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Cold Steel 97SMATS Smatchet 14" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handles, Cor-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS97SMATS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $39.99
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CS97SMATS: 97SMATS Smatchet
Cold Steel
Cold Steel is proud to breathe new life into a classic WWI knife called the Smatchet.

Famed for its countless exploits in the trenches, the rubble-strewn streets and the thick jungle, it carved out a reputation for ferocious effectiveness that still echoes today.

A knife that gained much of its notoriety in the hellish melee of trench warfare, the Smatchet was all about function. Its flat, heavy blade struck fear into the enemy and provided a distinct psychological edge to the wielder. Just holding a Smatchet instilled confidence and a grim determination for getting the job done. Its very name became a byword for guts, glory and bravery.

Our modern interpretation of this true military classic features the same instantly recognizable broad spear point and false edge with the addition of a strong steel reinforced guard and rugged weather-proof handle with a generous lanyard hole in its contoured, comfortable and virtually unbreakable polypropylene handle.

A formidable tool that can only be described as part machete, part short sword, our Smatchet is fully sharpened and coated with a rust resistant matte finish that is baked onto the 1055 Carbon Steel blade for extra durability.

Affordable, strong and reliable, the Smatchet is made to survive.

When you feel the comforting heft of the Smatchet hanging from your belt or pack in its Cor-Ex™ sheath you will know the confidence that comes from having a knife that can handle the very worst that the world has to throw at you.
  • Item Number: 97SMATS
  • Name: Smatchet
  • Blade Length: 14"
  • Overall Length: 19 3/4"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Weight: 23 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 2.8 mm
  • Handle: 5 3/4" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Cor-Ex™

UPC Code: 705442010937

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
North central US
Sep 08, 2014
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard
Excellent tool for the price
A fine tool for light brush clearing. Although it comes sharp enough for general use, the edge certainly needs some work to bring it to its potential. The handle/guard are very tough material. The only drawback worth mention would be the low quality sheath, but you can't expect to get a top grade sheath for the price point. A number of people seem to have a problem with the 1055 steel that CS uses in many of their offerings, but I have found it to be entirely suited and more than adequate for the application as it holds an edge well.
4 out of 5
Jul 21, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Needs some touching up, but great for the price.
Great medium sized machete. Classic leaf shape design, and functional guard. As with most machetes at this price point, the edge will need to be touched up and the sheath is pretty cheap. Also, the handle is a little too slick for my taste, but a quick wrap of cloth batting tape helped. None of those are deal breakers. For $23 this thing is a great buy.
4 out of 5
Western Colorado
Oct 01, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Finish
I'll order another one.
The sharpened part of the blade was not finished on any of the three Smatchets I bought. I was able to file out the pits that were left when the blades were initially sharpened, but should not have had to do that. Otherwise I am very pleased with the knives. The balance and feel is very good. I put one in my Bug Out Bag, one in my pickup, and sent the other one to my son. I will be ordering another one to send to my daughter. Very good multi-use tool. I'm glad I bought them.
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