Ontario Heavy Duty Machete 22" Blade, Orange Knuckle Guard - 8520

$22.95

MSRP* : $38.50 | You Save* : $15.55 (40%)
Part #: ON8520 | Ontario Knives
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Ontario Heavy Duty Machete. Orange. 27 3/4" overall. 22" black zinc phosphate finish 1095 carbon steel blade and one piece molded orange plastic handle with knuckle guard. No sheath. Made in USA.

UPC Code: 010653

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Ontario Heavy Duty Machete 22" Blade, Orange Knuckle Guardrated 4.429 stars out of 5 (7 reviews)
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Ontario Heavy Duty Machete 22" Blade, Orange Knuckle Guard
rated 5 stars out of 5
David
WV
Apr 28, 2020
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Lots of prep work required, but it pays off
Every spring we're inundated by Russian Olive, blackberry and briars, viburnum and other tangly creeping plants. They come rolling down the slopes. This 22" Ontario is a great tool. Number one asset is its hardness. Even when the edge gets dull, the bevel remains and serves to snap the fibers of the plants. I power through thickets with this and it is even more efficient than my rough bush scythe. More labor with the machete but overall better than the scythe for smashing and severing plants at the knee level.Russian olive is invasive and smothers native plants. I rescued my dogwoods recently with the help of this Ontario 22". Its very hard steel is the key to beating back these plants. I don't have to stop every 25 strokes or so to resharpen. This tool keeps on ticking. But out of the factory box the edge needs lots of work. I repeat, LOTS of work. I wore out a large mill file broadening the final bevel and it took several hours. But once I got the configuration right, this thing never lets me down.Get one. They're cheap and they don't quit. I got the orange D handle. Now I can't lose it when I set it down a moment.Warning: it is HEAVY and you will strain your tendons swinging it hard. I suggest a golf swing approach: put the blade in motion but without force; let its weight do the work. This works very well for me.The handle is tough. I have a 12 inch Ontario w D handle that I use for batoning wood for my woodstove. No problems with the handles coming loose.
Ontario Heavy Duty Machete 22" Blade, Orange Knuckle Guard
rated 5 stars out of 5
Omar
Harlingen, Tx
Mar 07, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great Price Outstanding Machete
Great Machete for the price. Ontario never fails to achieve a great product.
Ontario Heavy Duty Machete 22" Blade, Orange Knuckle Guard
rated 5 stars out of 5
Chris
Virginia
Apr 15, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
Great product
This is a great tool for the price . I'm a surveyor and use a machete almost daily. One bit of advice to all that purchase this tool, try not to heat the blade during sharping. You'll temper the steel and it'll become brittle. Try using a bastard file with a more course file . It'll allow a lot of material to be removed during the sharping part but won't heat the steel.
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