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GUNS Magazine Digital February 2011 - Page 58
Our Caps Will NOT Scratch Your Scope Or Rust has taken Weaver® style rings to new heights and new lengths KWIK-SITE • P A T C O V E R T • TOPS’ Wind Runners are two handy knives in one sheath. ’m one of a group of knife nuts who believe in the I “Twofer Rule” of toting more than one knife in the field: a large one for heavy duty chores and a smaller one for TWO FOR ThE TRAIl finesse work. TOPS Knives’ Wind Runners duo fits the rule to a “T,” combining two hard-working knives on one easy-to-pack or carry sheath. The heavy cutter of this fixed-blade pair is the Wind Runner XL, 9.8" of knife with 5.25" of that in deep-bellied re-curved blade. The identical but smaller Wind Runner is 6.4" in length with a 3" cutting edge. You can use the big guy for man-sized cutting chores like chopping and butchering, and the little fellow for detail work such as shaving, skinning and notching. Add to that the fact that the Wind Runners can handle a camp full of grub preparation and this is one versatile set. MAKeR: TOPS KnIveS (TAcTIcAL OPeRATIOnAL PROducTS) P.O. BOX 2544 IdAhO FALLS, Id 83403 (208) 542-0113 When you’re done with your chores, both knives tuck away nicely into a heat-formed Kydex sheath that can be carried on the belt or packed away. The Wind Runners WINd RUNNER dUO Wind RunneR XL Blade material: 440C 1095 Blade length: 3" 5-1/4" 9.8" Overall length: 6.4" 3 ounces 12 ounces Weight: ScaleS: G-10 G-10 Sheath: Kydex Kydex Price: $258 FOR THE PAIR TOPS’ Wind Runners big and little one-sheathtotes-all duo can cover a broad range of fieldwork. At top is the XL model, at bottom the standard Wind Runner. The sheath is made from Kydex. Leading U.S. Manufacturer of Scope Mounts Since 1967 feature Tactical Gray hybrid powdercoated steel blades (the small model in 440C stainless, the larger in 1095 carbon steel) with durable black and white G-10 laminate handles, and the styling looks great to boot. The XL has a beefy blade thickness of 1/4", the smaller Wind Runner checks in at 3/16", so there’s plenty of cutting power behind each knife. TOPS offers the set for $258, a savings of $63 if bought separately. If you’re a member of the Twofer Club, the Wind Runner set can do everything you need and with just one sheath to deal with you won’t be grappling around looking for the right knife when duty calls. For web links, go to www.gunsmagazine.com/toPskniVes.Html 58 WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM • FEBRUARY 2011