Let’s talk about Survival knives. Survival knives are knives intended for survival purposes in a wilderness environment, often in an emergency when the user has lost most of his/her main equipment. Most military aviation units issue some kind of survival knife to their pilots in case their aircraft are shot down behind enemy lines and the crew needs tools to facilitate their survival, escape, and rescue. Survival knives can be used for trapping, skinning, wood cutting, wood carving, and other uses. Hunters, hikers, and outdoor sport enthusiasts use survival knives. Some survival knives are heavy-bladed and thick. Other survival knives are lightweight or fold in order to save weight and bulk as part of a larger survival kit. Their functions often include serving as a hunting knife. Features, such as hollow handles, that could be used as storage space for matches or similar small items, began gaining popularity in the 1980s. Custom or semi-custom makers such as Americans Jimmy Lile, Bo Randall, and Chris Reeve are often credited with inventing those features
TOPs Knives decided to upgrade the knife by using this unique design to have as a survival knife or a tactical one. The Eagle Shadow is designed for your purpose in the field. It was made to be a full combat weapon on the battle field or the battle of survival. But gentle enough to be a EDC. Believe it or not, it is now available for YOU here in the USA if you take advantage of it!.
BLADE: This blade is 8.25″ overall. 3.50″ steel blade; a high-performance steel with excellent cutting and sharpening characteristics.
It is a full tang that extends throughout the handle. Beautifully designed blade. You can also see that close to the handle and on top of the blade, it has ridges. This is for your thumb to rest on to allow you full access to your grip, thrust and slashing.
HANDLE: Made of Black Linen Micarta. This kind of texture that feels smooth in the hand. It allows the grip of the hand not to slip easy. With the palm of the hand around the grip a makes for an unbelievable grip.
Important: They ship anywhere in the US within days! But they will ship anywhere in the world!
You have to check out what TOPs knives has to say about it
The Eagle is a bird of prey. It is a superb hunter, has incredible eye-sight, mobility, and attacks with swift ferocity. The last thing prey will ever see is the Eagle’s Shadow.
The Eagle’s Shadow has a unique, extremely strong, harpoon-style tip that provides great penetration power and a comfortable, sticky grip for when you need it. Ever vigilant for the opportunity to strike with lethal efficiency, hunters and special military operators know, that the well-planned, first strike wins and puts the prey or the enemy away!
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Blade Steel||1095 RC 56-58|
|Blade Finish||Black Traction Coating|
|Handle Material||Black Linen Micarta|
|Sheath Material||Black Kydex|
|Sheath Clip||Rotating Spring Steel|
Here is their Mission Statement
ONE LIFE… ONE KNIFE
In late 1998, TOPS Knives was founded with a mission to create the highest-quality knives around. Our Knives are tools, designed and built using the extensive knowledge and real life experiences of many Operators with backgrounds in Military, Law Enforcement, outdoor professions, and Martial Arts. Specifically, we have worked with designers with backgrounds ranging from Navy Seals to Airborne Rangers, from Martial Arts instructors to survival experts, and from SWAT Team Members to Native American weapons experts. We have a designer from nearly every background that uses hard-core knives. Perhaps the best part, all TOPS fixed blades are manufactured and hand-finished at our facility in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, USA.
TOPS ADVANCED TACTICAL KNIVES ARE THE FINE RESULT OF THIS SYNERGISM
Our Knives have been requested and deployed in “Hot Spots” all over the world. Numerous individuals who are or were Field Operators use or have used our knives and report top performance and reliability from times when their life depended on the tools they had with them.
THAT’S WHY SPECIAL OPS TRUST TOPS!
Bad ass right!
Guys and Gals – Head over to TOPs Knives and see all of the other cool knives they have.
Until next time………………