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Marble's Machete 18" Orange Finish Blade, Natural Wood Handles - MR12718

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Part Number: MR12718
Manufacturer: Marble Knives
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MR12718: Machete

Marbles Machete 24" overall. 18" orange finish machete blade. Natural wood handle. Made in El Salvador. Sheath sold separately.

The Legacy Lives On

Marble’s® products have been highly sought by serious sportsmen for more than a century. Webster Marble understood the needs of the outdoorsmen and used innovative concepts and the best materials available to make sporting equipment that was both practical and durable.

Webster Marble is widely credited with designing and producing the first knife made especially for hunting; an accomplishment that earned him the title “Father” of the modern hunting knife. His “Safety Axe”, designed with a guard that folded into the handle, was both unique and efficient and is still being made and used today. It's true, you will find a bit of history in every blade. But the history is not only limited to knives and axes.

The history of Marble's Compasses dates to 1900 and have been carried by famous explorers and Presidents.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Joseph K
Trafalgar, In
Dec 30, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Materials
I don't hate it.
Nowhere near as good as a CS machete, but it's priced right. it can hold a ridiculously sharp edge, but just feels cheap in the hand. I'd still recommend the purchase, however. It's a good blade for light chores where other machetes are overkill. The potential versatility of the blade is diminished due to how cheap it is, and will bend and break where others won't. I rated it a four just because of how stupidly sharp I got it after just a few seconds of grinding. It'll definitely cut! It just won't cut everything.
5 out of 5
A Day
United States
Dec 16, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
This thing is well worth the $. The finish is nice the bevel was smoth it didnt have any grind lines in the blade it's not but its nice out the box the handle is big for me but that can be sanded down i have a cs pos bolo which needed some work an you have both of em side by side you can see the quality of a marbles also i bet the people that make these blades actually make them for hard use unlike some cs junk thats for playay time zombie apocalypse, i can see marbles blades being used this is a work horse also the sheath is the coolest machete sheath i have over owned for a machete its a good system
3 out of 5
Eastern Virginia
May 06, 2010
Pros: Finish, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material
I purchased my workhorse recently and it came in one week. The first thing that was off with it was that the tang was not aligned flush with the wood handle slats. It just looks like nobody cared to make it look pretty. The pine handle is good but being soft wood it will ding easily. The next thing I did was lightly sand the handle's rough spots and linseed oil the wood. Then I went to work. It was dull so I sharpened it good and it worked fine. Anything up to sapling trees is about right for this machete. However, with use the handle soon became loose and didn't have the sure feel when swinging it anymore. I poured some super-glue between the handle and tang and it solved the problem (for now). Marble's (and other companies) uses phrases like: "Fire hardend CARBON (OMG! reAL CARBON!)steel! flexible temper grooves! wood handle! free sharpening stone!" to make this sound like a big deal. The price says a lot. I think the sheath is worth half or more of the price! I do like the orange finish it's nice to see a machete that doesn't look like it just broke out of hell. This machete looks remotely civilized and grown-up. Not like those all black/monster one's that geeks play zombie wars with and talk about like it'll protect them when the next mutant aliens invade the world. If you wanna be older than that get this machete. -And now for the good points: The sheath is great. The quality and weight looks like the Ka-bar or Cold Steel logo could be on it instead of Marble's. The pouches are great for little things like matched, lighters, cell-phone?, compass, string, etc. The rivets ensure the durability. The only problem is the belt loop is pretty flimsy unlike the rest of the sheath. But it's just a bad idea to put something this big on your belt anyway. -My previous machete (which I still have) was an el-cheapo one from wal-mart (you've probably seen them under ozark trail/coghlans/or coleman names). I had it for many many years and I have used and abused it. I bought the Marble's because I felt I had out grown the other and needed a more sophisticated one. It was less than I expected but I did graduate to the next level of machetes. So if your on a budget and need/want an attractive machete go for it. I'm sure I'll have mine for many years it's just not made to be the best. However, if you use a machete for your work or something go for a Ka-bar or Cold Steel or maybe even Gerber. Don't be afraid to pay $50 it will most likely be worth it. You get what you pay for! All in all, this machete works and works well enough I give it 3 stars for good sheath, good looks, and good performance. Be your own judge!
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