Low-profile cutting tools for special forces
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The name Mil-SPIE is an acronym that the DOD came up with several years ago. It stands for (Military-Special Projects Individual Equipment) Pronounced "MIL SPY"
This was to enable Special Operation Forces within the Military to help developed, test, evaluate, and acquire "out of the ordinary" and "outside of normal channels" items that they require.
TOPS Knives is often approached by individual OPERATORS who advise us of their ideas and the criteria that needs to be met for their Unit or Team. This challenge was to develop a small and a large field knife with a fairly narrow carrying profile. It had to be strong and lightweight. With this criteria in mind we created and named the Mil-SPIE Knives. Two sizes were developed: Mil-SPIE-3 and Mil-SPIE-5.
This model is more adept for belt or vest carry, while still maintaining a low profile.
The scales are black linen micarta with our dot dash dot pattern embedded in the handle. The handle scales are removable and the skeletonized knife is just as popular as the one with handles.
The blades are coated with our black traction coating. The sheath system is heavy duty kydex, which locks the knife in place in the closed position and has a spring steel clip for attachment in a variety of positions.
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Blade Shape||Hunters Point|
|Blade Steel||1095 RC 56-58|
|Blade Finish||Black Traction Coating|
|Handle Material||Black Canvas Micarta|
|Sheath Material||Black Kydex|
|Sheath Clip||Multi-Position Spring Steel|
- Solid piece of equipment.
- This blade is thick, and sharper than a straight razor. I have yet to go to the woods and try this blade a bush craft, but I must say I like it already! Now, the sheath is fine but it would be even better if it had the rotating clip or the option to have it carried via scout carry. (Posted on 2/17/2020)