TOSHOWDOWN: Showdown DeltaTOPS KnivesTOPS Knives describes this item as follows:
Famed Al Pickles 32 year law enforcement veteran and tribal game protector reviews equipment for "Guns and Weapons Magazine"...in February 2006 he wrote:
There is always a place for a fixed blade knife in law enforcement inasmuch as the profession covers such a wide range of tasks...the TOPS, which stands for Tactical Ops, is appropriate for either law enforcement of military operations and is reportedly the fixed blade of choice for SEALS, Special Forces, SWAT, Marine Force Recon, and a host of others...
My samples is the TOPS Showdown Delta...there is a thumb perch atop a fingerguard below. Weight is just a tad below a full pound...when you hold the "Delta" in your hand, you know you have a weapon that makes a fine tool. In a wooded canyon below my city abode my test/evaluation of various camp cutting chores left nothing to be desired.
...Cops Trust TOPS...Specifications
- Blade Length: 6 3/8"
- Top Cutting Edge: 2 3/8"
- Overall Length: 12"
- Blade Thickness: 1/4"
- Blade Color: Tactical Gray
- Steel: 1095 High Carbon Alloy RC-58
- Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta®
- Sheath:Combat Ballistic Nylon
- Mfg. Handcrafted in the USA