Noted Knife writer Jerry Van Cook, wrote in Tactical Knives Magazine: "Tactical Operationa Knives (TOPS) have a distinctive look about them. When you see one, you immediately know it's from TOPS because their very essense shouts "ALL ABOUT BUSINESS."
On a trip to the the Peruvian Amazon, Jerry carried the "Dawn Warrior" and wrote: "La Selva (THE JUNGLE),however, was a real proving ground. The "Dawn Warrior" was my only blade and it was constantly wet with a combination of rain, humidity and human perspiration. It cut everything from paracord, rope and vines to the sleeves off of two long sleeved T-shirts. Upon Jerrys' return from the jungle, he called TOPS and said "I think it might be even better suited for self defense" and so the story went on.
Blade Length: 5 1/2"
O/A Length: 9 3/4"
Cutting Edge: 4 1/4"
Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
Steel: 1095 High Carbon Alloy RC-58
Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta®
Designed by D.J. Clifford
Sheath: Kydex With a Rotating Steel Spring Clip
Weight w/ Sheath: 12.6oz
Mfg. Handcrafted in the USA
C.A.T. #200 Rocky Mountain Bull's-eye