no one appreciates the convenience and usefulness of a well-balanced razor-sharp cutting tool as much as an outdoorsman when it comes to using a machete outdoors you need to be very selective because the wrong tool for the wrong job can only hold you back.
With a perfectly honed expertly proportioned machete in your hands you can get a surprising amount of work done in a very short time from building shelters clearing brush chopping wood gathering firewood or field dressing wild game a machete can increase work efficiency.
And serve as a great all-purpose cutting tool for just about any occasion today's preppers survivalists and other outdoor adventurers prize the machete as the ultimate survival tool to have in your survival backpack survival machetes come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes.
They mostly serve the same purpose but knowing the difference between them could help you find one that feels best in your arms to help you choose your best survival machete we'll discuss all the essential details you need to know before buying a machete for survival ultimately.
Each type of machete is based off the tradition of their origin thus the type of survival machete you choose largely depends on your personal preferences and what you intend to use the machete for as long as you keep your machete sharp you should be happy with one of these.
Fine cutting tools on this list today we're going to take a look at the newest edition of the expat line of knives the darian machete the darien is approximately 18 inches overall has a 12 inch blade 330 seconds thick 1075 carbon steel with a micarta handle and comes with a canvas sheet.
So this is the compact clear path machete what i like about this blade is that it's dual sided really sharp edge on the bottom end here cut through branches and vines and a saw blade up top when i need to.
Cut even larger sticks and limbs having a machete like this that has two tools built in is useful because we don't need to carry more than just one thus cutting down our weight and allowed us to get further out into the field the sheath is nice and rigid it also has a belt loop to attach to my hip.
And my overnight bag when using a machete or saw you're gonna need something with a real solid grip so being able to have a good meaty handle like this especially with this lanyard it's gonna ensure that we have a solid handhold while we're using the tool this is the compact clearpath machete this is the 18 inch schrade scm ach1.
Machete sleek stealth and stout the scm ach1 is forged from 18 inches of black coated 3cr13 stainless steel honed to bushmowing forest busting sharp the blade features a sweeping curved edge and spine to reduce unnecessary weight.
Maximize cutting power and speed every stroke the clip point makes drilling and piercing tasks a breeze with the center of gravity just above the handle the scm ach1 feels light in the hand and is very maneuverable the one-piece tpe handle is designed to absorb shock.
And reduce hot spots allowing you to chop longer without discomfort contour to match and stay in the hand the watersheding rubberized grip is formed with a handle guard to the front and curved butt to the rear add a length of loop cord to the lanyard hole for extra security the stealth black nylon belt sheath is.
Reinforced with nine steel grommets while the blade is twice secured in the sheath with a lower blade and upper handle strap designed for extended use in the bush crafted from premium materials and built for a lifetime this is the schrade 18-inch scmach1.
in this video we want to give you a closer look at el chate.
Which is spanish for the chate elchetta is the first tops knife to be released with our new finish called acid rain because of the process we use the finish very slightly from knife to knife so that each person gets something unique we wanted the handles to be thick enough to fill each user's hand like a hatchet.
Or a small axe handle would so we decided to use sandwich micarta it's well rounded for comfort and the black canvas my card underneath the green canvas micarta adds even more to the aesthetics of this piece now for the specs overall length 17 and a half inches.
Blade length 12 inches cutting edge 11.38 inches blade thickness is a quarter inch blade steel is 1095 it has our new acid rain finish the handle has two materials with the outside being a green canvas micarta and the middle being a black canvas micarta even though this is a big blade the.
Overall weight is still only 29.5 ounces if you include the sheath then it goes up to 37.5 ounces the sheath is a black kydex and it comes with two options for the clip a rotating clip or a leather dangler for me personally i like the dangler because when it's higher up on my hip for me.
That's just a little bit more uncomfortable some people are perfectly fine with that and they prefer it but for me i like that it kind of moves around especially if i'm going to be getting in and out of a vehicle or sitting and standing the dangler's perfect because it doesn't get in the way i'm not.
Hitting it when i go to sit down overall the sheath is awesome it's got a drain hole on the bottom you got a retention strap to keep the knife in place which works very very well you got two options for how to carry it on your belt it goes so well with the knife that.
That we were we were really happy when we got that finished it's it's it's the perfect sheath one of the things that impressed us the most about chate is how clean it chops the the purpose of the design right from the start was to chop there was really no other thing there a lot of a lot of the knives we designed.
Especially for survivalists have multiple functions and now they was was specifically to chop and and that's what it does best every time you chop you see this clean cut and and it goes deep the weight of el chate for some people it's going to be a hindrance but because.
It was heavy the knife does a lot of the work for you you know there's there's there are ways to avoid fatigue with a heavy knife that that i think really work well with el chete this thing is is so much fun to use every time you take it out of that sheath you look at it.
Just it looks great the handle looks great the new finish looks great it's comfortable to hold every time i look at that knife i just want to go chop something today at crkt we are taking a look at the leon ma designed ma chetty a great little piece designed as a survival.
Machete but also it's going to be great for yard work chopping camping outdoors activities the overall length on this blade is 17.4 inches the blade length is 12 inches this is not a small knife the weight on this one is one pound 3.2 ounces one of the things i love on this.
Blade you can see it's got a hammer finish on there just gives it kind of a prehistoric gritty look and feel just really solid the handle is walnut you can see it is riveted on there you've got a couple different spots where you can attach a lanyard hole to.
Make sure this nice does stay in your hand and one of the things i love about it is it's comfortable in hand leon ma really knows how to design for function as well as comfort so you can see it in my hand i have about medium sized hands you can see there's about that much.
Extra space there in the end of the handle so if you do have big meat hook hands you can you've got a lot of real estate in that handle to really get a good grip on it but where my hands aren't huge it still feels good and useful in my hands so.
A lot of different options there as well in the butt of the blade here there's just that little hook that little flourish to make sure that the machete stays in your hand when you're swinging it now if you look at the shape of this machete it's kind of an upswept blade and that's going to give you a little bit more.
Leverage when you're chopping and hacking with it it's going to work really well on all sorts of tasks out in the woods it comes with a reinforced nylon sheath and let me show you that here just slide the machete right in there with a snap closure.
Just like that give you a clear view of that enclosure it is a like i said reinforced nylon sheath and on the inside you've got a polypropylene liner so it is a harder material just not nylon all the way through so it's going to be lightweight five ounces on this and it's gonna make.
Your machete easy to carry a couple other features on it comes with a little bit of paracord so if you do want to strap it to your legs strap to your gear you've got a lot of options there you
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