|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||18 x 6 x 1 inches|
|Item model number||97KMS|
|Material||1055 Carbon Steel|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Cold Steel 97KMS Kukri Machete
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- Affordable, "workhorse" machete has simple, sharp, 13-inch steel blade and durable polypropylene handle
- Weight-forward balance presents knife's edge on an angle to boost bite with every stroke
- 18-inch overall length and 13-inch blade with 2.75-millimeter blade thickness; 16-ounce weight; polypropylene handle; includes Cor-Ex sheath
- Includes limited manufacturer's warranty; details included with purchase
- This item is not for sale in some specific zip codes
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A sturdy, convenient Cor-Ex sheath is also included.
- 18-inch overall length
- 13-inch blade
- 2.75-millimeter blade thickness
- 16-ounce weight
- Polypropylene handles
All Cold Steel knifes are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship. Details are included with your purchase.
About Cold Steel
Cold Steel, Incorporated was founded in 1980, with the goal of making the strongest, sharpest cutlery in the world for knife enthusiasts. Over the last three-plus decades, the company has been at the forefront of many design innovations that have helped innovate the knife industry, including introduction of checked Kraton handles, and the tanto point blade styles which have become industry hallmarks of quality and sophistication.
Top Customer Reviews
Wow, what a difference! They're lighter than I thought and perfect size on the hip. Great balance and perfect to maximize the Kukri chopping advantage. Right out of the box I was impressed and with the factory blade was able to almost cut the box in half with a lazy diagonal swipe.
20 minutes with a cheap sharpener, (the fixed angle ceramic type that come with a keychain...) and the blade is scary sharp. Not perfect, but better than anything except my Ka-Bar. For this price I want a half a dozen of these lying around. (I don't know why) and judging by the steel and quality for my dollar won't hesitate to buy more expensive models from Cold Steel.
I also bought a Riflemans Hawk tomahawk from Cold Steel for a friend of mine and am similarly impressed.
I can shave with that and it's another piece of functional, work ready gear.
I am returning this replacement for a refund and will be buying a kukri or Khukri from someone else.
Note to Cold Steel: If you are reading this review, your representative receiving your phone calls at 805-658-0180 seems like a nice guy but is rather dismissive of even the notion that Cold Steel's products could be anything but perfect. While I appreciate loyalty to and confidence in one's product, that is better placed in a conversation with a competitor, rather than a customer who has received a bad product of yours, let alone a replacement product with the same problem which looks distinctly like a manufacturing problem. It is a bit insulting.
It's been so well used that I've actually worn off the black coating in spots. Holds an edge very well. I can cut through a 2" sapling or fresh branch in one swipe. I cut down, chopped up, and bundled a 22' tall tree with a 5" trunk in about two hours. Had blisters the next day - my fault, should have kept my hands dryer. It's light enough to handle for hours on end, sharp enough to get any job done. It's large, but it's lighter than you'd think! The handle is still snug and shows little wear. The blade holds a nice edge, and it's thick enough to be rigid but thin enough to slice through green wood like butter.
I use WD40 to coat the blade before I store it in the sheath, and to clean off tree gunk. Never had a problem with rust. Can't say enough great things about this blade. It sounds like Cold Steel no longer ships these with a "live" edge (aka, sharp.) It's not a $200 blade, so use a sharpening file to get the rough edge, 44 grit paper to clean that edge up some, and a honing stone or ceramic sharpener for the shaving edge. I typically use a file, 440 grit and a sharpening rod. Sharpen it every month or so when it sees a lot of use. Take care of the thing, and it will last decades!
It is made as well or better than most true machetes, but is not a fine blade. Most examples I have seen had the edge ground at far to shallow of an angle and had to be completely reworked. (A chopping edge will fold over if to fine.) The sheath is also next to useless. I ended up making one out of kydex. So after the work I've put into it, this tool has given me years of service clearing brush, doing light yard work, building improvised shelters chopping campfire wood etc. All in all not a bad tool, but don't expect to much for the money you're spending. Like any other multi-purpose tool it is a compromise.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Without a doubt the most reliable machete I've used. It's affordable and well made for it's price (that's Cold Steel for ya) and it is an absolute workhorse. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Trent Haymore
Didn't fill my needs, to unbalanced and not to my liking!Published 4 months ago by Dale P. Armstrong
Came sooner than expected. Typical Cold Steel quality. I touched up the edge and was whacking small tree branches. Good value.Published 4 months ago by Azrael
OK, while you're waiting for it to arrive, get a good metal file ready. You will need it for about 30-45 minutes to actually put an edge on the blade. Not a stone - a file, ok? Read morePublished 4 months ago by peaches
Ok, so i was on a health kick and read that coconut water is good for u. So i wanted to get something to slice coconuts and got this and i almost chopped off my thumb. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Neale Chaudhury
It's a little longer than I expected, (I should read descriptions more carefully). This is a serious blade for small limbs or some baton splitting. Read morePublished 5 months ago by RDRR