No outdoorsman is prepared without a top-quality machete and the new Ontario Knife Company Bushcraft Machete is world class. Featuring a timeless design and classic, rugged materials; the OKC Bushcraft Machete is sure to be your go-to blade whether you need to enhance your camping experience or survive in the wilderness.
The Ontario Knife Company (OKC) teamed with award-winning blade designer and craftsman Dan Maragni to build a machete blade that was both strong and simple in design. Maragni’s update on the legendary Collins Machete takes a proven blade-pattern and adds key features demanded by the bushcraft community. The high carbon 5160 steel blade is hardened to 53-55 HRC, strong enough to handle the toughest chopping tasks without being too hard to sharpen in the field. The 16-inch blade is designed to avoid getting stuck when chopping wood.
Made for work, the Bushcraft Machete has a comfortable and firm grip for both ease of use and safety. The blade features a small guard to prevent the hand from sliding forward, and the bird’s head style grip wraps down behind the user’s hand. Packaged as a survival system, the Bushcraft Machete also includes a fire starter and durable lanyard. The lanyard can be wrapped around the wrist or unwound to provide over 20 feet of emergency paracord.
The classic design, American hardwood handle, and sheath by renowned holster manufacturer DeSantis make the Bushcraft Machete a beautiful blade while still giving it the durability to be your most reliable workhorse. Whether cutting rope, chopping wood or clearing brush; the OKC Bushcraft Machete will be a valuable companion at the campsite, on the trail, or in an emergency. It’s also a great tool for keeping trails cleared, harvesting crops or trimming branches around your home.
The Bushcraft Machete is a companion piece to the recently released OKC Bushcraft Field Knife, also designed by Dan Maragni, which won Field and Stream magazine’s 2014 “Best of the Best” award for survival knives.
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