TOPS just unleashed El Chete, a king-sized machete built for chopping. Designed by TOPS President Leo Espinoza, El Chete has a massive, foot-long blade and a beefy handle able to tackle the toughest outdoor jobs.

The 30 oz. El Chete was born for one role – heavy duty chopping. “Leo wanted to design a chopping knife,” says TOPS’ Craig Powell. “Just something people could take into the woods that would do the job of a hatchet, but look great and be fun to use.” The knife’s set of three-layer Micarta scales allows for a hand-filling grip and greater control. “We wanted a thick handle on this. One that would feel a lot like a hatchet or small ax handle,” Powell explains.

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