Pros: Materials, Finish, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
I have been using this blade to clear black berry bushes and other vines, as well as locust saplings to clear garden space for a client in North Carolina. The heavy machete slice through the tough vegetation incredibly well. I do wish it had a longer handle, or a weighted handle to give it better balance, and a better grip. A flare at the end would help.I wrapped it with parachute cord, and made a large not near the end to help keep hold of it and it seems to help a lot. I also wish it's blade was made of slightly thicker steel to give a bit more lateral rigidity. It is however the most versatile tool for the job and lets me clear both brush and small tree's and limbs, leaving less change of tools. After I have cleared a space with it, all that is left are are place I need an ax or chainsaw for.