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TOPS Knives CUMA TAK-RI 2, 1095 Steel, Micarta Handle, CUMATK02

MSRP: $315.99 CDN

Price $189.99 CDN

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Overall Length 13.50"
Blade Length 7.00"
Cutting Edge 7.00"
Secondary Edge 4.00"
Blade Thickness 0.190"
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Black Traction Coating
Handle Material Black Linen Micarta
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Black Ballistic Nylon
Sheath Clip Molle Backing
Designer Wayson Johnny Tsai

The CUMA TAK-RI is not your typical kukri with a tactical spin on it. In fact, one must understand what a Gurkha Kukri is to see the curve in it's blade. The kukri (Devnagari/ ??????) (originally spelled khukri or khukuri) is a curved Nepalese Knife used as both a tool and as a weapon. It is a traditional weapon for Nepalese people, and also a weapon of choice/side arm for all Nepalese including those serving in different armies around the world.
The word Tactical translates into practical functionality, especially among military and law enforcement. That was the thought going into the knife's design. The CUMA Tactical Street Defense program was created by world renowned CQC expert Sijo Waysun Johnny Tsai in 2000. As of date, SiJo has over 31 years in the martial arts along with 25 years experience as an instructor. He wanted to create what he considered to be a truly functional knife that could be used for CQT combat, street defense, and an all around TOOL for the Outdoor Sportsman.

A few others helped along the way offering expert advice to ensure TOP performance of this blade. Those experts include TOPS Knives founder/owner; Mr. Mike Fuller as well as the creator of the BESH WEDGE; Mr. Brent Beshara (BESH gave the knife it's name!).

A few things were mandatory for the blade: It had to be built strong and durable. So he approached TOPS Knives to make it. It's full tang frame is built out of 1095 high carbon steel with a full black linen Micarta handle. At just 3/16" in thickness, this is one wickedly fast blade. The belly of the blade is deep for chopping firewood and shelter building.

It needed to have a large curved primary bottom edge, a partial top edge (for reverse swings) and what Sijo calls his "SHARK TEETH Serrations" for blocking, ripping and tearing bush, cord or anything that gets in it's way. The handle had to offer two types of grip options. A "long grip" for fully extended machete swings and a choked up grip for precision cuts or carving. Finally, a small pry for scraping and a lanyard hole at the butt of the handle. Mr. Mike Fuller has stated that the CUMA TAK-RI is extremely interesting and no other knife in the extensive TOPS catalog is quite like it.

Details

  • Model: TOPSCUMATK02 *
  • Manufactured by: TOPS




This product was added to our catalog on Monday 01 March, 2021.