The TOPS Machete .230 is a collaborative design from Joe Flowers and Leo Espinoza, and represents their take on a USA-made premium machete. Using a high-quality Ontario 18" machete blade blank as the basis of the project, contoured micarta scales have been added and extended to cover the unedged ricasso for greatly improved comfort when choking up on the machete for fine work--hence the "shortened" blade length measurement and "lengthened" grip. The tip has been reground to bring the point more inline with the grip and a high quality ballistic nylon sheath with dual accessory pouches on the front is included. A phenomenal value for all of the additional work done!
If selecting the Special Grade option we will thin and refine the factory edge.
Overall Length: 22 and 1/2"
Blade Length: 15 and 3/4"
Steel: 1095 High Carbon
Weight: 1lb. 5.6oz.