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Ontario Bushcraft Machete 16" 5160 Carbon Blade, Walnut Wood Handle, Nylon Sheath

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Part Number: ON6520
Manufacturer: Ontario Knives
Retail Price: $155.50
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Description
ON6520: Bushcraft Machete
Ontario Knife Company
 
Rugged, Dependable, Simplicity; three hallmarks that make Ontario Knife Company an award winning producer of some of the world’s highest quality and most functional hunting, bushcraft, and wilderness survival tools. Ontario Machetes are made to such a high quality that they're the standard issue Machetes for the US Military and Special Operations forces, and have been for decades. OKC has used their years of experience to design this Bushcraft Machete for the larger tasks your fixed blade isn't quite large enough for. The handle is rounded around the edges to make for a more comfortable feeling in the hand over prolonged use. Comes with a simple nylon belt sheath and is proudly manufactured in the USA.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 16"
  • Overall Length: 21.625"
  • Blade Steel: 5160 Carbon Steel, 53-55HRC
  • Handle Material: Walnut Wood
  • Blade Color: Black Powder Coat
  • Sheath: Nylon
  • Made in USA
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
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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5 out of 5
Yigo
Guam
Jul 12, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Fine Tool, Two
As a follow-up to above review let me add the following. This machete does the work for you, instead of over swinging the arm for power. Using excessive arm swing/power is the primary reason users lose control of the machete. Just look at machete videos where the user believes that the only thing that counts is the fewer number of swings to get the job done. That is why everyone seems to recommend a cord loop through back of grip for additional protection to yourself and others when you will and do lose control and let the machete get away from you. Don't try and over-power the machete. If your machete of choice is well designed it will do all the work required without extra force. If the design and execution are not well thought out, get a different machete! Work smart, not hard...
5 out of 5
Yigo
Guam
Jul 10, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
A Fine Tool!
This is a real 'panga' machete with thin blade, 2.5 to 2.8 mm. The thinness of the blade provides excellent slicing and the length of the blade provides enough weight to chop in the jungle behind my home. Enough said. 5160 spring steel at 53-55 rockwell is as tough as I'll ever need and I own a lot of US made and other made machetes. For me, 5160 is the best machete blade steel out there. The wood grip is 'thin' and rough when new but Ballistol oil cloths filled the pores, smoothed and darkened the grip. Very well balanced! The sheath is over built but a very fine product with a re-enforced snap that works better than any other sheath snap that I own. If the sheath had been tapered in the grip area, the sheath would have had much better aesthetics. Still, in all, this is a superior machete sheath with all the protection to carry and store the machete safely. I did find that although the grip is thin, when you hold the grip all the way back against the birds head the balance of the machete was so perfect that the thinness issue went away. The blade grind was also perfect, not what you find on most other machete brands. The blade edge has primary and secondary bevels which I actually prefer to a convex edge on a machete. A 22 degree to 25 degree edge is perfect for a machete and easily sharpened in the field. Ontario did it's homework. A fine tool!
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