For Fishermen by a Fisherman
EDC knives can mean many different things to many people. In 2018, TOPS chose EDC knives as the category for the 3rd annual employee design challenge. Out of all of the entries received, the Bull Trout was hands down the winner.
It was designed by Martin Murillo, who is an avid fisherman/outdoorsman and is the shipping manager at TOPS. So when he sat down to design the knife, his experience processing the fish he catches played a major role. As did everyday utility tasks like those you might expect when working with packaging materials all day long.
The Bull Trout is small and light enough to carry easily every day. The 154cm stainless steel blade requires little to no maintenance and will hold its edge for quite some time. The brown burlap handles and chocolate leather sheath look as good as they function. Everything about the knife shows that it’s designed to look good on your hip and work just as well.
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Blade Steel||154cm RC 58-60 Cryo Treated|
|Blade Finish||Tumble Finish|
|Handle Material||Brown Burlap Micarta|
|Weight w/ Sheath||4.8oz|
|Sheath Material||Chocolate Leather|
|Sheath Clip||Belt Loop|
- Perfect size
- Great size knife. Love the fit on my medium size hand. Sharp out of the box. BUT, after trying one out at the shop I decided not to buy it because there is nothing to guard against my finger slipping across the blade. There needs to be a guard on the choil in back of the blade to prevent this. Sorry, TOPS, great knife but small flaw. Did not buy it. However, I do own several TOPS knives. They are all great knives. (Posted on 1/20/2020)