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TOPS Black Heat (Marine Heat) Knife

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Original price $200.00
Current price $160.00

Standing ready 24 and 7, the Black Heat is honed with respect, pride, and admiration for the US Marines.

With a Motto like "The Few, The Proud" and a long-standing record of being one of the world's most effective fighting forces, many a young man takes the challenge to become a Marine. Many try, but only a few succeed. The USMC has served in every American armed conflict and has attained prominence as a formidable fighting force. With nicknames like Devil Dogs, Jarheads, and Marine Raiders, their tough attitude precedes them. Their game plan is simple, yet very effective. "Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome". So strong is their brotherhood that they believe "Once a Marine, Always a Marine". And last but not least, their common greeting and farewell "Semper Fi".

Always faithful, the Black Heat knife was designed with substantial input by many close friends who have been Active Duty Marines for most of their lives. US Marine Corps, we salute you!

Knife Type Fixed Blade

Overall Length 11.00"

Blade Length 6.50"

Cutting Edge 5.50"

Blade Thickness 0.250"

Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58

Blade Finish Black Traction Coating

Handle Material Red/Black G10

Knife Weight 13 oz

Weight w/ Sheath 16.4 oz

Sheath Included Yes

Sheath Material Black Kydex

Sheath Clip Rotating Spring Steel

Designer TOPS Team

Customer Reviews

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There are better tops knives for far less money

I really wanted to love this one. It looks like a kabar fighting knife on roids, but in function, that's not what you get.

The handle is entirely too short.. particularly with larger-ish blade size. I really cant find a useful way to hold it.

Dead space after the handle puts your hand far away from the blade, regardless of the small handle. I'm not sure what this space is for, but there is enough there for the thumb ramp and choil that tops did not include (which would have made it easier to hold).

The tip is also completely rounded upward like a skinning knife... making this the only combat knife I've ever seen that doesn't do well at pearcing.

Also the holes in the center of the knife are too narrow for paracord. The whole knife seems to emphasize looks > function.

Overall, these small things add up to a knife that does nothing well and doesnt even like to be held. I have never given a tops knife a less than positive review, but this is just a poorly designed knife made out of excellent materials.

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