Gear [SHOT Show 2017] TOPS Knives ICE Dagger Industry News January 11, 2017 TOPS Knives was founded in 1988 and they’ve been making knives ever since. Right in time for SHOT Show 2017, TOPS is releasing their I.C.E. Dagger. It’s the first TOPS Knife of 2017. The ICE in I.C.E. Dagger stands for In Case of Emergency. SHOT Show 2017: TOPS Knives ICE Dagger Here’s what TOPS has to say about I.C.E. In Case of Emergency – The I.C.E. Dagger was designed with law enforcement and military personnel in mind. It will serve as a backup blade in case their firearm is inoperable or inaccessible. The ICE Dagger’s compound grind combines a ferociously strong tip with an edge that slices through flesh and material effortlessly. It is comfortable in forward and reverse grips. The finger ring aids in rapid deployment and retention of the blade and has contours to maximize its ability to be used as an impact weapon. Add in a smartly designed Kydex sheath that provides multiple carry options and it’s easy to see why this knife will be popular. Specifications Overall Length: 7.75” Blade Length: 3.0” Cutting Edge: 2.88” Secondary Cutting Edge: 2.88” Blade Thickness: 0.13” Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58 Blade Finish: Black Cerakote Handle Material: Black G10 Knife Weight: 4.5oz Weight w/ Sheath: 6.5oz Sheath Material: Black Kydex Sheath Clip: Neck chain or beta loops Designer: Andy Tran MSRP: $180 or $190 There are two options on the ICE Dagger. Basic option comes with a neck chain and then customers can add whatever clip system they prefer for attaching the knife to a belt or their gear. 2nd option costs $10 more and comes with Beta material loops that give multiple options for carry. If you’re planning to be in Las Vegas for this year’s SHOT Show, you can swing by and meet the team (and as see the I.C.E. Dagger) up close and personal. They’ll be at Booth #20401. For the rest of us, you can locate TOPS Knives online and the I.C.E. Dagger here. What is the NSSF SHOT Show? The NSSF SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show) and Conference is an annual event held by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Typically attended by thousands of people from all 50 states and over a hundred countries, it is (quite rightfully) described as the “…world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services. Imagine the Worlds’ Fair, but packed with everything from mini-guns and every breed of body armor, bows and boots; from eye pro and ear pro to optics and ordnance, socks to swords…you get the idea. If you’d like to see a sampling of the companies who will be showing at this year’s SHOT, there’s a live map right here, though it doesn’t reflect the organizations set up elsewhere, in hotel suites, etc View imagery from our coverage of last year’s SHOT Show here; 2015’s is right here. SHOT 2017 Schedule January 15 — Special invite-only events; Veterans Training Fund/Wishes for Warriors at The Ranch, SIG Sauer Range Day, and others January 16 — Media on the Range, Boulder City Rifle & Pistol Club January 17 — 20, 2016 Sands Expo and Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada Hours Tuesday, January 17 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 19 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 20 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Explore RECOILweb:7 Shooters You KnowThe Ugandan ExpendablesReptilia Launches New WebsiteSzanto: Vintage Timekeepers with modern reliability 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!