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Southeast Asian Guerrilla Machete 12-1/2" Carbon Steel Blade

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Part Number: MRP402872
Manufacturer: Museum Replicas
Retail Price: $69.95
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Description
MRP402872: Southeast Asian Guerrilla
Museum Replicas
 
The Viet Cong were masters at "making do" and adapting. Their cutting tools were no exception. Made from any flat piece of steel, these crude implements were often perfect for the intended purpose. We've carefully reproduced an example of an actual machete brought back as a war souvenir. It's field ready to chop brush, coconuts or whatever. Made from hand forged high carbon steel with a very sharp blade with a blued finish. The close-grain hardwood handle is held in place with 2 solid brass pins. Our sheath,although not based on an original, is very practical and designed for years of tough service. It's made from top grain leather with steel rivets and a steel blade protector at the stress points. Fits belts up to 3" wide.
Specifications
  • Overall: 18"
  • Blade: 12-1/2" x 3/16"
  • Weight: 1 lb/1 oz

UPC Code: 000000186346

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
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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Mudinyeri
Nebraska
Apr 12, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: Finish, None
Nice Size, Good Blade
I purchased this machete for bushwhacking in the Midwestern U.S. I'm not trying to clear large patches of dense jungle, mainly just working around the campsite. With the way the blade is configured, you can grasp it ahead of the grip for fine work at the lower end of the blade. Move your grip back to the wooden handle and you can chop with the center section of the blade. You can even skin with the forward tip of the blade if you sharpen it up some. Probably my only complaint is related to the brass rivets that retain the handle. They all stand out from the wood of the grip and wear on your hand. That's easily remedied but it's a gap in craftsmanship in an otherwise excellent blade.
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