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TOPS Knives Crow Hawke

The Sparrow Hawke is one of the gems of the TOPS Knives line. It is small enough to EDC and large enough to dress out deer sized game. It can easily be carried as a neck knife or in your pocket and it all but disappears on your belt. TOPS Knives just introduced the Crow Hawke which is dimensionally identical to the Sparrow Hawke but features a new black coating and grippier black G-10 handle slabs with red spacers.

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O/A Length: 5.0″
Cutting Edge: 2.0″
Blade: 1095 High Carbon Steel
Thickness: 1/8″
Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
Handle: Black Linen Micarta®
Sheath: Kydex With Snap Link
Weight: 1.8oz
Weight w/ Sheath: 2.9oz

Check out the Crow Hawke at TOPS Knives.

On Blade Bomb: TOPS Knives Rocky Mountain Spike

The Rocky Mountain Spike (RMS) is the latest knife from TOPS Knives. This minimalist, full tang design was originally intended to be used as a companion to a larger knife but TOPS found that it worked well as a stand-alone design.

It may look trim but this little knife is actually pretty beefy. At 3/16″ with a differential heat treat, it should take just about anything you can dish out.

  • O/A Length: 7 1/4″
  • Blade Length: 3 1/2”
  • Thickness: 3/16”
  • Steel: 1095 High Carbon Steel
  • Handle: Skeletonized
  • Blade Color: Sandstorm Bronze
  • Sheath: Black Leather
  • Weight: 2.5 oz

Check out the Rocky Mountain Spike at TOPS Knives.

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TOPS Knives Mil-SPIE 3.5 Tanto

The newest addition to the TOPS Knives Mil-SPIE folder series is now available. The Mil-SPIE 3.5 Tanto sports, you guessed it, a 3.5″ long tanto blade. The blade is saber ground from 1/8″ thick N690Co steel.

Like the other Mil-SPIE knives, this one boasts a tool steel liner locking mechanism and a machined 6061 T-6 aluminum handle. The liner lock is nested in the handle and the entire package is designed to be thin, light, and strong.

Check out the new Mil-SPIE 3.5 Tanto at TOPS Knives.

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TOPS Knives B.O.B. Knife with Tumbled Finish

The Brothers of Bushcraft designed BOB Knife has been a smash hit for TOPS Knives and for good reason – it is a great knife. I own one and it strikes a great balance between cutting performance and durability thanks to its somewhat unique modified “Scandi” edge and large, hand filling handle. There have been several iterations of the BOB Knife so far, all of them featuring a powder coat finish in various colors.brostbfMany users find that the coating reduces cutting performance and just ends up rubbing off during some common tasks like batoning. It is fairly common for people to actually strip the coating from their knives. The newest version of the BOB Knife is the first without powder coating from the factory. It features a tumbled finish that leaves the 1095 steel bare.If you don’t care for coated knives, this is the BOB Knife for you. Check out the new B.O.B. Knife with Tumbled Finish at TOPS Knives.

Cross posted from Blade Bomb.

TOPS Knives Tahoma Field Knife

The TOPS Knives Tahoma Field Knife is the result of a collaboration between Andy Tran of Inner Bark and TOPS. If you are not familiar with Inner Bark, you should be. It is a tremendous source of survival related information and gear reviews.

The Tahoma Field Knife (TFK) is a large survival knife that is ground from 3/16″ 1095 steel with canvas micarta slab grips. It features a 7 5/16″ main cutting edge with a short back up cutting edge on the spine near the tip. This back up edge is there to serve as a last ditch cutting method should you find yourself unable to sharpen the main edge.

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The TFK has a notch on the spine that can be used to score materials to create a weak point for breaking to save the edge of your knife. This is an extremely clever feature since saw back knives rarely work well. It appears that Andy and TOPS were able to get the only useful function of the saw back, notching, out of a much smaller section of notches. This leaves the spine of the knife clear and square which is advantageous for other tasks like striking a ferro rod or batoning.

The TFK has a host of other features like dual bow drill pivots on the handle slabs, 2 lanyard points (1 near the wrist on the thumb ramp, 1 on the butt of the grip), a large finger choil, and a pry tip at the butt of the grip. It comes with a ballistic nylon sheath.

Check out the Tahoma Field Knife at TOPS Knives.

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