Reviews and Ratings for TOPS Knives Operator 7 Fixed Blade Knife 7.25" Acid Rain Stonewashed Blade, Tan Canvas Micarta/Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheath - OP7-01

TOPS Knives Operator 7 Fixed Blade Knife 7.25" Acid Rain Stonewashed Blade, Tan Canvas Micarta/Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheathrated 3.800 stars out of 5 (5 reviews)
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TOPS Knives Operator 7 Fixed Blade Knife 7.25 inch Acid Rain Stonewashed Blade, Tan Canvas Micarta/Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheath

 

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TOPS Knives Operator 7 Fixed Blade Knife 7.25" Acid Rain Stonewashed Blade, Tan Canvas Micarta/Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Shawn
Lancaster, PA
Dec 08, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Over-the-TOPS and awesome
I wanted to review this knife on looks alone as soon as I opened the package. But I knew I needed to use it to be fair. Yes, this knife is a beast as described by many. The acid wash and blade shape are beautiful. The black G10 over the micarta handle compliments the blade so well, and it is full, but ergonomic in the hand. I took this knife hunting on several days and I loved the sheath. The way it dangled below my coat was great and I had no problems with noise (all due respect for the other reviewer who had these issues). I was hunting and stalking dear and I heard not a sound from the sheath. My hunting party loved the knife too. It got handed around quite a bit, with father-in-law chuckling at the heft of it and making Dundee jokes. All kidding aside, I used the knife to make a fire, chopping kindling, battoning, feather sticks. It works, of course, but that is not the primary intent of the knife. It appears to be more of a combat style, but that shouldn't stop the purchase. I have many knives, fixed and folding. I collect and use them hard. I also take great care of them. Upon first look I knew this knife would remain in the collection. After use, that thought is further confirmed. It is such a joy to use. Yes, its heavy, thick, and some could say over-the-top; but that is why I love it. I have other knives to carry if I want something lightweight and slim. But, if you want a knife that looks and feels like no other, its a great choice.
TOPS Knives Operator 7 Fixed Blade Knife 7.25" Acid Rain Stonewashed Blade, Tan Canvas Micarta/Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Ng
Nep a
Jan 24, 2019
Pros: None
Cons: None
Heres an idea
Excellent knife. Period. if the dangler style sheath bothers you because the knife swings around and makes noise., use a simple length of string or para cord as a tie down at the bottom of the sheath and tie it down to your leg. I personally like how low the knife rides. But, to each their own.
TOPS Knives Operator 7 Fixed Blade Knife 7.25" Acid Rain Stonewashed Blade, Tan Canvas Micarta/Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Matt
PA
Dec 21, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
great knife!
you really have to appreciate the craftsmanship of Tops knives. This knife is a great example. Its got a nice thick blade with a great heat treat that's tough and durable to handle everything you can throw at it. The handle is comfortable for several different grip positions and the knife is well balanced overall. Obviously if you only wear, "ultralight gear", there's no reason you should be interested in buying this knife and then give it a bad review because you have a problem with the custom fit kydex sheath it comes with. Personally, when i go hiking or camping i like to be prepared for a worst case scenario. A midsized, robust knife is pretty close to the top of the list because lets face it, a butter knife isn't gonna get me very far. So if you're actually into hiking, camping, and possibly needing to defend yourself than this knife is for you. If you're a huge fan of Bear Grylls and like to pretend to camp....you should probably not buy this knife. BTW...if the dongle system isn't your thing, call Tops and request a belt clip or buy and aftermarket belt clip for the sheath. It really is a nice sheath...i don't know what else people want. Knife goes in, knife comes out, no rattle, great retention. i mean, the sheath is even ultra light! haha Get it? Just buy the knife as soon as they get more in stock.
TOPS Knives Operator 7 Fixed Blade Knife 7.25" Acid Rain Stonewashed Blade, Tan Canvas Micarta/Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheath
rated 2 stars out of 5
Andy
LA
Oct 09, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Only as good as its sheath...
I like the knife. But the sheath is God-awful. Danglers are trouble to begin with. They are great sheaths if you prefer your knives all dinged up and covered with idiot marks. This one is particularly terrible. Like wearing a bell in the forest, you just couldn't make more noise if you tried. Perfect for the traveler who hates nature and never wants to experience it in person. This knife is useless to the wilderness hiker because of the TERRIBLE, AWFUL SHEATH. Might as well walk the trail with a blaring boom box. So why bother going into the mountains at all? I'm a nature photographer who spends days at a time deep in the San Bernadino Wilderness with ultralight gear.
TOPS Knives Operator 7 Fixed Blade Knife 7.25" Acid Rain Stonewashed Blade, Tan Canvas Micarta/Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheath
rated 2 stars out of 5
Mark
Plattsburgh, NY
May 13, 2019
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Awesome Knife, Sheath Junk
The knife itself is great. Tanks should be built this tough. It is crazy sharp, be exceptionally careful. Everything about the knife itself is top shelf. I'm not crazy about the grip. Perhaps my size 8 hands are too small for it. I have t other Tops knives without a grip issue. The sheath us HORRIBLE❗ First, the 25 cent piece if junk sheath is a dangler. It bounces around, swings, makes noise, and try to remove the knife...fuhgedaboudit. You need a hacksaw and a crowbar. I shouldn't have to monkey around with all these issues. It should be field ready to deploy immediately. I'm done with these guys until they bring a decent leather sheath.