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This is a heavy hitting machete. The convex edge gives edge strength and the thickness gives blade strength.
Convex edges are stronger and don’t get stuck in the wood as easy as hollow ground edges.
The handle is shaped and comfortable and this blade could be used for extended periods without discomfort. Well balanced.
It features a non flexible thick blade that is convex ground to a good edge. The steel is 420 grade (surgical) that is great for edge retention.
Tang: Full tang for strength.
Handle: Hardwood grips contoured to fit the hand. Very secure but no lanyard hole.
Blade: 14.5 inch (36 cm) long by 4.06mm thick blade in 420 Stainless coated black and convex ground to give edge strength. 2 inches wide (5cm) at widest point.
What makes these knives superb is the steel used. Many knives are made with inferior grades of stainless steel. “Stainless” is a large group of steel alloys – many entirely unsuitable for blade use.
Grade 420 is capable of attaining better hardness, sharpness and wear resistance. Its very high carbon content is responsible for these characteristics along with superior heat treatment. Of course this is also more expensive – you get what you pay for.
Sheath: Basic nylon with retaining strap and belt loop – guaranteed to break first time out!! The sheath is NOT a feature of this blade but adequate if not worn!
Cut, slash and slice the heavy stuff.