TOPS Knives MIL-SPIE 3 Fixed 3.5" Black 154CM Blade, Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath - TPMIL03
TOMIL03: MIL-SPIE 3
The name Mil-SPIE is an acronym that the DOD came up with several years ago. It stands for (Military-Special Projects Individual Equipment) Pronounced ‘MIL SPY’. This was to enable Special Operation Forces within the Military to help develop, test, evaluate and acquire 'out of the ordinary' and 'outside of normal channels' items that they require.
TOPS Knives is often approached by individual Operators who advise them of their ideas and the criteria that needed to be met for their Unit or Team. Their challenge was to develop a small and large Field Knife with a fairly narrow carrying profile, it had to be strong and light in weight. With this criteria in mind TOPS created and named the Mil-SPIE Knives.
This model with a 3.5" blade that is 3/16" thick and O/A Length 8" made out of 154CM stainless steel, heat treated by Paul Bos. This size was more adept at being used as a neck, or boot or undercover knife, worn close to the body, the scales are black linen Micarta with a dot dash dot pattern embedded in the handle. The handle scales are removable and the skeletonized knife seems to be as popular as the one with handles. The sheath system is Heavy Duty Kydex, which locks the knife in place in the closed position and has a Steel Spring Clip for attachment in a variety of positions. Made in the USA.
- Blade Length: 3-1/2"
- Blade Steel: 154CM Stainless, 58-60HRC
- Thickness: 3/16"
- Overall Length: 8"
- Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta
- Sheath Material: Kydex with a Rotating Steel Spring Clip
- Weight: 5.3 oz.
- Made in the USA
UPC Code: 000000155038
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
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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