Andy Tran designed the ICE Dagger with Military and Law Enforcement in mind. I.C.E. is the acronym for “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY”, and it serves as a backup blade in case their firearm is inoperable or inaccessible.
The ICE Dagger’s most distinguishing feature is the compound grind on the blade, allowing it to have a ferociously strong tip and an edge that slices through flesh and material effortlessly.
The handle’s symmetric shape allows you to grasp the blade securely with either hand, and a micro hand guard keeps hands from slipping toward the blade in a fight. The handle has a cutout to reduce weight, and allows it to be paracord wrapped as an alternative grip material. The ring on the handle aids in rapid deployment and retention of the blade, while the bevels on the ring maximize its ability to be used as an impact weapon.
The hybrid sheath combines the strength of a one-piece “taco” style sheath, with the mounting flexibility of a two-piece “pancake” style sheath. The ICE Dagger comes with a neck chain standard (so the user can select and attach the clip system he/she would prefer, for an extra $10, TOPS will install Beta loops. The beta loops give a lot of flexibility when carrying OWB, IWB, on tactical gear, or plain clothes. The straps also feature “Pull The Dot” snaps, a unidirectional closure that gives peace of mind when things get rough.
In case of an emergency, you want the I.C.E. Dagger on your side.
DISCLAIMER: This knife is primarily for use by military, law enforcement, and executive protection specialists. It is incumbent upon the purchaser to be over 18 years of age and to check with local law enforcement personnel regarding legalities of double-edged weapons in his/her area. THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Blade Steel||1095 RC 56-58|
|Blade Finish||Black Cerakote|
|Handle Material||Black G10|
|Weight w/ Sheath||6.5oz|
|Sheath Material||Black Kydex|
|Sheath Clip||Neck - none|
Customer Reviews (1)
- Weapon with utility abilityReview by Aaron
Many Tops blades are hard use tools with weapon-characteristics. This little guy is a purpose built fighter with the ability to fill a utility role if called upon. I liked it so much, I ordered a second one!!! The compound grind tip is impressive. The tip is ridiculously strong. Search youtube for a 'torture test'. Some awesome crazyman fired .40sw (or was it .45acp?) rounds at the blade, multiple times and the blade suffered the most minor damage to the finish & edge. The reviewer then pierces a steel ammo can over a dozen times with the ICE dagger. The video demonstrates ridiculous abuse/overuse. At the end the ICE is still fully functional, just not as pretty as it was out of the box. My use will be for my in-car edc bag and urban carry, and the other one in my bugout. I have no plans to abuse this blade, but it's comforting to know it's up to the task!
Standout features; cerakote! Thank you Tops, we love the standard coating, but cerakote looks cool & performs very well. I mentioned the awesome reinforced tip. The little chevron-shaped handle grooves under the guard are super grippy and allow for alternate thumb placement. The small guard works well and does not get in your way while handling the knife. This knife allows for fast draw & retrieval with the karambit-style ring. If you need a light, easy-carrying backup that can perform hard use tasks, look no further. Filipino martial arts students and instructors will love this design. It's worth it to pay extra and get the iwb/pull-the-dot loops. They are easily removed, but vastly improve your carry options. Sheath retention is damn near perfect, locks in with a sharp click and knife draws easy with a thumb push on the kydex. After thousands of extractions & reinsertions, the sheath still holds the knife inverted, locked in tight with a snap, no slop or scratchy movement in the package. Hands down, my favorite recent fixed blade from any manufacturer. (Posted on 3/7/2017)