MIL-SPIE 3.5 (Coyote Tan)
TOPS KNIVES is often approached by individual OPERATORS who advise us of their ideas and the criteria that needed to be met for their Unit or Team. This particular challenge was to develop a small knife with a fairly narrow carrying profile, and it had to be strong and light in weight. With these criteria in mind, we created and named the Mil-SPIE Knives. The successes of the MIL SPIE 3, THE MIL SPIE 5, and the MIL SPIE 3.5 folder have prompted us to give this knife an updated color. If you’re looking for an option other than black, the Coyote Tan coating has arrived as yet another great EDC option.
This folder is still a combination of rugged good looks, lightweight steel, a secure grip, a great working blade, and a sturdy clip attachment.
All in all, a positive carry for a wide variety of tasks.
The name Mil-SPIE is an acronym that the DOD came up with several years ago. It stands for (Military-Special Projects Individual Equipment) pronounced ‘MIL SPY’. This was to enable Special Operation Forces within the Military to help develop, test, evaluate and acquire 'out of the ordinary' and' outside of normal channels' items that they require.
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Blade Length: 3 ½”
O/A Length: 8”
Cutting Edge: 3 ½”
Length Closed: 4 ½”
Blade Thickness: 1/8”
Handle O/A Thickness: ½”
Frame: Aircraft Aluminum 6061 T-6
Blade Width: 1 1/8”
Blade Color: Coyote Tan
Blade Steel: N690Co / Cobalt Vanadium Steel
Blade Hardness: RC 58-60
Liner Lock: Tool Steel RC 50-55
Designed: Patent Pending
***MADE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS USA***