The Tops Knives El Chete Machete ($300) was made for one thing…to chop. This is no wimpy knife. It features a blade that is a foot long which is made out of 1095 RC 56-58 steel and has a new finish called acid rain. The handle is made from sandwiched Micarta and will fill your hand like a handle or small ax handle. The complete ax measures just over 17 inches and weighs a whopping two pounds. If you’re in the market for a wonderful hiking or camping knife look no further than the El Chete Machete.