Ontario Knife Traditional Cutlass Machete - 12-Inch

The Ontario Knife Traditional Cutlass Machete is a 12-inch blade machete that is made by Ontario Knife Company. With a field proven design and handy compact size, this traditional cutlass machete is an essential tool for your next bushcraft adventure.

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  1. Ontario Knife Traditional Cutlass Machete
  2. 12-Inch Carbon Steel Blade
  3. Full Tang Construction
  4. Zinc Phosphate Finish with Shatterproof Handles
  5. Made in the USA
  6. UPC: 071721082866
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Review by Keepshooting Customer
Great item
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Heavy weight and the handle is okay
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Just like the old ole machete in the Military... and thats the old school boys out here. Well designed.. we will see how long it stays in good shape
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This bad boy came really dull, but it's definitely sharp now. A ...
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This bad boy came really dull, but it's definitely sharp now. A full 20 minutes with the ceramic sharpening spike. Works as advertised and feels good. Can't complain for the price. I was looking for something that would fit in my big jack hammock. Now I've got it.
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A Nice Birthday Present For A Friend.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
I purchased this product as a birthday present for a man friend of mine who collects such weapons. He loved it. The product arrived as advertised. I highly recommend it to others. Thanks, Ray
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High quality Ontario knife at great price. I ordered one to ...
Review by Keepshooting Customer
High quality Ontario knife at great price. I ordered one to try it out, loved it, so ordered 3 more to put in my truck. The 4 we have cut up to 20" logs in to small pieces for kindling. We just cut our Christmas tree and I have another cutting the next ones in. The only issue is when not properly stored the edge can be dull and require a sharpening before use. We store them with our other handy items such as ax, hatchet, and cold saw. It's not like it will be in a perfect position for the dull edge to damage something. You could use it to open a beer if you want!
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Review by Keepshooting Customer
So my friend came over the other day, this big bearded farmer guy and wanted to buy one of my machetes because they’re not available where he’s from, in Texas. I don’t really go around trying to sell things, but I didn’t want to say no. So I let him pick one out and it’s one of these. Now it’s hard to compare to another brand because I haven’t used them, but this thing feels like it could chop through concrete. I mean I’ve never tried it but the handle and the blade feel amazing and the steel seems to be really strong. I also like the weight, not too heavy, just right. And you can buy a kangee sheath for it, which you can get on Amazon. I recommend the real one because the one from Amazon is just a copy and doesn’t really fit that well, but this blade fits the kangee sheath perfectly and I don’t think you can go wrong. I think I’m gonna get another one of these. If I ever lose mine I’ll be buying another one. And if anyone from Ohio reads this and wants to send me a couple more, I’ll be happy to send them to my friend who is stationed in Texas. He’s a bit of a knife enthusiast, so I’m sure he’ll like them. Thanks for the product.
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I’m already planning to purchase 3 more.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Great cutting edge. Very durable for its thickness and length. Easy to sharpen, I did mine with a cheap pocket sized diamond knife sharpening tool. Would have been nice to be able to add it with another item in Amazon but that’s my fault for waiting too long to purchase it and it had already sold out by the time I purchased the 81-01 machete with the bag and pouch. The pouch and sheath it comes with works well for keeping the handle from sliding around in your hands. The grip is slick plastic which will need to have rubber, textured tape put on it. I’m sure most other items with a grip like this have to do the same. Great product, would recommend!
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This Ontario knife brand machete is excellent in every way. It comes with a quality Ontario knife sheath. ...
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Ontario brand is the highest quality product for machete knives I have ever found and at an excellent price. A full tang knife like this is made to cut in any direction with little resistance. I have 4 of them now. The 20 inch size works best in brush, thick trees and some large limbs. You can also use this larger blade to whack down trees, which can then be split with smaller limbs. These are not as light as some brands, but are heavier for better chopping and limbing. The balance of this blade on your hip when you use it is ideal. A machete this size has the power to use the blade as a hammer if you need to split a log or large limb. If your looking for something in the same class, but a smaller blade and more expensive then go for the Morakniv carbine style survival knife or hatchet. For more a budget, the more basic morakniv smaller hatchet will work well too. But in my opinion the all round best choice in a bush hatchet for a moderate budget are those Ontario brand hatchets I mentioned.
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Good quality
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Great product and great service
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A real machete
Review by Keepshooting Customer
I bought this to replace my 20 year old Gerber machete that was no longer sharp enough to use. This thing came razor sharp right out of the box and is a beast! The handle is nice too. It's not as lightweight as some other machetes but it's definitely sturdier than most.

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