Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material
Great handle! Really comfortable, grippy & also looks good. Comes with a nice lanyard too. Blade is sturdy & heavy even for the small size. The 1055 carbon steel is VERY durable and will keep an edge even you're hacking through thick brush. Comes moderately sharp, can be easily sharpened to a finer edge if needed. The blade is tip heavy which makes it a little harder to control, but it has more momentum to chop right through heavy brush. The finish on the blade is durable & doesnt scratch easily. The sheath also looks great and the machete fits snugly into it. Excellent performance in the field, would definitely recommend it to anyone for clearing light to heavy brush. For super heavy brush I would use something bigger though. Keep in mind the edge is exposed carbon steel so it may stain ( and rust if not kept oiled).