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Posted: 2/26/2006 4:50:20 PM EDT
Anyone have any feedback on Tops knives? Anyone know where they're available for the best prices?



TOPS knives
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:59:12 PM EDT
My buddy has a few Tops knives. He 1st heard about them from the woodsmaster series of videos by Ron Hood.

He really likes their product.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:32:36 PM EDT
IMO TOPS makes a solid well made line of knives. however, I also think they are greatly over priced and over hyped. They use decent steel but not anyting special. The kydex sheaths are IMO poorly made. I have owned about 10 TOPS knives and currently have a TOPS BEST bowie. You can find some decent deals via internet dealers if you do a google search and compare prices but I would'nt pay full retail for any TOPS knife.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:56:13 PM EDT
What a coincidence. I just received my first TOPS blade yesterday, a Scalpel. Here is my review.

Link Posted: 2/27/2006 4:23:49 AM EDT
It's on sale for 45.99
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:47:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ms329:
It's on sale for 45.99

Ahhh, it was $35 bucks when I bought it a week ago on an inventory sale. Must have went back up.

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:03:47 PM EDT
Thanks guys! I actually found TOPS knives cheapest on eGay.

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:16:01 AM EDT
Other than being too expensive at Retail (ditto for looking on Ebay), they're good knives...the steel may be mediocre, but TOPS does have very good heat-treatment. I have a Steel Eagle and a Pasayten. I really like the Pasayten, but make sure you get your hands on the bigger knives before buying. The handles are a little different than most knives. My Steel Eagle came with a pretty high-angled edge, I've since lowered the profile and it performs very well. Many of TOPS knives are sharpened prybars so you may have to do some work depending on your uses.

Steel Eagle, second from the right:

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 10:09:29 PM EDT
I had a TOPS Tom Brown tracker knife while the quality and wokmanship of the knife was excellent it just wasn't for me. I purchased mine on e-bay for $225.00 shipped which was pretty good IMO. I also sold it on e-bay about a month or two after buying it.
I have recently purchased a couple of Ranger knives R.D series. I think these knives are a great value and are extremely tough. Plus the owner Justin is a really good guy to deal with and if you ever have any type of problems with you Ranger knife he will repair it free of charge.
The Ranger knives are available from Brigade Quartermasters at www.actiongear.com

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