Pros: Materials, Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Material, Weight
Great Utility machete
I've accumulated lots of machetes, bolos, & cetera over the years, and in the two years I've had Cold Steel's Bolo Machete, it has become a favorite. The spatulate tip not only shifts the mass and balance forward, where it does you the most good, it also makes for a handy trowel or e-tool if you need to dig a cat-hole or quicky fire pit. I would have given it a 5, rather that a four, if Cold Steel had made it from 2.8 mm stock, rather that the 2.0, which is light, and a little "whippy." A 2.8 mm thick bolo machete would be just about perfect. You could then use it to chop down trees.