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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
Retail Price: $39.99
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Description
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.
Specifications
  • 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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4 out of 5
Lt
Honolulu
Jul 21, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Needs some touching up, but great for the price.
Great medium sized machete. Classic leaf shape design, and functional guard. As with most machetes at this price point, the edge will need to be touched up and the sheath is pretty cheap. Also, the handle is a little too slick for my taste, but a quick wrap of cloth batting tape helped. None of those are deal breakers. For $23 this thing is a great buy.
4 out of 5
John
Western Colorado
Oct 01, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Finish
I'll order another one.
The sharpened part of the blade was not finished on any of the three Smatchets I bought. I was able to file out the pits that were left when the blades were initially sharpened, but should not have had to do that. Otherwise I am very pleased with the knives. The balance and feel is very good. I put one in my Bug Out Bag, one in my pickup, and sent the other one to my son. I will be ordering another one to send to my daughter. Very good multi-use tool. I'm glad I bought them.
5 out of 5
Jim
Louisville, KY
Sep 18, 2013
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Not the best Smatchet at any price, but certainly great for the price.
The blade is as long as a medium machete, so longer and wider (but not as thick) as a traditional Smatchet, but it's thicker than a normal machete -- it's quite stiff and heavy enough to be a substantial chopper. I haven't actually chopped anything with mine, but it feels like it would hold up very well. The tip is quite pointy and sharp -- I wouldn't want to get stuck with it; I'd consider the niche for it to be that of a short sword rather than a combat knife or a machete. Purists may not like it, but it's what I expected and wanted.
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