Condor Tool & Knife CTK416-20HC Tapanga Machete 17-1/2" Carbon Steel Black Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: CN41620HC
Manufacturer: Condor Tool & Knife
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Description
CN41620HC: Tapanga Machete
Condor Tool & Knife

Specifications
  • Code: 60943
  • Stock #: CTK416-20HC
  • Blade Length: 20"
  • Blade Thickness: 3/32"
  • Overall Length: 25-1/2"
  • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Epoxy Black Powder Coating
  • Handle: Hardwood
  • Sheath: Handcrafted Welted Leather
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs.
  • Made in El Salvador
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
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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Noah P
Asheville, Nc
May 02, 2013
Pros: Materials, Finish, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Tapanga Machete
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.
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