The TOPS Tex Creek Hunter is a tribute to the men and women who hunt and fish in the Tex Creek area in Southeast, Idaho.
The Tex Creek wildlife management area includes two national forests and is home to an abundance of diverse wildlife. This area is accessible starting about 10 miles from the TOPS manufacturing facility. It includes open range, high rugged mountains, waterways and large forests which provide hunters and fisherman a variety of diverse terrain to harvest elk, bear, mountain lion, wolf, moose, pheasant, turkey, quail, rabbit, duck, goose, steelhead and salmon.
Since the Tex Creek area is so close to TOPS Knives, it enables their designers and makers the ability to field test in their own backyard. Since many of their staff grew up in this area, they have ample opportunity to evaluate the use of their knives/tools under the most demanding of conditions. The "Tex Creek Hunter" is a great example of a high-quality, good-looking work knife.The designer Leo Espinoza, created a new look for this specific knife. TOPS calls it "Black River Wash". The uncoated finish clearly shows the heat treat line along the edge of the blade. The darkened-steel pattern is unique on every blade. This creates a broken in, rustic look reminiscent an old pair of comfortable boots. The black canvas Micarta scales are screwed onto the handle and a large lanyard tube is located at the back of the handle. The handles are designed and made for a positive grip and for extended periods of use. The simple and practical design is reinforced by a sturdy 3/16" thick blade and full tang handle. The Tex Creek Hunter performs superbly in the field and looks and feels like an old trusted friend, anywhere that you may use it.
A high quality leather belt shetah is included.
Please Note: The "Black River Wash" Process Will Create A Unique Look To Each Knife. Your Knife's Pattern May Vary From The Product Image. The Carbon Content Of The Steel Can Also Cause Variations In The Engraving.