Operator 7

The next big thing from TOPS

Classic American “fighting” knife aesthetics and a workhorse tool
SKU: OP7-01

Availability: Available To Order


* This Order Cannot Be Cancelled Once The Knife Has Been Customized


The Operator 7 is huge! We went big with thick steel and handles to make a hefty, well-balanced knife that will excel as a workhorse tool. But it also has those classic American fighting knife aesthetics that make it look every bit as good as it will perform.

Made out of 5/16" thick 1075, the differentially heat treated blade will be impact resistant on the edge with a very strong spine. The handles start with Tan Canvas Micarta on the bottom sandwiched with Black G10 on top that has a great texture for grip. The entire handle is also over 1" thick once assembled to fill out the user's hand much like an ax or hatchet handle would.

Because it is a tool, it’s got to be useful and it's got to be comfortable. It's made for the men that don't back down. This knife will find its place with door kickers, survivalists, and weekend warriors alike. The rounded handles and hand guard make it a joy to use and the finger choil allows the user to get great precision for finer cuts. The six and a half inches of cutting edge will suffice for the vast majority of cutting tasks, and the weight will help the knife to a lot of the work itself. The included Kydex sheath with dangler attachment makes it easy to carry into whatever territory you find yourself.

Knife Type Fixed Blade
Overall Length 12.50"
Blade Length 7.25"
Cutting Edge 6.50"
Blade Thickness 0.310"
Blade Steel 1075 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Acid Rain
Handle Material Tan Canvas Micarta/Black G10
Knife Weight 18.9oz
Weight w/ Sheath 24.5oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Black Kydex
Sheath Clip Dangler
Designer Leo Espinoza
Customer Reviews (2)
The Be All End All.
As most knife guys can probably tell you, sometimes you’re just inexplicably drawn to a blade. It may not happen very often, but when it does, it hits sudden and it hits hard. You can’t shake the urge until it’s in your possession. You know you’re going to love it, but once you get it in hand and put it to use, it far exceeds your already high expectations. The Operator Seven is that knife. I was intrigued by the design, but had no idea how well it would fit the hand and what a pleasure it would be to use. Just picking it up makes you feel like Sam Elliot fending off a grizzly. Over the top analogy? Sure, but “confidence inspiring” just doesn’t quite cover such a beast. We’re talking awesomeness with max-usability, here. I’ve got large mitts and that inch wide handle is sculpted and contoured in such a way, it feels like it was custom made for my hand. I’ve handled a lot of knives in my 38 years, and never have I seen such a thick slab of steel. It’s obscene, yet the design is so well thought out, you will be amazed with how well it slices and that kind-of brings me to this: Versatility. The Operator Seven has it in spades. This one is just as happy busting up kindling and splitting logs as it is tearing down cardboard. It’ll even slice up an onion if you want, which given that aforementioned blade-thickness, is just incredible. For a knife of such heft, the balance actually makes you forget about the weight. The choil was a big point of interest for me. Not that it would be a deal-breaker without it, but I’ve absolutely come to appreciate them on my fixed-blade knives. Combined with the fuller and the recurve, it just adds up to a great-looking blade.

Bottom Line: This one has that “It” factor. If you’re on the fence, you’ve got the means (ABSOLUTELY worth the nickel), and you just need that little nudge, just pull the trigger. You will not be sorry.
Review by Bill (Posted on 9/12/2019)
Impressive knife...
Tell you what buddy-ro ...this is one stout knife! This is my first Tops knife and boy am i impressed.The fit and finish on my Operator 7 is second to none. The G10 over linen micarta handle fits my large sized hands well and affords me excellent control over the 7.5 inch hair shaving sharp 1075 high carbon steel blade.This knife is so balanced it feels like an extension of your hand.I purchased my knife from GP Knives and it came packaged in a nice box sealed in a plastic bag with a certificate of authenticity (these knives are numbered) If you need a tough and capable knife for extreme conditions get your own Operator 7...you won't be disappointed! Review by Michael V (Posted on 1/8/2019)
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