TOPS XcEST Alpha with a full tang 440C blade that has been traction coated to help protect the blade from corrosion. The blade steel was specifically chosen by TOPS as it's easy to sharpen in a pinch with a field sharpener. Attached to the heavy duty 3/16" tang with brass rivets are canvas micarta handle scales. Canvas micarta provides a great grip under just about any weather or survival circumstances, such as extreme heat/cold or wet environments. TOPS placed a large divot in the front of the handle to assist with fire starting and the scales can be removed to reveal a small additional storage area. The XcEST (Cross Country Emergency Support Tool) fits snugly into a nylon sheath, with extra pocket for storage and full flap coverage to insure against loss of your knife. Includes a survival kit containing: survival saw, Lansky sharpener, two ranger bands, compass, fishing line, two fishing hooks, offset screwdriver, P-38, snare wire, LED light, sail needle, fire starter, razor blade, snap link, and two safety pins. The entire package, including knife, sheath and survival kit comes in weighing just under 1 lb!
|Blade Rockwell||58-59 HRC|
|Handle Material||Brown Canvas Micarta|
|Sheath Weight||3.90 oz.|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|