gbcs – 23 inch Chinese Style Sword or Machete
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I purchase my products directly from the manufacturer which is why my prices are so great. Usually I have to buy in large quantities but for this knife/machete I was able to persuade them to let me have a “sample” quantity. I don’t have many so if you like it go for it!!
This one is a smaller sword/machete in the Chinese style with a cord wound handle. Quite heavy but is very comfortable to wield. It is however, because of its shape, end heavy.
It features a surgical steel blade that is hollow ground to a razor edge. The steel is 420. The handle is cord wrapped it comes with an OK black nylon sheath.
Blade: 15.5 inches (39cm) long, 7cm at widest, with a hollow grind for sharpness on the edge. Thickness at back edge (3mm). The blade is black painted and sharp.
Handle: 7 inches (19cm) long cord wrapped over woof grips on steel tang. Big “T” finger guard finger guard. Very comfortable to use.
Tang: full tang.
Weight: 582grams. This is a quite a lump of metal!
Sheath: reasonable nylon sheath -with belt loop, retaining strap and shoulder strap.
This is a blade meant for using – not a Hollywood toy! It does cut.
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.
Condition: New and unused.