Cold Steel Jungle Machete | 22" Overall, 1055 Carbon Steel, CS97JMS
Made from tough rigid 1055 carbon steel with a strong spring temper, it's virtually unbreakable and offers the weight forward balance necessary to chop through vines, saplings, and brush and even trees with ease. What's more, its sharp point offers plenty of belly for slashing or even skinning, and in an emergency, adds to it value as an improvised self-defense tool. Sold fully sharpened, and shipped with a sturdy nylon sheath, it's ready for your jungle wherever it may be.
- Blade Length: 16"
- Overall Length: 22"
- Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
- Weight: 23.4oz
- Blade Thickness: 2.8mm
- Handle: 5 5/8" Long Polypropylene
- Sheath: Cor-Ex™ Sheath
Nice, heavy machete which fits great in the hand -11 July 2020I bought this machete to go with my outdoor adventuring kit as the old SOG I had was a good machete but a bit flimsy and I wanted something that would tackle heavier logs. Well, the Cold Steel beast met my needs for sure and is much heavier than the SOG machete and blade-heavy for better heft. The handle is nicely curved and the lips on the quillon and pommel mean it sits nicely in the hand and resists slipping - good for a heavier blade such as this. I must be honest though in that I'll craft a paracord strap for the hole in the pommel that will go round my wrist in case of slips in wet weather - safety first as deep, accidental cuts in the wilderness from a stray machete are obviously to be avoided... The blade was very sharp out of the box and the whole blade was oiled which is a must for the high carbon steels such as the 1055's. The scabbard is heavy-duty vinyl and the secure pop-studs keep it all snug and secure. In short this is a great machete that is clearly going to last a while and the thicker blade steel means you have some weight to each swing - great for short work of logs and thick branches.