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TOPS Knives SHOT Show Tease

You won’t have to wait long for the payoff on this TOPS Knives pre-SHOT Show teaser image. If you are attending the show, be sure to stop by the TOPS Knives booth to see the 2017 knives in person (#20401).

 

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TOPS Knives ICE Dagger – Now Available

We recently profiled the ICE Dagger which is the latest collaboration between Andy Tran of InnerBark Outdoors and TOPS Knives. You can check out that post for background on the design.

The ICE Dagger has been officially released and is now available through the TOPS Knives website. The knife will also be available to view at the TOPS Knives SHOT Show booth (#20401).

Overall Length 7.75″
Blade Length 3.00″
Cutting Edge 2.88″
Secondary Edge 2.88″
Blade Thickness 0.130″
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Black Cerakote
Handle Material Black G10
Knife Weight 4.5oz
Weight w/ Sheath 6.5oz

Andy Tran produced a video that shows the ICE Dagger in 4K detail (below).

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TOPS Knives ICE Dagger

The ICE Dagger is another collaboration between InnerBark Outdoors Head Honcho Andy Tran and TOPS Knives. These two previously collaborated on the Tahoma Field Knife. Andy is a National Park Service Protection Officer and this law enforcement experience is baked into the design of the new knife.

The design features a double edged, spear point blade with a compound grind that creates an obtuse, reinforced tip with edges that still cut aggressively. The knife features textured G-10 scales that can removed and replaced with a cord warp if the user prefers a slimmer profile. It also features a ring at the base of the grip to provide a number of grip options.

The sheath for this knife is an exciting departure for TOPS Knives. All of their current kydex sheaths have been made with a fold-over design and a rotary belt clip. The sheath for the new ICE Dagger is closer to a pancake style sheath with soft loops that can be attached in a variety of ways. The sheath is well suited to the intended use of this knife as a defensive tool.

This knife is expected to be release before the upcoming SHOT Show. Stay tuned for details.

The following is a video from the 2016 SHOT Show where Andy describes the design in detail.

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Tahoma Field Knife – New Handle Option

The Tahoma Field Knife, a collaboration between Andy Tran of InnerBark Outdoors and TOPS Knives, is now available with black canvas micarta handle slabs. The new slabs have all the grip of the original tan canvas micarta with the color being the only difference.

Check out the Tahoma Field Knife at InnerBark Outdoors.

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TOPS Knives – Bartender Defender XL and a Look Back at 2016

TOPS Knives just rolled out their last new knife of 2016 – the Bartender Defender XL. This is a larger (but still very compact) version of their popular Bartender Defender. The new Bartender Defender XL features a comfortable skeletonized handle, a drop point blade shape, and a bottle opener in the spine of the knife.

TOPS also published a photo that shows all of the new knife models they rolled out in 2016. There were several major releases including the Vi Ax, Brakimo, CUT 4.0, and more. Along with this photo, TOPS is dropping hints about an even bigger 2017. A little birdy told me we may finally see the production version of the BOB folder. Visit booth #20401 at SHOT Show to see what’s in store from TOPS Knives.

TOPS Knives Idaho Hunter Snake River Edition

The Idaho Hunter is one of TOPS Knives most popular hunting knives. It is an all-around performer thanks to its full flat grind, sweeping drop point blade, and multiple hand positions.

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The original version of the Idaho Hunter has a gray powder coat blade with gray micarta handles. This new Snake River Edition of the Idaho Hunter sports darkened black linen micarta handles and TOPS’ increasingly popular Black River Wash blade finish. The new linen micarta handle slabs provide plenty of grip but a smoother finish to prevent hot spots (for those marathon sessions when you buddies want you to dress out their deer too). The Black River Wash looks great and shows off the temper line from TOPS Knives’ differential heat treat.

Like the original version, the TOPS Knives Idaho Hunter Snake River Edition is ground from trusted 1095 steel and comes with a kydex sheath. You can view full specs and purchase at an introductory price at TOPSKnives.com.

Customize a TOPS Knives HOG 4.5

The TOPS Knives HOG 4.5 is one of the best all-around field knives that TOPS makes. What if you could choose your own handle color, choose your own sheath design, add cool features like fire steels or pouches, and support a veterans charity when you bought one? That would make a great knife even better.

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That is exactly what Red Hill Sheaths and TOPS Knives have set out to do. You can order a HOG 4.5 through Red Hill Sheaths and choose all the above options. You are basically starting with a bare blade with TOPS Knives great looking Black River Wash finish as your blank canvas! Red Hill Sheaths will then fit the knife with the handles you choose, custom form your sheath, provide any of the add-ons that you choose, and then donate $10 to Hope for the Warriors for each knife sold.

Visit Red Hill Sheaths to learn more.

Free Camo Finish at TOPS Knives

TOPS Knives is offering their Camo Finish option for free through November and December! Just order through their website and select Camo Finish from the available options. There is no coupon code required.
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TOPS Knives Lioness Elite and Lioness Rockies Edition

TOPS Knives finished out October, there “Month of Options”, with two new versions of one of their newer models – the Lioness.

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The Lioness Elite features a Wild Purple Cerakote finish with black G-10 scales and a black kydex sheath. The Lioness Rockies Edition features a clear Cerakote finish with tan canvas micarta scales and a tan sheath. These two options join the original Lioness with its hot pink Cerakote finish, black G-10 scales, and black kydex sheath.

All versions of the Lioness share the same full flat ground performance, slightly upswept tip, finger jimping in key locations, and basic dimensions. You can check out all of the Lioness variants at TOPSKnives.com.

TOPS Knives MSK Rockies Edition

TOPS Knives has declared October, the month of options and they have been rolling out a number of new colors and configurations for some of their most popular knives. This week they have taken the wraps off the new MSK (Mini Scandi Knife) Rockies Edition.

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The MSK is one of the best outdoor oriented compact fixed blades TOPS Knives offers and one of the best available anywhere. The new Rockies Edition of the MSK will feature a tumbled finish with a clear Cerakote coating to keep the rust at bay. It also features green micarta handle scales which match the scales found on the MSK’s bigger brother, the Scandi Trekker, making this the perfect companion knife.

You can check out the Mini Scandi Knife Rockies Edition at TOPSKnives.com.

Specs:

Knife Type Neck
Overall Length 6.13″
Blade Length 3.00″
Cutting Edge 3.00″
Blade Thickness 0.130″
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Tumble Finish
Handle Material Green Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight 2.2oz
Weight w/ Sheath 3.7oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Coyote Tan Kydex
Sheath Clip Neck – none
Designer Leo Espinoza

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