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SOME MEN TEMPER LIKE STEEL, THEY LEARN TO ENDURE
The Wilderness is commonly though of as a place of great healing and inspiration. By definition it is a wild and uncultivated region such as a forest or desert, uninhabited or inhabited by wild animals; the most natural areas left on the planet without roads or industrial infrastructure.
The Wilderness Guide 4.0 is a knife begging for a challenge! Whether you going into the remote wilderness on an expedition, planning a wilderness weekend, or just shaking free of the world at large, this is the perfect knife to accompany you. Surviving in wild, untamed awe-inspiring locations, heightens the senses and rejuvenates the body.
The forces of nature can be brutal, and you must be prepared to face real-life situations. Self reliant living in these conditions can be fulfilling, where your positive attitude becomes a part of everyday existence.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE "WILDERNESS GUIDE KNIFE"
Designed by Leo Espinoza, the Wilderness Guide Knife 4.0 is the result of long thought and substantial input from professional Outdoorsmen. With some 16 million backpackers just in the USA, plus Campers, Hunters, Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Trekkers, Sea Kayakers, Climbers, and Survivalists, TOPS realized that no one knife could serve all purposes. Therefore, the Wilderness Guide Knife was designed to be highly functional. The blade features 1/8" thick, easy to sharpen 1095 High Carbon alloy steel, that is coated with TOPS proprietary Black Traction Coating Epoxy Polyester formulation and baked. This coating assures that the blade will be protected, even for those who go beyond the edge. 1095 steel, which has been used for many years by the best knife and toolmakers, is actually used to cut others steels, and is frequently used to cut the new "Miracle Steels". To perfect an already supurb steel, TOPS zone temperes and cryogenically treats their blades to ensure maximum edge holding and durability.
The Wilderness Guide 4.0 has an exceptionally wide blade (1 1/2") with a blade length of 4 1/2", and generally suits a wide variety of outdoor requirements. Leo Espinoza truly has designed a very functional handle that fits the hand well with excellent traction. Featuring a slight recurve at the back, this knife will ensure a secure grip in wet conditions.
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