TOPS Knives has released a new knife called Skullcrusher’s Extreme Blade. The name’s a little too moto for us but there will be some who like it (and names, like appearance, usually have very little to do with performance anyway).
TOPS tells us the knife got its started on the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania where designer EJ Snyder was participating in a 21-day “Naked and Afraid” extreme survival challenge. Apparently the knife Snyder (an Army combat veteran with 25 years service and 3 time Naked and Afraid participant) did not perform well and ultimately “became non-functional.”
Once the challenge was concluded Snyder apparently looked at a number of different knives and consulted various custom knife makers and ultimately came to TOPS Knives with a design of his own.
You’ll likely see the blade in the upcoming series Naked and Afraid XL, which airs on the Discovery Channel beginning 12 July.
Overall Length 16.75″
Blade Length 10.38″
Cutting Edge 9.75″
Blade Thickness 0.250″
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Black Traction Coating
Handle Material Black Linen Micarta
Handle Style Rocky Mountain Tread
Knife Weight 26 oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Black Ballistic Nylon
Sheath Clip Molle Backing
Designer EJ “Skullcrusher” Snyder
You can find additional information on the TOPS Knives website.
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