TOPS Tahoma Field Knife
The TOPS Tahoma Field Knife is designed to provide anything the outdoor professional would need in a knife and is yet another quality product produced by this great American company. They produce some of the best and most useful field tools on the market today we are very happy to be a main dealer.
This knife is designed by Andy Tran and with his background in tinkering, and fundamental knowledge of physics, and human movement it was the foundation and basis of development for the Tahoma Field Knife.
The tip has a double edge, used as a backup blade in the event the main edge should become dull during an extended period of time without a means to sharpen. There is also now a single edged variant of this knife available. The notch on the spine of the blade is used for scoring materials to create a weak point to break, as well as break wire by work hardening it, and pulling pots and similar items out of a fire.
The thumb ramp has a hole in it for a forward wrist lanyard popular in cutting contests as well as aid in lashing the knife to the end of a stick to make a spear. The finger choil makes bringing the hand closer to the blade possible for fine carving tasks. The choil also creates a secondary “tip” for carving or notching etc. The overall shape of the handle is made for ergonomics, and to give the user a better grasp like on a machete. Dual spindle sockets for a bow drill make it safe to use left or right hand operation.
On the pommel of the knife is a pry bar, shaped and positioned so that if given a “backseat” grip on the knife during chopping, it would not cut, or wear into your hand. Every feature is integrated into the knife to work with each other, as well as be instinctual to the user so that it feels like an extension of the body.
- O/A Length:13 15/16"
- Top Edge: 2 3/4"
- Actual Cutting Edge: 7 5/16"
- Thickness: 3/16"
- Steel: 1095 High Carbon Steel RC 56-58
- Handle: Tan Canvas Micarta
- Blade Finish: Black River Wash
- Sheath: Ballistic Nylon
- Weight: 1lb 2oz
- Weight w/ Sheath: 1lb 8.3 oz
- Designed by: Andy Tran