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TOPS Knives Lite Trekker Fixed 3-5/8" 1095 Blade, Black Canvas Micarta Handles with Black Inlays (TLT-01-SB) - TPTLT01SB

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Part Number: TOTLT01SB
Manufacturer: TOPS Knives
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TOTLT01SB: Lite Trekker
TOPS Knives
In recent years, there had been a surge in outdoor activities; trekkers, backpackers, survivalists, preppers, and numerous other like-minded individuals, developing their skills and using their tools to develop a real sense of self-reliance. 

In these uncertain times, it is definitely wise to have some kind of light tool with you, regardless of whether you are going "off grid" for the weekend or adding this knife to your Bug-Out-Bag.

We feel that the two most important factors regarding the tool/gear is #1--Effective and #2--As light and strong as possible for the given task. These are the primary factors we considered in the design of this tool. Equally adept in urban settings or in the wild, this is definitely an "ounce-counter's" dream. In addition, the ability to quickly spot your knife on the ground or in the bush, is a definite positive when selecting one of the neon handle options.

TOPS Lite Trekker is the culmination of several months of designing and refining. At the recent Blade Show, Joe (Shangoman) Flowers; his wife, Ashley; and Leo (the Lion) Espinoza, put their heads together on a new joint collaboration to design a light, durable, and functional tool. We have already seen their combined field time and design experience come through on some winning models. The best recent example is the Machete .230... An excellent field tool with a great performance record.

After numerous revisions, the TOPS Lite Trekker has several, well-thought-out features such as a positive grip with optional colored (traction and high-visibility squares) set into the handle design. When selecting one of the neon versions, the textured handle includes a neon cord matching the choice of colored squares.

The blade grind is flat ground to the top edge of the blade for the sharpest and lightest combination in its size class. 

This tool comes with a 3 rod fire-starter and 126 DB emergency whistle. Wherever your travels take you or what surprises come your way, you can feel comfortable with the capabilities of the TOPS Lite Trekker.
  • Overall Length: 8-3/4"
  • Blade Length: 4-1/4"
  • Thickness: 1/8"
  • Steel: 1095 High Carbon RC 56-58
  • Handle: Black Canvas Micarta with Black Composition Inlays
  • Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
  • HSheath: Kydex with Firestarter and Piggyback
  • Weight: 5.1 oz.
  • Weight with Sheath: 7.7 oz.
  • Designed by: Leo Espinoza & Joe Flowers
  • Made in USA
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its 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.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Scottsdale, AZ
Jun 01, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great camping tool
I'm not using this to survive an apocalypse, but I did want a fixed full-tang blade that could handle a variety of wood processing (carving to batoning) and also be lightweight primarily for backpacking and camping. Looked at ESEE but 3/4 too small, 5 too heavy and 6 is almost a machete. This blade had great reviews on YouTube and the 1095 carbon blade is paired with a great kydex sheath and fire-starter/magnesium stick. Only gripe is that they took away the non-coated spine to use for striking, so you'd have to use the blade. Not the greatest of firestarters either, but functional and overall I highly recommend it.
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