In Jan 2003 tactical knives magazine reported (action mode 1)
SWAT work--TOPS “Border Crossing”
TOPS: Their knives define the over-built, super-rugged category of tactical knives. Their scores of designs all share a certain visual style and eye-catching appeal. They are not pretty knives- no corvettes here; rather, they remind you of workhorses- Jeeps and Humvees. The knives are macho looking, but they also live up to that look with their performance and practical design features.
The knife is really comfortable in the hand. This is a compact, beefy, ergonomic bulldog for tasks in which cutting and lateral strength are paramount. The Border Crossing is ideal for SWAT/warrant service work in which prying is important and the knife must be hammerable.
TOPS Knives: As tough as the guys that carry them!
Blade Length: 4.5"
O/A Length: 9 7/8"
Cutting Edge: 4.25"
Steel: CM154-CRYO RC58-60 Heat Treated 2X
Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta®
Sheath: Kydex With a Rotating Steel Spring Clip
Weight w/ Sheath: 14.9oz
Mfg. Handcrafted in the USA
MIL SPIE 3.5 Coyote Tan