TOPS Lite Trekker
Traveling Lite and Doing it right!
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TOPS Lite Trekker (Traveling light... and doing it right)
In recent years, there has been a surge in outdoor activities; trekkers, backpackers, survivalists, preppers, and numerous other like-minded individuals are spending more and more time developing their skills and using their tools to improve their level of self-reliance.
In these uncertain times, it is definitely wise to have some kind of light tool with you, regardless of whether you are going "off grid" for the weekend or adding this knife to your Bug-Out-Bag. The TOPS Lite Trekker fulfills two tasks especially well
#1- It's efficiency and
#2- It's light and as strong as possible.
Equally adept in urban settings or in the wild, this is definitely an ounce counter's dream. In addition, the ability to quickly spot your knife on the ground or in the bush, is a definite positive when selecting one of the neon handle options.
TOPS Lite Trekker is the culmination of several months of designing and refining. A few years back at the Blade Show, Joe (Shangoman) Flowers, his wife Ashley, and Leo (the Lion) Espinoza, put their heads together on a new joint collaboration to design a light, durable, and functional tool. We have already seen their combined field time and design experience come through on some winning models. A great example is the Machete .230. An excellent field tool with a great performance record.
After numerous revisions, the TOPS Lite Trekker has several well-thought-out features such as a positive grip, high-visibility squares set into the handle design, and a wide yet thin blade that keeps weight down and strength up. When selecting one of the neon versions, the textured handle includes a neon cord matching the choice of colored squares.
It is flat ground for the sharpest and lightest combination in its size class. This tool comes with a 3 rod fire-starter and 126 DB emergency whistle. Wherever your travels take you or what surprises come your way, you can feel comfortable with the capabilities of the TOPS Lite Trekker.
Review by Brian Griffin (note: we no longer sharpen any portion of the spine on the Lite Trekker to maintain the highest overall strength of the knife)
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Blade Shape||Hunters Point|
|Blade Steel||1095 RC 56-58|
|Blade Finish||Black Traction Coating|
|Handle Material||Black Linen Micarta|
|Knife Weight||5.1 oz|
|Weight w/ Sheath||7.7 oz|
|Sheath Weight||2.6 oz|
|Sheath Material||Black Kydex|
|Sheath Clip||Rotating Spring Steel|
- Great field/practical survival knife! Not too thick
- This knife is an absolute wonder at field work and woodwork. Slices well, lightweight, strong due to its wide blade. Also battons really well! I love how the handle lines with the center of the blade, gives a much better overall feel to me. Im a fan of full flat grinds as well for pretty much most tasks. Lightweight but i dont feel like this is skimping on strength due to its wide blade. My favorite looking/practical survival knife of them all. Thumbs up Tops (Posted on 4/20/2018)