Pick up the Street Scalpel 2.0 from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/street-scalpel-2-0
Reworking a TOPS Classic
The Street Scalpel has been around for quite a few years now. LEOs, active duty military, and everyday citizens love it because it’s narrow, easy to conceal, stout and strong, and looks great too. The Street Scalpel 2.0 has all the great features of the original, with some changes to offer variety (the original is not being retired). The handle has been slightly redesigned to offer more of a finger guard and the blade steel was thinned to 3/16” to offer a finer edge.
Blade Material: 1095 RC 56-58Blade Length: 3.13 inchesOverall Length: 7.0 inchesCutting Edge: 2.75 inchesBlade Thickness: 0.19 inchesBlade Finish: Black TractionHandle Material: Black Canvas MicartaKnife Weight: 3.1 ouncesWeight w/ Sheath: 4.6 ouncesSheath Material: Black KydexSheath Clip: Beta LoopsDesigner: Leo EspinozaMSRP: $130
The original Street Scalpel has been around for quite a few years now. There are a number of reasons that LEOs, active duty military, and everyday citizens love it. Its concealability is one of the main reasons, but it’s also extremely stout and strong for its size, so it can handle some tough tasks.
Take all of the positives of the original, make it slightly lighter, and reconfigure the handle, and you have the Street Scalpel 2.0. Made using 3/16″ stock instead of 1/4″, the 2.0 will be a better slicer, but still have plenty of strength for those tougher jobs. The sheath has been changed to allow multiple carry options including appendix, IWB, OWB, scout, or any way else you can think of by rearranging the included beta loop straps. Whether you’re looking for a strong EDC fixed blade, or a combatives knife to help get you out of a bad situation, the Street Scalpel 2.0 is up to the task.
Joshua Swanagon has studied survival in both urban and wilderness environments in Colorado and Michigan for most of his life, while also adding experience in harsher terrains abroad. He utilizes his experience and years of diverse martial arts and combatives training and real world application as a self-defense/combatives instructor, published freelance writer and Field Editor for various magazines in the fields of knives, survival, self-defense and tactical subject matters. Joshua also brings with him his years of experience as Editor of, and Subject Matter Expert for, Knives Illustrated Magazine.
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