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Cold Steel Magnum Kukri Machete 17" Carbon Steel Blade, Cordura Sheath - 97MKM

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Part Number: CS97MKM
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS97MKM: 97MKM Magnum 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 cheap 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.

These blades are made out of 1055 Carbon Steel with a tough spring temper and are surfaced with a black, baked-on anti-rust finish. Each Cold SteelĀ® machete comes with a good utility edge which, with just a little work, can be made hair shaving sharp. The tough, Polypropylene handles of our machetes are designed to provide a comfortable secure grip, and they are rugged enough to resist chipping, cracking or breaking, so they last practically forever.

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 our 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. Our Kukri Machetes are those workhorses. They are available in two sizes, one has a thirteen inch blade and the other, our new "Magnum" model has a whopping seventeen inch blade. Both are ready to plow through the toughest chores life can dish out. Each 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, they come complete with a sturdy Cordura sheath! They're a solid value, ready for long, hard work.

  • Item Number: 97MKM
  • Name: Machete (Magnum Kukri)
  • Blade Length: 17"
  • Overall Length: 22"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Weight: 18.2 oz
  • Handle: 5" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Cordura

UPC Code: 705442006367

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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Joel B
Garland, Texas
Nov 21, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Pretty nice!
Its better than my hatchet for cutting down anything that gets in my way! Its real easy to use, and makes short work of the bushes that grow out of control on my fenceline, sometimes. Due to it being so much sharper than my hatchet, I think it will outperform it on any task.
5 out of 5
Andrea Rey
Linden, mi
Apr 02, 2014
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cuts deep Very sturdy Sharp blade Good all around machete
4 out of 5
Larry W.
Mar 28, 2014
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Finish
The Cold Steel Magnum Kukri Machete was my first machete, but im sure it will not be my last cold steel machete. Why? Because it's a bargain for the money! When i opened the box for this, i was impressed by the size of this bad boy, its HUGE least to say but i was soon to find out about Cold Steel's infamous 'utility edge'. DULL, no doubt, but after running it through a file and a Lansky pocket sharpener, i managed to get the sweet spot to a reasonably sharp edge. Today, i took it out for trail maintenance and it chopped like a beast, went through saplings and vines easily and took care of a dead tree too! It definitely has the weight forward balance of a good chopper and the way i see it, $20.95 means that this should be in every bug out bag or survival kit. FYI, the sheath is good for the money, for cryin'out loud, you're not getting a secure-ex sheath for $20.
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