The machete is one of the world’s handiest blades. A cross between a knife and an ax, it can be used for everything from cutting and maintaining trails to chopping wood. If you happen to run into trouble in the great outdoors, you can even use a machete to defend yourself against a wild animal or a venomous snake.
Of course, that’s only if you have a high-quality blade. Check out the Woodman’s Pal Classic Machete, which comes with a Cordura sheath and a honing stone. Weighing in at 23 ounches, with a blade 17 inches long, the Woodman’s Pal is one of the most burly machetes on the market.
Handcrafted in Pennsylvania, with American materials, this machete works great for cutting and chopping brush up to 3 inches in diameter.It’s constructed of high carbon steel and has a brown wood handle. Its Cordura sheath, which is one of the toughest fabrics made to man, will keep your blade at hand’s reach when it’s not in use. If your machete starts to dull, a honing store is included.