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Ontario Sawback Machete 18" Blade - 6120

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Part Number: ON1425
Manufacturer: Ontario Knife Company
Retail Price: $38.50
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Ontario Sawback Machete. 18" carbon steel sawback blade with black zinc phosphate finish. 23-1/4" overall. Black high impact shatterproof polymer handles. Scabbard available separately. Made in USA.
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.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Kevin
Oct 15, 2016
Pros: None
Cons: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Bad knife, but with exceptions
I have the U.S. military version, same style yet shorter. I ordered this one to see the difference, and there are some big differences between the civilian version and the military version. Ill go through the civilian version. 1. Not the greatest to hold an edge. 2. Bad to baton wood 3. sharpener broke first thing Military version is different in the fact there is no sharpener, in a nylon sheath, and holds an edge for a long while. My advice, try and get ahold of the military version.
3 out of 5
Emil P
vasteras sweden
Aug 28, 2016
Pros: None
Cons: Handle Material, Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Simple machete for abusive use.
Ontario 18" sawback is made of soft metal wich becomes dull easly, need to be resharpened quite often. The design is good because it's straight, easy and simple to use. The hollow plastic handle fell apart the first day, I'd put super glue in the rivets and hammered back in place. The carbid sharpener on the plastic sheath was broken within the first week, fixed it, again, with help of super glue. The sheath itself was too tight cause of a very fat rivet, I'd expanded the entry with help of folded paper wich I forced down on top of the rivet alongside with the machete blade. The sawback destroys the sheath, but also do work to saw branches, but it's far from excellent. The way I like this thing is because it's simple and "tacky", I'm not afraid to sacrifice this blade at all, therefore I get some dirty work done with this tool.
5 out of 5
Amo
Calvert MD
Jul 09, 2012
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Material
Cons: None
Loved it... You will too.
I bought one of these machetes about 10 years ago. I cannot say how many situations it was useful for. Its weight is heavy toward the tip, meaning you can to some good chopping with it. Eventually I got to the point where I left the camp axe at home. You can baton through anything. With a machete proper technique is critical - no death grip. If you see reviews of these breaking this is why, Improper operation. Remember this tool is made of a higher carbon steel than most. You really can count on this tool to last a long time if you learn to use it and maintain it. This leads me to why I'm getting a new one. On my last campout I let a friend use it, (I actually chop my firewood with this) he tried to do the same and somehow it broke. I would recommend this tool to anyone, and get a good sheath, i like the leather ones with a pocket for a stone.
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