The CRKT Bugsy is an American Made TOPS Collaboration

CRKT’s Latest Drop is a Kaila Cumings Designed Fixed Blade

CRKT caught us off guard at SHOT Show 2023 with the release of two American made folders. They have now added a fixed blade into their growing American-made collection with the release of the Bugsy. This knife was designed by Kaila Cumings who is a well known custom knife maker and survivalist. TOPS Knives is slotted to manufacture the Bugsy for CRKT, which explains the use of 1095 steel.

The Bugsy is available in a tactical version and a survival knife version.

The Bugsy will be available in two models: The all-black version featuring a Cerakote-finished blade with Zeff serrations and G10 a handle (that’ll ship with a kydex sheath). And the stonewashed version featuring a plain edge, a brown Micarta handle, and shipping with a brown leather sheath.

The stonewashed version of the Bugsy ships with a brown leather sheath, and the all black version of the Bugsy ships with a kydex sheath.

The name is both a reference to Cumings’ first appearance on the show Naked and Afraid (it was very buggy), as well as her daughter’s nickname. The knife itself is mid-sized with a 3.78″ nessmuk-y blade with plenty of belly, and a little over 4 oz in weight.

The Bugsy is now available. Check out our in-depth CRKT Bugsy Review to learn more..

If you are looking for a small fixed blade that is designed more for hunting than bushcraft, recently released CRKT Soldotna may be what you are looking for.

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Ben started a twenty year commercial photography career after a blurry stint in the navy. He spent a lot of time losing and breaking knives and other EDC gear on location shoots before starting Nothing But Knives. He has reviewed and tested hundreds of both outdoor and kitchen knives over the course of the last six years, and he was mostly sober while testing and reviewing.

2 thoughts on “The CRKT Bugsy is an American Made TOPS Collaboration”

    • Creo que TOPS Knives hace envíos a Espaňa. Pero podria ser más rápido si ordenas de Knives and Tools o Tools for Gents. Ambos de ellos tienen su sede en Europa.


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