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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Excellent utility tool.
on October 7, 2012
I'm extremely happy with my purchase - the grip is comfortable and rubberized so it won't slip, the sheath is rugged and seems durable, and the blade itself has stood up to the work admirably. We've had some bad wind storms this year and I've used this tool to clear and limb 15-20 trees and large branches that have come down. No signs of giving up so far and I expect it will be my go-to tool on these jobs for some years to come.
I see some reviews here that comment on the blade arriving dull - it's not intended to be a sharp instrument. The weight of a machete is what gives it it's cutting power, it need only be thin enough to sheer the target at impact. I haven't sharpened mine at all and it's been excellent for limbing everything I've had to cut down this season, just chop at the thinner limbs and saw through the thick ones.