Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

For those who live in areas where firearms are not an option and those that are smart enough to have a back up.

Moderator: ZS Global Moderators

User avatar
azrael99
* * * * *
Posts: 2371
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:55 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: night of the living dead, 28 days later, Zombieland, World war Z (when it gonna be out)
Location: Saguenay,Quebec Canada

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by azrael99 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:54 pm

tell that to my bush axe hahahaha

Image

and my ak47 folder

Image

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
"We stopped to look for monster under the bed , the day we realized that they were inside us"

maine1
* *
Posts: 227
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:59 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: dawn of the dead, land of the dead, 28 days later, 28 weeks later. Original Dawn of the dead...any zombie movie is ok, some are better than others.

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by maine1 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:07 pm

thats how blades should look.

User avatar
azrael99
* * * * *
Posts: 2371
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:55 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: night of the living dead, 28 days later, Zombieland, World war Z (when it gonna be out)
Location: Saguenay,Quebec Canada

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by azrael99 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:16 pm

the only thing i'm not ready to do with my knife is batoning, i prefer to spend 20 mins chopping a log than splitting it with my knife and a branch
"We stopped to look for monster under the bed , the day we realized that they were inside us"

User avatar
azrael99
* * * * *
Posts: 2371
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:55 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: night of the living dead, 28 days later, Zombieland, World war Z (when it gonna be out)
Location: Saguenay,Quebec Canada

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by azrael99 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:55 pm

so i'm glad people think that TOPS is a quality knife maker , and that my choice of blade is reasonable

but i would like to see more recommendation, others models people find and love .

proper review and test are welcome.
"We stopped to look for monster under the bed , the day we realized that they were inside us"

User avatar
Woods Walker
ZS Global Moderator
ZS Global Moderator
Posts: 9404
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:15 pm
Location: CT

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by Woods Walker » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:24 pm

Sworbeyegib wrote:
Woods Walker wrote:
maine1 wrote:Tops knives are well constructed knives of good materials and heat treat ( though not differential, IIRC) with a lack of edge geometry on some models.I am the original railroad engineer, and most are overweight.

I had a Tops tracker I got in a trade. as delivered, useless, and NOT true to the original design. If i had kept it, I would have done some pretty extensive regrinding of the edges. Most of the other Tops knives i have seen/used are similarly effected- just a bit too much meat on the edge.

Tops knives are great if want a bombproof tool to hack, slash, open barrels, stab the enemy with, ect but are not worried about working a little harder due to edge geometry. And for some they are perfect.
Many of the trackers I see have been reground and stripped.
Most of the Trackers I've seen, don't look like they've been used to cut anything but pieces of paper...

Sad fact is that many Tops knives, including the Tracker, attract a certain breed of buyer that is willing to spend 3 bills on a "bombproof" blade, but cringe at the idea of actually using it.

Only actually ever handled one that had seen use as a field blade. Kudos to anyone who actually willing to thump on their investment.
Different hangouts then?



But I do know exactly what you're talking about. How many Bark River knives are resold unused? In fact what you speak of is nearly epidemic with a bunch of costlier knives.
Image

"There's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing"
"Do not mess with the forces of Nature, for thou art small and biodegradable!"

Best of Woods Walker's posts.

User avatar
woodsghost
* * * * *
Posts: 3335
Joined: Thu May 16, 2013 3:45 pm

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by woodsghost » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:25 pm

*Remember: I'm just a guy on the internet :)
*Don't go to stupid places with stupid people & do stupid things.
*Be courteous. Look normal. Be in bed by 10'clock.

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” -Bilbo Baggins.

User avatar
azrael99
* * * * *
Posts: 2371
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:55 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: night of the living dead, 28 days later, Zombieland, World war Z (when it gonna be out)
Location: Saguenay,Quebec Canada

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by azrael99 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:29 pm

yes they have plenty of awesome design , they are beautiful.
"We stopped to look for monster under the bed , the day we realized that they were inside us"

User avatar
azrael99
* * * * *
Posts: 2371
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:55 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: night of the living dead, 28 days later, Zombieland, World war Z (when it gonna be out)
Location: Saguenay,Quebec Canada

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by azrael99 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:46 pm

well on another note

my friend just got a HUGE contract with half a dozen company

-Extrema Ratio

-Gerber Lendary

-Al Mar,

-Fox

-Case XX


sooooooooooooooooooo it not just about TOPS anymore :rofl: :rofl:
"We stopped to look for monster under the bed , the day we realized that they were inside us"

User avatar
Sworbeyegib
* * * * *
Posts: 3361
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:15 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: night of the living dead is what started it all for me
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact:

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by Sworbeyegib » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:02 am

I'm very familiar with Gerber and Case, but not with the other three. Just from a quick browse, I saw some very pretty bowies on the Fox site. I don't know anything about the steel or treatment methods they use though. I know certain stainless steels can be done very well. Boker and Fallkniven both a fairly known for stainless done right.

