaver that is as useful in the kitchen as it is in the field. So whether you are in the kitchen making dinner or in the hunting camp processing your latest harvest, El Chappo might be exactly what you need.

Overall Length 11.00″
Blade Length 6.00″
Cutting Edge 5.88″
Blade Thickness 0.190″
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Acid Rain
Handle Material Black Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight 15.9oz
Weight w/ Sheath 16.6oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Black Kydex
Designer Leo Espinoza

The Wait is Over: TOPS Knives Fieldcraft Folder

The TOPS Knives Fieldcraft Folder might be one of the most important knives TOPS Knives has ever produced. It is modeled after their best selling fixed blade, it has been teased for years and hotly anticipated for just as long, and it is the first folding knife they they are producing in house. It had to be just right before they let it out the door.

From TOPS Knives:

The Fieldcraft by Brothers of Bushcraft fixed blade knife has been a #1 selling knife for TOPS since it was released and it continues to be a top seller even a few years later. Its ergonomics, modified Scandi grind, and heft have made sure that it finds its way into bug-out-bags, daily carry, and camp kits for guys all around the world. There have even been a few used in military trainings and overseas.

The folding version promises to be every bit as popular for the same reasons. While it’s larger than many folders out there right now, it carries well with a reversible tip up pocket clip. We know you’ll appreciate a blade longer than 4” in a lot of cases. The blade is made from 1095 high carbon steel. The handles are tan canvas Micarta on top of stainless steel liners. It has nearly all of the usefulness of the fixed blade, now in a folding version.

This knife is a bit of a throwback… thoroughly modern, but still a throwback. Their aren’t many modern folding knives that feature carbon steel any more (which is a shame) and check out that leather pouch sheath! How cool is that?

You can check out the new TOPS Knives Fieldcraft Folder at TOPSKnives.com.

TOPS Knives High Impact Axe – It’s Not Small

The High Impact Axe was one of TOPS Knives’ most talked about new deigns coming out of the SHOT Show this year. Just seeing this axe in hand doesn’t really convey its size. You need to see it compared to some of TOPS Knives’ other axe/hatchet offerings. It is not small!

Stay tuned for release dates and details.


TOPS Knives Hammer Hawk

This is the new release a lot of TOPS Knives fans have been waiting for… The Hammer Hawk has arrived just in time for SHOT Show 2018. The Hammer Hawk was first shown at last year’s SHOT Show, now it is finally available.

From TOPS Knives:

Power and aesthetics combine to make an epic tomahawk. The Hammer Hawk is anything but a normal tomahawk. Each feature was carefully thought out. It’s a full-tang, 3/8” thick piece of 1075 with a sharp, 4.5 inch cutting edge and a hammer on the back. The handles go most of the way up the tang to provide for multiple grip options. The blade cover is separate from the belt frog so that it can be carried on the belt or in a pack. The frog also includes a pocket to fit the optional TOPS Backup knife or small skeletonized knife of your choice.

Pick up the Hammer Hawk from a TOPS authorized dealer or directly from TOPS at www.topsknives.com/hammer-hawk

Classic Al Mar Design Now Made in the USA – Al Mar Mini SERE Operator by TOPS Knives

The SERE® Operator by Al Mar® is perhaps one of the most well-known tactical knife designs out there, and for good reason. It’s a classic design with great lines, ergonomics and usefulness. In 2016, TOPS and Al Mar® began discussions to make the Mini SERE® Operator fixed blade under the TOPS brand. TOPS is extremely excited to announce their version of the Mini SERE® Operator using 154cm stainless steel with Black G10 handles and a Kydex sheath. This is the same great design that everyone knows and loves, made in America, by TOPS. You can’t go wrong with that.

Pick yours up from a TOPS authorized dealer or directly from TOPS at www.topsknives.com/al-mar-mini-sere-operator


Overall Length: 8.75”

Blade Length: 4.00”

Cutting Edge: 3.88”

Blade Thickness: 0.13”

Blade Steel: 154CM RC 58-60

Blade Finish: Tumble Finish

Handle Material: Black G10

Knife Weight: 4.5oz

Weight w/ Sheath: 7.1oz

Sheath Material: Black Kydex

Sheath Clip: Rotating Spring Steel

Designer: Al Mar

MSRP: $210

TOPS Knives I Stick

The latest iPhone may have people talking about its user interface but it has nothing on the simplicity of TOPS Knives’ new I Stick push dagger user interface – just grip it and go. It’s very intuitive.

From TOPS Knives:

The I Stick was designed to do some serious damage. It is perhaps the thickest push knife on the market and will add weight to your punches when the situation calls for it. At 3/8” thick and just over 12 ounces, you won’t forget you’re carrying it, but for those looking for a stout push knife, this is it. The sheath facilitates low profile, close to the body carry to keep it out of sight whether you’re carrying appendix, hip, 4 o’clock, etc. It’s also completely ambidextrous. The handle has thick, rounded scales for comfort and to fill the hand when clenched in a fist, and the double edge blade does the job when stabbing or slashing.

Pick yours up from a TOPS authorized dealer or directly from TOPS at www.topsknives.com/i-stick

TOPS Knives Steel Eagle Delta Class

Way back in 1998, TOPS Knives introduced a knife called the Steel Eagle. That survival knife became the knife that I (and probably many others) pictured in my head when I thought of TOPS Knives. The Steel Eagle is still available today and, with the introduction of the Steel Eagle Delta Class, it’s better than ever.

