Designed by Leo Espinoza with law enforcement in mind, the TOPS Quickie is a dual edged, easily concealed, low profile karambit. It has several unique features that will appeal to a variety of demographics.
First off, TOPS tells us this is a skeletonized 1095 carbon steel “3-finger” karambit with a secondary cutting edge and a roomy finger hole. They explain that a “3 finger” karambit “lets you hold your knife without restricting mobility. By putting the finger hole on the 3rd finger from the blade and then leaving a nub after that, it gives the user some ability to still use the hand while holding the knife.”
“For police officers, in particular, this makes it an excellent option for a weak hand weapon. The knife can be drawn when the firearm is unavailable, then once the firearm becomes available, the officer isn’t faced with the impossible decision of either dropping or trying to re-sheath the knife in the middle of an altercation,” TOPS says.
It comes with a multi-position Kydex sheath. With an overall length of 5” and a slim profile of only 1/8”, the Quickie is easy to conceal. At a mere 2.5 ounces, it also will be an easy conceal that won’t weigh you down.
- 1095 Carbon Steel, Tumbled Finish
- 1.63” Karambit
- .13” Blade Thickness
- HRC 56-58
- Skeletonized Handle
- Multi-Position Kydex Sheath with Clip
- 2.5 Ounces
- 5” Overall
- Made in the USA
The TOPS Quickie is now available for pre-order. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.