Tops Szabo Express Single Edge

€167.21
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TPSZEX01
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By the time Laci designed the Express he had been carrying large folders for self-defense in his waist band for years, sometimes overseas for security details, where firearms were not allowed. His goal was to bridge the gap between a large folder and a small fixed blade. In his words: “After attempting to use my folder in several emergencies, and having to use both hands to open the blade, even though I could open it with a flick of the wrist at home… I realized I needed to design a fixed blade. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to bring everybody down to my martial arts level. I’m sure there are badasses out there that can flip open a butterfly knife in a life-or-death situation… not me. I need to rely on gross motor skills every time. A fixed blade knife is inherently stronger and more reliable than a folder, especially for combat. It does not require fine motor skills to be deployed. This is with that state of mind that I designed the Szabo Express.”

The Express was designed as a fighter, not as a utility knife. It is not meant to pry a door open, or to dig a trench. The width of the blade is necessary to provide adequate wound cavity from a thrust. The ergonomic handle ensures proper grip retention in both saber and reverse grip, and the thickness of the blade, 5/32”, makes the Express extremely sharp while maintaining its strength.

“I had been carrying the Express on and off duty for years until I showed it to Leo at TOPS Knives who immediately liked it. TOPS did a great job with the Express, it is safe to say the TOPS Express is at least as good as the custom version.”

Knife Type Fixed Blade
Overall Length 10.38"
Blade Length 5.63"
Cutting Edge 5.25"
Blade Thickness 0.160"
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Black Cerakote
Handle Material Black Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight 7.5oz
Weight w/ Sheath 10.4
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Black Kydex
Designer Laci Szabo

TPSZEX01

Data sheet

Carbon Steel:
1095