When the Sh-t hits the fan… Grab it if you can

Big, thick, and heavy. This is the North American version of a machete.

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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
Overall Length 16.50"
Blade Length 10.63"
Cutting Edge 10.00"
Blade Thickness 0.250"
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Black Traction Coating
Handle Material Black Linen Micarta
Knife Weight 24.0 oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Black Ballistic Nylon
Sheath Clip Molle Backing
Designer Trace Rinaldi
Customer Reviews (2)
Best knife you can buy
The Armageddon is my absolute favorite knife by any maker. It handles any task required in the wilderness. I’ve chopped down trees, cleaned fish, and everything in between.
It stays razor sharp and is very easy to touch up the blade with a ceramic rod.
I have very large hands and the finger choil on the handle was a bit too “pointy” for me. But Leo ground it down a little and now it’s so comfortable that I can wield this knife all day and never stop.
Review by David (Posted on 7/11/2021)
Both overbuilt yet still highly functional for a wide variety of tasks, chopping, slicing and detail cutting too. Excellent and definitely worth the price. Review by Daniel (Posted on 2/24/2021)
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