Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
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.