This is the TOPS Knives MIL SPIE 3, it is the smaller of the TOPS Knives MIL SPIE line (Military-Special Projects Individual Equipment). Designed for Combat. Proven in Battle. Built for Special Operation Forces.
The MIL-SPIE 3 is more adept at belt or vest carry, while still maintaining a low profile. The scales are black linen Micarta with a dot dash dot pattern embedded in the handle. The handle scales are removable and the skeletonized knife seems to be as popular as the one with handles. The blade has a black traction coating.
The sheath system is heavy duty Kydex, which locks the knife in place in the closed position and has a steel spring clip for attachment in a variety of positions.
Tactical/bushcraft/hunting/survival knife. Little knife that cuts like a big blade. It notches, fuzz-sticks, and batons like a champ. The 154CM steel holds an edge well and is easy to sharpen. Kydex sheath holds the knife tightly with no rattle. Typical TOPS excellent fit and finish. Used to carry big @ss (heavy) knife. Now the Mil-spie 3 is my EDC. If I need to chop, I reach for my kukri. This little guy can handle everything else. Highly recommended.