This one comes from Leo Espinoza himself, CEO of TOPS Knives. Like the company he heads up, Espinoza may be known for making big knives, but really has quite a bit of range as a designer. For instance, he also created the Quickie, another very tiny self-defense knife. In fact the Papa Delta has some specs in common with its older brother, specifically a blade length of 1.63 inches. In keeping with the tactical mindset informing the design, its shape is a stubby dagger, ground with a double edge. TOPS followers will not be surprised to hear that the blade steel here is 1095, in this case given a bronze coating to ward off rust.
I covered the press release last week. I had a chance to play with this knife at SHOT, and it handles intuitively and ergonomically.