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Cold Steel 97THAMS Two Handed Thai Machete 22" 1055 Carbon Steel Blade, 36.5" Overall

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Part Number: CS97THAMS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS97THAMS: 97THAMS Thai Machete
Cold Steel
Taking inspiration from Thai swords in his personal collection and from his extensive training in the Thai Martial Arts, Lynn Thompson began exploring his own interpretation of a Thai sword in a two-hand Machete format.

Lynn has been an active practitioner of Thai Martial Arts since the early 1980s. Studying Thai Boxing with Bill Berg and the late Ernie Franco before exploring Muay Thai and Krabi Krabong in greater depth with his current training partner and instructor of over 13 years, Ron Balicki.

The Thai Machete represents the culmination of over 4 years of development and refinement. Like the Thai swords that inspired it, this Machete is beautifully balanced, with a keen cutting edge and sharp tip. Though most commonly seen used in pairs when practicing traditional Thai fighting arts, these long curved blades are amazingly versatile. Light enough to swing one handed, but with a long enough handle to employ a two handed grip for extra leverage and cutting power.

The Thai Machetes wide blade and curved cutting edge make it an excellent brush cutter. Slicing grass, vines and light foliage with ease. Its fully sharpened blade is made from the same tough 1055 Carbon Steel as the other classic blades in Cold Steel's incredibly popular Machete line up. Its tough, traditional looking polypropylene handle has a flattened oval grip that won’t twist or turn in your hand, while its steel reinforced guard offers surprisingly good hand protection.
  • Item Number: 97THAMS
  • Name: Thai Machete
  • Blade Length: 22"
  • Blade Thickness: 2.8 mm
  • Overall Length: 36.5"
  • Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel with a Matte Black Anti-Rust Finish
  • Weight: 29.4 oz.
  • Handle: 14.5" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Cordura
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
Sep 21, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Good product
I use this in the yard to keep the bushes trimmed, and get the low hanging tree limbs. It's solid, sharp and we'll balanced. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good yard machete, or emergency self defense weapon.
4 out of 5
Warrenton VA
Jun 04, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Finish
Great for the money
Works great for machete type tasks, brush clearing, light chopping. Needed sharpening and reshaping of the bevel on the top six inches of the blade. All in all I would say for $30 this is a great value.
4 out of 5
May 07, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Good tool, fun design.
Nice balance for my purposes both one- and two-handed. Edge needed to be entirely reground - especially along outer third, but once that was done, all was satisfactory. This machete was a subject of much interest and amusement at my last hunt club work day! Good value for money. Do I need a gladius too, I wonder?
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