Even before I visited TOPS Knives’ production facility in Idaho Falls last month, I have had an admitted bias towards mid-sized American-made knife companies. I admire the kind of scrappiness and innovative mindset that is necessary to claw market share from the larger, legacy companies or less expensive import brands. TOPS, best known for their robustly-built fixed blades, is continuing its expansion into the folder market with their newest offering – the Fieldcraft folder, which is now available for pre-production sale.
Press release below the jump.
From TOPS Knives:
One of the best all-around Bushcraft knives is now a folder. The Fieldcraft has been a TOPS best-seller since it launched. It has been made in two different steels, several finishes, and with multiple handle options. It has been enjoyed by bushcrafters, survivalists, military personnel, LEOs, and just about everyone else because of its versatility.
The folding version promises to be every bit as useful. You can be 1 of the first 50 people to own this highly anticipated knife by purchasing one of the pre-production models. These are the first 50 manufactured to production specs. Each of the 50 comes with a serialized box to match the knife, a knife cleaning mat, a bottle of Breakthrough Clean® knife oil, and of course a TOPS whistle.
The sale goes live on 7/18/17 at 1:00pm at www.topsknives.com/pre-production- fieldcraft-folder and will be a first come, first served sale.
Pre-Production Fieldcraft Folder:
- Overall Length: 9.88”
- Blade Length: 4.5”
- Cutting Edge: 4.38”
- Closed Length: 5.5”
- Blade Thickness: .16”
- Blade Steel: 1095 High Carbon RC 56-58
- Blade Finish: Black Cerakote
- Handle Material: Tan Canvas Micarta with stainless steel liners
- Weight: 8.1oz
- Pocket Clip: Tip up reversible
- Designer: Leo Espinoza
- MSRP: $500
I do not know what the price will be on the standard production model. I will pass it along when I find out.