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Svord Kiwi Machete 12" Carbon Steel Blade, Orange Polypropylene Handle, Polyurethane Sheath - SVORD-KM

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Part Number: SVOKM
Manufacturer: Svord Knives
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Description
SVOKM: Kiwi Machete
Svord
 
Svord Kiwi Machete. 17-1/4" overall. 12" Swedish high carbon tool steel blade. Orange polypropylene handle. Lanyard hole. Yellow polyurethane belt sheath. Blade is individually hardened and tempered using a unique heat treatment process. Blade is hand ground with a water cooled stone to produce a convex razor edge. Designed and produced by Bryan Baker.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 12"
  • Blade Material: Sweedish High Carbon Tool Steel
  • Overall Length: 17-1/4"
  • Handle Material: Orange Polypropylene
  • Sheath Material: Yellow Polyurethane
  • Weight: 9.8 oz.
  • Made in New Zealand

UPC Code: 9421901356460

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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The Coywolf Nomad
Arizona
May 16, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Svord Kiwi Machete
I am not usually one to post a review this early as I like to wait for the long term but this blade is sweet. Big enough to get jobs done quickly but light enough to go for a long time. This is a blade for proper traditional use. Yes, it's very sturdy and flexible but is still a light machete. Right tool for the right job, my tomahawk does the heavy stuff. That said, I live in Arizona. Sun dried mesquite can really do a number to a blades edge... no sweat for this lil darlin'. It ate through green mesquite quite well, clearing many low lying branches on my neighbors property beware the thorns)Not really fold of the orange color, but the feel of the handle is great. Little bit longer than MY hand (I wear a size Med) but offers great leverage when I grip way back with just 2 fingers and a thumb. The pommel is great preventing likelihood of lost grip while swinging... wields like a fighting knife, well balanced and agile giving the user absolute control. Just beautiful, a true pleasure to use. My personal hobby is in a state of lightweight durability. This fits the bill VERY NICELY. I don't torture test my gear, but I won't baby it either. This is a good solid piece of working equipment that will likely stand the test of time from what I have experienced already. The sheath is my only real concern. It's rubberized canvas. Long lasting, cut resistant... Aaaannnd doesn't breath. Make sure to oil and care for this blade in the sheath. Though not fond of the sheath material, simple blade maintenance (which you should be doing anyway) will prevent any problems. Great tool, this has already become a standard in my kit bag. Happy wandering.
4 out of 5
Jean G
Ajaccio France
Mar 24, 2015
Pros: Finish, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: Weight, None
A beautyful blade.
A beautyful blade. The aspect of this machete is very pleasant, the blade is spectacular and I enjoy my purchase. The efficiency of such a blade appears to me in bamboo’s field. Cutting through bamboos is effortless. Cutting through brambles appears more difficult, asking for more skill in machete handling. I think it is due to the shortness and the lightness of this tool. The only reproach would be for the handle, a bit too thin for me. Also the blade sharpness has to be improved. About Knife-Center, everything was great. Good communication, fast shipping and very reasonable shipping-costs.
4 out of 5
Gearskeptic
SLC, UT
Feb 01, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Weight, Finish, None
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Lightest sharpest machete I've seen
This is hands-down the lightest, sharpest machete I have seen - and I own many of them, from Ontario and Condor principally. If you want to carry a machete backpacking, this is the size and weight to choose. The blade stock is really thin for a machete - but sturdy enough if you're sensible. It doesnt' have a lot of weight behind it as a result, so you'll need to modify your technique if you're used to longer and beefier machetes. Edge-holding has been great so far - better than Condor carbon steel for sure. This machete should be about perfect for green/springy stuff - grasses and live conifer branches for shelter building. I like that the handle is orange, but in general the texture of the Victorinox plastic is better than the stuff Svord is using. The sheath could use some sort of retention aid and some additional attachment points for a pack. The handle sits so deeply the lack of retention isn't much of an issue unless it ends up upside down or sideways.
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