TOPS Knives’ New TRAILWALKER for Primitive Hikers

The TOPS Knives TRAILWALKER. Photo: TOPS Knives.The TOPS Knives TRAILWALKER. Photo: TOPS Knives.

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).

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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.

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