Yesterday, the American knife company TOPS Knives introduced a new version of the CUMA Tak-Ri 3.5 (Tactical Kukri) combat knife, which was developed with the participation of Waysun Johnny Tsai, the founder of the CUMA Survival School (Combined Universal Martial Applications). The design of the novelty was developed taking into account the curves and shapes of the blade of the classic kukri combat knife, as well as the previously released versions of the CUMA Tak-Ri of the first and second generation.
The full-tail blade of the TOPS CUMA Tak-Ri 3.5 knife is made of 1095 carbon steel with the addition of a wear-resistant sand coating, the steel hardness is declared within 58 HRC. The ergonomic handle of the combat knife is formed by embossed overlays made of Micarta material. The pads are fixed with three pairs of stainless hexagon bolts.
A curved wide blade for applying mainly secant strikes is complemented by a pointed shank with a lanyard hole. The total length of the knife is almost 343 mm, the length of the blade itself is 178 mm, the maximum width at the butt is about 4.8 mm. The total weight of the combat knife, excluding the weight of the nylon sheath, is approximately 462 grams.
At the moment, the cost of the base model of the TOPS CUMA Tak-Ri 3.5 knife is $192, for an additional fee it is possible to order a camouflage blade color, as well as one and a half sharpening.