The Tramontina 18" Wood Handled Machete is an excellent and inexpensive chopper. Made in Brazil by Tramontina, a very popular knife and tool company in South America, this machete is inexpensive but cuts and chops with the best of them.
The 18" blade of this machete is adequate in length for most outdoors tasks, weighed forward for excellent chopping capability. The wooden handle is comfortable and provides a good grip. The blade has a full tang, with the wooden handle riveted in place.
This machete DOES NOT include a sheath. If you require a sheath, we recommend one of the Machete Sheaths that we sell.
The machete is a handy outdoor/wilderness tool and should definitely be something that you consider trying out if you haven't yet. Inexpensive, yet powerful, the Tramontina 18" Wood Handled Machete is a great way to discover the usefulness of a machete.
As with many machetes, to get a more useful edge, the factory edge has to be touched up and sharpened. This can easily be done with a metal file.
To sharpen, take the file and match the angle of the file to the factory edge of the machete. Move the file back and forth across the blade, while maintaining the proper edge angle.
Be careful when sharpening your machete because, if you're doing a good job, it will be sharp. Be sure to keep your hands, and anything that doesn't need cutting, away from the edge of the blade.
Be Smart and Be Safe!
|Machete Weight||17.5 oz|
|Overall Machete Length||22.9 in|
|Blade Length||17.7 in|
|Blade Thickness||0.09 in|
|Blade Steel||Carbon Steel|
|Handle Length||5.2 in|
|Handle Thickness||0.91 in|
|Includes||18" Wood Handled Machete|