(Originally published on Breach Bang Clear)

Monday Night Knife Fights: TOPS CSAR-T Buck
Matt Stagliano

To many, it’s not new or revolutionary. It’s a buck knife.
However TOPS released the Buck CSAR-T (Combat Search and Rescue Tool) a few years back to address that small portion of outdoorsman and non-operational tactical operators that need just a few more capabilities on their go-to working blade.

MNKF: TOPS CSAR-T Buck

MNKF: TOPS CSAR-T Buck

With a full tang 154CM stainless steel blade ending in a modified Tanto point, the CSAR-T is built to be a prying, cutting, and chopping tool first, but adds a few elements for users that don’t want to also carry a pocket full of other gear. There is a hex driver built in to the butt end which also serves a dual purpose as a large flat head screwdriver or impact tool.

MNKF: TOPS CSAR-T Buck

MNKF: TOPS CSAR-T Buck

MNKF: TOPS CSAR-T Buck

The 4.5” blade has a non-reflective finish thanks to being treated with Zirblast and weighs in at 14 ounces. The weight is hefty, but not heavy. There is a solid feel to this knife that just begs for you to put it to work.

For transport, the CSAR-T ships with a MOLLE compatible nylon sheath capable of multiple configurations options, whether on your belt or strapped to a pack. It contains an extra front pocket for a fire steel or sharpener, or anything else you may need. The knife is held fast by a snap closure.


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