Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Finish, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Materials, Overall Quality, Blade Material
Brittle Blade not tough at all...Chipped, then Broke in Half!!
Initially felt good about this machete, the handle felt wonderful after years of using an Ontario (old army surplus). However, when finally set to anything better than green weeds or grass, the machete was easily chipped. When using to attempt to chop away at a log for a fire (a task my old machete didn't like too much either, but at least it lasted through the event) the blade broke in the middle, similar to what another reviewer mention their SOG had done to them. After reviewing, turns out that a Chinese steel was used to manufacture these. Too bad, the handle sure did feel nice...