In the November 2008 issue of Blade Magazine, there was 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."
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Blade Steel||1095 RC 56-58|
|Blade Finish||Black Traction Coating|
|Handle Material||Black Linen Micarta|
|Knife Weight||24.0 oz|
|Sheath Material||Black Ballistic Nylon|
|Sheath Clip||Molle Backing|