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Cold Steel 97BAM18S Barong Machete 18" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handles, Cor-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS97BAM18S
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS97BAM18S: 97BAM18S Barong Machete
Cold Steel
The Barong is common throughout all of Southeast Asia. Often used as an agricultural tool, it is also known as a savagely effective implement of warfare.

A popular blade style within the Filipino martial arts, the Barong has a fearsome reputation for inflicting massive wounds and deep slashing cuts.

The Barong also makes an excellent bushcraft tool. Cleaving vines and branches with ease. Its classically shaped down-turned polypropylene handle anchors the blade in the hand and helps to resist centrifugal forces when making a hard chopping or slashing strokes.

Its beautifully curved 18 inch leaf shaped blade is made from 1055 Carbon Steel with a baked on, matte black finish to aid in rust resistance, and each Barong comes complete with a Cor-Ex sheath for ease of carry and convenience of use.

Many of the employees here at Cold Steel, including our company President Lynn C. Thompson are practitioners of the Filipino Martial Arts and have great admiration for the Barong. We are proud to release this new interpretation of the classic Barong to our modern tactical Machete offerings.
  • Item Number: 97BAM18S
  • Name: Barong Machete
  • Blade Length: 18"
  • Overall Length: 24 1/2"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Weight: 24oz (Approx.)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.8 mm
  • Handle: 6 1/2" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Cor-Ex™

UPC Code: 705442010814

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
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5 out of 5
San Diego, Ca
Sep 18, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Just what I was looking for, it is bigger than it seems, razor sharp out of the box, nice sheath, this is much better then a crappy Gerber avoid those Cold Steel has better quality, best of all it's made in South Africa, shipping took longer then I expected took over a week to get here, overall no complaints here, I'm happy with my purchase.
4 out of 5
Aug 23, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Cool Machete
I'm a practitioner of FMA, these are cool for training, bought a pair. Nice weight . Was sharp, but I'm dulling it for safety in training. Will purchase 2 more that I will keep sharp. Good for training.
4 out of 5
T-town OK
Jan 23, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Materials, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Finish, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Nothing wrong with this Barong
This 2nd gen CS barong feels much better in the hand than the Latin handled version. I used it to clear some scrub brush and canas. It had a fair factory edge but with a little elbow grease and an hour I got a nice convex edge for FMA. I like the handle a lot but would have been better with a softer rubber kraton instead of the plastic. Good weight and balance. Good edge retention. Cheap sheath but ok for the price. Would suggest purchase to anyone looking for a good FMA weapon or jungle machete.
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