Designed for survivalists, agriculturalists, and individuals looking for handy safety tools when exploring thickets, machetes are sharp hand-held tools that handle the toughest of cutting and or trimming jobs wells. Their blades are long, streamlined, and manufactured using hardened steel or titanium. Handle are ergonomic and optimized for comfort while their light and portable designs make them ideal travel accessories when out hiking, camping, and or engaging in any other outdoor activity. With their demand worldwide at an all-time high, several innovative models are currently available in stores with these 10 ranking among the best:
10. Gerber Gator Bolo Machete
Table of Contents
- 10. Gerber Gator Bolo Machete
- 9. Cold Steel Kukri Plus
- 8. SOG Specialty Knives & Tools MC11-N SOGfari Kukri
- 7. Whetstone Cutlery ‘The Brute’ Super Machete
- 6. Ontario 6145 Military Machete
- 5. Schrade SCHKM1
- 4. SOG Specialty Knives & Tools MC02-N SOGFari
- 3. Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machete
- 2. Gerber Gator Machete JR
- 1. Gerber Gator Machete
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Manufactured using a rugged military-grade steel and with a light and portable design that works well in military, industrial, and survival situations, Bolo Machete by Garber Gator is a rugged steel machete that lasts long. It is cheap, has an ever-sharp full tang construction that withstands everyday abuse well, and has a comfortable and non-slip Gator grip handle that not only fits comfortably in the hand but also improves swing speed for a better cutting and or trimming experience. For safety, this 22.5-inch machete (15.5-inch blade) has a lanyard and a rugged nylon sheath that you can use to store and or transport it safely.
9. Cold Steel Kukri Plus
Featuring a hardened and rust resistant black blade (2.8mm thick) and a long (5-inches) and comfortable polypropylene handle, Cold Steel Kukri Plus is a military-grade machete with a light and portable design that you can carry hassle-free. Measuring 18-inches long, this machete has an impressive swing speed. Its well-sharpened and honed edge does not dull over time while the high-density 1055-carbon steel used to manufacture it withstands heavy abuse well without kinking or splitting over time. Apart from hunting or doing construction projects in the woods, you can use this machete to scale and gut fish without compromising safety and or its functionality. You get a free Cor-Ex Sheath with each purchase.
8. SOG Specialty Knives & Tools MC11-N SOGfari Kukri
Combining saw and straight cutting edges in a light and durable package, MC11-N SOGfari Kukri by SOG Specialty Knives & Tools is a versatile machete with a fixed 12-inch drop point blade that is perfect for cutting, trimming, and butchering. Construction is sturdy. The heavy-duty steel used to make it withstands everyday abuse without dulling, kinking, or rusting while its ergonomic handle is anti-slip, comfortable and designed to fit snug in the hand for better striking power. This machete is affordable, has a well-balanced body, and is perfect for daily outdoor exploration.
7. Whetstone Cutlery ‘The Brute’ Super Machete
Christened The Brute, this black-coated machete by Whetstone Cutler is a versatile Super Machete with an impressive leverage length of approximately 13.75 inches. The stainless steel used to manufacture its blade is rust resistant. The cutter and rope-hanging eyelet that it comes with eases transport. Its sturdy pakkawood handle, on the other hand, is not only comfortable but also has a well-finished surface that does not irritate nor callous hands as most poorly designed ones often do. This machete measures 22.75-inches and comes with a free nylon carrying case for safer transportation.
6. Ontario 6145 Military Machete
Used by several military including the US Armed Forces (since World War II), this black military grade Ontario 6145 machete by Ontario Knife is a top-rated accessory with a hardened (to 50-55 HRC) 18-inch carbon steel blade and a comfortable 6-inch long handle with a stable and gripped design that does not slip whilst in use. With an original model, cutting, splitting, and butchering (of game) is no longer a chore. Its well-balanced design is also light, portable, and easy to use while its ability to resist rust, kinks, and corrosion over time makes it an ideal outdoor accessory for survivalists, campers, and hikers alike. For a few dollars, you also get a sturdy sheath for safe storage.
5. Schrade SCHKM1
Purchase Schrade SCHKM1 to get a large Kukri machete with a sturdy and full tang fixed blade that withstands abuse well. Manufactured using durable stainless steel, the blade also has a black powder coating (3Cr13) that protects it from rust and corrosion and a rubber-coated T-grip handle with an integrated lanyard hole for easier transportation and storage. Whether you are looking for a camping machete, one that you can use when out camping, on one that you can use to till your garden, this multi-functional model will never disappoint you. It is affordable, has an impressive swing speed, and comes sharpened and with a nice sheath.
4. SOG Specialty Knives & Tools MC02-N SOGFari
Popular in top 10 best machetes in 2021 reviews, MC02-N SOGFari edition of the SOG Specialty Knives & Tools line of machetes is a sturdy 24-inch accessory with a dual straight 18-inch steel blade that lasts long. Out of the box, all edges come sharpened, honed, and ready to use. The black powder coated finish that its blade comes with protects it from rust and corrosion while its rubberized Kraton handle is durable, comfortable, and does not irritate the hand or palm when clearing brush or trail. You also get a functional saw back, a durable nylon sheath for safer transportation, and a limited lifetime warranty that covers all its manufacturing defects.
3. Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machete
Perfect for clearing bushes, hunting game, and self-protection from wild animals, Gerber Bear Grylls is a sturdy quality-tested Parang machete that withstands the toughest and roughest abuse. The high-carbon steel used to manufacture its angled blade is not only durable but also corrosion and rust resistant. Its compact and well-balanced body has a comfortable handle that improves user performance while its full tang construction works well for rough users and or those that do heavy-duty cutting and using regularly. This machete is affordable, has a grip-enhancing lanyard cord, and has a free nylon sheath for safer transportation.
2. Gerber Gator Machete JR
Perfect for sawing a chopping, Gerber Gator Machete JR is a compact Machete made of a rugged and black oxide-coated steel that lasts long. Its high carbon blade has two cutting edges (a 10.75-inch straight edge for cutting and a 9.5-inch serrated blade for sawing). Its handle is a compact and tight gripping model with a textured edge that that lowers the risk of slipping in both dry and wet environments, while its powerful swing speed is impressive, considering its shorter and lighter design. You will enjoy using one.
1. Gerber Gator Machete
Gerber Gator is our pick of the best machete in 2021. Made of hardened steel, it is durable; quality tested for maximum performance and durability and has a light and well-balanced design that does not require a lot of energy to use. Pricing is also decent while its dual edged design (saw blade and straight edge), convenient size (25-inches), and the tactile rubber handle that it comes boost its functionality significantly. You get a riveted nylon sheath for easy storage and transport.