TOPS Knives has a new survival tool that combines a walking stick/trekking pole with a detachable knife/spearhead.
“This is an ideal combination tool and companion for a good walk ‘off-grid,’” according to TOPS officials.
The front knife/spear portion of the TOPS TRAILWALKER is made of 1095 high carbon alloy, with a 56-58 differentially heat-treated edge. The blade is powder coated with Black Traction Coating. With a bottom cutting edge of 4 inches and the top edge is three and a half inches. The overall length is 8 13/16 inches (sharp top edge is standard, but can be ordered not sharp).
The knife/spear portion connects with the aluminum handle (6061-T 6) sliding over the staff and is held in place by a steel spring button. This setup makes it easy to take the knife portion off the staff and use as a regular knife. The staff telescopes in/out and has a sturdy twist-lock mechanism.
The TRAILWALKER in the “fully extended position is made for short jabbing motions for small game. It is not made for distance throwing,” according to TOPS.
The Mono-pod has a minimum length without Knife of 29 inches and a maximum length of 67 ¾ inches.
The TRAILWALKER is scheduled to retail for $250 and includes a Kydex sheath and a nylon carrying bag.