Strong features and multiple use options make the High Desert Harpoon from TOPS Knives a must have for any survival kit.
Terrill Hoffman is an International Hunter, Photographer, outdoor writer and Founder of “PWYP” – Practice What You Preach, the Outdoor Survival Outings.
Terrill has been a good friend to TOPS for over a decade, always with a good word or deed and inevitably with great photographs. For a number of years TOPS has been fortunate enough to work with Terrill on his now famous Hoffman Harpoon in an assortment of practical sizes. In June of 2013 at the Blade Show, we unveiled his latest hard-use, good-looking project called the High Desert Harpoon. The size and specs are virtually the same as the Hoffman Harpoon XL.
However, the High Desert Harpoon has a beautiful set of Micarta handles affixed with brass screws, which make the handles removable. Although it is very pleasing to the eye, the strong, sharp features stand out. Numerous tests have shown that this is truly a workhorse of a tool. It is coated with a very durable Coyote Tan powder coat over 1095 High Carbon Steel. Whether you are into short treks, long trips, or any other outdoor activity, this could be the perfect highly-dependable companion for you.
Survival author Dan Shectman wrote in Tactical Knives Magazine:
“The New ‘TOPS/Hoffman Harpoon’ offers a unique multi purpose survival tool much like those carried by the stone age hunters.
“The Hoffman harpoon is a useful piece of survival cutlery, worn in its neck sheath, it is always with you. Crafted from quality steel and comfortable to use, it fills the niche the small knife occupies in the woodsman’s kit. The Hoffman harpoon is reminiscent of that earlier time when every tool had to be a multi tool”.