Cliff Stamp: I've got a question for you about the Strider.....

Mar 2, 2000
Hi, Cliff. I noticed you reviewed the strider and were considering comparing this to the Busse folder, when it comes out. Have you tested the Tops folder or thought about about throwing it into the mix with these other "supertough" folders? I've never actually seen one in person, but with TOPS reputation I would think that their folder would be able hold it own. I have to admit I am very curious as to how it would peform, being an owner of the Strider, and a couple of TOPS fixed blades.

EdRozen-On the cutting edge of finding out what the cutting edge is....
I have not reviewed the Strider folder, I just remarked that it would be a reasonable benchmark. I will probably get one of the ATS-34 versions depending on my work goes with Brian's WB. I didn't even know that TOPS had a folder? Can you give me a webpage reference?

trent; went to the sacramento gun/knife show today and seen two tops #303 dealer was selling it for $139.00 after seeing one in person i was not impressed.

Hi, guys.
Just to let you know,
I was told that
TOPS is currently in the process of producing new folders. I was also told the TOPS subcontract them, and they were also disappointed. TOPS doesn't mess around with crap. Whatever is next should be very, very good. We'll see.
Hey ya'll, glad I saw this thread. That is NOT the crappy folder I played with with the tops name on it. I Think tops figgerd out they got screwed with the junk and that appears to be that new "quality" piece.