CQT Folders | Limited Release from TOPS Knives

The folks at TOPS Knives alerted us of a limited release they’re offering, and we thought you should know about it. They discovered that Fox Knives over in Italy still has some blades left from some folders that they made for TOPS about ten years ago. Well, why let them go to waste? Back in the day, the CQT’s were quite popular, so they’re going to use the remaining blades, making them available in two options until they run out. TOPS says if they ever bring back the CQT Folders they’ll distinguish them in some way (as in a color change, etc.) from the knives in this limited release.

Two Models

CQT Magnum — Two Blade-Point Options

These big, beefy folders have steel liners with black G10 handles on each side. The blade is made of N690Co steel and you can choose a tanto or hunter point. MSRP is $240.

Magnum 711 — Tanto Point

With an extremely strong point, the tanto blade is useful for stabbing into and puncturing hard materials. (Some say this blade was originally designed for piercing armor). Tanto blades are known for their durability, even with the demands of frequent use. This is item CQT-M711.

Crimson Trace laser grips



The CQT Folder - Magnum 711 with Tanto blade, folded.

CQT Magnum 711 with Tanto blade extended, in-hand.

CQT Magnum 711 with Tanto blade, reverse side, shown in hand to demonstrate size.

Magnum 747 — Hunter Point

Also called a drop point, the hunter blade is especially popular with hunters because it is fashioned for optimum control. That’s really important if you want to avoid nicking the internal organs of your game during the field dressing. There is also plenty of sharp edge on the belly of the blade for slicing. This is TOPS item number CQT-M747.

TOPS Knives - CQT Magnum 747 with Hunter Blade.

CQT Magnum 747 with Hunter blade extended. From TOPS Knives.

CQT Magnum 747 with Hunter Blade. Extended, reverse in hand to demonstrate size.

CQT Thunder Hawke

For those who prefer smaller folders, TOPS has also included these Thunder Hawkes in this limited CQT Folders release. These are also available with either Tanto or Hunter points. The Thunder Hawke frames feature black G10 on one side and titanium on the other. TOPS says these folders are very light. MSRP $230.

Thunder Hawke Tanto – Item CQT-THK-01

CQT Folder - Thunder Hawke from TOPS Knives. Folded, in hand.

TOPS Knives CQT Folder: Thunder Hawke with a Tanto point.

TOPS Knives Thunder Hawke with Tanto blade and Titanium grip on one side.

CQT Thunder Hawke Hunter Point –  Item CQT-THK-02

TOPS Knives CQT Folder - Thunder Hawke point - folded.

Thunder Hawke with Hunter point - extended.

Thunder Hawke with hunter point and titanium on one side of the grip.

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