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Cold Steel 97PM Panga Machete 16" Blade, Polypropylene Handle

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Part Number: CS97PM
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS97PM: 97PM Panga 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.

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

The standard machete for the entire African continent. This one is excellent for cutting thick brush and chopping down saplings and small trees. Makes a fearsome emergency weapon too!
  • Item Number: SC97PM
  • Name: Panga Machete
  • Blade Length: 16"
  • Overall Length: 21-5/8"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Weight: 19 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 2 mm
  • Handle: 5-5/8" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Separate Sheath Available, Sold Separately (SC97PM)
  • Made in South Africa

UPC Code: 705442003700

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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5 out of 5
New Zealand
Jul 29, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Troy,New Zealand
I own the "lasher" version which is just different stickers.Awesome machete,came with good utility edge which only required a few strokes with a file then a butchers steel to get it shaving.For $18.30 you can't go wrong
1 out of 5
The Boss
Apr 18, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Material
Hate this machete first time i used it the blade bent on small branch
5 out of 5
New Zealand (ex South Africa)
Jul 31, 2012
Pros: Weight, Handle Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Good old South African engineering
I've been using these for 30 years. They're made in South Africa by a company called Lasher. Just about everyone there has one for use in the garden, and a backup weapon, or primary weapon.
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