Pros: Weight, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
Light and sharp it outperforms more expensive machetes
I bought this machete about three years ago. It was my first machete and since then I have bought a tramontina, four or five Condor machetes, a martindale, and two cold steel machetes. As much as I love my Condor machetes (and hate the Cold steel machetes), I keep coming back to this model because it cuts further and faster than any of the other machetes I have hands down. This weekend I was cutting a few branches from a tree in my yard and this machete was cleanly slicing through 1 1/2" branches with one stroke and larger branches in two or three strokes. It does get dull with heavy use, but I have resharpened this several times with my worksharp, and it always sharpens up nice. Because it is so light, it remains comfortable in your hand after prolonged use and allows you to swing faster with less effort. I still use my other machetes for certain tasks because I like the variety and to try to get used to them, but honestly this works so well for small brush and larger branches that I really could use this machete for all my yard work. The drop in sheath is great as well!