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TOPS Knives Tundra Trekker

The Tundra Trekker is the newest knife from TOPS Knives and if you love big choppers, you’re going to love this. It has Kukri bloodlines with dose of TOPS style and it is clearly made to wreck whatever you put in front of it.

The Tundra Trekker is a Kukri-esque design that has the blade heavy balance and general shape of a standard kukri with TOPS unique style. It has a robust powder coat finish, comfortable handles, opposing pitch saw teeth, and a forward curved blade all designed to excel in several uses. Anything from chopping wood, to making traps and tent pegs, clearing brush, and whatever else you might decide to throw its way. The open backed Kydex sheath comes equipped with a dangler to make it easy to carry through thick brush and trees. This is a great option for those looking for something in the 9” blade range.

Pick up the Tundra Trekker from a TOPS authorized dealer or directly from TOPS at www.topsknives.com/tundra-trekker

Specs:

Overall Length: 14.25”

Blade Length: 9.0”

Cutting Edge: 9.0”

Blade Thickness: 0.19”

Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58

Blade Finish: Tactical Stone

Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta

Knife Weight: 16.6oz

Weight w/ Sheath: 23.8oz

Sheath Material: Black Kydex

Sheath Clip: Dangler

Designer: Leo Espinoza

MSRP: $230

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TOPS Knives Backpacker’s Bowie

TOPS Knives has released their new Backpacker’s Bowie and it scores some major nostalgia points with me. When I was a teen, a good friend of mine had a Jet Pilot Survival Knife that I thought must have been the coolest knife in the world. The blade shape and grind of the new Backpacker’s Bowie bears a strong resemblance to that iconic knife.

When I am backpacking, I want a knife that is stout but not dead weight. The Backpacker’s Bowie weighs in at just over 7 ounces. It is stout enough to help with emergency tasks like wood processing and shelter building. It is also useful in camp with its built in pot lifter notch so you won’t have to wait for an emergency to use it.

From TOPS Knives:

Bowie knives have long been popular among knife enthusiasts. They are versatile in a wide range of uses. Most Bowies are larger knives, however. TOPS set out to make a shorter version that even a backpacker would carry (every ounce counts). The result is a 4” blade that could be the most important piece of kit that goes on the backpacking trip. Aside from the normal uses a knife affords, the notch on the spine is for breaking wire or pulling a pot out of the fire and the swedge can be sharpened upon request. The Backpacker’s Bowie, because you should always carry a knife.

Pick up the Backpacker’s Bowie from a TOPS authorized dealer or directly from TOPS at www.topsknives.com/backpacker-s-bowie

Specs:

Overall Length: 8.25”

Blade Length: 4.5”

Cutting Edge: 4.13”

Blade Thickness: 0.16”

Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58

Blade Finish: Tumble

Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta

Knife Weight: 7.2oz

Sheath Material: Black Kydex

Sheath Clip: Rotating Spring Steel

TOPS Knives Operator 7

Everything about the new Operator 7 from TOPS Knives is overbuilt. It is ground from .31″ blade stock which is far thicker than most knives. It has double layered micarta slabs on the handle for a hand filling grip and a striking appearance. It is a tank of a knife.

Here’s how TOPS Knives describes it:

Classic American “fighting” knife aesthetics create the basis for the Operator 7. TOPS went big with thick steel and handles to make a hefty, well-balanced knife that will excel as a workhorse tool. Because it is a tool, it’s also got to be comfortable. The rounded handles and hand guard make it a joy to use and the finger choil allows the user to get great precision for finer cuts. The included Kydex sheath with dangler attachment makes it easy to carry on the job site, in the woods, or in whatever scenario you find yourself.

Pick up the Operator 7 from a TOPS authorized dealer or directly from TOPS at www.topsknives.com/operator-7

Specs:

  • Overall Length: 12.5”
  • Blade Length: 7.25”
  • Cutting Edge: 6.50”
  • Blade Thickness: 0.31”
  • Blade Steel: 1075 RC 56-58
  • Blade Finish: Acid Rain
  • Handle Material: Tan Canvas Micarta/Black G10
  • Knife Weight: 18.9oz
  • Weight w/ Sheath: 24.5oz
  • Sheath Material: Black Kydex
  • Sheath Clip: Dangler
  • Designer: Leo Espinoza
  • MSRP: $240

New from TOPS Knives – The Little Bugger

TOPS Knives offers more compact fixed blade knives than just about anyone and they just released their newest, the Matt Graham designed Little Bugger. There are a lot of big features packed into this little knife – ferro rod notch, palm swell micarta grips, thin blade stock, and the list goes on…

Here is what TOPS Knives has to say about the Little Bugger:

The Little Bugger was designed by Matt Graham, who is much more than just a “survivalist”. He is an athlete – ultra marathons, triathlons, rock climbing, etc., a martial artist – several styles, and an expert in primitive weapons, hunting, and shelters. He has more “dirt time” than almost anyone else out there.

The reason he designed the little bugger was to have a sharp, full-tang fixed blade that can be carried when everything else is left behind. Imagine running an ultra-marathon with a backpack full of gear and this starts to make sense. In order to meet that need, he designed the little bugger.

It’s made of 3/32” 1095 steel with thin tan canvas Micarta handles and black liners. The knife weighs in at about 2.4oz. The sheath, also lightweight and minimal weighs les.s than two, giving you a total package of less than 4oz. The narrow j-clip on the sheath is great for wearing this on a belt or on a pack. It can also be worn with most shorts without falling off. The thin, straight blade is complimented with TOPS’ modified Scandi grind, making this knife razor sharp with a proven utility-style blade. This might just be your next EDC.

Check out the Little Bugger at TOPSKnives.com

Overall Length: 5.75”

Blade Length: 2.38”

Cutting Edge: 2.38”

Blade Thickness: 0.09”

Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58

Blade Finish: Tumble

Handle Material: Tan Canvas Micarta

Knife Weight: 2.4oz

Weight w/ Sheath: 3.7oz

Sheath Material: Tan Kydex

Sheath Clip: Injection molded nylon

Designer: Matt Graham

MSRP: $120

TOPS Knives Hammer Hawk Updates

TOPS Knives let us in on a couple of upgrades that have been implemented on their Hammer Hawk. They are now applying an improved radius to the upper steel portions of the tomahawk. These areas are meant to be gripped by the user when they are choking up to perform finer tasks. The new radius ensures that the Hammer Hawk is more comfortable to hold.

They have also applied the same radius to the corners of the hammer. This helps reduce cosmetic deformation when striking hard objects.

TOPS Knives Hammer Hawk

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.

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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

Specs

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

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