The California Cobra is the innovation of one of the TOPS Knifemakers / Designer Leo Espinoza and American Kempo / Police Instructor Jed Lewis. Six months of design and testing produced a Tool with both back and front cuts, plus an integrated Pressure Point Release. Presently, set for testing with two major Police Departments with incredible market acceptance already.
The California Cobra, a radical design with recognizably, (less than lethal) utilization for self defense. For civilians, male or female, as well as Law Enforcement. It offers more options than a standard utility tool, with only cutting capabilities. It has the capacity to be utilized with minimal training, to exert concentrated, powerful point pressure on the aggressors hands or forearms to cause a faster release of the opponents grip, without having to cut or slash the aggressor.
The 'Cal Cobra may be worn around the neck, and under a shirt or on a belt. It has a very low profile and sits fairly flat against the body, it has a hard kydex formed sheath with an adjustable steel spring clip on. Measuring only 6" long and 3/16" thick, it is strong, compact and facilitates fast defensive moves. TOPS has had numerous request by various Law Enforcement units to start making aluminum trainers as well. This Tool is made in the USA.
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It fits in your hand and it is a lot more intuitive to use than you'd expect first looking at it. Quickly became my favorite little knife, threw a slim ulti clip on it and it sits in the small of my back whenever I'm out now, I forget it's even there
I love the way this feels when wearing it, the blade is designed for self defense but can still open boxes like a champ. gave it to my bro he loves it too.
Used this knife as a secondary to my side arm. Easy to use, grips into the hand well. However it is awkward to wear due to the placement of the belt clip. Had to remove it and purchase an after market belt clip for it.