TOPS XcEST Alpha with a full tang 440C blade that has been gray 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 Black 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|