Cold Steel 97LBMS Latin Bolo Machete 18" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheath


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CS97LBMS: 97LBMS Latin Bolo Machete with Sheath
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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 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 Cold Steel's 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.

Known throughout Asia and Pacific Rim, the Latin Bolo Machete features a "fat" point that shifts its weight forward where it can do the most good when heavy chopping or slashing is called for. It's an excellent survival tool and will open a coconut or chop down a tree with equal ease. Includes a heavy duty Cor-Ex sheath with generously sized belt loop for comfortable carry.
  • Item Number: 97LBM
  • Name: Latin Bolo Machete
  • Blade Length: 18"
  • Blade Thickness: 2 mm
  • Overall Length: 23.625"
  • Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel with a Matte Black Anti-Rust Finish
  • Weight: 19 oz.
  • Handle: 5.625" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Cor-Ex
  • Made in South Africa
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.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Cold Steel 97LBMS Latin Bolo Machete 18" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheathrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Cold Steel 97LBMS Latin Bolo Machete 18" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Dirty Dan
Nov 19, 2019
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Material, Weight
Great Utility machete
I've accumulated lots of machetes, bolos, & cetera over the years, and in the two years I've had Cold Steel's Bolo Machete, it has become a favorite. The spatulate tip not only shifts the mass and balance forward, where it does you the most good, it also makes for a handy trowel or e-tool if you need to dig a cat-hole or quicky fire pit. I would have given it a 5, rather that a four, if Cold Steel had made it from 2.8 mm stock, rather that the 2.0, which is light, and a little "whippy." A 2.8 mm thick bolo machete would be just about perfect. You could then use it to chop down trees.


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