For immediate release – from Tops Knives
The Earth Skills knife is Matt Graham’s 2nd design with TOPS Knives. He has vast experience with primitive skills and weapons along with many other accomplishments. The Earth Skills Knife is basically a short machete with a bit of a barong feel to it. Matt is often far from modern comforts and so prefers thinner, lighter tools that are easier to carry over long distances. 1/8” 1095 with Tan Canvas Micarta handles and a deep-carry old school leather sheath fit the bill for his style.
The Earth Skills Knife was designed by Matt Graham, who is much more than just a “survivalist”. He is an athlete – ultra-marathons, triathlons, rock climbing, etc., a martial artist – several styles, and an expert in primitive weapons, hunting, and shelters. He has more “dirt time” than almost anyone else out there.
In keeping with the same theme as his first design through TOPS (the Little Bugger). It’s thin with TOPS’; modified Scandi grind, a tumble finish and tan canvas Micarta handle scales. This one comes with a deep carry brown leather sheath that Matt designed based off some old Native American styles of sheath. It is meant to ride cross-draw, underneath the belt, towards the back side of the wearer.
Please keep in mind, the stock of this tool is 1/8″ thick. Therefore, uses like batoning are not recommended and bent blades due to that type of use will not be covered under the warranty. It is meant for the types of uses you would normally get from a machete.
Blade Material: 1095 RC 56-58Blade Length: 8.25 inchesOverall Length: 14.25 inchesBlade Finish: TumbleBlade Thickness: 0.13”Weight: 11.9 ouncesHandle Material: Tan Canvas MicartaSheath Material: Brown LeatherMSRP: $225
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Joshua Swanagon has studied survival in both urban and wilderness environments in Colorado and Michigan for most of his life, while also adding experience in harsher terrains abroad. He utilizes his experience and years of diverse martial arts and combatives training and real world application as a self-defense/combatives instructor, published freelance writer and Field Editor for various magazines in the fields of knives, survival, self-defense and tactical subject matters. Joshua also brings with him his years of experience as Editor of, and Subject Matter Expert for, Knives Illustrated Magazine.
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