Cold Steel 97LPM Latin Panga Machete 18" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handle, No Sheath


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CS97LPM: 97LPM Latin Panga Machete
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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 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.

This Panga is the standard machete for the entire African continent. The ample amount of belly on the blade is excellent for cutting thick brush and chopping down saplings and small trees.
  • Item Number: 97LPM
  • Name: Latin Panga 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: 21.4 oz.
  • Handle: 5.625" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath Sold Separately
  • 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.
Cold Steel 97LPM Latin Panga Machete 18" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handlerated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Cold Steel 97LPM Latin Panga Machete 18" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handle
rated 4 stars out of 5
Dec 22, 2019
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Weight, Sheath/Scabbard
Ok, needs to be thicker
I use this for cutting line on a survay crew in Maryland. Lots of vegetation. Grass, greenbrier, trees up to about 5"For many task it was ok, but at some point it was bent. After this blade i have tried several others and really think 3mm is a better thickness for a 18" blade. Is ti better than a Colman, or a Gerber yes definitely! But is it better than a OKC no. Also this Sheath sucks, using those dumb multi snap system and the odd angle to get it in and out, not handy for a work blade


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