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Ontario Heavy Duty Machete 22" Blade, Knuckle Guard - 8518

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Part Number: ON1475
Manufacturer: Ontario Knives
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Ontario Heavy Duty Machete. Black. 27-3/4" overall. 22" black zinc phosphate finish 1095 carbon steel blade and one piece molded plastic handle with knuckle guard. Bulk packed. No sheath. Made in USA.
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.765 (17 reviews)
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William G
Jungle woodlot in Brooksville Fl
Sep 24, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Ex-US Army jungle chopper
I use this Machete for about everything around my woodlot. Trims almost all hardened Oak limbs 2" and less from trees cut for firewood and saves on the chainsaw bar and chain. Clears the vines and thick entwined smaller brush to get to the trees, and clears a large aria around trees to be felled to give that "Safety Zone" to get back as the cut tree falls. @ first I was not crazy about the hand guard in the way, but after saving my knuckles a few times I have come to love it. This TOOL is good quality hardened steel, holds an edge well and would last the average homeowner a lifetime. I'm not average but I get 5 to 6 years of HARD use from these blades. I believe this is about # 6 for me. Those $10 flea market things last about one hour on my place, and they are either broken or so bent up you cannot sharpen.
4 out of 5
Jan 31, 2015
Pros: Finish, Blade Material, Weight, Materials, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Axe alternative
Understand that this is not a standard machete, in the same way that a sledge hammer is not a standard hammer. The weight and length of the blade allow it to perform tasks that would usually be handled with an axe, but makes it difficult to swing fast enough to cut lite, unsupported, material. I got mine in 2009 to fill the gap between my favourite machete (Collins and legitimus 323 with clipped tip and custom delrin handle) and my axe. It came with a rough edge, and offset edge for about 3" of the tip. Took about 20 minutes to fix and adequately sharpen the edge, and has only required light touch ups since. This is the only good tool I will let my brother (who's managed to break about every tool he's owned, including an anvil) due to the cost to replace and my beliefs that it is impossible to damage beyond repair without intentionally trying to destroy it. What to expect : Be ready to sharpen it on arrival. Have a file, grinder(fine wheel), or belt sander at the ready. You can refine the edge later with a sharpener if you want, but doesn't need it. The handle is there to hold on to, not to look nice. It will have flow lines, splay, etc. that have no impact on its performance. The finish is rough and will pick up marks as well as a chalk board. Do not panic, you can wash them off.
5 out of 5
Aug 01, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality
Cons: None
Simple, Strong, Made in USA
A simple machete, does the job, made in USA.
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