When Joe Flowers designs a knife, I take notice. Joe is an avid outdoorsman who has been the brains behind several great survival knife designs like the previously reviewed Machete .230. His latest is another collaboration with TOPS Knives – the LITE TREKKER.

The LITE TREKKER is built to be a lightweight, all-around outdoors blade. To that end, it is made from one of the all time great knife steels for that application – 1095. The 1/8″ thick 1095 and tall flat grind means this knife should be a great cutter that is easy to keep sharp in the field. The handle has a large guard and offers several color options that range from discreet to highly visible.

Any knife can be a great aid when you are building a fire but the LITE TREKKER has some features that really help it excel at fire prep. It comes with a compact magnesium/ferrocerium fire starter. The spine of the knife is ground square to make it better for scraping fire starters.

As with most TOPS Knives, the LITE TREKKER comes with a kydex sheath with a steel spring clip. Check out the LITE TREKKER on

2 Responses to TOPS Knives LITE TREKKER

  1. 032125 October 22, 2012 at 15:24 #

    Joe is a remarkable guy; he’s just boiling with energy and enthusiasm.

    These knves look pretty darned interesting; I like the deep belly on the blade and deep finger guard. It’s almost a choil.

  2. Dan October 22, 2012 at 15:38 #

    Awesome Matt! I am still eying the Machete .230 for my next trip to Canada… heck it would be nice down here in S FL too. The Lite Trekker looks pretty cool as well.

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