The new TOPS Sonoran might be just the knife you want when you’re working on your primitive skills and bushcraft. This new fixed blade was designed by Dave Holladay, a primitive skills expert also known as Desert Dave. It’s a sharp example of how we can benefit from the experience and expertise of others.
TOPS Sonoran Designed for Primitive Living
Holladay is considered one of the country’s foremost educators in Stone Age living skills. As someone who spends as much time, if not more, off-grid in the Sonoran Desert region than he does in areas with modern amenities, it is easy to say that Dave knows what he is talking about. The Sonoran Desert spans nearly 100,000 square miles throughout parts of the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. He designed this knife to perform well and accomplish just about any task you need to get by in that type of environment.
TOPS Sonoran is Holladay’s Ideal
The Sonoran is a working example of what his ideal blade would be. It has the looks of a traditional Puukko but with more of a trailing point than a straight back and a little more contour in the handle. The Sonoran measures 7.75 inches overall with a 3.75-inch blade of 1095 carbon steel. It has a tan G10 handle and comes with a brown leather sheath.
Model: TOPS Sonoran
Overall Length: 7.75 inches
Blade Length: 3.75 inches
Cutting Edge: 3.75 inches
Blade Thickness: 0.160-inch
Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
Finish: Tumble finish
Handle Material: Tan G10
Weight: 4.8 ounces (7 ounces with sheath)
Sheath: Brown leather
Designer: Dave Holladay