TOPS Knives’ latest creation, the Yacare 10.0, is a product of many influences. This knife is a direct result of testing and local knowledge gathered in the jungles of Columbia, the influence of traditional knife designs like the Barong, and the TOPS Knives design language.
The Yacare is a barong-like machete with a blade that is all-belly. This knife came about from inspiration that TOPS’ GM Craig Powell got from trips to both Costa Rica and Colombia. In Costa Rica he saw locals carrying machetes with similar looks, and after his Bushcraft Global trip in Colombia, it was time to see if he could design one that he would like. As far as machetes go, it’s made of thicker stock than most (3/16”), but it has a high grind to keep the weight manageable and give a fine edge for chopping or slashing. The Yacare is definitely worthy of jungle, mountainous terrains, and everywhere in between.
You can see some of the vetting and refinement that this knife went through in our previous post about TOPS Knives’ testing process.
- Overall Length: 15.50”
- Blade Length: 10.25”
- Cutting Edge: 9.88”
- Blade Thickness: 0.19”
- Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
- Blade Finish: New Tumble Finish
- Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta
- Knife Weight: 17.7oz
- Weight w/ Sheath: 25.4oz
- Sheath Material: Ballistic Nylon
- Sheath Clip: Belt Loop
- Designer: Craig Powell
Check out the Yacare 10.0 at TOPSKnives.com
Looks related to the blade that was made for the movie Book of Eli. That’s a good thing.