A collaboration between Joe Flowers and Leo Espinoza, the TOPS Lite Trekker is an excellent choice for a lightweight yet durable knife for backpacking, camping, hiking, or even daily utility usage. While the presence of a short guard may concern some, we find it creates virtually no clearance issues in usage, and lends an extra degree of security and safety to the knife without decreasing its utility. The large recesses in the canvas micarta scales both provide additional grip and reduce weight. A short section of the spine is uncoated and ground square to provide a zone for striking a ferro rod or shaving tinder. The flat-ground blade yields an exceptional balance between slicing ability and durability, and will handle rough use without losing finesse. The point of the knife lies along the centerline of the grip, which makes drilling and other point work tasks both easy and safe.
The secure kydex sheath features a steel belt clip that may be rotated to the angle of your choice for improved comfort of carry. A TOPS combination ferrocerium/magnesium fire steel is piggybacked on the front of the sheath in a removable carrier and a powerful yet compact safety whistle is also included.
If selecting the Special Grade option we will thin and polish the factory edge for increased cutting performance.
Blade Length: 4 and 1/4"
Overall Length: 8 and 3/4"
Weight: 5 oz.
Steel: 1095 High Carbon
Sheath: Kydex With Rotating Steel Belt Clip