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Ontario Heavy Duty Machete 22" Blade, Knuckle Guard

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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 it's 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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Wilson Cur
Deep South
Oct 18, 2012
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Material
Cons: None
Excellent for chopping brush
We have been using these machetes on our deer lease and camping trips for the last 8 years. It is an excellent tool at a great price. Easy to sharpen and maintain with a file. It is a good all round tool. For bigger folks, the 22" version is better at chopping, but the 18" is better for small/medium folks. The hand guard is nice too. It helps some people maintain their grip on the machete and it helps protect the hand from brush etc. We own 10 OTK machetes, 22", 18" and 12" and we often give them as gifts to good friends.
3 out of 5
Jason's Machete
Lexington, Ky
Jun 08, 2012
Pros: Finish, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight
Big and heavy
I regret getting this long of a machete. Its too much, too heavy. Came as dull as a spoon handle too. I see no reason to ever use this over my 14" ones. I'm sure it will take a good beating though.
5 out of 5
Bonners Ferry, ID
May 14, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
Perfect starting piece for modification
I bought this to modify into a weapon. It has everything that I wanted. The blade is thick and rigid enough for thrusting and the steel is just soft enough to not be brittle, which is important on long blades. Putting my weight onto it, it can flex quite a ways and still return true. Yes, the handle sucks and it arrives dull. However, as a tool, a machete is supposed to be dull, so that the edge will hold up to wood, brush, and the occasional rock that you will hit sooner or later. The handle I removed and replaced. I made a handle that goes all the way up the unsharpened part of the blade, making it a true two handed weapon. I had to drill a couple new pin holes in order to do this. I then used a cutoff wheel to put a clip point on the blade, then finished it with a file and sandpaper. Now it can stab as well as hack. Another advantage of the dull blade is that I was less likely to cut myself while working on it. After the new handle and reprofiling of the blade, I sharpened it with a belt sander and stone. Overall, it turned out to be a great (and cheap) alternative to a sword. NOTE. Don't modify the tip if the primary purpose is a tool. It does remove metal and slightly weakens it. I also recommend that you practice cutting on one of those $6 Walmart machetes first. My next step will be to make a hard scabbard. Still haven't decided on materials. CONS. Handle sucks, the finish is mediocre, the sheath is optional (and crappy), and the spine isn't prefectly straight (but the edge is). Even with those shortcomings, I feel that I am nitpicking. After all, where else can you get find a machete this heavy and long with real 1095 steel for under $30? Stainless steel is fine on a knife, but unacceptable on a machete/sword, where there will be constant flexing.
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