Earlier this summer, TOPS Knives released the Little Bugger, a miniature fixed-blade pocket knife designed for everyday carry. The decision to make a small blade was in keeping with the current trend of little everyday knives, but to make it a fixed blade, and a Wharncliffe at that, makes the Little Bugger worthy of interest.
The Little Bugger has all the hallmarks of a well-built fixed-blade including a full-tang construction and micarta handles, but designer Matt Graham’s decision to use a Wharncliffe blade shape makes it ideal for shrinking. Wharncliffe knives feature a flat edge and a spine that slopes from handle to point, thereby creating a form that reduces the chances of accidental piercings while maintaining a practical cutting edge. Wharncliffes have historically been favored by woodworkers, farmers and sailors for their precision and utility.
The Little Bugger is 5.75 inches in length with a 2.38-inch blade made of 1095 stainless steel. The design leaves enough of a handle for a solid grip and enough blade for a range of tasks. The knife is still quite new, but right now you can add one to your kit for 37 percent off — that’s $45 in savings — thanks to a deal currently running at Massdrop.
A note on Massdrop:
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