TOPS Knives released the Baja 3.0 two years ago.
Outdoorsmen loved the Baja 3.0, but had some feedback for it. Based on that feedback, TOPS decided to stretch the popular 3 inch model into the all new Baja 4.5.
In place of the Coyote Tan powder coat, TOPS upgraded the finish with our famous Black River Wash, which gives each knife its own unique look.
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Green Canvas Micarta handle scales and a high-quality leather dangler sheath (available in black or brown) make this a must-buy for users and collectors alike.
Unlike TOPS’ other models in the 4 to 4.5 inch range, this one is 5/32” thick. That thickness along with a full flat grind gives it strength over 1/8” blades, but allows it to maintain superb cutting capabilities since it’s slightly thinner than 3/16”.
TOPS’ professional heath treat gives a long lasting edge that is easy to re-sharpen once it is eventually needed.
The jimping on the spine and along the finger guard is ideal for a solid grip in hard use or slippery conditions. Due to the thinner blade, it gives you better precision and greater range from making delicate cuts to cutting thick branches with ease. These same qualities make the Baja 4.5 great for food prep as well.
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For more information on the Baja 4.5, please visit TopsKnives.com.
- Overall Length: 9.25”
- Actual Cutting Edge: 4.5”
- Blade Length: 4.88”
- Thickness: 0.16” (5/32”)
- Steel: 1095
- Finish: Black River Wash
- Handles: Green Canvas Micarta
- Sheath: Leather Dangler (black or brown availabl)
- Weight: 6.2 oz
- Weight with sheath: 12 oz
- MSRP: $200
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