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Amtac Blades Introduces the Magnus

If you have ever looked at the Amtac Blade Northman and wished it was bigger, the new Magnus might be for you. The Magnus features a 5″ blade ground from 3/16″ thick CPM-20CV steel and comes in at 8 5/8″ long in overall length. Like the Northman before it, it features textured G-10 handle scales.

The Magnus will be available to order on Thanksgiving Day. It will also be available for a special price on that day ($50 off).

Stay tuned for more details.

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Two New Knives from TOPS Knives – The A-Klub and Poker

TOPS Knives just released their two newest knives for 2019. Both have interesting stories behind their designers. The Poker is designed by TOPS Knives’ General Manager and the A-Klub is the first TOPS knife designed by a woman.

A Curious Combination of Kiridashi and Karambit

Loosely based on a kiridashi, TOPS’ GM Craig designed the TOPS Poker as a sort of last-resort self-defense knife that will also excel as a general-purpose EDC knife. Craig came up with the idea after making a kiridashi by hand in his spare time. Holding the finished knife, it became apparent it would also make an excellent tool for self-defense, so the design was modified to include a finger ring. You’ll find regardless of the reason you choose to carry the Poker, it will be up to the task.

Pick up the TOPS Poker from an authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/tops-poker

TOPS Poker

  • Overall Length: 6.88”
  • Blade Length: 2.5”
  • Cutting Edge: 2.25”
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13”
  • Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
  • Blade Finish: Acid Rain
  • Handle Material: Black Canvas/Tan Canvas Micarta
  • Knife Weight: 2.7oz
  • Weight w/ Sheath: 3.6oz
  • Sheath Material: Black Kydex
  • Sheath Clip: Beta Loop
  • Designer: Craig Powell
  • MSRP: $120

First Female Designed TOPS Knife

TOPS is known for a few things: differentially heat treated 1095 blades, over-built unique designs, and working with outside designers (among other things). This knife hits all of those categories, and is also the first to be released by TOPS that was actually designed by a woman. Amanda Kaye is probably best known for having appeared on Naked and Afraid. She is no stranger to hard work having grown up hunting and learning Native American survival skills. The A-Klub was even designed based off of influences from Native American war clubs.

Pick up the A-Klub from a TOPS authorized dealer or from https://www.topsknives.com/a-klub

A-Klub

  • Overall Length: 17.88”
  • Blade Length: 12.38”
  • Cutting Edge: 12.13”
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19”
  • Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
  • Blade Finish: Acid Rain
  • Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta
  • Knife Weight: 23.8oz
  • Weight w/ Sheath: 33oz
  • Sheath Material: Black Kydex
  • Sheath Clip: Dangler
  • Designer: Amanda Kaye
  • MSRP: $300.00

Boker Burnley Kihon Automatic Knives

If you like automatic knives, there is a good chance you are already familiar with the budget auto that everyone loves, the Boker Kalashnikov. The Kalashnikov is popular because of its mix of snappy action and quality, budget-minded materials.

Now Boker has applied that same formula to a new design, the Burnley Kihon Automatic. Like the Kalashnikov, the Kihon features a flat-ground, drop point, AUS-8 stainless steel blade (3.25″) and a textured aluminum handle. The pocket clip is configured for right-side, tip-up carry only.

The Kalashnikov is a budget knife classic and the formula has been followed so closely again with the Kihon that it is almost certainly going to be a hit. The Boker Kihon Automatic is available at BladeHQ.com.

TOPS Knives Adds 90 Degree Spine and Firesteel Option for Fieldcraft 3.5

TOPS Knives is now offering a new optional upgrade for the Fieldcraft 3.5. They will grind the spine to a sharp 90-degree edge and include a firesteel for $25. The scraping edge is applied to the spine from just forward of the spine jumping, all the way to the tip.

