Our First Production Model in S35VN
Availability: Available To Order
Every year, TOPS’ President Leo Espinoza makes himself a knife for hunting season. This tradition is something that helps him maintain his creativity by making something that is specifically for him, not for the general public. Sometimes, however, that knife ends up being a TOPS model. Knives like the Viper Scout, White Fang, and Tex Creek are examples of Leo’s personal hunting knives that became TOPS models.
The Camp Creek is the newest to follow that pattern. The goal with this model was to make a super high-quality hunting/camp knife using materials that are uncommon for TOPS. We chose 1/8” CPM S35VN steel for its superior edge retention and stainless properties. The handles are a 3 color Camo-style G10 that looks amazing with our finishing. It also comes in a stylish tan Kydex sheath with a brown leather dangler.
It’s a Nessmuk-like design that functions superbly for hunting and skinning animals, but will also be especially handy around any campsite for processing wood and/or food prep. Of course, it will have the superior fit and finish expected of TOPS as well. All of the features of the Camp Creek combine to form one of the best hunting knives ever to grace TOPS’ lineup.
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Blade Steel||CPM S35Vn|
|Blade Finish||Tumble Finish|
|Handle Material||Camo G10|
|Weight w/ Sheath||10.3oz|
|Sheath Material||Coyote Tan Kydex|
- Nice knife weird dangler
I really like the knife, but it does take a bit to get used to the feel of the ergonomics due to the thin neck. Irs comfortable and great steel.
The only thing im not a fan of is the d ring of the sheath. Its not balanced at all. If you hold it by the leather loop the knife hangs almost horizontally instead of down. I wouldve rather had a pocket clip on the nice kydex. Its only screwed on so i may have to explore an upgrade to a clip (Posted on 3/21/2019)
- Unbelievable quality with great ergonomics!
I've been a big fan of TOPS knives since my wife and I each got a B.O.B field knife 2 years ago. I love the way TOPS blades are unique among a crowded market.
I watched a review of the newer Camp Creek on GT youtube channel recently and was amazed that they were using S35VN. I love this steel in my folding knives and have been looking for a lighter camp knife in stainless. I had a 10% coupon for SMKW and couldn't pass up the deal.
I just got the knife today and I'm blown away by the ergonomics (I have XL-XXL sized hands ), F&F, and high quality materials of the entire knife/sheath combo. And this knife is beautiful with the heavy stonewashed blade and "earth" camo contoured handle!
Looking forward to taking this blade camping on the John Muir trail next year with my daughter. Good job TOPS! (Posted on 1/27/2019)