LC18 US Military Machete

The LC-18 Machete by Ontario Knife Company has been used by the US Military since 1943. Proven in the battle field, jungle, swamp, forest, and the backyard the LC-18 is the very best machete at this price level.

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SKU N6144

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American Owned and Operated


20+ Years In Business

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Ships from Pennsylvania


No other military machete has been in service for as long as the LC-18 from OKC. This machete is the 1911 of machetes, designed to function and function well.


  • NSN#: 5110-00-813-1286
  • High Impact Shatter Proof Handle
  • Zinc Phosphate Coated Blade
  • Lanyard Hole in Grip


  • Lock Type: Fixed
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Hardness: 50-55 HRC
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Zinc Phosphate
  • Blade Color: Black
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12 Inch
  • Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Length: 18 Inch
  • Overall Length: 24 Inch
  • Country of Origin: USA

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Customer Reviews

Worked fine.
Review by Kody C.
Verified Buyer
I've used it a couple of times. No issues, it's worked as expected. Content with the purchase.
it is what it is
Review by Jibri K.
Verified Buyer
There is not much to dislike every one knows these are military grade items BUT it seems to me that the coating seems not to be as good as the last Ontario machete I bought several years ago . I have owed several over the last 40 years
Handle was not in line with tang.
Review by Webster M.
Verified Buyer
So after a few swings it was clear this will cut my palm I'm this condition. Ontario Knife Company has plummeted in quality. This first machete I purchased was good, very good. This one is new and it's just not the same quality. Probably my last Ontario Knife purchase because the last few items have been pretty terrible in the finished quality
Too heavy and dull
Review by Jonell U.
Verified Buyer
I have spent hours trying to sharpen this thing conformit.
Well Made!
Review by Myra C.
Verified Buyer
Very well made. Has very nice weight. Only wish they made a bolo style. Other than that, I highly recommend this machete.
What a Machete
Review by Adron M.
Verified Buyer
Excellent quality for a low price. Made right here in the USA. Comes sharp right of the box made out of 1095 Carbon Steel. It is heavier that other machetes but that’s ok.
Great tool
Review by Nealie O.
Verified Buyer
I have put well over 100hrs of work on mine and it’s still singing. I use it to chop at roots and take limbs off trees. Be extra careful with this bad boy if you haven’t swung a ton of machete in your past life.
Tank of a Machete!
Review by Fredrika W.
Verified Buyer
This is a (thicck) high carbon steel machete that holds edge. Can be easily modified.
Not recommend.
Review by Dallis B.
Verified Buyer
Not the best construction. Blade is not sharp. Disappointed.
Great machete
Review by Syrina A.
Verified Buyer
Great machete. Nice and solid. Won’t bend like cheap machetes from hardware store. The only thing that surprised me was how dull it was when it arrived. The bur on the edge was really bad to one side. Quick fix if you know how to use a stone, but I hoped the factory would’ve put a decent edge on it.
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