Tops Knives introduces the XL version to their popular Bartender Defender Knife.

The Bartender Defender XL is a follow up to TOPS’ very popular Bartender Defender. This model was made thanks to specific customer feedback.

Many liked that the original was extra small and lightweight, but wanted a slightly longer blade to work with. Don’t let the “XL” fool you.

This new model is still less than 5.5” long when it’s sheathed, but has a blade over 2” long. Another update is that the bottle opener is accessible without having to remove the knife from the sheath.

TOPS went with a smooth and attractive tumble finished 1095 blade with a clear Cerakote to protect from rust.

 The Bartender Defender XL is an excellent choice for those who are constantly opening boxes and/or brews.


  • Knife Type – Fixed Blade, Neck
  • Overall Length – 4.63″
  • Blade Length – 2.13″
  • Cutting Edge – 2.13″
  • Blade Thickness – 0.130″
  • Blade Steel – 1095 RC 56-58
  • Blade Finish – Tumble Finish
  • Handle Style – Skeletonized
  • Knife Weight – 1.6oz
  • Weight w/ Sheath – 2.4oz
  • Sheath Included – Yes
  • Sheath Material – Black Kydex
  • Designer – Ryan Johnson