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TOPS Knives Black Star Evolution Fixed 5-1/2" 1095 Carbon Combo Blade, Rocky Mountain Micarta Handles

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Part Number: TOBSE01
Manufacturer: TOPS Knives
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Description
TOBSE01: Black Star Evolution
TOPS Knives
 
Inspired by Challenge. Designed for Combat. Proven in Battle.

The Black Star has been in active service for a long time... a good proven design...it's simple form and function make it a go-to combat tool you can count on for your life. Measures 10" overall with a 5-1/2" 1095 carbon steel blade with black traction coating. For those who like the basic style but want something a little flashier, the Black Star Evolution is your blade. The linen Micarta handle features the Rocky Mountain Tread for improved grip and the blade is partially serrated for more cutting versatility. Comes with a ballistic nylon sheath which is durable, tactical, and comfortable. Excellent design, quality, and ergonomic feel with the Black Star Evolution combat knife.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 5-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 10"
  • Thickness: 3/16"
  • Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
  • Steel: 1095 High Carbon Alloy, 58HRC
  • Handle: Black Linen Micarta with Rocky Mountain Tread
  • Sheath: Combat Ballistic Nylon
  • Weight: 10.8 oz. Knife Only, 16.1 oz. with Sheath
  • Handcrafted in the USA

UPC Code: 000000155045

1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for it's extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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Bryce D
Mid Michigan
Mar 12, 2012
Pros: Weight, Sheath/Scabbard, Materials
Cons: None
Sturdy Knife
This is a heavy knife with a great sheath that isn't going to break on you. That being said the textured micarta grip is not comfortable around the edges. I've used this knife for splitting wood and it works well being a thick blade with a high angle edge grind. Edge retention is good but its hard to hone to a fine edge due to the same reasons that make it a good chopper. The point is fierce and I wouldn't want to be at the end of it. Will be buying another TOPS soon but I'll be looking at the longer versions.
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