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Tops Hawke's Hellion Survivor 2020 Survival Knife 9" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles

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Part Number: TOHHS2020
Manufacturer: TOPS Knives
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TOHKH2020: Hawke's Hellion Survivor 2020
Mykel Hawke has teamed up with TOPS Knives to make a survival knife. Mykel has designed a knife specifically for maximum function and efficiency for the true survivor. Hawke's years of real field experience and dirt time found most other blades lacking in one or more areas. TOPS Knife Makers have a combined 100 years of real field, rescue, law, combat, and special ops experience. Together, they have created one of the most useful all purpose utilitarian survival knives ever made.

The Handle

The handle has 2 lanyard holes for left/right or double security. It is made if micarta which actually improves the grip when wet and is designed to be fatter in the middle to give maximum human hand grip, no matter how slippery from water or blood. The handle has a divet in it to be used as the socket for the fire bow drill method.

The Sheath

The sheath is made of a ballistic nylon to reduce weight and rot, inherent with leather sheaths. It has a kydex insert shaped for the knife to make it extra strong and extra safe. The sheath can be tied down to the leg for active wear or worn sideways along the belt on the waist.


The blade is 9 inches total, 8 inches of working length, the handle is 5 inches. This gives the knife the best general length to serve as both a large tool like a machete and a small tool like a hand knife. This inherently means the knife can NOT be as good as a machete for heavy chopping, nor can it be as good as a small camping/fishing knife for whittling. HOWEVER, the machete is terrible for whittling which is vital for surviving and the camp knife is horrible for doing the heavy lifting every survivor needs, like chopping to make a shelter, etc. To this end, Hawke's Hellion is designed to wreak havoc on both sets of needs specifically for the Survivor to have 2020 vision for jobs big and small. This makes the Hellion the BEST single tool for any survivor when they can only carry ONE item to do everything they need to survive. This means the Survivor's best choice for an all-purpose tool is simple: For all things survival, it's HAWKE's HELLION, anytime, anything, anywhere!
More About the Blade
  • The flat near the handle is for hammering the knife downwards when you need to use the knife blade as a wedge and to give you the ability to apply extra push with a free hand for some heavier carving, scraping, etc.
  • The saw is a real cutter with a unique design from TOPS.
  • The other top blade is back-up should severe damage happen to the working blade.
  • The point is for specifically incising with a blade and is designed to be on both sides for back and forth deep cutting without needing to turn the knife each time.
  • The longer point is for troughing, or making troughs in long pieces of wood or digging out and scraping bowls, etc.
  • The angle of the longest blade is a 17 degree angle for maximum efficiency by the most ergonomic chopping position for the human hand and arm; this saves vital energy for the survivor.
  • The inward indent angle (sharp cut in the "belly" of the blade) is for notching, such as making traps and fishing hooks, etc.
  • The bottom angle is for most efficient whittling and least effort in the wrist.
  • The hand guards are for catching/trapping brush as you whack through thick vegetation.
  • The finger grip is to maximize small muscle control for detailed and technical tasks when whittling as well as to not fatigue large muscles from lack of fine muscle control on the slight angling required in heavy chopping.
  • The flat handle hammer is just that, for hammering and flattening.
  • The point on the tip of the handle is for poking holes into shells, eggs, etc., and to make holes for tools and such without damaging the knife points.
  • The strength of the blade itself is above the center line to compensate for the deep cut in the notcher; it has some flex, but will hold a man's weight in the crevice of a cliff.
  • The knife is not designed for throwing, as this can break the tip of any good working knife. Likewise, it's good practice to pull a knife from the wood by rocking it forward and backwards in line with the blade edges and not sideways or "wide ways" which is left and right of the blade edges; basically, move in the direction of edges, not the flat of the blade.
  • Care and feeding of the Hellion: always clean, sharpen, and lube the blade before storing or at least, wash and oil before storing and then sharpen before use each time. The metal is designed to hold a good edge but not be so sensitive it dulls easily and is difficult re-sharpen.
  • Blade Length: 9"
  • Blade Steel: 5160 Carbon Steel, 56-58HRC
  • Overall Length: 14-3/4"
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Blade Coating: Black Traction Epoxy Hybrid (Powder Coat)
  • Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta
  • Sheath Material: Nylon
  • Weight: 13 oz.
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 000000168816

Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
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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5 out of 5
Apr 28, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
I first saw this blade shortly after I had already purchased a Parry blade. After reading the description and viewing the pictures of it, I HAD to buy it !!! This blade is an absolute BEAST ! You first notice the size and thickness of the blade and in your mind you may be thinking " looks awesome but probably too heavy...". The grips fit your hand like a glove and the over-all balance forces you to forget about the weight. It's that comfortable. I have somewhat larger hands and this thing felt sweet. The sheath is excellent as well with 2 pouches with sufficient space for a sharpening stone. The spear like point on the blade is just freakishly sharp. I could go on about the quality of this blade as well as the service from Knifecenter. But I do have one major drawback about this knife, I bought it as a gift for a friend of mine after he went bananas for my Parry blade so my review is based on the few minutes it was in my possession as I was presenting it to my bud :(
4 out of 5
Salem Wi.
Mar 26, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: Weight, None
All knifes should be made out of steel like this.
All knives should be made out of spring steel like this one is, that's what makes it so great. Anyone would have a hard time destroying this knife. If you want something that's going to last and hold up under heavy use this is the knife. Add to that nice design that I would consider to be 8 out of 10 and you have a real product, it's worth every penny.
5 out of 5
M. Keller
Chicago, IL
Jun 28, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Awesome Knife!
The design of this knife is awe inspiring and creates fear in anything on the receiving end. This can be used for any outdoors activity requiring the use of a tool. This definitely transcends to the battlefield or on a survival mission. The weight is heavy enough to withstand the toughest punishment and also, give you confidence when using it to chop or slash. A kydex sheath would have made this a "Total Package"; however, the knife stands on it's own!
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