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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
Retail Price: $34.99
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Description
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.
Specifications
  • 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.
4.256 (78 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Jack
Pennsylvania
Jul 16, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
mostly great
I use this item to control bamboo. I had to sharpen the blade to my liking. The cutting edge was too blunt for the tough bamboo.
4 out of 5
Andrew
NC
Jul 15, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Finish, Blade Sharpness
Great machete for homeowner
I bought this as a garden tool, not for whacking around in the jungle. So far it appears to be built very well. No issues at all chopping poison ivy vines, thinning low branches on trees, digging up pesky weeds, etc... I suspect that this will last me many years and at it's current price I recommend it as a "must have" item for any do it yourself type or home owner with some land. After the weather cools a bit, this will find its way into my fall campsites.The sheath is what I would expect to come with a machete at this price. Nothing fancy, but it works and should last many years.
5 out of 5
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.
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