TOPS Knives Outfitter's Axe OX-05 12" Overall, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath - TPOX05
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TOOX05: Outfitter's Axe OX-05
TOPS Outfitter Hand Axe was designed by a collaboration effort between Dave Burnell, a former Air Force Search & Rescue Operative & CEO of OPS Gear, and Allen Jensen, a Youth Survival Instructor who has been worked with various Idaho Guides & Outfitters for more than fifteen years. The design incorporates useful features for both Hunters and Tactical Users alike. The straight blade will chop like a meat cleaver as well as hue like a broad axe. The Black Linen Micarta® Handle provides a comfortable grip with good traction even when wet or bloody. The oval hole in the head allows the user's fingers to make a firm grip, close to the blade for delicate knife work, as well as providing a possible way to lash the OX-05 to a pack or saddle. The provided leather sheath protects the blade edge and buttons through the blade hole for a very secure attachment. Made of 1/4" 1095 High Carbon Steel and weighing just 30 ounces the axe provides enough forward mass to chop very efficiently, but yet still weigh about the same as most heavy use knives of the same length. The smooth back allows for limited use as a hammer while providing constant control when changing from use as a knife to a hatchet in one continuous motion.
It's obvious that it will soon become a favorite of both Hunters and Operatives alike.
- Blade Length: 5"
- Blade Steel: 1095 High Carbon Alloy, 58HRC
- Overall Length: 12"
- Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
- Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta
- Sheath: Leather
- Weight: 30 oz.
- Designed By: Allen Jensen and Dave Burnell
- Handcrafted in the USA
UPC Code: 000000064385
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
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.
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
This product is USA born and raised.