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TOPS Knives TAC-TOPS Karambit Fixed 7.13" 1095 Carbon Blade, Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheath - TAC-01

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Part Number: TOTAC01
Manufacturer: TOPS Knives
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TOTAC01: TAC-TOPS Karambit
Tops Knives
Colin Despins of the Max Venom Product Group has created yet another edged/impact weapon that is both stylish and deadly. He was approached by a member of a Highly Elite Unit who wanted a karambit that would meet all of his requirements. His unit moves fast and packs light. They operate in all environments so they wear gloves of all kinds and wanted to be able to use the knife properly without having to remove their gloves, hence the oversized finger hole.

Its length provides a reach that is unprecedented by other karambits but still allows for close quarters fighting. There is a devastating skull crushing pommel on the end of the finger hole. The strike face on the spine is Colin Despin's signature of sorts as it’s found on the HKT and Back Bite as well. The handle was designed to fit most hands in forward or reverse grips and with or without using the finger hole. This is a serious tool for the serious operator.
  • Blade Length: 7.13"
  • Cutting Edge: 5.75"
  • Overall Length: 11.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19"
  • Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 56-58HRC
  • Blade Style: Karambit
  • Blade Finish: Black Traction Coating
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Sheath Material: Black Kydex
  • Weight: 10 oz.
  • Weight w/ Sheath: 14.5 oz.
  • Designer: Colin Despins
  • Made in the USA
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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5 out of 5
Kentwood, MI
Aug 14, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Combat Karambit
The TAC-TOPS combat karambit is the usual TOPS Knives quality. "I did have to work the edges a little with a diamond hone to get a good cutting edge." Other than this one over-site; everything about this knife exceeds the industry standard! The knife itself, and the Kydex sheath, etc., were of superior quality.
5 out of 5
Aug 02, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Tops Karambit
Excellent Karambit, it is quite large ,but easy to carry and use,it is the ultimate as far as this style goes ,I highly recommend this if you like large knives .
3 out of 5
Bladed Dave
Jul 28, 2016
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard
Good esthetics poor design.
Firstly I have to say that I expected more from tops. Haven't had one before and was really exited to see how good they really are. Well, I'm not impressed. Sheath first: oversized and only one way to carry it, inside the waistband. Wouldn't be such a big problem but the scull crusher is poking my side to the point that total madness kicks in. Would it be to much to ask to get a tek lok for a 200$ knife (it costs that much in Sweden) instead of a flimsy rubber belt loop? Boker does it why can't tops. And u don't even get rivets in every hole which wouldn't be to much to ask for. And would prefer a pan cake style instead of a fold over so u get more lashing holes all way around. Holds the blade but only just. Would not hang it vertical because of that. Rattles a lot to. Knife now: Now that beast of a knife: it's huge! Which I like. Not a flipper but why flipp anyway? Just people showing off. Never seen it in a combat situation and for good reasons. The ring is ok except for two things, first the inside of it is 90 degrees = uncomfortable for finger. Secondly there's no jimping for the thumb. And most surprisingly..... Not sharp. And I mean not even a little.... Not the main blade nor was it on the top one. Which takes me to the top "edge". Not sharp and the grind makes it even harder to get sharp. Actual cutting edge is probably half an inch or so. Main edge couldn't even cutt paper so work is needed to get one that does. Overall I really see potential in this knife but will probably get another sheath for it. If u just want a cool karambit you're better of with a schrade 112 or 111. And a bark river ghost if u want a more quality knife.
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