TOPS Knives Mini Scandi Knife Fixed 3" 1095 Blade, Brown Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath - MSK-2.5


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Part #: TOMSK25 | TOPS Knives
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TOMSK25: TOPS Mini Scandi Knife
TOPS Knives
Originally designed from the Finnish Sami knife, used by the Laplanders for all their hunting and bushcraft tasks. These knives have traditionally been flat ground, single or double sided, with a "zero-ground" edge--ground to the edge.

It occurred to TOPS that a good idea is still a good idea in a smaller package. The "Mini Scandi" was a result of the very popular, original Brothers of Bushcraft (BROS-01) knife. It offers all the advantages of a Scandi grind in a neck/small sheath knife, just more concealable. It has all the cutting ability of a larger Scandi that can also fit in your pocket or pack. A perfect partner at home or in the field. Designed by Leo Espinoza.
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Blade Steel: 1095 Carbon, 56-58 HRC
  • Thickness: 1/8"
  • Overall Length: 6-1/8"
  • Handle Material: Tan Canvas Micarta
  • Sheath Material: Kydex
  • Weight: 4.1 oz.
  • Designed by Leo Espinoza
  • 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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5 out of 5
Oct 11, 2014
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
This Tops IS the top.
This knife is a MUST HAVE for the out door enthusiast or for an EDC. Take it from a guy who goes nuclear on how hard he works a knife. The way it processes small game (excluding fish) is astounding. The scandi grind makes wood working simple. If you have any doubts...don't. The 1095 is stupid easy to touch up the edge back to hair popping sharpness. The only draw back is the sheath. The kydex is great but the fitment could be a bit easier on the release.
4 out of 5
Mar 30, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Good knife, not Scandi
I purchased this knife based on TOPS' advertising it as a "Scandi" knife. Since it has almost no resemblance to a Scandinavian knife, my assumption was that the grind was a Scandi grind- which is why I bought it. Well, it does not have a Scandi grind. I even wrote TOPS about it. Their response was that, since it looks like the BOB kinfe, I shouldn't have expected a Scandi grind, never mind what their literature and advertisements said. Now, having said that, let me say this is an excellent little knife. The fit and finish is superb. I wound up convexing the edge and have been more than pleased at both the toughness and performance. I also have the BOB, and this makes a great companion to it, or any other larger knife. I have skinned both rabbits and squirrels, used it for food prep, and various camp chores, and it has done well. It is great as a neck knife. The kydex sheath is tough and holds the knife without fear of loss. In closing, there is nothing Scandinavian about this knife. I prefer puukkos and Scandi grinds for bushcraft. However, in spite of my objections to TOPS' marketing, I can find no fault with this knife. If you want something smaller for EDC or to throw into a pack for camp chores, this knife is great.
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