TOPS HOG 4.5, (Hunter Of Gunmen) 4 3/8" 1095 Carbon Steel Blade
The History of the TOPS HOG 4.5 HOG is a name earned by a certified US Marine Scout Sniper. HOG means Hunter Of Gunmen, because we hunt men with guns. We HOGs are a force multiplier for any commander that chooses to employ us. The design for this blade started somewhere in my history that I cannot fully trace. It began in the early years of my career as a young Marine Infantryman. After spending days or weeks at a time in a field environment it seemed that my hands would always ache. I eventually traced this pain back to the blades that I was carrying and using. The Tacti-cool handles on those blades all had rough edges and sharp corners. Sure they were mean to look at and gripped like a gator but they didnt have the comfort that I needed for sustained field use. After this realization I set out to design the best knife handle that I could in my limited experience. Little did I know at the time, this would take the better part of my career to complete.
- O/A Length: 9 3/4"
- Blade Length:4 3/8" Thickness: 3/16"
- Steel: 1095 HighCarbon Steel
- Handle: Black Linen Micarta
- Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
- Sheath: Black Leather
- Weight: 8.3oz
- Weight w/ Sheath: 12.5oz
- Designed by: GySgt Dave (Norseman) Williams