Pros: Handle Material, Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, None
Just a review
I don't know if manufactures read these reviews but I would sure hope so. I bought the Big ol' Tops/ Buck knife on its looks, heft, and seeing the "Tops" name on the knife. This is my first Tops knife, and from what I understand, they didn't make it, Buck did. I own several Buck knives and stopped buying them due to, what I thought, was poor quality. This was the first Buck knife I've purchased in over 25 years And was hoping for our relationship to rekindle. The Tops/buck CASR-T is like what all the many, many other reviews state! A working, take with you to meet satan on you last stand, knife. My concern so far, is the knife was dull! Others have posted this same concern but most kind of put it in the background. I really think this is a valid concern. A knife is primarily for cutting and most manufacturers will jump up and down and wave their finger chastising anyone who uses their knife for anything but cutting. How can you do this when you have to spend time putting an edge on an edge tool right from the manufacture? Also, since this is an edged tool that came basically,"un edged", what is this to say about the rest of their manufacturing of this folding gift of the Gods? I now remember why I stopped buying Buck knives but does Tops realize their name is on this too? Have the accepted this like, obviously, Buck has? Is this now the new standard we are to expect? Was the rest of our knives made with the same attention to detail as the shipped out sharpness of the cutting tool? Knife looks and feels amazing! Going to put it through my everyday wear and tear and see if there is just the sharpeners that need to stop smoking dope and concentrate on their jobs or if its the standard of Buck knives. Tops, are you ok with these reviews? Your name is on my knife.