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Cold Steel 97AM24 Latin Machete 24" Carbon Blade, Polypropylene Handle

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Part Number: CS97AM24
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS97AM24: 97AM24 Latin Machete 24"
Cold Steel
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 inexpensive 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 blade is 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 this machete is designed to provide a comfortable secure grip, and they are rugged enough to resist chipping, cracking or breaking, so they last practically forever.
  • Item Number: 97AM24
  • Name: Latin Machete 24"
  • Blade Length: 24"
  • Overall Length: 29-5/8"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Weight: 18.3 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 2 mm
  • Handle: 5-5/8" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Separate Sheath Available, Sold Separately (SC97AM24)
  • Made in South Africa

UPC Code: 705442005575

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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orlando, fla
Feb 25, 2014
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: None
Great value for the money. Good length for reaching out & touching things that need to be cut. Blade is made of pretty good steel, but it is a little too flexible. Overall it is a good user.
3 out of 5
Wellington, New Zealand
Dec 30, 2013
Pros: Materials, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, Handle Material, None
First of all, great service from KC, promptly delivered, all the way to New Zealand, thank you. I needed a machete for clearing on my very thick and overgrown section, backing to a reserve. This requires constant care since everything grows quickly. The Cold Steel is sturdy and with enough edge to get started, although it will require a little work to get up to standard. I did contact KC after making a mistake in my conversion but it had already been dispatched. The '24 is too long to be practical, and without a counter weight at the handle end, as a wrong weight ratio to be able to swing and hit comfortably. Since I'm happy with the blade. I'll end up cutting the handle off to reduce the overall length and add a wooden 1 1/2 hand handle.
5 out of 5
Jul 17, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: None
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Excellent product for that price, it looks really nice
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