Product DescriptionTOPS Machete .170, 1095 High Carbon RC 56-58, Black Linen Micarta Handle
Outdoorsman and writer, Joe "Shangoman" Flowers, collaborated with TOPS shop manager, Leo "The Lion" Espinoza on the design for a new machete. After much deliberation, they finally came to a positive agreement with the design and practical field ability. The MACHETE .230 was born, and now by very popular request, a smaller version to use with virtually the same capabilities the same handle and a 10inch blade, the Machete .170.
Vigorous testing in a wide variety of terrains has proved the Machete's superior field performance.
To complement the unique point on the blade and handle design, we custom built a ballistic nylon sheath with 1 separate (flap and buckle closure) accessory pocket. This pocket can hold an array of small tools--sharpener, compass, etc.--easily accessible.
Whether you are a SURVIVOR, CAMPER, KAYAKER, EXPLORER, or just a "JUNGLE KIND OF GUY, the MACHETE .170 will be a powerful and useful companion.Specifications
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I'll update the rating after I get to try it, but so far it looks good. Not really a big fan of the coating that TOPS puts on their blades but no complaint about the edge. Out of the wrapper it easily shaves my arm hair and cuts through paper without tearing. Description says the sheath has one accessory pocket, but the one I got had two which was a nice unexpected bonus. Handle is very long, like it's for big hands but pretty thin like it was made for smaller hands. Full tang so I guess it would be easy to replace handle if I can't get used to it. Far less expensive here than other vendors and very fast shipping.
This is part I of the review (I will write a part II when I am actually going to use the machete out in the field). First impressions are excellent. First of all the delivery is super fast. The look and feel of the machete is well balanced and the handle feels steady and secure. The sheath is very strong and useful because of its two extra pocket additions. So far I am extremely happy with it. Special thanks to Amber who was extremely helpful!