Gerber products have always been hit or miss with me, but ever since they've teamed with Bear Grylls (actually the decline started a bit before that), I have a hard time thinking about them the same way. I still love my LMFII for what it is. They market it as a survival knife, I see it as a heavy duty urban utility fixed blade. I also used to have a small Profile that was damn handy for light camp tasks and outperformed it's $18 dollar price tag by a lot.

My buddy has one of the Gerber Big Rocks. For a knife under $30, it really rocks. I've been meaning to pick one up. I don't know how well it holds an edge under heavy use, but I figure it's so cheap I can always end up using it as a loaner blade and not cry if it gets lost.
**Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't**

Image

User avatar
azrael99
* * * * *
Posts: 2371
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:55 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: night of the living dead, 28 days later, Zombieland, World war Z (when it gonna be out)
Location: Saguenay,Quebec Canada

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by azrael99 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:35 am

All the maker i named are good
But they are expensive indeed

but about gerber

Only the legendary are worth the money,

Those made with 154cm and n690 like the silver trident

Best modern Gerber around ,believe me
"We stopped to look for monster under the bed , the day we realized that they were inside us"

User avatar
Djein
*
Posts: 49
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:00 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: Dawn of the dead
Location: Ukraine

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by Djein » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:35 am

azrael99 wrote:well on another note

my friend just got a HUGE contract with half a dozen company

-Extrema Ratio

-Gerber Lendary

-Al Mar,

-Fox

-Case XX


sooooooooooooooooooo it not just about TOPS anymore :rofl: :rofl:
Ask your friend about Al Mar SERE Operator please. What the actual price and whether it can be sent to Ukraine?

User avatar
azrael99
* * * * *
Posts: 2371
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:55 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: night of the living dead, 28 days later, Zombieland, World war Z (when it gonna be out)
Location: Saguenay,Quebec Canada

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by azrael99 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:16 am

no prob i gonna ask him 8-)
"We stopped to look for monster under the bed , the day we realized that they were inside us"

User avatar
Djein
*
Posts: 49
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:00 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: Dawn of the dead
Location: Ukraine

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by Djein » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:41 am

azrael99 wrote:no prob i gonna ask him 8-)
:D

User avatar
azrael99
* * * * *
Posts: 2371
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:55 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: night of the living dead, 28 days later, Zombieland, World war Z (when it gonna be out)
Location: Saguenay,Quebec Canada

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by azrael99 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:50 pm

Djein wrote:
azrael99 wrote:no prob i gonna ask him 8-)
:D

by the way he used to live in Switzerland before, and still have plenty of contact in europe, maybe if he can't he could say where you can get it at the best price.
"We stopped to look for monster under the bed , the day we realized that they were inside us"

User avatar
azrael99
* * * * *
Posts: 2371
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:55 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: night of the living dead, 28 days later, Zombieland, World war Z (when it gonna be out)
Location: Saguenay,Quebec Canada

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by azrael99 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:17 pm

My friend said to go to couteau-center.com

It will be easier and cheaper
"We stopped to look for monster under the bed , the day we realized that they were inside us"

User avatar
Djein
*
Posts: 49
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:00 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: Dawn of the dead
Location: Ukraine

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by Djein » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:55 am

azrael99 wrote:My friend said to go to couteau-center.com

It will be easier and cheaper
Thank you.

User avatar
azrael99
* * * * *
Posts: 2371
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:55 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: night of the living dead, 28 days later, Zombieland, World war Z (when it gonna be out)
Location: Saguenay,Quebec Canada

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by azrael99 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:21 am

no prob
"We stopped to look for monster under the bed , the day we realized that they were inside us"

User avatar
azrael99
* * * * *
Posts: 2371
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:55 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: night of the living dead, 28 days later, Zombieland, World war Z (when it gonna be out)
Location: Saguenay,Quebec Canada

Re: Teach me on TOPS KNIVES- review, recommendation etc...

Post by azrael99 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:57 pm

from the recommendation of people and my own research theses are the model that more likely to be on my wish list


MACHETE .230
Image

POWER EAGLE 12
Image

Punisher (this one was obvious)
Image

TAHOMA FIELD KNIFE

Image

WILD PIG HUNTER (there is one for me in the order already)

Image

Coyote Tan TOM BROWN TRACKER

Image

GRIM RIPPER (if only i could have it, illegal in Canada :gonk: )

Image
"We stopped to look for monster under the bed , the day we realized that they were inside us"

Post Reply

Return to “Other Weapons”