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    Well that's not as bad as it could be, for sure. But still not soon enough!


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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyTwoBlades View Post
    Well that's not as bad as it could be, for sure. But still not soon enough!
    Yeah, but I was just really impressed with how fast they got the first ones out for Blade. The knife went from a sketch of the neck knife I want to carry that I drew at a Waffle House one night while drinking coffee and writing, after a day long photo shoot, to hanging around my neck in less than two weeks. I did get to reserve my favorite numbers though
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    Cool stuff! I've appreciated that TOPS has been adding more "non-tacticool" models lately.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyTwoBlades View Post
    Cool stuff! I've appreciated that TOPS has been adding more "non-tacticool" models lately.
    Yeah, they've added a few nice hunters and skinners I like. I have an Idaho Hunter with a FFG that is going to get a workout this autumn Plus I was checking out a couple of other FFGs at Blade. They are definitely expanding their line to other areas.
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    TOPS has some really cool designs(again I love the TIBO) and if some of them were a bit thinner say 1/8 instead of 3/16ths then I think and this is just me but they would sell more. I have my eye on a couple but the 3/16ths is holding me back....but it is getting harder to hold back
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKE2 View Post
    TOPS has some really cool designs(again I love the TIBO) and if some of them were a bit thinner say 1/8 instead of 3/16ths then I think and this is just me but they would sell more. I have my eye on a couple but the 3/16ths is holding me back....but it is getting harder to hold back
    Thanks man, glad you like the Tibo . Yeah, they do have some really cool designs, and actually TOPS does quite a few knives with steels thinner than 3/16 and I noticed even more on the table at Blade that are going to be on their website later this year. This definitely seems to be an area where they are exploring possibilities. Plus they have also started doing more high and flat grinds, and more of those to come this year. I listed the ones I ran across below.


    1/8” steel

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=390

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=382

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=105

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=330

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=347

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=363

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=391

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=375

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=266

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=284

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...products_id=40

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=265

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=374

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=350

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=342

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=367

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=133

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=288



    5/32

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=302

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=388

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=246

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=243

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=241

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=214

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=258

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=304

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...products_id=34



    Flat grinds and hybrid high grinds on thicker steels

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=380

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=313

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...products_id=13

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=321

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=210

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=339

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=299

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    Where's the bottle opener?!

    Seriously, that is an excellent design! Beautiful!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crewdawg View Post
    Where's the bottle opener?!

    Seriously, that is an excellent design! Beautiful!
    Lol, they already have one of those http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=367

    Thanks man, glad you like it! After years of carrying and using several small knives I decided to try to get the one I really wanted for a neck knife made and was fortunate enough to see it happen.
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    Any word on the sheath, edge angle, and/or edge thickness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan57 View Post
    Any word on the sheath, edge angle, and/or edge thickness?
    I can't say for certain, but I expect the sheath will be similar in style to this sheath from a similar sized TOPS knife.




    As for edge angle and thickness, I don't have a protractor handy, but according to my digital calipers the edge thickness is 0.037 or 6 thousandths of an inch over 1/32" at the shoulder, and the edge bevel is 0.69 or 7 thousandths of an inch over 1/16" wide. The width of the primary grind transitions from 0.129 or 4 thousandths over 1/8 at the top of the grind to the 0.037 at the shoulder in 0.82 or 7 thousandths over 3/4". It's not a full flat grind and has some meat left in the spine for lateral strength. The blade is 1 inch wide at the widest point and 2.7 inches long from tip to plunge. I hope that's more helpful than confusing...





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    The more I look at this knife I feel that in it came the realization of the Becker Necker + ESEE Izula in its fullness, more than the ESKABAR. I feel that the designs we're intertwined here not just bolted together and then some more! It really looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by namida View Post
    The more I look at this knife I feel that in it came the realization of the Becker Necker + ESEE Izula in its fullness, more than the ESKABAR. I feel that the designs we're intertwined here not just bolted together and then some more! It really looks great!
    Thanks man, glad you like it. In overall appearance that's mainly the influences that show. However it is the small knife I wanted as a neck knife based on the use of several small knives over the course of several years. The blade shape was heavily influenced by the Izula, but I wanted more of a point for better penetration and for boring small holes, and I wanted a continuous curve edge profile. The first finger notch was influenced by the BK-11 and a couple of others, but I wanted something light for a neck knife so it is done in 1/8+ steel.
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    I hope this comes out in pink/orange/yellow so i can buy one for the boss too I really like this one and fortunately, its in the size that I can purchase here in the philippines. looking forward to this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by namida View Post
    I hope this comes out in pink/orange/yellow so i can buy one for the boss too I really like this one and fortunately, its in the size that I can purchase here in the philippines. looking forward to this!
    Thanks man, glad you like it. I have no idea what colors it may come in later. I know TOPS does black, grey, and yellow on a regular basis but who knows.
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    Stripped with a clear coat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyTwoBlades View Post
    Stripped with a clear coat.
    Personally I'm wanting a nice uncoated and stonewashed decent stainless version. I mean it's only 1/8" steel, how much could it cost
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    I totally agree! Hell--don't even bother with stonewashing it. I bet you leaving it with all the scuff marks would actually look pretty cool.


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    i really really need/want this knife

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    That would make a nice edc. Nice design.
    Is the choil the way you designed it or that's tops interpretation of it?
    On a blade this size I would rather see the smallest possible choil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyTwoBlades View Post
    I totally agree! Hell--don't even bother with stonewashing it. I bet you leaving it with all the scuff marks would actually look pretty cool.
    Eh, I don't think they'd let it out without stone washing it lol. Plus I like the looks of their stonewashed stainless


    Quote Originally Posted by Seanifred View Post
    i really really need/want this knife
    Thanks man, glad you like it.


    Quote Originally Posted by tek77 View Post
    That would make a nice edc. Nice design.
    Is the choil the way you designed it or that's tops interpretation of it?
    On a blade this size I would rather see the smallest possible choil.

    Thanks man. Actually the sharpening choil just comes out to meet the grind because I wanted a radiused grind...I think it is stronger than a straight in plunge. BUT the idea is for it to serve as a striking area for a ferro rod for me once I clean the coating off the edge and square it up. I wanted it to work with a 1/4 inch rod.
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