From TOPS Knives:

Since 1998, TOPS Knives has been making hardcore knives for hardcore individuals. The first model TOPS introduced was the Steel Eagle 107D (tanto). After that, came the Steel Eagle 107C (hunter’s point). These knives epitomize TOPS. As the 20th anniversary of TOPS approaches, they thought it fit to re-release those models with some upgrades. The Delta Class version of the 107C and 107D includes TOPS’ newest finish, Acid Rain. They also come with sandwiched Micarta handles that are thick and rounded to give the user a solid grip, and TOPS has developed a tan Kydex sheath to finish up the package.

Steel Eagle 107C Delta Class Specs

Overall Length: 13.0”

Blade Length: 7.63”

Cutting Edge: 7.00”

Blade Thickness: 0.25”

Blade Shape: Hunter’s point

Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58

Blade Finish: Acid Rain

Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta / Red Liner / Tan Canvas Micarta

Knife Weight: 18.2 oz

Weight w/ Sheath: 22.6 oz

Sheath Material: Tan Kydex

Sheath Clip: Rotating Spring Steel

Designer: TOPS Team

Steel Eagle 107D Delta Class Specs:

Overall Length: 13.0”

Blade Length: 7.63”

Cutting Edge: 7.00”

Blade Thickness: 0.25”

Blade Shape: Tanto point

Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58

Blade Finish: Acid Rain

Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta / Red Liner / Tan Canvas Micarta

Knife Weight: 18.3

Weight w/ Sheath: 22.7oz

Sheath Material: Tan Kydex

Sheath Clip: Rotating Spring Steel

Designer: TOPS Team

Find the new Steel Eagle Delta Class knives at TOPS Knives:

Steel Eagle 107D Delta Class (tanto point)

Steel Eagle 107C Delta Class (hunters point)


The Latest from TOPS Knives: Wind Runners Snake River Edition

TOPS Knives just rolled out two new knives in their Windrunner series.

From TOPS Knives:

Most hunters in TOPS’ neck of the woods don’t hunt only one type of animal. They hunt several, and fish, and camp, and just generally like spending time outdoors. The Wind Runners were designed with them in mind. The regular Wind Runner is just right for fish, fowl, and small game. The XL is great for larger animals and general use around the campsite. The recurved blades slice easily with tips that are subdued to avoid puncturing hides and organs while processing game. Comfortable Micarta handles provide a solid purchase that makes using the knives as fun as they are functional.

The Wind Runner and Wind Runner XL can be purchased separately or as a combo with a piggyback sheath from www.topsknives.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=wdr

Wind Runner (WDR-01)

Overall Length: 6.25”

Blade Length: 3.5”

Cutting Edge: 2.75”

Blade Thickness: 0.13”

Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58

Blade Finish: Black River Wash

Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta

Knife Weight: 2.5oz

Weight w/ Sheath: 4.0oz

Sheath Material: Kydex

Sheath Clip: Neck Chain

Designer: Leo Espinoza

MSRP: $140

Wind Runner XL (WDR-XL)

Overall Length: 9.69”

Blade Length: 5.25”

Cutting Edge: 4.38”

Blade Thickness: 0.19”

Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58

Blade Finish: Black River Wash

Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta

Knife Weight: 9.5oz

Weight w/ Sheath: 12.3oz

Sheath Material: Kydex

Sheath Clip: Injection Molded Nylon

Designer: Leo Espinoza

MSRP: $180

TOPS Knives Missile Strike

The new Missile Strike from TOPS Knives is now available. This combat knife was initially shown at SHOT Show earlier this year and has been teased a few times since.

From TOPS Knives:

Kelly McCulley spent seven and a half years in the US Army. During his time in the service, he searched for the right knife to meet his needs as a combat tool that could do the duty of a utility knife, too. In all his time in the service, he never quite found the one that would fit what he wanted in a combat knife. Sound familiar? It’s one of the same reasons that TOPS Knives was founded and one of the reasons that TOPS produces such a variety of models. Around 2010, Kelly started designing knives that his fellow servicemen and women could rely on as they were deployed. He has been making those knives since and has some smart designs under his belt.

The Missile Strike is a great combination of combat and utility. Its narrow blade with long swedge allows for great penetrating stabs (the swedge can be sharpened upon request). The 1/4” thickness provides enough weight to add some power in stabbing, slashing, and when smashing using the pointed pommel. There is a very generous finger guard to ensure that your hand will not slip onto the blade.

Given that the knife will likely be used as a utility tool more often than not, there are features that were included to facilitate that use. The comfortable Micarta handle scales will stand up to use and provide excellent grip. There is a choil so you can choke up for finer tasks, and it’s made from 1095 steel, which holds a great edge, and is easy to re-sharpen in the field (a must for those who don’t always have a proper sharpening system handy). It comes with a tan Kydex sheath that has great retention, but still allows for a solid grip from the moment it’s drawn.

Check out the Missile Strike at TOPS Knives.

nife Type Fixed Blade
Overall Length 11.34″
Blade Length 6.00″
Cutting Edge 4.75″
Blade Thickness 0.250″
Blade Shape Spear Point
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Coyote Tan Coating
Handle Material Black Linen Micarta
Knife Weight 11.5oz
Weight w/ Sheath 14.1oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Coyote Tan Kydex
Sheath Clip Nylon Belt
Designer Kelly McCulley

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