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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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Devanian V
Jul 15, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Was the design supposed to come from the Abyss Watcher's side weapon?
Aside from the Dark Souls 3 Abyss Watcher's blade reference this Karambit is stunning. Having been trained in curved knives for a little over fifteen years now, mainly Karambits which was the first blade I was introduced to and wanted again after about four years, the full tang construction is of no hindrance with performance and training. The weight is balanced and proportioned to where an experienced student could manipulate and control the movements and direction of the arcs and stabs. With well taught wrist, joint and power of movement control (not including several other aspects and properties) this can be used efficiently, effectively and exceptionally dangerous in single stand training or in an actual combat situation. The out-side blade (as little as there is but it is more than enough) can be used to catch some-one off guard or if the person is fatigued from stress and/or combat stress, or deflecting, will perform just as well in dual edge techniques. The skull cracker on the end will do much more than that in the right hands (or the wrong hands). The quality is amazing, no loose parts (solid), full tang construction (always a plus), Dark Souls 3 rip-off (joke) and a comfortable grip. And this blade is meant to be wielded with a glove because of the over-sized ring. Post Script: the sheath is nice too (well constructed) Post Post Script: This blade is for "serious operators" and should not be taken lightly. I do recommend because this blade because this is one beautiful Karambit; but for those who want to display, keep-sake, actual use (practice, train or combat) or those who will still wear this concealed in public (for defense only); if there comes a time to think about using any weapon in an actual high risk imminent combat situation, as an absolute last resort, the person who draws their weapon out for any intention of use; needs to know when to draw a weapon as a last resort and if drawn needs to know how to properly and safely use the weapon, or the weapon in use will not be the only thing you lose. (Depending and regarding to Federal and State laws but not limited to your nearest local Law Enforcement Dispatch that has jurisdiction in your area.)
5 out of 5
Zach R
Reynoldsburg , Oh
Feb 08, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality
Cons: None
What a bad a$$ blade. Tops is at the top.
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.
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