Wild pig hunting has become a very popular sport as well as a necessity in many areas due to their overwhelming numbers and the damage they do. Feral hogs may appear basically the same as domestic hogs in a wide variety of colors and coat patterns. A mature feral hog may reach a weight of 100 to over 400 pounds. They have 4 continuous tusks, 2 top and 2 bottom, and their contact causes a continuous sharpening of the lower tusks. The tusks combined with their lightning speed can cause serious damage to a hunter or their dogs.
The TOPS Wild Pig Hunter knife is a seriously hardcore design. The 7 1/2" blade is made for deep positive piercing penetration and is combined with a strong puncture point. Each blade is ground from 1/4 inch thick 1095 high carbon steel. We added our Black River Wash finish, (you can see the heat treat line running along the entire blade edge), and the final clear coat, which will give years of dependable service. The handle is green canvas Micarta and our well known Rocky Mountain Tread which ensures a positive grip even when in wet, muddy, or bloody conditions. The sheath is made in the USA of vegetable tanned, tough steer hide.
"This is definitely a great knife for difficult situations and hard use."
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Blade Steel||1095 RC 56-58|
|Blade Finish||Black River Wash|
|Handle Material||Green Canvas Micarta|
|Handle Style||Rocky Mountain Tread|
|Knife Weight||14.2 oz|
|Sheath Material||Brown Leather|
|Sheath Clip||Belt Loop|
Customer Reviews (1)
- Outstanding KnifeReview by Craig
- I received my Wild Pig Hunter just the day before yesterday. I have yet to have it out to do any semi-serious field use yet but this is a brief overview of my opinions and observations. Firstly this knife is solid. No whippy blade here. When you hold this knife you know you have a solid well made piece of steel. The blade as stated is about 7 1/2 inches but somehow it seems larger to me and I am no novice to knives. The Black River Wash on the blade is beautifully done. It is nice and even and provides an attractive non glare finish. The micarta scales are a nice green and the texturing provides a nice grip without abrading your hand unduly. These scales will not slip or turn in your hand. This knife is reminiscent to me of some commando knives of an earlier generation and I can see this knife being used as a combat/defensive knife as well as a hunter and impromptu large bush knife. The knife flows well in the hand when put through its paces in Filipino Kali drills and is not to heavy for extended use. The leather sheath is nice and solidly made and will give years of service if maintained properly. This knife, however, is off to Patriot Leather for a custom scout sheath. I have looked very hard to tell everyone of any negatives I have found but the more I look for the negativity the more I truly like this knife. One caution though..do not expect to have to sharpen this knife out of the box as you do with some knives. This knife is insanely sharp and will shave the hair from your arm, cut paper, you name it and the tip is quite literally needle sharp. This is a wonderful knife with a great deal of care taken in its making. It is attractive and functional. This is my first TOPS knife and if this is any indication of the quality of all of their knives then it won't be my last. Thank you TOPS for my new favorite knife!! (Posted on 1/28/2016)