TOPS Poker

A Curious Combination of Kiridashi and Karambit

Regardless of the reason you choose to carry it, the Poker will be up to the task.

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During the time that TOPS’ General Manager Craig Powell has been with the company, he has become more and more interested in everything to do with knives. He has dabbled in making a few knives with a ton of help from Leo (TOPS’ President). One weekend, while he was working on a leather sheath project that he wanted to do, he came up with the idea to make a kiridashi style knife close to the traditional Japanese style (with a sort of chisel ground blade) that he could use specifically for cutting leather for projects and other things around the house. Eventually, he got it done. Around the same time, Craig had also attended a couple of Martial Blades Concepts classes with a local instructor (Adam Boyce of Spartan Mode). So, of course, he realized that it would make a solid self-defense tool if needed also. At this point, the design was tweaked to include the finger ring.

With such a narrow tip and the straight edge, many useful cuts are made easy. Stabbing will give great penetration, EDC tasks that involve pulling cuts will be precise. Even fine, detailed cuts for woodworking will be a breeze. The handle has the perfect radius which makes the knife comfortable to hold in forward or reverse grips. The beta loop that comes included on the Kydex sheath is easy to remove and reposition so that the knife can be carried appendix, scout, horizontal, vertical, IWB, OWB, and even strapped to MOLLE gear or packs. So whatever reason you decide to carry it, you’ll find the Poker will be up to the task.

Knife Type Fixed Blade
Overall Length 6.88"
Blade Length 2.50"
Cutting Edge 2.25"
Blade Thickness 0.130"
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Sniper Gray
Handle Material Tan Canvas/Black Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight 2.7oz
Weight w/ Sheath 3.6oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Black Kydex
Sheath Clip Beta Loop
Designer Craig Powell
Customer Reviews (5)
Great EDC Self-Defense Knife
Got this for Christmas, and I love it. The sheath allows me to throw it on my chest rig, rucksack, or most commonly on my belt beside my appendix holster, and it conceals well under my shirt. Great sidekick to carrying a gun, and the finger ring allows for fast deployment and the curve of the handle is perfect. Great knife. Great sheath. Review by Josiah (Posted on 1/9/2024)
This is a great knife. I received the knife as a gift. I'm a leatherworker. However, I found tons of other uses. Well made. Very comfortable to use. AAAA++++ Review by Michael (Posted on 1/30/2023)
Great knife
This is an amazing blade. Great balance and very sharp. Review by Warren (Posted on 12/11/2020)
Love it
Very secure in hand and sharp. Have to say kydex sheath is difficult ie. I just put 4 stitches in my left index finger while withdrawing the Poker from the sheath. Also it can not be taken out of the kydex sheath subtlely. Still it has the high quality Tops’ fit and finish and is a great edc, I’m just looking for a different sheath. Review by Hugh (Posted on 10/24/2020)
Great blade
Tops Poker, easily the nicest knife I own for its size and quality I have nothing that holds up, carry it every day and barely notice it’s on my belt until I need it, great blade, handle fits amazingly in the hand Review by Preston (Posted on 10/24/2020)
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