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Cold Steel 97JMS Jungle Machete 16" Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS97JMS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS97JMS: 97JMS Jungle Machete
Cold Steel
Jungle Machete

Made from tough rigid 1055 carbon steel with a strong spring temper, it's virtually unbreakable and offers the weight forward balance necessary to chop through vines, saplings, and brush and even trees with ease. What's more, its sharp point offers plenty of belly for slashing or even skinning, and in an emergency, adds to it value as an improvised self defense tool. Sold fully sharpened, and shipped with a sturdy nylon sheath, it's ready for your jungle wherever it may be.
  • Blade Length: 16"
  • Blade Thickness: 2.8 mm
  • Overall Length: 22"
  • Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti-Rust Matte Finish
  • Handle Material: Black Polypropylene
  • Weight: 23.4 oz
  • Sheath: Cor-Ex™ Sheath
  • Made in South Africa

UPC Code: 705442010333

Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
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The Gregory
Global presence
Dec 13, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
I have 4 other machetes, two of them CS. They finally got the handle right! A quick wrap of F-4 tape for stickiness and away we went. It rolls forward in the hand just right, with the slight knob on the end of the handle giving nice retention on the impact bounce to set up the next swing. Enough weight to breeze through the 1 inch or smaller stuff, light enough for a backhand return slash on the light stuff. Edge retention is great, churches right up with bastard file and stone. I swing chainsaw, axe and machete a lot. I will be ordering a couple more of these. Bonus: It comes with a sheath!
4 out of 5
Apr 24, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Materials, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Finish, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Probably the best all around machete for the price.
This machete has lots of power, isn't too big, isn't too heavy, it has a nice handle,not quite as good as the barong, but still a nice handle. Definitely a machete to own. Holds a great edge.
5 out of 5
Apr 17, 2014
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
jungle machete
Buy it. The handle is a hard plastic that could be challenging to hang on to - I just wrapped it with some cloth athletic tape. The sheath leaves a little to be desired but I can't complain too much - it came with one! For as big as the sheath is, to do what it needs to do, it is pretty lightweight. If it was more robust and user friendly it would probably be lots heavier. Seems to fit the bill as a utility tool / self defense weapon. Unfortunately I haven't been able to use it yet. I have seen some critical comments of C.S.'s sharpening job - to that I would say: It's a machete, not a sword. I comes with a pretty aggressive bevel on the blade, more like a knife bevel than a utility tool. That said, it may ding up a bit - hopefully the steel is decent quality.
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