The TOPS CUT 4.0 is a cool fixed knife, designed by Joshua Swanagon. This American designer designed the TOPS C.U.T. (Combat Utility Tool) as a knife for EDC and tactical purposes. Striking about the CUT is the large finger-ring at the end of the handle. Here you can recognize the influence of the Asian karambit knives. During normal use you stick your finger through this hole. For the more exciting tasks, however, you put your index finger through the hole. The blade will then be located beneath your fist.
The blade is made from 1095-carbon steel. As the name already suggests this type of steel has a relatively high carbon content. This means that the knife can be sharpened really sharp, but it also means that this type of steel is not stainless. The handle is made from micarta. This is a strong composite material made from linen and synthetic resin.
The TOPS CUT comes with a tight nylon sheath. It is enhanced with two flexible belt loops. With it you can hang it from your belt horizontally, but you can also move the loops. These 'loops', however, will also fit through a MOLLE web.
|Finish blade||dark coating|
|Blade shape||drop point|
|Type of edge||plain edge|
Dr. Karl Artmann-Häring, Passau
Friday 29 November 2019
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