Gear Eyes On: Tops Knives C.U.T. 4.0 Industry News September 22, 2016 Join the Conversation The collective “We” just got our hands on a wicked knife from Tops Knives called the C.U.T (combat utility tool) 4.0 and it is sharp! You know, in a couple senses of the word. Eyes On: Tops Knives C.U.T. 4.0 The C.U.T. 4.0 looks and feels like the mongrel love child crossbreed of a Karambit and utility knife, which is exactly what Joshua Swanagon (master knife breeder) was going for when he bred them:a utility knife with combat functionality. Traditional to its Karambit side, the C.U.T. 4.0 features a finger-hole big enough for a gloved hand to slide in and slide out with relative ease. Reports indicate that's how this knife was conceived — UNGLOVED of course. Photo Credit: Fox tv show- Last Man On Earth. The handle of the knife feels solid, supported by a full tang, with grooves for your fingers and serious jimping on the spine for your thumb. Once you get a sure grip locked on, it feels like it becomes an extension of the arm. The handle also has a slight curve to it, seemingly ideal for forward thrusting motion in combat, or sharpening a stick prepping defense, or even whittling wood for whittling purposes. That's right, hipsters. You can use it to whittle wood to pass the time while your friend types on their depression era typewriter at Starbucks. Notice: We Found Ammo In Stock: (Check our Current Deals page for more ammo deals - including bulk ammo) 9mm 150gr FMJ 50ct $26.99 Optics Planet9mm 115gr JHP 50ct $54.99 Palmetto State Armory 5.56 62gr LAP 20ct $15.99 Palmetto State Armory.223 REM 75gr HPBT 200ct $194.95 Creedmoor SportsGet 5% off all Creedmoor brand ammo with code CREEDMOOR5 Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! Photo Credit: javalush.com As for the cutting edge of the C.U.T 4.0, you'll notice that unlike the curve of a Karambit, this tool sports a four-inch spear point. It is this straight edge that gives this tool so much potential for utility. The damn near quarter inch of a steel that constitutes the knife, gives the C.U.T decent weight of 6.3 oz (9 oz with the sheath) without being too cumbersome or bulky — good heft, but not so much that you need suspenders or a baldric for it. If you're not into tie-dye folders with near zero functionality or cheap stabby things built to look like props from a Wuxia movie, go check out TOPS Knives. Keep an eye on this part of the interwebz — we'll be reporting back once we put some serious miles on the C.U.T. 4.0. Explore RECOILweb:Glock's Private Jet Up For SaleBrowning High Noon Rechargeable SpotlightGarmont Nemesis GTX: The Anywhere, Anything BootNothing Beats a Pair of Stilettos Budget AR-15s In Stock: PSA PA-15 5.56 $699.99 Palmetto State Armory PSA 7.5" Pistol Length 300AAC $769 Palmetto State Armory Sig Tread M400 5.56 $799 Rainier Arms F-1 FDR-15 5.56 $819 Rainier Arms Bulk Handgun Ammo in Stock 9mm Magtech 115gr FMJ 1000ct $689 True Shot 40 S&W FMJ 1000ct $549 Rainier Arms Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!