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Cold Steel 97KMS Kukri Machete 13" Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS97KMS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS97KMS: 97KMS Kukri Machete
Cold Steel
If you were suddenly castaway on a desert island or stranded in the wilderness or a jungle, what's the one tool you would want at your side? The answer is a good machete. You see the machete, over the last three centuries, has proven to be the ultimate outdoor and survival tool. It will cut, chop, slash, hack, split, scrape, scoop, hammer, dig, crush, carve, whittle, crack or smash just about anything you can put in front of it. The machete also makes a deadly improvised weapon. It can be used to kill both fish and game and will gut, scale, filet, skin, quarter and butcher them for the table as well. And when you look at its meager cost, it's got to be one of the best bargains for hard earned cash in the world. In fact it's so inexpensive and useful that even the poorest peasant in South America or tribesman in Africa invariably owns one and counts on it as one of his most precious possessions.

There's no single edged weapon that we can think of that can out-chop or out-cut a good Kukri. It's true that the best Kukris, like the LTC and Gurkha models, can be somewhat expensive. While those "thoroughbreds" perform extraordinarily well for the money that they cost, it sometimes seems that what's required is a good, inexpensive, "workhorse" model. The Kukri Machete that workhorse. This is ready to plow through the toughest chores life can dish out. It features the distinctive weight-forward balance of our "top-of-the-line" models, and always present their edge on an angle so they're guaranteed to "bite" deep with every stroke. Additionally, it comes complete with a sturdy Cor-Ex sheath! It's a solid value, ready for long, hard work.
  • Item Number: 97KMS
  • Name: Kukri Machete
  • Blade Length: 13"
  • Overall Length: 18"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Weight: 16 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 2 mm
  • Handle: 5" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Cor-Ex
  • Made in South Africa

UPC Code: 705442005162

Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
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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Tim C
Keizer, Oregon
Jun 29, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Awesome blade
This knife is amazing. Will chop anything you swing it at and stay sharp. I Carry It strapped To My rucksack and barely notice it's there. The handle is comfortable and grips nicely. I highly recommend the cold steel kukri and it's a bargain at the low price.
5 out of 5
Joseph W
Norfolk, VA
Apr 22, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great Cutter
This will make short work of any over grown vines and even bamboo. Feels good in the hand, and perfect weight.
4 out of 5
Jan 12, 2015
Pros: Weight, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
Budget beater
The blade doesn't come sharp at all and is in fact covered by the anti-rust coating, so prepare your sharpening tool to get the most of this blade. The low price means you can flail and abuse the machete around to your heart's content without concerns. The edge gets tiny little nicks over the time with heavy duty chopping, but that's fine. The handle is grippy and ergonomic, but abrasive enough to give you blisters when chopping, so using gloves is recommended. The sheath is not particularly amazing but it works for all intents and purposes, again especially for the price. The CS kukri machetes are notorious for having hard-to-remove stickers on them, but I could do it when I was careful enough. Overall a great tool for bushcrafting or whatever needs light to medium duty chopping. The light weight and long reach with devastating choppiness also contribute to make this a very nasty weapon that won't break on you in a life or death situation.
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