Blade Length 10
Overall Length 16.5
Weight (oz) 23.8
Source Previously owned
Knife Type Full Tang, Has Sheath
Blade Material 1095
Blade Details Clip Point, Recurve
Handle Material Metallic
About the Maker
"Like many knife makers, my interest in knives began at an early age. Raised on a farm in rural Southern California, I used knives on a daily basis. My interest in hand-made knives came about from meeting a man named Norm Levine. We would talk for hours about knives and knife-making in general. One year he just asked me, "Why don't you try making knives?" He told me what basic equipment to purchase, and he gave me some ideas on how things work. I read everything I could find on the subject, and after some trial and error, I began to make knives that functioned well. I constantly search for the best materials and methods to improve my work. I don't have an exotic military or machining background, but I am confident in my abilities to make knives that excel in terms of performance and function, as well as even looking nice. I feel the most important ingredients in a good knife are blood, sweat, and tears. As a personal "rule of thumb" in knifemaking, if you're not bleeding, if you're not sweating, and if you're not crying, you're just not trying hard enough."
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.