Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
New favorite blade, hands down
I took a long time deciding which machete to purchase for cutting viney brush and overgrowth out of my yard and also for camp duties and potential (but hopefully never) defense. I chose this one because of the thickness of the steel, the versatility of the blade shape, and the overall pleasing look. When I opened the box, I was STUNNED.This thing is amazing, I was not expecting such a heavy-duty, perfectly fit and finished blade with a well-functioning and good-quality sheath at all. The handle is extremely ergonomic, feels great in hand and stays there while swinging thanks to the flared end. The blade was not shaving sharp but very sharp out of the box, and personally I don't want a shaving sharp machete because it'll just get mashed and rolled with heavy use anyway. The 1075 carbon steel seems to have been well heat-treated and holds the edge well enough.As a chopper it is fantastic, it's blade weight just pulls it in to the target and makes short work of thick, tough vines and saplings. I can't wait to take it out again.This thing is a beast and a steal, hurry up and buy one before they wise up and start selling them for a hundred dollars! Don't forget to keep it oiled though because it will rust on you.