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10 Years Serving Top Rated Quality Outdoor Gear & Knives - Est 2012
10 Year Anniversary - Est. 2012

TOPS Back Bite Knife

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Original price $170.00
Original price $170.00 - Original price $170.00
Original price $170.00
Current price $136.00
$136.00 - $136.00
Current price $136.00

The Back Bite is an aggressive break from conventional design and functionality - where function meets form!

Inspired by the Russian Martial Art system of striking, trapping, attack and defense, the Back Bite is a knife that bites "forward" and "back" inflicting devastating damage and Maximum Effect! Colin Despins designed this knife based on his extensive exposure to and training in the system of Russian martial arts.

The Back Bite incorporates a unique combination of a concave strike face edge, a Wharncliffe Back edge, and a flat chisel point.

When gripping the Back Bite in the blade down strike face edge forward, the operator is enabled to deliver devastating blows to the adversary's vital targets and to attack or defend!"

Knife Type Fixed Blade

Overall Length 8.50"

Blade Length 4.00"

Cutting Edge 3.00"

Secondary Edge 1.00"

Blade Thickness 0.190"

Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58

Blade Finish Black Traction Coating

Handle Material Black Linen Micarta

Knife Weight 5.5 oz

Weight w/ Sheath 7 oz

Sheath Weight 1.5 oz

Sheath Included Yes

Sheath Material Black Kydex

Sheath Clip Rotating Spring Steel

Designer Colin Despins

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Intimidating knife

I'm a big fan of Tops Knives.

The Back Bite is a pure fighting knife. I would not recommend it for survival, bushcraft, or other utility uses.

The high level of quality is consistent with the other Tops knives I've purchased.

The Back Bite's blade is definitely a conversation piece. The knife has a very high "wow" factor.

I'm certainly not that knowledgeable of fighting knives but it seems to me that the handle is way too narrow. This may be a design that's specific to combat knives but it doesn't provide the grip that I'm used to seeing on my "work" knife.

State of the art

Very fast shipping, good cust.service, knife for the collector or WetWorks agent is great and one of a kind!! Very sharp were it is supposed to be and very well made by a great knife company made in the U.S. by Tops, very happy with purchas!!!

TOPS Back Bite Knife

Very nice! Fits comfortably inside my hand (I wear a large size glove) as well as inside my waistband, clipped to my belt (concealed carry). The knife came very sharp out of the packaging, I haven't had to sharpen it thus far. The sheath makes drawing the knife, even from a concealed carry position, easy while not sacrificing blade security when sheathed. I carry at work and just day to day (seated and standing/walking) and this knife's size and weight is no hindrance at all. Very happy with this purchase! I would recommend this knife to anyone looking for a superb close quarters self defense weapon.