I am a fan of TOPS Knives’ strategy of releasing knives throughout the year as opposed to just at SHOT or BLADE. TOPS, though definitely a production house, maintains a boutique quality to their knives.
Their newest offering, the Vi Ax blends historical design with modern construction. It is a bearded-axe with a larger weight and chopping surface than a tomahawk design.
From TOPS Knives:
The Vi Ax was designed by Leo to resemble a Viking axe, but with the flair and construction that you only get with TOPS. Made from one piece of 5/16” 1075, this is the largest piece of its kind TOPS has ever made. Its large blade will chop through just about anything you put in front of it. The spike on the back is double-edged to provide maximum damage, and the grippy Black Linen Micarta handles will help provide a secure grip when swinging an ax that a Viking would be proud to wield.
Pick yours up today from a TOPS Authorized Dealer or at https://www.topsknives.com/vi-ax
VI Ax Specs
Overall Length: 15.25”
Blade Length: 5.25”
Top of Spike: 2.13”
Bottom of Spike: 1.88”
Blade Thickness: 0.31”
Blade Steel: 1075 RC 56-58
Blade Finish: Black Traction Coating
Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta
Knife Weight: 39oz
Sheath Material: Black Leather
Sheath Clip: None
Designer: Leo Espinoza
If you order now, it is debuting on TOPS’ website for $264.