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Cold Steel 97LHMS Heavy Machete 14.625" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheath


MSRP* : $30.99 | You Save* : $12.04 (39%)
Part #: CS97LHMS | Cold Steel Knives
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CS97LHMS: 97LHMS Heavy Machete with Sheath
Cold Steel
If you were suddenly castaway on a desert island or stranded in the wilderness or a jungle, what's the one tool you would want at your side? The answer is a good machete. You see the machete, over the last three centuries, has proven to be the ultimate outdoor and survival tool. It will cut, chop, slash, hack, split, scrape, scoop, hammer, dig, crush, carve, whittle, crack or smash just about anything you can put in front of it. The machete also makes a deadly improvised weapon. It can be used to kill both fish and game and will gut, scale, filet, skin, quarter, and butcher them for the table as well. And when you look at its meager cost, it's got to be one of the best bargains for hard earned cash in the world. In fact, it's so cheap and useful that even the poorest peasant in South America or tribesman in Africa invariably owns one and counts on it as one of his most precious possessions.

These blades are made out of 1055 Carbon Steel with a tough spring temper and are surfaced with a black, baked-on anti-rust finish. Each Cold Steel machete comes with a good utility edge which, with just a little work, can be made hair shaving sharp. The tough, Polypropylene handles of Cold Steel's machetes are designed to provide a comfortable secure grip, and they are rugged enough to resist chipping, cracking or breaking, so they last practically forever.

This is the heaviest machete that Cold Steel makes (with the exception of the Two Handed model), providing the maximum work with every swing. The blade widens toward the tip for maximum cutting and chopping power. Includes a heavy duty Cor-Ex sheath with generously sized belt loop for comfortable carry.
  • Item Number: 97LHM
  • Name: Heavy Machete
  • Blade Length: 14.625"
  • Blade Thickness: 2 mm
  • Overall Length: 20.25"
  • Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel with a Matte Black Anti-Rust Finish
  • Weight: 24 oz.
  • Handle: 5.625" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Cor-Ex
  • Made in South Africa
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Cold Steel 97LHMS Heavy Machete 14.625" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheath5.000 (1 review)
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Cold Steel 97LHMS Heavy Machete 14.625" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Cor-Ex Sheath
5 out of 5
Jun 01, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Cold Steel's heavy hitter outperforms
I love this machete! I bought lots of machetes one year to experiment with all the design schemes and this one beat them all with not trouble at all. It is short enough to carry on a pack without getting tangled in tree branches but the wide blade gives it enough weight on the distal end to build up plenty of momentum for chopping. The steel takes a very keen edge as well so cutting grass is well within its capabilities. On a three day trip I found some tall grass that I thought would make good cordage, I got this tool out and discovered that the blade shape was conducive to harvesting large tufts of grass by simply sticking it into a clump and drawing it straight out. The narrow cross section does allow it to pass easily through just about anything. This tool is first thing I reach for every time there is serious outdoor work to be done and for the price, if you manage to tear one up you can replace it for very little. Do buy a sheath for it if you plan to pack it for no other reason than to protect other hear from its edge.


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