This versatile garden tool combines the benefits of a machete and an axe, easily clearing thick brush and vegetation. Its curved blade is great for getting rid of vines and skinny branches, while its hatchet head is ideal for chopping thicker ones. Its 18″ blade is fitted with an ergonomic handle and includes a nylon sheath.
Gerber’s versatile outdoor cutting tool folds up to less than half its size for easy carrying. It can cut, chop, and split wood and has a quad locking system to ensure that its blade is firmly in place. It comes in green/stainless, black/stainless, or black/black. Measures 6.75″ closed, 15.1″ open.
Rather than melting down and reforging the metal from an old sawblade, metalsmith Hassan “Habu” Abu-Izmero wanted to see if he could just cut, grind, and polish the old metal into a new weapon. The transformation from the rusty old blade into machete is impressive. The paracord-wrapped handle looks great too.
The machete is one of the most imposing bladed weapons out there. In this clip from blacksmith Green Beetle, he walks us through the process of creating one by recycling steel found in a rusty old push-handle lawnmower. It’s interesting to see how he determines the carbon content of the steel on the grinder.