Pros: Weight, Handle Material, Blade Material
I recently purchased 6 different machetes as part of a study for blade materials, features, weight and edge retention. This particular machete is the best one I've seen yet. The thing I absolutely like the most is the saw back - I've got 4 but this is the only one that has an angled tooth design that will allow you to cut through solid wood beyond the tooth depth, and because of the angeld teeth it doesn't try to bind in the wood as you work your way through. Blade arrived sharp and holds an edge well. Weight makes it easy to heft and the blade length allows you to work on larger pieces plus it's rigid enough to not want to flex under stress. Comfortable grip design makes it easy to handle. Good point on the tip for starting drill holes in your fireboard. When it comes to tools I could care less who endorses it or made it famous- I want something that works in all the ways I want to use it - this machete does exactly that.