NEW! MSK-1 Elite Knife
NEW! MSK-1 Elite Knife
NEW! MSK-1 Elite Knife
NEW! MSK-1 Elite Knife
NEW! MSK-1 Elite Knife
NEW! MSK-1 Elite Knife
NEW! MSK-1 Elite Knife
NEW! MSK-1 Elite Knife

NEW! MSK-1 Elite Knife

Regular price $349.00 Sale price $299.00

Imagine Legendary Greatness - Pushed Up A Notch or Two...

MADE in the USA! Introducing MSK-1 Elite: An All-in-One Survival Knife System. Now Made by TOPS

*Check Out Our - Ultimate Elite Knife Combo BUNDLES (Below)*

Inspired by the fantastic success of the original MSK-1 that was launched on Kickstarter in 2016 -  David started wondering if the MSK-1 (which he and Jeff Freeman so painstakingly designed) could be even better. 

So, he began the search for a USA based, like-minded and visionary knife maker that could help him take the MSK-1 Survival Knife to a new level.

It's a Crazy Knife - That Takes a Unique Company to Make It

He met (and spoke with) company after company looking for the ONE master knife maker that was the right fit.

TOPS Knives

After many disappointments, false starts and setbacks, David said to his son (and business partner) Ben, "We really need to talk to Craig and Leo over at TOPS. I dunno if they would be interested, but they may be the only company that might understand my vision for the MSK-1 and could help us make it even better."

The rest is now history. David and Ben met with Craig and Leo (from TOPS) at SHOT SHOW 2020, and to say, "we all hit it off," is an understatement!

How We Took MSK-1 to the Next Peak of Performance and Precision

Craig and Leo blew us away!  They actually both smiled as they listened to me share my future vision and held the original MSK-1s in their hands.

Then I said, "So, what do you guys think?" And what came next blew my mind. They both began to share innovative ideas on how to make the new generation of MSK-1s even better than the original - all while keeping the price in the same ball park! 

TOPS was it. And these men were 100% in. We shook hands, and within just a few weeks I had perfect prototypes of the new MSK-1 Elite, MSK-1 Mini Elite Neck Knife and MSK-1 Elite Warrior knives.

INTRODUCING the MSK-1 Elite Multi-Scenario Survival Knife!

MSK-1 Elite Survival Knife

Crafted from full quarter-inch, 154cm stainless steel. This tough steel will retain a razor's-edge, repel rust, and is field sharpening friendly.

Every MSK-1 Elite knife sports TOPS' famous, abuse-repelling finish, our new ErgoGRP™ handle design and our ACS Elite™ black kydex sheath.

You'll also enjoy all of signature life-saving, butt-kicking, work-stomping, wilderness-conquering features that are built into every MSK-1, like:

  • 20 Item Micro Survival Kit that Tucks Into the MSK-1 Handle, and is Easily
    Accessed in the Field By Removing Our Exclusive Slotted Bolts.
  • Stainless Steel Bow Drill Divot (Bolt) to Make Improvised Friction Fire Much Easier.
  • Full 1/4" Thick 154CM Stainless Steel, Full Tang, Razor Sharp Blade that's Designed for Hard Use in Extreme Situations. 
  • Pommel End Fire Steel Striker that's Optimized to Aim a Shower of Blaze-Starting Sparks at Your Tinder. 
  • Extended Pommel for Smashing, Grinding, Crushing and Breaking Things.
  • Oversized Finger Choil that Gives You Greater Control for Fine Detail Work.
  • Center-Aligned Clip Point for Drilling, Fine Detail Work and Piercing Tasks.
  • Jimped Thumb Ramp that Adds Stability, Comfort and Control. 
  • Lanyard and Lashing Holes for Transforming Your Knife Into A Spear or Easily Adding a Paracord Handle Wrap. 
  • Computer-Modeled Comfort Grip that Allows for 3 Grip Positions (1) Choked Up for Fine Work (2) Full Handle for Quick, Powerful Cutting (3) Rear Position for Chopping - Like a Boss.
  • And a Lot More (See Comparison Chart Below).

