The latest knife from TOPS, the Desert Nomad, is a looker but it can be put to work too. The design is reminiscent of the classic Ek Bowie but with obvious TOPS Knives flair.
The Desert Nomad features 440C stainless steel instead of their more common 1095 carbon steel. TOPS does 440C very well. With their heat treat, it takes a beating, is easy to maintain, and relatively easy to sharpen even if all you have is a small sharpening stone in the field. The .190″ thick blade features a saber grind and a large unsharpened swedge grind.
The knife features a large cross guard that keeps the user’s hand on the textured, black G-10 grip. The knife’s tang extends down from the grip into a pommel with lanyard hole that can be used for pounding. The included leather drop-sheath has a tie-off that allows it to be anchored to the wearer’s thigh for stability.
|Blade Steel||440C RC 58-60 Cryo Treated|
|Blade Finish||Tumble Finish|
|Handle Material||Black G10|
|Weight w/ Sheath||16.0oz|
|Sheath Material||Black Leather|
|Sheath Clip||Belt Loop|