Can the SXB handle anything? Top Knives Skull Crusher

door-breaching-sailors-opt-602x292On a clear moon lite night, as I stack next to the door, on the side where the hinges are located and seeing that the door will swing inward, I was in the right position for entry into the building. Thinking to myself as we prepared to enter, we must take this person alive.  Several guys on the team are lined up behind me, like we have done so many times before in training, with one guy standing opposite side of the rest of us ready to breach as I give word.  Waiting for the sign to enter, as it will be coming with a squeeze to my thigh from the guy behind me.  As each guy sets in his proper place in the line, and readies himself, he then squeezes the guy’s thigh in front of him letting him know that he is ready to move.  I know the sign is coming down the line closer to me, because the hair on the back of my neck is starting to stand up and I prepare for whatever may come my way.  Thenjaa_3901_large_ suddenly I feel the squeeze on my thigh, “Ready” I knew, so I then motion my head up and down given the breacher motion to execute the breach.  The breacher blows the door handle off with his black Remington 870, pump action 12 gage shotgun.  I see that the door is open, already having the pin removed from the flash bang, I throw it inside the room.  “Bang!” I rush for the door pushing it open with my shoulder, riding inward knowing where my own section of fire is and where I needed go.  As I scan the room moving to my area of fire, I catch movement in the center of the room where I see the first contact.  I noticed this big stocky guy in shorts and no shirt standing there about 8 inches taller than me and twice my size reaching for his weapon; without hesitation I start yelling and running towards him.  He is not listening to me and grabbed for his weapon.  As he was bringing the weapon up in my direction, I pulled my trigger on the M4, only screaming in horror as Uncle Murphy welcomes me.  All I hear is a click! “Malfunction.” I thought.  He continued his motion upward raising the weapon towards me as I get to him.  Letting my M4 drop to my chest knowing that the strap will not let it fall to the ground, I reached out with my right hand grabbing his arm and redirecting his weapon.  I then reached with my left hand and grabbed my SXB knife (from Top Knives) slashing  his tricep causing him to let go of the weapon.  As he reached for his cut I pushed him back and into the wall and……….


Sorry folks this is a family kind of website!  I will have to end it there.  But let me tell you about this awesome knife I got from Top Knives!  This knife is called the SXB Skull crusher!  If you look at it, then you will know what I am talking about.  It has everything a Military or Knife fighter would need in a blade.  Heavy duty, serration (if you like), handle to crush, and the length to keep your enemy at bay.  Check out the specs!

Knife Type Fixed Blade
Overall Length 15.75″
Blade Length 9.38″
Cutting Edge 8.75″
Blade Thickness 0.250″
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Black Traction Coating
Handle Material Black Linen Micarta
Handle Style Rocky Mountain Tread
Knife Weight 26oz
Weight w/ Sheath 34oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Black Ballistic Nylon
Sheath Clip Molle Backing
Designer EJ “Skullcrusher” Snyder

Now, that we have gotten you excited, check out what Top Knives has to say:

“Skullcrusher’s Xtreme Blade” (SXB) was designed for the Warrior Survivalist to aid in their survival not only in the wild, but on the battlefield as well. Xtreme Situations require an Xtreme Blade, and the SXB meets that demand and then some! Why play in the wild when you can DOMINATE it!!!

EJ Snyder is an Xtreme Survivalist and Adventurer in real life and as seen jaa_3908_large_on TV. He is also a highly decorated, 25-year Army Combat Vet who served in the 1991 Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. EJ knows what it takes to survive in a multitude of extreme situations from the wilderness to combat, and he has been tested and proven every time.

EJ wanted to design a modern day blade that honors the spirit of the pioneers of the past but meets the demands of an ever evolving modern world, and a tactical survival tool that is as tough, durable, and dependable as he is; one that every warrior, survivalist, and outdoorsman couldn’t live without. The SXB is the Xtreme Tool for any Xtreme Job!!!

EJ’s quest for such a knife started on the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania, Africa while conducting a 21 day Xtreme Survival challenge on “Naked and Afraid”. The knife EJ took with him, being the only piece of equipment he had, did not perform well in the field and became non-functional. It is potentially disastrous to be out there and unable to rely on your knife. Upon his return to the U.S., EJ tested many knives, sought out the advice of many top custom knife makers he personally knew, and spent countless hours researching all aspects of the art of knife making. A lot of influences, needs, and rigorous tests went into the thought process and design behind the SXB. His 2 year journey culminated with the creation of his vision by TOPS Knives.

jaa_3905_large_The “Skullcrusher Xtreme Blade” (SXB), for all your Survival and Fighting needs. When you need it most…this BEAST will take you to the Xtreme!!! BAD guys and BAD situations…you’ve just been put on notice! “THE SXB…..DON’T JUST SURVIVE…DOMINATE!!!”

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EJ would like to publically and personally thank the following,
For their unconditional love and support: Amy, Tyler, and Kassidy.
For patience through hours of pestering and their mentorship: Darren Sorrois, Todd Hunt, Abe Elias, Jeff Busby, and Joel Sandifer.
For graphics/design: Christopher Walker

                           Top Knives Backstory:

                                  ONE LIFE… ONE KNIFE

In late 1998, TOPS Knives was founded with a mission to create the highest-quality knives around. Our Knives are tools, designed and built using the extensive knowledge and real life experiences of many Operators with backgrounds in Military, Law Enforcement, outdoor professions, and Martial Arts. Specifically, we have worked with designers with backgrounds ranging from Navy Seals to Airborne Rangers, from Martial Arts instructors to survival experts, and from SWAT Team Members to Native American weapons experts. We have a designer from nearly every background that uses hard-core knives. Perhaps the best part, all TOPS fixed blades are manufactured and hand-finished at our facility in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, USA.


Our Knives have been requested and deployed in “Hot Spots” all over the world. Numerous individuals who are or were Field Operators use or have used our knives and report top performance and reliability from times when their life depended on the tools they had with them.

                          THAT’S WHY SPECIAL OPS TRUST TOPS!

So what more is there to say about this awesome knife!  Nothing, so if it can be used by Special Operations, then why not you!  Swing over to their website and check out this knife! Until next time!!…………

                      tops-logo-80Click for Top Knives


One thought on “Can the SXB handle anything? Top Knives Skull Crusher

  1. Military Guy! Awesome report on the SXB!!! This is the first official battlefield report I have heard so far about the SXB! Your story is amazing and to know a Knife I designed as a Fighting Survival Knife was there when you needed it most, took it to the Bad Guy, and saved your life is an amazing tale! As it has been my Battle Buddy in Survival Situations, I see it is yours in Battle! I’d be honored to buy you a beer, ever we meet or if you ever come to Bragg! Your story once again proves that Xtreme Situations require an Xtreme Blade! Bad Guys and Bad Situations, you have been put on notice! Hooah!

    EJ “Skullcrusher” Snyder
    Retired SGM, Extreme Survivalist


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