LC18 US Military Machete made by Ontario Knife Company

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

Description / LC18 US Military Machete

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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Manufacturer Ontario Knife Company

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Customer Reviews

Nicely balanced machete.
Review by Nick
Verified Buyer
Nicely balanced machete. Well constructed. Dependable and handy for bush work. It comes sharp enough to do work. If you want it sharper, check how to sharpen a machete on YouTube.Typical Ontario Knife excellent value. I recommend
The best machete I have used.
Review by Cyrus
Verified Buyer
I bought this machete to replace a SOG 12" machete that I had damaged with only two days of abuse. The Ontario is much heavier, but built like a tank. The only problem I have had with it is that the pins in the handle became loose, but I was able to easily pound them back in, and I covered the handle with paracord. I still give five stars for quality because it is the most durable blade I have ever used. Highly recommended product.
looks great
Review by chris
Verified Buyer
I own a Chinese cheap one I got at flea market, they said it was original but i did some homework and its not, no wonder it was only $10. I would definitely recommend the real thing.
Made “Like they use to.”
Review by Jason
Verified Buyer
I have an older one of these Ontario machetes around which is WWII vintage built in 1945. I did not want to damage the older one by hacking things around the backyard. So, I purchased a new Ontario machete. The only real differences between the two is that the old one has some sort of what appears to be an early plastic handle the newer one has a more modern thicker plastic handle. The blades are identical except for the stamps and the newer one has some sort of phosphate finish. Honestly the new one is not made, “like they use to”; the new one is slightly better made. If you are looking for a machete I do not think you could beat this one, even if you spent a whole lot more.
LC18 US Machete
Review by Jill
Verified Buyer
Proven in the field for over a half a century. I have two and the rivets will eventually work loose on the handle. Lots of fixes for that. Much better than the Chinese knock-offs,

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