In a recent article appearing in Blade Magazine dated Nov 2008, there appeared a very interesting article titled "Big Bad Bush Knives"
The associate editor Brendan O'brien said the following:
"Armageddon from TOPS and Trace, while I don't consider the Armageddon a true machete, it can serve as one.”
“The idea was a cross between a machete and a large camp or chopping knife. Most Machetes are made from thin stock and not intended to cut things much thicker than vines and foliage. The Armageddon is 1/4" thick but with the full-flat -ground-re-curved blade. It will do most chores as well as other heavier tasks like chopping wood or building a shelter. Basically, this is more of a North American version of a machete,” says trace Rinaldi, designer of the Armageddon from TOPS Knives
The full article appears on page 30 of Blade Magazines Nov. 2008 Issue.
Blade Length: 10 5/8"
O/A Length: 16 1/2"
Cutting Edge: 10"
Steel: 1095 High Carbon Alloy RC-58
Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta®
Sheath: Combat Ballistic Nylon
Designer: Trace Rinaldi
Mfg. Handcrafted in the USA