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TOPS Knives and Viking Tactics Bloodline Series

Viking Tactics Bloodline Series of knives is available for purchase directly through Viking Tactics and now through TOPS Knives as well. VTAC’s founder, Special Operations SGM (R) Kyle Lamb, knows a thing or two about tools and weapons. He wanted these knives to pay homage to different warriors from different eras, and they do. Each of the knives in the series includes two-toned handles, Viking vines on the spine, a fuller and TOPS’ famous differentially heat treated 1095 steel.  So whether you’re looking for a large combat knife, a concealable mid-sized knife, or a capable EDC, the Viking Tactics Bloodline Series has you covered.

Pick up any of the Viking Tactics Bloodline knives from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/

Viking Tactics Norseman

  • Overall Length: 11.5”
  • Blade Length: 5.88”
  • Cutting Edge: 5.5”
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19”
  • Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
  • Blade Finish: Acid Rain
  • Handle Material: Green Canvas/Tan Canvas Micarta
  • Knife Weight: 10.1oz
  • Weight w/ Sheath: 14.6oz
  • Sheath Material: Tan Kydex
  • Sheath Clip: Small MOLLE Lok
  • Designer: Viking Tactics
  • MSRP: 225.00

Viking Tactics Crusader

  • Overall Length: 9.0”
  • Blade Length: 3.63”
  • Cutting Edge: 3.63”
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16”
  • Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
  • Blade Finish: Acid Rain
  • Handle Material: Green Canvas/Tan Canvas Micarta
  • Knife Weight: 7.2oz
  • Weight w/ Sheath: 11.2oz
  • Sheath Material: Tan Kydex
  • Sheath Clip: Small MOLLE Lok
  • Designer: Viking Tactics
  • MSRP: $210.00

Viking Tactics Patriot

  • Overall Length: 6.75”
  • Blade Length: 3.0”
  • Cutting Edge: 3.0”
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13”
  • Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
  • Blade Finish: Acid Rain
  • Handle Material: Green Canvas/Tan Canvas Micarta
  • Knife Weight: 2.4oz
  • Weight w/ Sheath: 4.6oz
  • Sheath Material: Tan Kydex
  • Sheath Clip: Beta loops
  • Designer: Viking Tactics
  • MSRP: $190.00

Terrain 365 Mini-Butterfly Böhler M390

Terrain 365’s new Mini-Butterfly represents a concept that is somewhat uncommon in butterfly knives – it is designed to actually be a useful everyday cutting tool. The knife was designed by Terrain 365’s Patrick Ma… yes, that Patrick Ma. It was then modeled and modified in CAD by Darriel Caston of D Rocket Design.

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Specifications:

  • OAL: 4.875″ 
  • Blade Length: 2.125″
  • Blade 0.120Thickness:
  • Closed: 2.75″
  • Construction Type: Balisong
  • Wt: 1.6oz

Materials:

  • Böhler M390
  • 6AL-4V Titanium Handles & Pocket Clip
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Bronze Bushings

Features:

  • Böhler M390 Blade
  • Jimping on Thumbramp
  • Blade Fuller
  • Handle Fullers
  • Handle Latch
  • Billet Pocket Clip
  • Terrain 365 Mark
  • Darriel Caston Rocket Design Mark
  • M390 Blade Mark

New from TOPS Knives: Street Scalpel 2 and Devil’s Claw 2

TOPS Knives just refreshed two of its classic knife offerings, the Street Scalpel and the Devil’s Claw. Both of these knives have served as popular, compact, self-defense oriented fixed blade knives in the TOPS line up for years.

Street Scalpel 2

The Street Scalpel has been around for quite a few years now. LEOs, active duty military, and everyday citizens love it because it’s narrow, easy to conceal, stout and strong, and looks great too. The Street Scalpel 2.0 has all the great features of the original, with some changes to offer variety (the original is not being retired). The handle has been slightly redesigned to offer more of a finger guard and the blade steel was thinned to 3/16” to offer a finer edge.

Pick up the Street Scalpel 2.0 from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/street-scalpel-2-0

Devil’s Claw 2

The Original Devil’s Claw was designed to be a deep conceal knife with a handle that is short on purpose for concealment in almost any outfit. Of course, the design was so reminiscent of karambits that it was only a matter of time before it got a makeover to become one. The hawk bill blade shape is a proven design for utility and defense tactics. The longer handle with the ring on the end provides the user with options that aren’t available with the original version (just remember the trade-off is that the new version is slightly more difficult to conceal).

