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 full length

The knife measures 7.75 inches overall with a 3.75-inch blade.

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.

The knife is sized right to carry regularly.

You won’t leave it behind. The knife is the perfect size for carry on wilderness treks.

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.

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TOPS Sonoran in its sheath.

The knife comes with a pouch-style brown leather sheath.

The Specs

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

MSRP: $170