The following is a press release from TOPS Knives

Have you ever wanted a tool that combines the defensive and combat capabilities of a karambit with the usefulness and practical applications of a utility knife? Well, so has Joshua Swanagon. That’s what led him to design the C.U.T. 4.0 (Combat Utility Tool). Combining elements of a karambit-style knife with a classic drop point blade design create a blade that is comfortable as a fighting knife, an EDC knife, and even as a field knife. One look and you know the C.U.T. is the next knife on your list.

Pick one up at or from an authorized TOPS dealer.

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C.U.T. 4.0 (Combat Utility Tool)

  • Overall Length: 8.5”
  • Blade Length: 4.25”
  • Cutting Edge: 4.0”
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19”
  • Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
  • Blade Finish: Black Traction Coating
  • Handle Material: Tan Canvas Micarta
  • Handle Style: Dragonfly Tread
  • Knife Weight: 6.3oz
  • Weight w/ Sheath: 9.0oz
  • Sheath Material: Black Kydex
  • Sheath Clip: Beta Material loops
  • Designer: Joshua Swanagon
  • MSRP: $170

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About TOPS Knives

In late 1998, TOPS Knives was founded with a mission to create the highest-quality knives around. Their 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, they 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. TOPS has 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 their facility in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, USA. For more information, visit

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