TOPS Knives Power Eagle 12 Fixed 12" Black 1095 Carbon Blade, Tan Micarta Handles, Nylon Sheath - PE-12


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TOPE12: Power Eagle-12
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The Power Eagle-12 is a hand operated force multiplier.

For hundreds of years, people have been surviving utilizing machetes as a source of income, food, shelter and a self-defense tool. TOPS designer Leo Espinoza took that tool and preface, combined with a kukuri and bolo, and put it on steroids with a highly flexible impact resistant steel... and very comfortable indestructible handle ergonomics, so that the Bushman, Explorer or Outdoorsman can use it all day long, without handle fatigue.

Whether using it to clear a trail, build shelter, or for military or survival applications, this is definitely an important and easy tool to use. Hacking and whacking, it makes short work of most anything that gets in its way. However, the limp-wristed need not apply, this is a real man's tool.

This is not your normal hacking hamburger flipper, there is a whole lotta knife here! Possibly the most effective defoliant since Napalm. This large knife is truly a mix of the best of two historic and trusted knives, in both design and action.

  • Overall Length: 17.625"
  • Blade Length: 12.0"
  • Thickness: 0.25"
  • Steel: 1095 High Carbon Steel
  • Handle: Tan Canvas Micarta
  • Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
  • Sheath: Nylon
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs
  • With sheath: 2.0 lbs
  • Designed by: Leo Espinoza
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 000000176392

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.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
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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Southern Oregon Mountains
Feb 06, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Gotta love tops!!
The power eagle has been strapped to my hike pack for 5 years now. It's been my favorite outdoor tool for many different tasks. It's a beast when it comes to chopping. It stays decently sharp after using and abusing this thing. I love the handle on this tool. It's super comfortable and the perfect size. Fit n finish is awesome as usual with tops. I have a few really expensive kukris and camp knives and I prefer the power eagle. If I ever happen to lose it or if it fails on me, which I highly doubt, I won't hesitate to replace it with the exact same one. I have worn out the original sheath over the years but I prefer this one over a kydex sheath because it straps to my pack perfectly.
5 out of 5
Oct 03, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Material, None
Good chopper
Love this knife for chopping wood. I have made two videos reviewing it batoning and also chopping wood, it exceeded my expectations on both. Nice forward balance on it. Now the cons, that handle strap, you'll remove it immediately and put a paracord strap through hole below scales. Screws in scales don't bother me at all, maybe they would bother someone with soft girl hands, but personally I don't even notice them. Overall a very solid chopper, I just touch it up with 600 grit sandpaper now and then and it stays sharp enough. This is a knife that is built to last in my opinion.
1 out of 5
Nov 27, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Materials, Finish
Would be great if you could grasp the handle
First the good. Materials and workmanship are excellent. Blade finish, graphics, and edge are great. Full-tang handle fit and finish are also excellent. Size, weight, and balance are impressive. The scales are textured. Minor objections: Sheath has a velcro strap that doesn't immobilize the knife but will keep it from falling out. The chisel-y tool thing that comes with it is useless for me. It's too short to hold with a closed-fist grip, and the holes are too small to put your fingers through. It's too small to hold like a knife. Discard. The Power Eagle's handle is the major disappointment. It is so bad, it's a showstopper. It has two elastic cords running through lanyard holes in the scales. These cords are not only useless, they get in the way and are a constant annoyance. I like the idea of tucking the back of the hand under a lanyard to fasten the hand to the knife. But these taut, skinny cords pinch the back of your hand, and leave a purple line on your skin. That hurts. So maybe the idea is to wrap your palm over the cords on one side, and tuck your fingernails under the cords on the other. Really? No, really that does not give you a secure grip. You spend your time wondering when the cords are going to roll off your fingernails, and it's as distracting as having one untied shoe in a sporting event. But if you don't put the cords over your fingernails, they roll around under your fingertips, preventing a proper grip. I just cut these cords off and threw them away. Then I noticed that the two Torx screws are proud of the handle scales--the rounded tops of the screws stick out above the scales. So you lose either way with this foolish handle. Either the cord cuts off your circulation, or it prevents a sure grip, or you discard the cords and then deal with the knobby screws sticking out. Tops seems to have a good reputation, so I thought this unusual lanyard grip system might be good. It is only unusually bad. It's hard to believe they'd put such a lousy feature on such an expensive knife. I'm going to wrap the entire handle in hockey-stick grip tape. Maybe that will make the knife usable. In my opinion, the knife is useless as it comes out of the box.
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