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TOPS Knives Ranger's Edge Fixed 5-1/2" Double Edge 1095 Carbon Dagger, Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath - TP3010

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Part Number: TORE3010
Manufacturer: TOPS Knives
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Description
TORE3010: Ranger's Edge RE3010 Micarta Handle
TOPS Knives
 
Master Sergeant Kim Breed 5th Special Forces RET., is a notable knife maker as well as an authority on Blades. In an article appearing in Blade Magazine March 2002 The article about "knives at war - blades in Afghanistan" he wrote "Pieces such as the Ranger's Edge from TOPS Knives are among those being taken to Afghanistan by the author's buddies from the 5th Special Forces." 

This is a double edged fine crafted tool with an outstanding pry tip extending from the handle, helping you to avoid prying with the point of the knife. A definite "will carry" in harms way, the Ranger's Edge dagger is double edge for excellent stabbing capability and partially serrated on one edge for maximum utility cutting performance. This knife is available with a Micarta or cord wrapped handle, both will serve you well and are removable for an extremely thin profile carry knife.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 5-1/2"
  • Blade Steel: 1095 Carbon, 58HRC
  • Thickness: 3/16"
  • Blade Finish: Black Traction Coating
  • Overall Length: 10-1/2"
  • Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta
  • Sheath Material: Kydex
  • Weight: 12.8 oz. 
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 000000051033

1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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5 out of 5
Sandman
North Jersey, USA
Dec 02, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Terrific blade
I see some of my thoughts and comments are the same as others. In purchasing this blade, I was never concerned about the manufacturer. TOPS is one of the best. I've known a number of guys in SOGs who carried one or more of the their blades in the field. I wanted something for law enforcement (the street) and chose this specifically for its sheath, blade, & handle. I know 1095 carbon isn't exactly a rust resistance steel, but because in law enforcement one's not usually in a wet environment for any extended period, it won't be a problem. When I was in the military, I carried an Al Mar 8" blade. No matter what the conditions, that thing never saw rust. Now I simply require a reliable blade (1095 is an extremely durable steel) that can be openly carried and possesses a limited profile. Unfortunately, law enforcement limits the carrying of any Rambo style hardware. The civilian populace and, especially, the brass (command) would freak the eff out. Obviously, you're issued firearms for defense so, if one ever needs to use a knife as a weapon, they've probably screwed up. I also wanted to protect the blade from access by an assailant when I go to the ground or if I bang into crap. That said, it still needs to provide quick access for the bearer and if pulled, can be held in any blade position. Incredibly, this sheath (extended length kydex) and blade (double-edge) does precisely that. The molle clips that come with it weren't able to properly fasten the sheath directly to the departments oversized issued belt. I figured a few ways to secure it; either multiple allen bolt fasteners, rivets, or two parallel cuts in the belt itself with reinforced stitching. I chose stainless steel rivets. This thing is permanent till a change of belts. The knife has only one minor design issue but I knew this before purchasing it. It could utilize a bit more protection to prevent the users hand from sliding forward. I'm not implying installing a full hilt, just a little more excess steel coming off the base of the blade along the top of the handle for individuals like myself who possess large hands. Since this isn't specifically for combat, I'm not too concerned. The handle's length, feel, color, and the serrated blade's matte finish (helps to maintain a low profile & prevent rust) are freaking sweet. It fully serves all my intended purposes. Additionally, my thanks to Knife Center. As usual, the blade arrived faster than expected and in perfect condition. I'd give it a nine out of ten (10 being perfect), but as everyone knows, there's no such thing as a perfect blade or, for that matter, any perfect special forces operator. Only those perfectly planned missions... yea, right up until the proverbial "sh*t hits the fan" That's when this blade will be worth every penny I spent on it.
5 out of 5
The Duke Of Windsor
Philadelphia, PA
Jul 18, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Outstanding combat dagger
Just received it and first impression is great. Solid sheath with a snug fit: gives a menacing (def not stealthy) snik upon removal. Replacing in the sheath with a firm "snap" and holds tight with no play whatsoever. Belt attachment is by a well constructed (yet removable) clip of spring steel that wraps completely around the belt: no slipping off. It has 8 pierced holes with small allen bolts on one side (no rivets) and doesn't seem to quite mesh with my molle or Tek-lok, although adding one hole would do the trick. I'm kinda hung up on praising the sheath as its better than the kydex I've gotten on $200+ knives (hello Blackhawk...). As for the knife itself, a meaty grey/black micarta (not polished, glad to see) with jimping at the guard and mid-handle for removal from the snug sheath. Cross-guard is small but enough to do the job while keeping the profile sleek. Blade is a thick full-tang with built-in prybar at the base: clever for a dagger point such as this. However, the point itself isn't structurally unsound as the blade maintains its approximately 3/16" thickness until very near the tip. The blade is flat ground while leaving roughly a 1/4" wide strip mid-blade at full thickness. The blades shape is reminiscent of a beefed-up MkII: widening slightly in a mild spear-head fashion with squared "tooth" serrations like the MkII yet on only one side. I like this type of serration as it doesn't dull as quickly, points are less likely to break yet can be easily sharpened with a stone or stick. The blade's matte black coating looks thick but I have yet to put it to the test. I can't say exactly what my specific use for this will be, most likely as a mid-size outsoorsmans technical alternative to larger ESEE or Kabar blades. Not having any connections with the armed forces I can't testify as to its use in combat but, from the standpoint of a knowledgeable observer and history buff, this looks and feels every bit as good as the knives used in theaters of war over the last 75 years.
5 out of 5
Fk
australia
Mar 27, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
solid
Handle is well finished, blade is solid and sharp from factory. Exactly the kind of solid dagger i was looking for. Possible improvement might be slightly larger hand guard on the blade but this is just a design improvement possibly. The sheath fits like a glove, very nice sheath!
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