The TOPS Skullcrusher's Xtreme Blade, or SXB for short, was designed by the well-known survivalist EJ Snyder. EJ is best known for his three appearances on the popular Discovery Channel TV series, Naked and Afraid, but his list of previous accomplishments is vast (to say the least). While in recent years Snyder has focused on survival with an emphasis on military and self-reliance, his interest was sparked during his 25 year stint serving in the US Army where he was an Army Sergeant Major (E-9) and decorated combat veteran of the Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Nicknamed the "Skullcrusher" during this time, EJ was described as ready and willing to lead the mission... any mission. TOPS edged weapons history combined with EJ's extensive study and utilization of military and survival skills makes the SXB a true beast of a survival knife.
The TOPS SXB starts out with a beefy one-quarter inch full tang of 1095 tool steel that has been black traction coated to protect the carbon steel from environmental elements, such as water and humidity. The blade is a deep-bellied drop point which curves back toward the handle and becomes straight allowing for everything from chopping and batoning to skinning and slicing while an aggressive saw-tooth spine can tackle even larger cutting tasks. Dual integral guard and Skullcrasher butt cap compliment the tang while also serving their own specific duties.
Two slabs of black Micarta form the handle and feature TOPS Rocky Mountain Tread pattern for additional purchase. Micarta is impervious to things such as extreme heat and cold and has a grip that improves when wet making it an ideal material for a survival knife handle. The handle also features a bow drill divot on both sides for assistance in making primitive type fires.
Includes a heavy duty nylon sheath with kydex insert. Sheath is fully MOLLE/PALS compatible and has front buckle storage pocket.
|Blade Material||1095 Tool Steel|
|Blade Rockwell||56-58 HRC|
|Handle Material||Black Linen Micarta|
|Sheath Weight||8.15 oz.|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|