Gear TOPS Hazen Legion 6-0 Recoil Staff February 27, 2016 Join the Conversation TOPS Knives recently released their first item of 2016: the Hazen Legion 6.0. They advised it was designed by Mark Hazen “for combat.” As they describe it, “…this sleek design is up for the task. Made of 1095 high carbon steel, this knife is easy to maintain out in the field. It is perfect for deep penetration, slashing cuts and other everyday field use. Plus, 1095 high carbon steel is easy to re-sharpen in the field when it becomes necessary. With comfortable Black Linen Micarta handle scales and a nice Kydex sheath, this blade is ready right out of the box.” You can watch the video release here. Hazen sought out TOPS to aid in production and evidently they were happy to oblige. Some history: “TOPS Knives was founded with a mission to create the highest-quality knives around. Our Knives are tools, designed and built using the extensive knowledge and real life experiences of many Operators with backgrounds in Military, Law Enforcement, outdoor professions, and Martial Arts. Specifically, we have worked with designers with backgrounds ranging from Navy Seals to Airborne Rangers, from Martial Arts instructors to survival experts, and from SWAT Team Members to Native American weapons experts. We have a designer from nearly every background that uses hard-core knives. Perhaps the best part, all TOPS fixed blades are manufactured and hand-finished at our facility in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, USA.” “Agile”, “fast”, “light” and “slim” were some of the descriptors used by those who were able to hold it at this year’s SHOT Show. Weighing in at a whopping 11.5 ounces, including the sheath, this knife appears as though it might be easy (or at least fun) to wield. These are the specs of the TOPS Hazen Legion 6-0: Knife Type Fixed Blade Overall Length 11.59” Blade Length 6.70” Cutting Edge 6.0” Blade Thickness 0.190” Blade Shape Hunters Point Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58 Blade Finish Sandblast Handle Material Black Linen Micarta Knife Weight 9.1 oz Weight w/Sheath 11.8 oz Sheath Included Yes Sheath Material Black Kydex Sheath Clip Rotating Injection Molded Nylon If you want to check this $168.00 USD knife out for yourself, you can go to the TOPS website by clicking here. They are also on FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram. Explore RECOILweb:The right thing at war - and its consequencesSARA: Sordin Arc Rail Adapter Wilson Combat Flat Dark Earth CQB 1911The Ashley Update: Buffalo Bill Shootout 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.