TOPS Knives Silent Hero at a glance - 11 5/8" overall. 5 3/4" (Cutting Edge) black river wash 1095 high carbon steel blade with thumb ridge and finger guard with lashing slot. Full tang. Black linen micarta handles with Rocky Mountain tread and finger choil. Lanyard hole. Embossed black leather belt sheath with OD green nylon cord leg ties and TOPS survival whistle. Certificate of Authenticity.
The Silent Hero was designed by Anton Du Plessis, who is the Chief of Operations for the Specialized Interdiction Unit of the Silent Heroes Foundation. His task is to combat the poaching crisis in South Africa. This knife has to be durable, versatile, and able to fill Anton's needs in the field, which affected the design of the blade and the handle. It will definitely hold up to hard use. And with a weight of only 12 oz, you'll be able to use the knife without getting fatigued too quickly.
There is a lanyard hole in the handle along with another in the finger guard. This is meant to allow the user to add a safety cord in order to improve the grip on the handle, which due to the Rocky Mountain tread, already allows for a solid grip. The finger-guard hole can also be used to assist in lashing to a spear when the situation warrants it.
There is a finger choil up into the blade to give you the ability to choke up and execute precise, fine cuts. The drop point design makes this knife great for slicing and gives the tip extra strength. So this knife will be a great knife for bushcraft, survival, and tactical purposes.
The black leather sheath is durable and looks great paired with this knife. The Silent Hero is held in place with a single snap loop that curls around the finger guard.
The Silent Hero is a great design and a very versatile blade. It is large enough that it can be used to chop, but is also still small enough to complete most of the tasks you can do or want to do with a smaller knife.
TOPS Knives is a proud supporter and Corporate Sponsor of the Silent Heroes Foundation.