Hello friends of TOPS. It is with respect that we notify you all of a decision made by Mr. Joseph Teti regarding our Survival Tactical 7 and Survival Tactical 5 models. Per Mr. Joseph Teti's request, we have chosen to stop production of those models:
14 October 2014
To: Mike Fuller, President / CEO TOPS Knives
RE: SURVTAC 7, SURVTAC 5
I am writing you this letter to inform you and TOPS Knives to stop production of my SURVTAC 7 and SURVTAC 5 knives until further notice. I am doing this based off of our conversations over the past few days. I have read the posts made on your companies Facebook page in regards to certain individuals who have threatened a boycott of your company if you continue to make my knives. This I cannot allow to happen. You have been a friend and mentor to me over the past few years, and I cannot in good conscience allow this to happen to you and TOPS. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but I feel it is in the best interest of both parties that I do this. Perhaps in the future we can do business again. Thank you Mike for all that you have done for me, and the friendship you have shown me.
Joseph N. Teti
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Blade Length: 7"
O/A Length: 14"
Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
Steel: 1095 High Carbon Alloy RC-58
Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta®
Sheath: Combat Ballistic Nylon
Weight W/O Sheath: 1lbs 2oz
Weight W/ Sheath: 1lbs 5oz
Mfg. Handcrafted in the USA
EL PATRON XXX
LONGHORN BOWIE (Black River Wash with Rocky Mountain Tread)