Cold Steel 97MKM Magnum Kukri Machete 17" Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheath


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CS97MKM: 97MKM Magnum Kukri 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.

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: Cor-Ex Sheath
  • Made in South Africa

UPC Code: 705442006367

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 97MKM Magnum Kukri Machete 17" Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheathrated 4.200 stars out of 5 (55 reviews)
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Cold Steel 97MKM Magnum Kukri Machete 17" Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mar 11, 2018
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Excellent machete for the price
I have had the Magnum Kukri for 5 yrs now. I used to live in the countryside of the big island and I carried this with me daily on the farm. I like the extra reach of this machete as I find normal Kukris to feel a bit like having T-rex arms. It takes an edge well and keeps it for long enough to be useful for a week of slashing and chopping. Good grip on the handle for security when you are really swinging this thing. I now live in the city and I keep it in my truck under the driver seat and has come in handy quite a few times on campouts and roadside emergencies. For the price i think this is an excellent product. Keep it sharp, clean and oiled and it should outlast you.
Cold Steel 97MKM Magnum Kukri Machete 17" Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Not gonna say
Nov 29, 2016
Pros: Materials, Weight, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Finish
Initial Sharpness, Work put in.
I have to say that it is a good blade...Once you put work into it. Most knife selling websites I have seen send in a piece of metal with a wedge where the edge is meant to be. I got one that had been dulled for lawsuit purposes. What I mean is in the case it some how comes through the sheath, wrapping, and box and manages to cut some one open they can't get sued. Now on to what I have done so far. I have re ground the edge, filed it, sanded it, sharpened it, re ground it again, and it is now sitting waiting for a new test run. It is far from done but it is getting there. The baked on coat just ruins the edge as well. I had to re do the edge angle because it was not suitable for chopping at what it was. What I am saying is don't buy unless you are willing to work on the edge. If you are not willing to work on the edge don't buy it. I am not dissing the product or idea of the product just the initial sharpness and finish really.
Cold Steel 97MKM Magnum Kukri Machete 17" Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Oct 14, 2015
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Would buy again and again
The blade is a christmas gift for enthuesiast. She's going to love it, from the weight/balance, the size (which was bigger than expected, but not bad!), to the already sharpness. I'll be looking again on cyber monday
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