Tops TPUK-01 Tanimboca Puukko
In late 1998, TOPS Knives was founded with a mission to create the highest-quality knives around. Our Knives are tools, designed and built using the extensive knowledge and real life experiences of many Operators with backgrounds in Military, Law Enforcement, outdoor professions, and Martial Arts. Specifically, we have worked with designers with backgrounds ranging from Navy Seals to Airborne Rangers, from Martial Arts instructors to survival experts, and from SWAT Team Members to Native American weapons experts. We have a designer from nearly every background that uses hard-core knives. Perhaps the best part, all TOPS fixed blades are manufactured and hand-finished at our facility in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, USA.
Fixed Blade Survival Knife Product Features:
Extensively built and hand finished
Ready to perform a variety of cutting tasks
Made in the USA
One Life … One Knife
Tops Knives are tools, designed and built using the extensive knowledge and real life experiences of many Operators with backgrounds in Military, Law Enforcement, outdoor professions, and Martial Arts. Specifically, Tops Knives have worked with designers with backgrounds ranging from Navy Seals to Airborne Rangers, from Martial Arts instructors to survival experts, and from SWAT Team Members to Native American weapons experts. All TOPS fixed blades are manufactured and hand-finished at the facility in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, USA.
What do you need a knife for
If youre a knife enthusiast, its unlikely that you need a new knife, but the same concepts can apply to you as for those people who are replacing a lost knife or had one break and actually do need a new knife. The most important question is, what will this knife be used for most frequently If you work in a field where youre regularly opening packages, mail, or cutting a lot of paper-like material, youre going to want something different than if youre looking for a concealable self-defense knife. If you work outside the city in rural areas or in nature, youre going to want something totally different than someone who works in a restaurant. If youre a hunter, youll probably want something different than a military guy or gal about to be deployed overseas. Those are obvious callouts, but its the right place to start.
Thats you Should Consider
Blade thickness – thicker blade stock typically equals stronger knives but can sacrifice sharpness.
Edge geometry – axes tend to have wider blade edges (up to 30 degrees or so on each side of the edge) and slicers tend to have narrower (say 17 to 20 degrees) for good reasons. Wider edges are less prone to chipping and rolling than thin edges. Thin edges are sharper and cut better (more cleanly). There is always a trade-off.
Blade type – Each has its strengths/weaknesses and preferred applications (again, it’s all subjective). There are drop points, tanto points, Sheep’s foot, clip points, and many more to choose from.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning and Maintenance – Do you want a worry free stainless steel that you never have to worry about cleaning, but may be very difficult to resharpen, or do you want a carbon steel blade that will rust when wet, but sharpens easily (keep in mind, many modern carbon steel blades are coating to protect from rust).
Delta Unit 3 Little Bro Tac Raze Tanimboca Puukko Mini Scandi
Knife Type Fixed Blade Fixed Blade Folding Fixed Blade Fixed Blade, Neck
Overall Length 7.25″ 6.88″ 7.63″ 7.75″ 6.13″
Blade Length 3.00″ 3.00″ 3.25″ 3.63″ 3.00″
Cutting Edge n/a 3.00″ 2.88″ 3.50″ n/a
Blade Thickness 0.250″ 0.190″ 0.130″ 0.130″ 0.130″
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58 1095 RC 56-58 1095 RC 56-58 1095 RC 56-58 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Tactical Gray Black Traction Coating Tumble Finish Tumble Finish Black Traction Coating
Handle Material Blue/Black G10 Black Linen Micarta Black G10 Tan Canvas Micarta Tan Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight 14.4 oz 4.3 oz 2.7 oz 5.1oz 2.3oz
Designer TOPS Team TOPS Team Leo Espinoza Goran Mihajlovic Leo Espinoza
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