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The right tool for clearing grass and weeds for a camp site.
|Weight||1.25 lbs.||Steel||1085 Carbon|
|Blade Type||Fixed Blade||Lock Style||N/A|
|Measurements||Blade length 14"; Overall length 19-1/2"||Grind||Duplex|
|Edge Angles||20 Degrees||Handle Material||TPR|
|Pocket Clip||N||Made in||Taiwan|
i just got my 14" grass machete and was disapointed with the handle it wobled realy wasnt as sharp as i would like and the sheath was cheap needs a loop on the bottom so you +could fasen to your lower leg cause it just flops all over th place was looking for a more tactical sheath would realy like to send it back and get the handle fixed but dont know how
Here are some specifics that people need to realize about the Grass Machete, first it isn't the same type of blade as the Cutlass or Kukri. Do not expect it to hack through woody growth. I asked KA-BAR customer service directly and they said that the knife is intended essentially for cutting grass. The duplex grind provides a very fine edge which prevents this knife from being an effective limb chopping tool. This knife is intended for clearing soft, leafy plants such as all types of grass, weeds, poke berries, new bamboo shoots, and the occasional small fresh saplings is fine. It is not a tree chopper and it is unreasonable to call this machete crap because it doesn't perform that task well. In general, knife users need to realize the purpose of every knife they own. For example, just because a knife can't cut through a cinderblock and keep its edge doesn't mean it's an ineffective survival knife. Knives are not hacking and chopping tools, every knife manufacturer will tell you not to throw, chop, pry, etc. with your knife. A knife is a fine cutting instrument so if you need to whack stuff buy a hatchet. A machete is a compromise between a hatchet and a knife and is generally lesser quality than a knife. The steel is softer and most of the time not stainless. That's the reason why most every machete blade is coated. But back to the Grass Machete, I have ultimately been very happy with mine. I bought 3 when they first became available in June 2011 and gave 2 as graduation gifts to my best friends. Unfortunately, I lost mine while deep in the swamp right after Hurricane Irene hit. We spent hours wading through the bayou searching for that machete but we never found it. I had been walking around with the snaps unfastened and at some point the knife slipped out. I was not expecting a 14" blade to just "slip out" but it did. Note to self "always keep knife fastened when exploring mosquito invested swamps." I promptly bought a replacement which has been just fine. As others have noted, the blade does jiggle a bit in the handle, I noticed this on all 4 I bought. Also, I noticed that the blade was marked "KA BAR" instead of "KA-BAR" with the dash in between. The official trademark is "KA - BAR" and should not have been produced as something other. KA-BAR said that the first production run had this error so maybe the problem will be fixed in the future. The sheath is just a sheath and partly the reason why I lost it in the first place. I figure it is worth about $10. The blade is extremely sharp and the machete is basically a large knife which I like. This is the largest knife KA-BAR is currently making and possibly the largest ever. The bottom line is if you live in the literal Jungle or at least the Eastern to Southeastern US you will get more use from this than anyone else. This knife is a true working machine when used properly. Enjoy KA-BAR nation!!
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Should you want to return your item, please ship to the following address with a note explaining the reason for return.
KA-BAR Knives, Inc.
200 Homer Street
Olean, NY 14760
Include your name, address, phone number and email so we can promptly return your product. Be sure to cover the entire blade and tip of the knife with original protective cardboard sheaths and do not ship knives in envelopes. KA-BAR is not responsible for lost or stolen items. After your KA-BAR item is received in Olean, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for the processing and return of your products.
$83.38 (with 14" Grass Machete)
Sheath made in Taiwan