For hundreds of years in various tropical countries, in some distinctive style, the Machete has been a knife of choice for the "Outdoor Working People." Machetes are used to cut through rain forest and undergrowth, harvest crops, and for many household chores.
We received numerous requests from clientele to produce a light, fast, practical machete made entirely in the USA. Our good friend and well-known designer, outdoorsman, and writer Joe "Shangoman" Flowers, collaborated with TOPS Vice President Leo "The Lion" Espinoza on this design. After much deliberation, they finally came to a positive agreement with the design and practical field ability.
Now by very popular request, the Machete .170. Vigorous testing in a wide variety of terrains has proved the TOPS Machete's superior field performance. To complement the unique point on the blade and handle design, TOPS custom built a ballistic nylon sheath, which has two pockets to hold an array of small tools like a sharpener, compass, etc. Whether you are a survivor, camper, kayaker, explorer, or just a jungle kind of guy, the Machete .170 is a powerful and useful companion.