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Ontario Machete 18in Blade

# 1801
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$ 32.99
Weight: 1.320000 lbs

Made to meet the most stringent government specifications!

18" tempered steel blade, lightweight plastic handle. Overall weight 22 oz.

Specs

Overall blade length 18in., 0.125in. thick, treated with black oxide coating, handle is flame resistant thermalset plastic, thong hole on handle end, overall length 23 1/4in., and overall weight 22oz.

Warranty

Manufacturer supplies a limited lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship.

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Customer Reviews for Ontario Machete 18in Blade

5 Stars

Need to know how to use it

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I bought one of these from AM Leonard 20-some years and three houses ago. It came with a canvas sheath then. I didn't use it much, but it looked nice hanging on the garage wall in its sheath. Today, I decided to clear 20+ years of tangled ivy and vines across the ground in what will become a flowerbed. My solution was to grab and pull the vines. My Philippine wife watched for a moment and said, "you'll get tired." After 15 minutes, I did. My wife then said, "get me the bolo." Bolo? "The bolo knife." So I fetched this 20-year-old machete from the garage. Still no rust and a nice edge after all that time. "My father works like this when we work up on the mountain," she explained, and she crouched down close to the ground and began methodically chopping the vines. My job was reduced to raking them up and hauling them away. After 2 hours she had cleared about 200 square feet of heavily vine-covered land right down to the soil. As we put away the tools ahead of an advancing storm, my wife handed me the machete back and said, "you'll need to sharpen this." I ordered an AM Leonard sharpener today. My wife is 4'10" tall, but you'd be wise to speak politely to her when she has a machete in her hand. My father taught me that the job is easier with the right tool, my wife taught me that knowing how to use the tool makes the job easiest.

Made to meet the most stringent government specifications!

18" tempered steel blade, lightweight plastic handle. Overall weight 22 oz.