If you were suddenly castaway on a desert island or stranded in the wilderness or a jungle, what’s the one tool you would want at your side? The answer is a good machete. You see the machete, over the last three centuries, has proven to be the ultimate outdoor and survival tool. It will cut, chop, slash, hack, split, scrape, scoop, hammer, dig, crush, carve, whittle, crack or smash just about anything you can put in front of it.
The machete also makes a deadly improvised weapon. It can be used to kill both fish and game and will gut, scale, filet, skin, quarter, and butcher them for the table as well. And when you look at its meager cost, it’s got to be one of the best bargains for hard earned cash in the world. In fact it’s so cheap and useful that even the poorest peasant in South America or tribesman in Africa invariably owns one and counts on it as one of his most precious possessions.
After testing many blades around the world we decided that those made in South Africa offered the best value and performance. These blades are made out of SAE 1055 medium carbon steel and are dipped in a special antirust solution before being a black baked on finish. Each machete comes with a good utility edge that will cut right out of the box and, with a little work, can be made hair shaving sharp. The handles of our machetes are made out of polypropylene and permanently injected molded around the blade’s tang. They have been designed to provide a comfortable secure grip and to last practically forever, as they are highly resistant to chipping, cracking or breaking.
Perfect for cutting grass, weeds, vines, brush, and briars. Heavily used in Africa for harvesting corn and other crops.
- Overall Length: 20.50 in.
- Blade Length: 14.87 in.
- Blade Thickness: 5/64 in.
- Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
- Weight: 16.0 oz.
- Handle Length: 5.63 in.
- Handle Material: Polypropylene
- Sheath: Not Included
- Brand: Cold Steel
- Model: Light Machete
- Model Number: CS97LM
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- UPC Code: 705442003717