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TOPS Knives C.U.T. 4.0 Fixed 4.25" Black Carbon Steel Blade, Tan Canvas Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath - CUT-40

$127.95

MSRP* : $170.00 | You Save* : $42.05 (25%)
Part #: TOCUT40 | TOPS Knives
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Description
TOCUT40: C.U.T. 4.0 Combat Utility Tool
Tops Knives
 
Having a martial arts background, Joshua Swanagon has done some training with the karambit and is a fan of ring style knives and their prowess in combative applications. However, also being an avid outdoorsman, he has found them to be less than ideal as field utility blades. So he set out to make a knife that could combine those disciplines and decided to call it the C.U.T. 4.0 (Combat Utility Tool).

It is a combative, ring-knife with a utility style blade for field use. The curved handle and ring of a karambit provide superior comfort during combative use, and a traditional drop point blade profile is ideal in the field. The aggressive tip provides for maximum penetration during combat, allowing the C.U.T. 4.0 to penetrate body armor and heavy clothing much easier while also being useful for drilling chores during fieldcraft tasks.

The C.U.T. 4.0 was designed with professional personnel in mind, but will also make a great EDC for civilians and martial artists who like the diversity of a dual purpose knife.

Joshua Swanagon has studied survival in both urban and wilderness environments in Colorado and Michigan for most of his life while also adding experience in harsher terrains abroad. He utilizes his experience and years of diverse martial arts and combative training and real world application as a self-defense/combatives instructor, published freelance writer and Field Editor for various magazines in the fields of knives, survival, self-defense and tactical subject matters.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 4.25"
  • Cutting Edge: 4"
  • Overall Length: 8.5"
  • Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19"
  • Blade Hardness: 56-58 HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Black Traction Coating
  • Handle Material: Tan Canvas Micarta
  • Sheath Material: Black Kydex
  • Weight: 6.3 oz.
  • Weight w/ Sheath: 9.0 oz.
  • Designer: Joshua Swanagon
  • 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.
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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TOPS Knives C.U.T. 4.0 Fixed 4.25" Black Carbon Steel Blade, Tan Canvas Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath
5 out of 5
Illinois
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Best Mid-Size Tac/Defensive Fixed Blade for the $
Best Mid-Size Tac/Defensive Fixed Blade for the $Pick it up. Study it. It is obvious Mr. Swanagon put a lot of thought and experience into this knife. I imagine he made several models to get it just right (it seems well tweaked). Although, it looks to have been designed primarily for reverse ice pick/karambit grip, and I have read some reviews that complain the grip is uncomfortable in sabre, or Filapino grip (thumb on spine), I found that not to be the case. If you put your pinky in the finger ring (end of handle), it is surprisingly comfortable, and one of the most secure grips that I know of. You’ll break a finger before this knife become dislodged (Ah, you don’t need that digit, anyway). That security of grip is paramount in a tactical/defensive knife. C.U.T. 4.0 also excels at a third grip style (don’t know a name for it, Palm Reinforced?). With index finger on the jimping of the spine (file work), pinky just inside finger ring, middle finger at trailing edge of finger choil, you have a very controlled grip for fine detail work. This grip gives this knife added versatility, and would perform well for bird & trout, boning, or detailed carving/bush craft. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Blade: the drop, long primary grind/width of blade/grind termination, strong point, thickness of spine, all come together to promote excellent slicing/penetration mechanics. Again, this knife is well tweaked. I prefer their stone washed finish, like on the TOPS Lioness, to the black traction coating on C.U.T. 4.0 (stone washed = < friction), but, not a deal breaker. >>>>>>>>>>>>> The Sheath: nice sheath. I like TOPS swiveling sheaths much better, but if you’re a cross draw, or Karambit grip guy, you will like this sheath. I may put a large Tek-Lok on it (available at Knife Center.com). >>>>>>>>>>>> You could spend much more on a mid-size, tactical fixed blade, but I doubt you will find a better one than, TOPS C.U.T. 4.0.
TOPS Knives C.U.T. 4.0 Fixed 4.25" Black Carbon Steel Blade, Tan Canvas Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath
5 out of 5
Kansas
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
What I Thought
F*****G everyday beast! TOPS keeps satisfying me. I own over 2 dozen premium blades and these guys keep making my decision easy. I'm just a normal single father who likes to be prepared for life and TOPS has never let me down. Good job my friends. Good job.
TOPS Knives C.U.T. 4.0 Fixed 4.25" Black Carbon Steel Blade, Tan Canvas Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath
5 out of 5
Kansas
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Perfectly Executed
The one knife to do it all......Tops Cut 4.0. EDC, survival, defense. Perfect length, great ergonomics and excellent scout mount sheath! When I do not want to belt mount the Cut it drops right in my front pocket. The loop barely sticks out and does not appear to be a knife. It is quickly accessed and handy. Literally the biggest fixed blade I can realistically carry everyday and not gather dust in my dresser drawer. The Slight curve of the handle shortens the overall length and provides a death grip with a deep choil for finger protection. The blade is very thick, but tapers to a sharp fine edge and is very usable unlike other overbuilt fixed blades on the market. I am thrilled. I hope Tops continues to make this model. I was not paid to write this, but i have wasted money on alot of other fixed blades. BUY IT! you won't regret it.
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