Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Blade Material, None
Bang A Barong!
This knife came very sharp but I always have to try and improve on perfection. So I put it on my strop and got it hair shaving sharp. Now i was worried that with such a fine edge that it may roll under some hard use so I used it to cut a dead branch off of a tree and then cut all of the smaller branches off of it. After that I cut the dead branch into several pieces with it then used one of the pieces as a baton and used it to split some wood to make a small fire. Amazingly the edge did not roll but did need touched up on the strop to make it wicked sharp again. The handle material made it very comfortable during chopping and I did not experience any hand fatigue like I have with other machetes. The leather sheath is of excellent quality and holds the barong well on my belt. This barong is the perfect size and weight for all camp chores and is my new take along for extended walkabouts. You can't go wrong for the money with this barong machete.