TOPS Silent Hero Knife by Anton Du Plessis
We have stocked one of his designs before which was similar but I am very glad he has approached TOPS as they have worked wonders with his design and improved it no end. They have changed it from an unknown stainless steel to 1095 High Carbon Tool Steel which will simply hold an edge longer. They have also lengthened the blade a bit, changed the handle ergonomic, added a leather sheath and, well........................to be honest it might look similar but it is a completely different knife!
This knife has to be durable, versatile, and able to fill Anton’s needs in the field, which affected the design of the blade and the handle. It will definitely hold up to hard use. And with a weight of only 12oz., you’ll be able to use the knife without getting fatigued too quickly.
You’ll notice there is a lanyard hole in the handle along with another in the finger guard. This is meant to allow the user to add a safety cord in order to improve the grip on the handle, which already allows for a solid grip. The finger-guard hole can also be used to assist in lashing to a spear when the situation warrants it.
There is a finger choil up into the blade to give you the ability to choke up and execute precise, fine cuts. The drop point design makes this knife great for slicing and gives the tip extra strength. So this knife will be a great knife for bushcraft, survival, and tactical purposes.
The black leather sheath is durable and looks great paired with this knife. The Silent Hero is held in place with a single snap loop that curls around the finger guard.
The Silent Hero is a great design that lends to a very versatile blade. It is not so large that it can only be used to chop, but is also still big enough to complete most of the tasks you can do or want to do with a smaller knife.
It is thier intention at TOPS to ensure that a portion of all sales of this knife are used to help the Silent Heroes Foundation in their endeavors.
- O/A Length: 11 1/4"
- Blade Length: 5 3/4"
- Thickness: 3/16"
- Steel: 1095 High Carbon Steel
- Handle: Black Linen Micarta with Rocky Mountain Tread
- Blade Finish: Black River Wash
- Weight: 12 oz
- Designed by: Anton Du Plessis, Counter Poaching Unit 01
Please take a moment to check out the Silent Heroes Foundation and learn more about this great organization at www.thesilentheroes.org Here at The Bushcraft Store and at TOPS, we are honored to be associated with this great cause. We also wish to show our appreciation for similar missions throughout the world that help to preserve and protect endangered wildlife. Thank you all for your efforts.
Very nice blade. Think esee 6 same materials but with superior design. Don't normally like a leather sheath but it works well. Custom kydex sheaths are readily available for this knife on ebay if you want to upgrade. Highly recommend both the knife and the bushcraft store.