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    If anyone owns or has used a Tops M4X, please give me any info about it. It looks like an awesome brute of a knife, but I know looks aren't everything. I'm not familiar with Tops knives at all. The M4X goes for about $180 on e-bay or amazon. I'd just like to get a rating on it before I buy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Red View Post
    If anyone owns or has used a Tops M4X, please give me any info about it. It looks like an awesome brute of a knife, but I know looks aren't everything. I'm not familiar with Tops knives at all. The M4X goes for about $180 on e-bay or amazon. I'd just like to get a rating on it before I buy.
    TOPS is a great line of knives. Before the late Ron Hood came out with his "Hoodlum," he used the TOPS Anaconda 9...in the Amazonian jungle! Both Joe Teti and Mykel Hawke have used TOPS to make their brand of knives. Very well made and very strong. I wish you'd included a link, I could have maybe been a bit more help....
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    Okay, here's the link to the TOPS home page and the knife in question. Navigate around a bit to see what you think:

    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=279

    Also Amazon is out of stock, but there is one on E-bay:

    http://compare.ebay.com/like/4004063...Types&var=sbar

    If you scroll down the page you'll see even more knives, some made by TOPS....
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    Thanks, Sarge. I welcome your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Red View Post
    Thanks, Sarge. I welcome your input.
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    I think the best TOPS knife made was the Anaconda 9 designed by the late Ron Hood. Note that you can buy one from Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Knives-Anacond...=tops+anaconda

    Here's the story from the late Ron Hood's website itself:

    http://www.survival.com/?page_id=175

    However, I own the last knife he designed made by Buck knives; the Buck Hoodlum: This is the lowest price I've found yet:

    http://www.knifehog.com/p-1323-buck-...Fco-MgodIGkAXA

    Check out Ron's video made shortly before his death:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdby3NvyAYQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge47 View Post
    Know how you can tell when a lawyer is lying? His lips are moving!....
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    Cool well now...

    I do comedy magic. Eric, if you're reading this you're probably asking yourself what has all of this by-play between Sarge and Ken have to do with my OP? Answer: "Not a dam thing!"....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge47 View Post
    I do comedy magic. Eric, if you're reading this you're probably asking yourself what has all of this by-play between Sarge and Ken have to do with my OP? Answer: "Not a dam thing!"....
    Aren't YOU the guy that tells everyone to use "spell check?"
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    Opinions on knives vary. TOPS knives, IMO, are too thick, have the wrong grind, and are too expensive for what they are.

    The one I owned was promptly sent away from me. It was the opposite of what I need in a knife.
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    O.K. Sarge, I really thought that all that banter between you and Ken had everything to do with my inquiry. But, then again, I did land on my head when I fell off that turnip truck.

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    Winter, thanks for your opinion.

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    I don't care for the TOPS knives for some of the reasons that Winter stated.
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    The Anaconda 9 looks good to me, but I don't have as much interest in that MX4... a little too "tacticool" for my liking. Plus, any time a tool is marketed as something + crowbar, it often means it's a very good something but a terrible crowbar, or the opposite thereof. I don't want a knife that's a good crowbar, because it's probably too thick to suit my knife needs, and I don't see much point in having a crow-knife anyways. Better to just have a real crowbar.

    Biggest detractors though? No clip, drop, or spear point. I want my knife to be good for poking, not just slicing or hacking. Then again, you can always have multiple knives for different purposes, but for a "general purpose" I prefer to have a point.
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    Man, that's a lot of knife. I had a thing for big knives for a while, until I decided I didn't like to carry them.

    Have you thought about making your own knives? I have a simple charcoal forge and buy flat steel stock on Amazon.com for nothing (1095 steel). That, a Harbor Freight belt sander and an angle grinder and you can try out any size/shape you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Forget the comedy act. Stick with magic.

    My favorite part of Saturday mornings, growing up. I make Bulwinkle references to my students and they look at me like I'm out of my mind...which may not be too far off the mark.

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    I've always preferred big knives over small. A big knife can do everything a small knife can, but a small knife can't do everything a big knife can. You made good point, GreatU., yes I agree with you that NO knife should be,"+ something". If you need that particular "something", get that particular "something".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Red View Post

    A big knife can do everything a small knife can, but a small knife can't do everything a big knife can.

    This is one of those sound bites that sounds good, BUT is 101% NOT true. (Having skinned a fleshed several hundred Bears, Moose, Mt. Goats, Sheep, Caribou, Wolves, Etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough View Post
    This is one of those sound bites that sounds good, BUT is 101% NOT true. (Having skinned a fleshed several hundred Bears, Moose, Mt. Goats, Sheep, Caribou, Wolves, Etc.)
    I have to agree with Sourdough here. For example, one of our members who is an Alaskan guide, quartered a Moose with a Mora 2000 knife that sports a 4" or 5" blade.....
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