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This one of the strongest knives I stock. It is also one of the heaviest.
It is a wide bladed Jungle knife or Machete.
This one is better at the heavier hitting than my longer, thinner machetes. I don’t have many though.
It features a very thick blade that is short hollow ground to a good edge. The steel is 420 surgical grade. The handle is hardwood grips and it comes with an awful pvc sheath.
Blade: 16.5″ (42.5cm)long, 2.75 inch (7cm) at widest, with a short hollow grind for strength on the edge. Very thick on the back edge (4mm) and very strong.
Handle: 6 inches (15cm) long. Two hardwood grips grips over a steel tang.
Tang: 3/4 width. Has to be that as otherwise you wouldn’t get your hand around it!
Weight: 934grams. Too heavy for my limp wrist This is a heavy bit of metal!
Sheath: Really basic pvc sheath – a bit sad!
Quite simply this is a strong heavy blade meant for hard use. Not a toy for display – if you want some punch this is the one for you.
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 great hardness, sharpness and wear resistance of the stainless alloys. 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.
However I buy directly from the factory. Therefore the price is unbelievable for a knife of this quality. A no nonsense knife, high quality, low price. Gosh it must be Christmas!
Condition: New and unused.