|Brand Name:||TOPS Knives|
|Model Name:||California Cobra|
|Manufacturer’s Item Code:||CALCO-01|
|Overall Length:||15.3 cm|
|Blade Length:||7.7 cm|
|Blade Thickness:||4.9 mm|
|Blade Material:||1095, Black Traction Coating|
|Blade Hardness:||56-58 HRC|
|Handle Material:||Black G10|
|Sheath:||Black Kydex Sheath with Multi-Position Spring Steel|
|Country of Origin:||Made in USA|
TOPS California Cobra – CALCO-01
A truly clever self-defense tool.
The California Cobra makes an excellent self-defense knife as well as a great utility tool.
Renowned knife author Joe Kertzman wrote in Blade Magazine in Feb 2007 and said; “With input from Kenpo (A Japanese Martial Arts Form) and police instructor Jed Lewis, Leo (The Lion) Espinoza designed the TOPS Knives California Cobra as a self-defense tool. TOPS soon discovered, however, that the design lended itself to utility applications as well. The integral ‘Cal. Cobra’ sports a pronounced re-curved blade that is double-edged, with roughly the first two thirds of the blade spine, from tip to back, sharpened. Additionally, the integral finger guard is spiked at the end. This is truly a very clever defensive tool, which when used properly, will definitely assist the carrier of this knife. Six months of design and testing produced the California Cobra with both back and front cuts, plus an integrated Pressure Point Release.”