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Home Products Modern Smatchet by Stud Horse

Modern Smatchet by Stud Horse

by TOPS Knives, Sterling F. Buster Cutlery USA

SKU 1037080

Date Added 12/23/2021

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $300.00


From Sterling Buster of Fight’n Rooster Cutlery Co.: It was around 1990 when the knife bug finally sank its serrated teeth into me. Even though Frank Buster, “Pop” was a pocket knife man by trade, it was the fantasy blades that attracted my attention first. From there the more practical military style blades caught my fancy, and that’s where my love for the Smatchet took hold. Fast forward thirty years… watching others try their hand at Major W.E. Fairbairns beautifully formidable design, I decided to modernize it. I kept the size of the original design, gave it a nice wide blood groove on both sides, upgraded the steel and made the handle ergonomic so it grips you back. My thought behind this design was to keep it simple, yet useful and impressive. Since this was a throwback to a 1940’s design, I chose to release it through a throwback brand as well. Stud Horse was the first knife brand Pop started in 1974, a year before he came up with Fight’n Rooster. He made 200 or more three blade stockmans with brown picked bone handles, and that was it. Now, 47 years later, the second run of Stud Horses has arrived.

Modern Smatchet
Overall Length: 15.00″
Blade Length: 9.75″
Cutting Edge: 9.125″
Blade Thickness: 0.250″
Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish: Black Traction Coating
Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight: 31.5 oz
Sheath Material: Genuine Leather
Designer: Sterling Buster
Made in USA by TOPS Knives

Comes with original box. New from maker.

Product Details

Blade Length 9.75

Overall Length 15

Weight (oz) 31.3

Source From maker

Additional Specs

Knife Type Full Tang, Has Sheath

Blade Material 1095

Blade Details Dagger, Spear Point

Handle Material Micarta, Metallic

About the Maker

TOPS Knives
TOPS Knives

In late 1998, TOPS Knives was founded with a mission to create the highest-quality knives around. Our Knives are tools, designed and built using the extensive knowledge and real life experiences of many Operators with backgrounds in Military, Law Enforcement, outdoor professions, and Martial Arts. Specifically, we have worked with designers with backgrounds ranging from Navy Seals to Airborne Rangers, from Martial Arts instructors to survival experts, and from SWAT Team Members to Native American weapons experts. We have a designer from nearly every background that uses hard-core knives. Perhaps the best part, all TOPS fixed blades are manufactured and hand-finished at our facility in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, USA.

Sterling F. Buster Cutlery USA

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