Tops Wind Runner XL Hunting Knife Review

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Blind Survival says:

Did you use it to split wood or make kindling?

Todd K says:

I know Chris Tanner mentions sharpening with a ceramic rod in some of his videos, from my experience, TOPS knives sharpen beyond scary with a ceramic rod.

Bob B says:

I’d have to agree with another comment, that knife is just not a deer knife. It’s too big, got the recurve, etc. The Bark River Fox River or Bravo 1.25LT would work better, something in 3V or more rust resistant material than 1095. The Wind River or whatever it is looks more like a survival blade. Suggest watching Virtuovice Videos on deer knives in Japan, he’s got a lot of experience and shows his knives in use.


Needs more WHAM!

God :-O says:

When did you realize that you fucked up the name???

Emanuel B says:

Fans of Tops knives are like people who enjoy Nickelback’s music- – I know they must exist, I’ve just never met someone who’ll admit to it.

mykalbee says:

Big fan of the knife but not so much of the obnoxious xxx’s. How about those multicam pants w/the TS logo… who is this?

Minh Lê says:


Daniel De La Cruz says:

I always loved this design and the new version looks even better with the scale color and blade finish!! Awesome video chief!

Steve Smith says:

That’s a real interesting design from TOPS. I’ve been looking at it, and I really can’t tell if I like it or hate it… but I want it.
How have you been enjoying our “wonderful” Michigan Temperatures? Got down to a rather mild -16F (without the Wind chill) for me the other night…fun.

jwilliamson421 says:

The new movie wind river is a good one just so you know. Lol

Larry Lightle says:

Would like to know the reasons for the cutouts in the blade and was the spine sharp ?

Randy Yeager says:


The Emporium says:

As someone who does hunt large game, these large knives are really useless for dressing or skinning an animal such as a deer. The best thing I have found is the Fallkniven WM1 or better still the Havalon Piranta with disposable blades. What I’ve learned is you need a small sharp knife that’s easy to control while your working inside the animal. You can then place your forefinger on the top and guide the blade easily. Even when skinning you are only using 1 or 2 inches of the curved skinning blade so the need for a large blade is pointless. Even to part out an animal I would prefer to have a boning knife (slender, flexible blade) to allow easy finding of joints and lots of control. I’d like to see someone attempt what this knife is marketed for compared to someone using the right tools. Just my opinion 🙂 Thanks for the video! Michael

Todd K says:

that knife has a great profile for game processing!! looks great too. pair this puppy with an axe or a tomahawk and your good to go! I wish they did all their micarta scales that way.
I’ve noticed retail goes from $129.99-149.99. Not bad at all, wonder how it compares to the Silent Hero.

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