Made for Generations

MSK-1 Elite is a ridiculously amazing legacy knife you'll be proud to use for life and pass on to the next generation.

This is a high performance blade made for those who want a one-knife solution (or a complete two-knife) user-customizable survival knife system that can be trusted to perform in both good times and bad. 

Limited Quantities Are Available. Due to high demand, please allow up to 1 week for your MSK-1 knife and / or gear to ship.  Thank you for your patience!

Secure Yours Today!

INCLUDES: (1) MSK-1 Elite (Made of 154CM Stainless Steel)  (1) Set OD Green Canvas Micarta Handles (with Black Coated Stainless Steel Bolts) (1) ACS Elite™ Black Kydex Sheath (1) Handle Survival Kit - V2

MSK-1 Model Comparison Chart*

MODEL MSK-1P Primitive MSK-1E Elite MSK-1W Warrior
Primary Use Utility / Bushcraft / Camping / Survival
Tactical / Utility / Bushcraft / Camping / Survival
Military / Tactical / Utility / SERE / Survival
Primary Edge
Full Tang, Fixed Blade Fine Edge
Full Tang, Fixed Blade Fine Edge
Full Tang, Fixed Blade Fine Edge
Double Edge No
Triple Edge No No Yes
Blade Material 1075HC (Similar to 1095HC): Tumbled Clear Coat 154CM Stainless Steel: Traction Black Powder Coat 154CM Stainless Steel: Graphite Black Cerakote
Blade Thickness 0.22in (0.56cm)
0.25in (0.64cm)
0.25in (0.64cm)
Handle Set Hardwood: Swap Other (Optional) MSK-1 Handles On As Needed OD Green Canvas Micarta: Swap Other (Optional) MSK-1 Handles On As Needed OD Green Canvas Micarta: Swap Other (Optional) MSK-1 Handles On As Needed
Handle Bolts Removable w/ Bow Drill Divot: Stainless Steel / Tumbled / Natural Removable w/ Bow Drill Divot: Stainless Steel / Black Oxide Removable w/ Bow Drill Divot: Stainless Steel / Black Oxide
Blade Length
4.6in (11.7cm)
4.6in (11.7 cm)
4.6in (11.7 cm)
Total Length 11.3in (28.6cm)
11.3in (28.6 cm)
11.3in (28.6 cm)
Weight 13.5oz (383g) 15.3oz (434g) 14.8oz (420g)
Handle Survival Kit Yes Yes Yes
Ferro Rod Striker Yes Yes Yes
Sheath System Antiqued Leather: Left + Right Hand Carry / High Belt and Drop Carry Loop / Rear Strap + Pocket Tactical Black Kydex: ACS™ Compatible: Multi-Carry / Multi Setup
SERE Elite™ Combat: Dual Layer / OD Green + Desert Tan Kydex: Multi-Carry / Multi Setup
ACS™ Sheath
No - Can Not Add ACS™ Kit Items Yes - You Can Add ACS™ Kit Items
LIMITED - You Can Add MSK-1 Mini Knife and / or Fire Steel Kits. NO - You Can NOT Add ACS™ Outer Nylon Sheath or Nylon Kit Pouch to this Sheath
Made in USA No - El Salvador Yes - USA
Yes - USA
Lifetime Warranty Yes
Available Bundles / Kits
No Yes Yes

*Final Shipped MSK-1 Knife Specifications May Vary Slightly 

To ALL International Customers (those outside of the USA)
Please know that your country may charge significant import: fees, duties, taxes and / or tariffs.  These fees are YOUR sole responsibility to pay in order to receive the gear that you ordered from us.

HERE is an simple online calculator to get an idea of what your Import Duty will be:

If your order is returned to us from the shipper for free (USPS Only) - we will refund your order total minus the shipping fees. If the carrier you select (UPS, DHL, FedEx) does not return the knife and / or gear - you will receive NO refund.

Paying IMPORT Fees is YOUR Responsibility. Please make sure you understand your TOTAL costs (including import fees) BEFORE your order. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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