Pick up the Devil’s Claw 2 from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/devil-s-claw-2

New from TOPS Knives: Bull Trout and Nata

TOPS Knives just released two new designs. The Bull Trout and Nata are both knives that we’ve seen before at trade shows but they are finally available for purchase.

Bull Trout

The Bull Trout is a result of TOPS 3rd annual contest where employees are encouraged to design a knife that will be put into production if chosen. This year the winner was Martin Murillo for his EDC fixed-blade design. Martin is an avid fisherman, so the Bull Trout had to excel at that. It’s got comfortable burlap Micarta handles with a stainless 154cm blade and a simple, classic chocolate leather sheath. But you don’t have to be a fisherman to enjoy this knife. It’s just a great all-around EDC blade.

Pick up the Bull Trout from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/bull-trout

Nata

Many useful tools have come from the Japanese over the years. The Nata (hatchet) is one that hasn’t received as much attention as some others, but is an excellent tool nonetheless. The TOPS Nata is Leo Espinoza’s take on a very old gardening tool. The handle and grind have been changed from traditional designs to fit TOPS/Leo’s style. It’s also full tang with grippy burlap Micarta handles and a nice leather belt sheath. Have brush that needs cleared, branches that need pruned, or are you just in the market for a small chopper with an interesting design? The Nata might just be your next tool.

Pick up the TOPS Nata from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/tops-nata

New from TOPS Knives: Fieldcraft 3.5

For years, the Fieldcraft by Brothers of Bushcraft (aka BOB, aka BROS) has been a top selling model for TOPS. It’s a great all-around mid-sized knife for bushcrafting, survival, and more. Of course, many people have asked for larger and smaller versions of the knife for different reasons. This was the driving force behind the Fieldcraft 3.5. Its blade length is slightly over 3.5”, which is the sweet spot for many people in small camp knives, EDC fixed blades, and hunting knives for small game, fish, and fowl. You’ll be glad you picked this one up.

Pick up the Fieldcraft 3.5 from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/fieldcraft-3-5

Fieldcraft 3.5

  • Overall Length: 8.25”
  • Blade Length: 3.75”
  • Cutting Edge: 3.63”
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16”
  • Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
  • Blade Finish: Black Traction
  • Handle Material: Tan Canvas Micarta
  • Knife Weight: 5.5oz
  • Weight w/ Sheath: 7.7oz
  • Sheath Material: Black Kydex
  • Sheath Clip: Rotating Spring Steel
  • Designer: TOPS Team
  • MSRP: $145.00

New from TOPS: SXS and HAKET Lumberjack

TOPS Knives just rolled out two new designs. The first is the EJ Snyder designed SXS and the second is a new version of the HAKET called the HAKET Lumberjack.

SXS

Whether you’re looking for a knife to complement the SXB or for a solid all-around 5” blade, Skullcrusher’s Xtreme Sidekick (SXS) has your back. This is the slimmed down version of the SXB that many have been asking for. It’s got the same blade shape as the SXB, which is proven useful for a variety of tasks, with some modifications to the handle that make it perfect in the mid-sized knife category. Add in a Kydex sheath that gives the user multiple mounting options right out of the box, and you have a knife that stands out by itself just as much as it complements the SXB.

Pick up the SXS from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/sxs

HAKET Lumberjack

The HAKET was debuted at SHOT Show in 2010. Both of the blades currently available for it are very small, and while they’re great for survival situations, TOPS wanted to make an option that had more real estate for chopping wood. Enter the Lumberjack. It’s got a 4.5” cutting edge on the ax portion and is upgraded with Kydex blade covers and the deluxe carrying pouch to fit all of your extra survival goodies. The blade attachment can be used with or without being attached to the handle and can be mounted in a couple of different ways making the HAKET an excellent choice as a survival tool.

Pick up the HAKET from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/haket-lumberjack

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