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This style of knife is a cross between a sword, hatchet, machete and a large knife. It chops as well as slices and does it all remarkably well.
I’m told these are excellent for blackberry and smaller stuff like that. The balance is excellent.
I’ve sold a lot of these without any bad comments on them.
Not to be confused with a “real” machete like I have but certainly better than a whippy cane knife.
The handle is comfortable and this blade could be used for extended periods without discomfort.
It features a fairly non flexible thick blade that is hollow ground to a razor edge. The steel is 420 grade (surgical) that is great for edge retention. The handle is soft rubber.
Blade: 13″ (33 cm) long by 3.2mm thick blade in 420 Stainless coated black and hollow ground to give a razor edge.
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.
Handle: Rubber over a steel tang.
Sheath: Very basic nylon with retaining zip and belt loop guaranteed to break first time out!! (The zip that is). The sheath is NOT a feature of this blade!
Cut, slash, chop and slice.