The TOPS Knives Mini Scandi Survival knife in Coyote Tan is the perfect outdoors companion. At a hair over six inches, the MSK Survival is lighweight and won't take up too much room in your pack. Brand new and makes a great addition to the MSK 2.5 family.
The Blade: Three inches of cutting power here for hunting and bushcraft chores. Modified Scandi Ground in that it has a 10 degree edge as opposed to the traditional Scandi zero. Two-tone finish to the blade with satin grinds and TOPS' beloved coyote tan powder coated flats. The tan actually continues down the entire full tang to protect the high carbon content steel. This type of grind should stay sharper longer than traditional V-grinds and will be relatively easy to sharpen in the field with a strop. It's also deceptively sharp.
The Handle: Extremely ergonomic for its size. It doesn't quite fill the average size hand, but has comfortable finger grooves and a notched thumb on the spine to get a grip. Adding a lanyard through the hole in the end will extend the handle's overall grip. The scales are black linen micarta contoured and lightly textured. They rest over red fiber liners for a nice overall package. Everything is secured to the tang with Allen screws and an aluminum lanyard tube.
The Mini Scandi Survival is an excellent neck, boot or pack knife. It's made in the TOPS tradition of tough, smart blades. You will get a lot of work out of this small package. It comes with a sturdy black Kydex neck sheath.
|Blade Material||1095 Tool Steel|
|Blade Rockwell||56-58 HRC|
|Handle Material||Linen Micarta|
|Sheath Weight||0.60 oz.|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|