Gear Tac-Tops Karambit Incoming April 11, 2016 Join the Conversation We're told the Tac-tops Karambit was designed with members of “elite” units in mind. It certainly is a vicious knife to look at, with an enlarged finger hole to provide maximum grip when using with various types of gloves. TAC-TOPS Karambit Says TOPS, This is not your starter Karambit! Designer Colin Despins (Max Venom Product Group) has created ye another weapon that is both stylish and deadly. It was designed for a member of a Highly Elite Unit with specific needs. The oversized finger hole is vital since this operator uses glove of different varieties based on location and climate. Its length provides a reach that is unprecedented by other Karambits, but still allows for close quarters fighting. The strike face on the spine of the knife and another on the end of the finger hole give multiple options when striking and opponent. Tac-Tops Karambit specifications: Overall length: 11.25 inches Blade length: 7.13 inches with a cutting edge of 5.75 inches Knife weight (without kydex sheath): 10 ounces Knife weight (with kydex sheath): 14.5 ounces Blade steel: black traction coated 1095 carbon tool steel Blade thickness: nineteen hundredths of an inch (.19) Scale/handle: made with black canvas micarta with red liners. The finger hole is enlarged to allow compatibility with glove of various type, and on the spine of the knife we can see designer Colin Despins signature strike face, allowing use of the spine on the attack as well. Topsknives.com goes on to tell us: Its length provides a reach that is unprecedented by other Karambits, but still allows for close quarters fighting. There is a devastating skull crushing pommel on the end of the finger hole. The strike face on the spine is C Despin’s signature of sorts as it’s found on the HKT and Back Bite as well. The handle was designed to fit most hands in forward or reverse grips and with or without using the finger hole. This is a serious tool for the serious operator. Despins custom-made versions can be purchased from Max Venom Product Group's website here. If you’re a knife collector or tasked with the burden of carrying freedom abroad, perhaps this knife is for you. You can find the TAC-TOPS Karambit here, just remember what TOPS warns — “This is not a starter Karambit.” Explore RECOILweb:Maxim Defense Tanto's Toolbox At NRAAM 2018RECOILtv All Access: Knight's Armament Uppers & SuppressorsThe GM-94 in CrimeaCZ-USA Heads Into 2018 With More Suppression 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). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.