TOPS Knives Silent Hero Fixed 5-3/4" Blade, Micarta Handles (HERO-01)
TOHERO01: Silent Hero
The TOPS Knives Silent Hero was designed by Anton Du Plessis, who is the Chief of Operations for the Specialized Interdiction Unit of the Silent Heroes Foundation. His task is to combat the poaching crisis in South Africa. 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 our 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.
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Please take a moment to check out the Silent Heroes Foundation and learn more about this great organization at www.thesilentheroes.org Here 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.
Information from TOPS Knives.
- Item Number: HERO-01
- Overall 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
- Sheath: Black Leather
- Made in the Rocky Mountains USA
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for it's extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
This product is USA born and raised.
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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