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Cold Steel 97SMATS Smatchet 14" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handles, Cor-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS97SMATS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS97SMATS: 97SMATS Smatchet
Cold Steel
Cold Steel is proud to breathe new life into a classic WWI knife called the Smatchet.

Famed for its countless exploits in the trenches, the rubble-strewn streets and the thick jungle, it carved out a reputation for ferocious effectiveness that still echoes today.

A knife that gained much of its notoriety in the hellish melee of trench warfare, the Smatchet was all about function. Its flat, heavy blade struck fear into the enemy and provided a distinct psychological edge to the wielder. Just holding a Smatchet instilled confidence and a grim determination for getting the job done. Its very name became a byword for guts, glory and bravery.

Our modern interpretation of this true military classic features the same instantly recognizable broad spear point and false edge with the addition of a strong steel reinforced guard and rugged weather-proof handle with a generous lanyard hole in its contoured, comfortable and virtually unbreakable polypropylene handle.

A formidable tool that can only be described as part machete, part short sword, our Smatchet is fully sharpened and coated with a rust resistant matte finish that is baked onto the 1055 Carbon Steel blade for extra durability.

Affordable, strong and reliable, the Smatchet is made to survive.

When you feel the comforting heft of the Smatchet hanging from your belt or pack in its Cor-Ex™ sheath you will know the confidence that comes from having a knife that can handle the very worst that the world has to throw at you.
  • Item Number: 97SMATS
  • Name: Smatchet
  • Blade Length: 14"
  • Overall Length: 19 3/4"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Weight: 23 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 2.8 mm
  • Handle: 5 3/4" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Cor-Ex™

UPC Code: 705442010937

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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Tim C
Keizer, Oregon
Jun 29, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
This knife is amazing
Holding this blade is incredible. It feels good in the hand a mnd the handle is very comfortable. The blade is wicked sharp with a needle tip point. False edge came sharpened. Wish I had this knife when I was in the military.
5 out of 5
Ron S
Jun 26, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
If you don't know the history of th smatchet, look it up. Slightly longer but quite well balanced these guys are amazing. Will out machete most machetes and you want one of these when the bad guys show up. Excellent in all respects.
5 out of 5
North central US
Sep 08, 2014
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard
Excellent tool for the price
A fine tool for light brush clearing. Although it comes sharp enough for general use, the edge certainly needs some work to bring it to its potential. The handle/guard are very tough material. The only drawback worth mention would be the low quality sheath, but you can't expect to get a top grade sheath for the price point. A number of people seem to have a problem with the 1055 steel that CS uses in many of their offerings, but I have found it to be entirely suited and more than adequate for the application as it holds an edge well.
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