TOPS Knives releases the Hammer Hawk and Backup blade

TOPS Hammer Hawk

I am pouring through incoming press material on the SHOT show, and came across this latest release from TOPS. Technically, they debuted these 2 items last year, but the TOPS Hammer Hawk and Backup are finally through production and being released to the public. The release comes with an invitation to visit them at SHOT Booth #20401

From TOPS:

Hammer Hawk and TOPS Backup: This is the Tomahawk you’ve been waiting for

Power and aesthetics combine to make an epic tomahawk. The Hammer Hawk is anything but a normal tomahawk. Each feature was carefully thought out. It’s a full-tang, 3/8” thick piece of 1075 with a sharp, 4.5 inch cutting edge and a hammer on the back. The handles go most of the way up the tang to provide for multiple grip options. The blade cover is separate from the belt frog so that it can be carried on the belt or in a pack. The frog also includes a pocket to fit the optional TOPS Backup knife or small skeletonized knife of your choice.

Pick up the Hammer Hawk from a TOPS authorized dealer or directly from TOPS at

When you need a Backup

The TOPS Backup was designed specifically to be carried with the Hammer Hawk. Many cutting tasks that people encounter can be done with knives that have short cutting edges. So when the tomahawk is too much, TOPS Backup is there to get it done. This knife can be purchased along with the Hammer Hawk or on its own as a neck knife with a Kydex sheath.

Pick up the TOPS Backup at

Hammer Hawk

Overall Length: 14.50”
Blade Length: 4.50”
Cutting Edge: 4.50”
Blade Thickness: 0.38”
Blade Steel: 1075 RC 56-58
Blade Finish: Acid Rain
Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight: 36.3oz
Weight w/ Sheath: 42.3oz
Sheath Material: Brown Leather
Sheath Clip: Blade cover with frog
Designer: Leo Espinoza

MSRP: $350 ($370 with TOPS Backup included)

TOPS Backup

Overall Length: 5.0”
Blade Length: 2.38”
Cutting Edge: 2.38”
Blade Thickness: 0.13”
Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish: Acid Rain
Handle Material: Skeletonized
Knife Weight: 1.6oz
Weight w/ Sheath: TDB
Sheath Material: Kydex
Sheath Clip: Neck chain

Designer: Leo Espinoza

MSRP: $75


TOPS Hammer Hawk




  1. Sam L. says:

    They sure do look good!

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