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Some TOPS knives

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Makael, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Makael

    Makael Leather Craftsman Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
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  2. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey with special platinum powers Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    they do make nice stuff. really like that operator. keep adding it to my cart and not checking out. just dont need another big knife. probably get one though eventually.

    check out their pig sticker...called wild pig hunter, I think. really great knife for sticking pigs. got one. haven't used it yet for boar hunting.
     
  3. Makael

    Makael Leather Craftsman Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    They both are freaking awesome.
     
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  4. Makael

    Makael Leather Craftsman Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    I almost bought the pig sticker
     
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  5. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    Nice knives! I like the looks of the Lite Trekker and Frog Market Special, but most of their designs don’t do a lot for me. I am not a big fan of blade coatings and I think many of their knives are thicker than they need to be. With that said, they are definitely quality knives.
     
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  6. 910 Stryker M2HSSR

    910 Stryker M2HSSR

    32
    Jul 7, 2018
    That operator 7 is a damn fine looking knife. So is the silent hero come to think of it.
     
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  7. henkh

    henkh Gold Member Gold Member

    425
    May 13, 2015
    Tops really has some nice stuff. Their collection is growing huge. They had a very large booth #Bladeshow West. Most remarkable i thought the slingshot they showed.
     
  8. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
    Nice collection!!! I used to own the Field Craft, it was a very nice knife.
     
  9. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Awesome collection. TOPS makes outstanding knives. I want that 20th Anniversary Tracker w/ that gorgeous leather sheath.
     
  10. IUKE12

    IUKE12

    Nov 25, 2005
    I have the BOB, nice knife for sure. The Dragonfly and Silent Hero are on my wish list. Nice collection.
     
  11. scottyj

    scottyj

    994
    Jan 29, 2009
    Prather War Bowie. I want one. Do you have one good sir?
     
  12. Makael

    Makael Leather Craftsman Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Not yet. I forgot about the Kurkri.

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  13. Fletcher.357

    Fletcher.357

    193
    Jul 6, 2013
    I have a dozen or so TOPS and aside from the silly marketing (which seems to have toned down in the last couple of years) they make a very solid product especially for the money. I prefer small fixed blades for EDC.
     
  14. Jocephus1

    Jocephus1

    96
    May 30, 2007
    I keep a Tops Bob on my tractor and use it every single day and love it.
     
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  15. McFeeli

    McFeeli

    Feb 13, 2017
    You and I want the same blade. I can’t explain it, but that Prather War Bowie speaks to me. I’ll definitely own one at some point. It’s one of those knives I half expected to lose interest in, but it has stuck with me for a while. I just haven’t had the opportunity to snatch one up yet.

    As for Tops.. their knives top notch for sure. Some designs can get a bit crazy, but the fit and finish/craftsmanship is amazing for the price. I still need to add a Trekker to my collection at some point, though my little MSK has been doing a fine job for me.

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    I’ve used this picture a ton, I need to snap a new one of it soon.
     
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  16. Makael

    Makael Leather Craftsman Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Nice knife. I handled the war Bowie and it's thicker than I thought. Nice knife for sure.
     
  17. fielder

    fielder

    484
    Jan 25, 2011
    I've got a Desert Nomad, I really like it.
     
  18. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    558
    Sep 13, 2017
    Thanks for posting all these great pictures and experiences.

    I have not purchased a TOPS product yet, but seeing all these great pics with details makes me think I should.

    One thing is for sure, is that they are not afraid of trying designs with a wide range.

    Something that seems to come up a lot is the handle ergos. I see comments that they are too narrow. Do many of you owners find this to be true?

    Also, does anyone know if they harden the smaller 1095 knives higher than the large ones? I’ve often been curious if a manufacturer would increase Rockwell on a smaller blade, since it most likely would benefit from edge retention vs toughness.
     
  19. Makael

    Makael Leather Craftsman Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Not sure about the heat treat on smaller knives. Write them on their website for a catalog. I'm extremely happy about their product. Over 300 models.
     
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  20. Makael

    Makael Leather Craftsman Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    That model had a hell of a good review. Would like to give that one a try one day.
     

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