TOPS Knives El Chete Fixed 12" Camo Acid Rain Blade, Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath with Leather Dangler - ELCH-01-C
TOELCH01C: El Chete, Camo
How does TOPS define destruction? El Chete.
This blade was designed with one thought in mind... chopping. With a 1/4" thick blade that is a full foot long, it will do that very well. Even though it's so large, the knife still weighs in under 2 pounds.
El Chete is the first TOPS knife to be released with their wicked Acid Rain finish. Because of the process they use, the finish varies slightly from knife to knife so that each person gets something unique. TOPS wanted the handles to be thick enough to fill each user's hand like a hatchet or small axe handle would, so they decided to use sandwiched Micarta. It's well rounded for comfort and the black canvas Micarta underneath the green canvas Micarta adds even more to the aesthetics of this piece.
The sheath is an out-the-front design with all the bells and whistles. You just pull up slightly then out the front so that you don't have to strain to pull the knife all the way up through the sheath. There is a strap that when snapped into place, helps immensely with the retention of the blade.
If you're in the market for a large knife, you've definitely found it.
Note: The process used to create the Acid Rain finish produces a unique look on each blade. No two knives with this finish will look exactly alike.
- Blade Length: 12.00"
- Cutting Edge: 11.38"
- Overall Length: 17.50"
- Blade Thickness: 0.25"
- Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
- Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
- Blade Finish: Acid Rain Camo
- Handle Material: Green Canvas/Black Canvas Micarta
- Sheath Material: Black Kydex with Leather Dangler Attachment
- Sheath Clip: Rotating Spring Steel
- Designer: Leo Espinoza
- Knife Weight: 29.5 oz.
- Weight with Sheath: 37.5 oz.
- Made in the USA
UPC Code: 816411024517
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
This product is USA born and raised.
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