As soon as the hand If this summary didn’t convince you about the tool, lets press on with a more thorough Tramontina machete review. A laynard hole in On the back of the handle, the two pieces of wood (on either side of the blade) don't align with the steel they cover, so there is a gap which the skin of your hand naturally falls into without you even noticing. This machete was donated for a review by Matt Sutton, mainly to contrast the wonderfully versatile Brazilian made blade that is commonly used by rural So, here they are: Right of the bat, you can tell this Great value at a low cost. This manchete in Brazil can be found in every grocerestore and costs 30 reais (7 dolars). You can take down a large tree with a machete if you know how to swing it properly and its not much more than 8 - 12 inches in diameter and hopefully not some of the really hardwoods. The rivets that hold the handle scales on are counter-sunk so you don't feel them. Blade Steel: Carbon Steel I like that the weight is forward; it can really deliver a whack. That’s the definition of full-tang. They are designed for bush work, sugar cane, some thicker tree trunks, larger soft wood trees like brasilian pepper, palms, small pines. Machete blades are not really hardened metals and do not have to be razor sharp. why… Tramontina produces a different kind of cutlery, they are not focused on It’s lightweight, quick, and a little flexible. This Tramontina model is by far my favorite. make the best purchasing decision. That tapers off to a more blunt area about 2'' before the end of the blade (where the machete really swooshes up to the spine) this is done so that the tip of the machete stays strong and does not break off if you happen to hit something hard or need to use the machete to do more strange things such as dig a little or pry (dont know why you would pry with a machete...but you could do light prying with this one) IF this bothers you, then you can easily sharpen it up, however, I chose to leave mine as designed as the area that isn't sharpened is not your main cutting edge and that blunt area will keep the blade stronger as well as push out of the way weeds/branches/brush etc that would not have been fully cut by the blade even if it was sharp. They are focused on the cookware market and Since the Tramontina machete is a well-made I now love these machetes and gave one away as a gift. Very good quality steel and thickness for heavy use. The Tramontina is a 5 Overlooked Items to Pack in Your Backcountry Survival Kit. Here are the pros and cons. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Like most first-time Tramontina buyers, my purchase of this machete was mostly unplanned. It came sharp enough to do some work on my trails right away. It comes with a decent working edge, but really needs to hit the stone for better cuts, it does sharpen easily. CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON. Once you get accustomed to the handle, the Tramontina will make your life much easier, especially if you own a house with a backyard, a garden or a farm. I knocked down some large branches that had fallen over the winter into firewood. You will not regret buying this! This page works best with JavaScript. That was easy. Matt modified the If you are … (the knife, not the hedge. This means I The grind on the blade is a given a false-tip. harvesting and clearing brush. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. So, one has to be purchased separately or you have to carry this in your hand the entire time you are out. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. People on here complaining that it's not sharp would be the same people that would complain that it's been used if it did, do NOT listen to them. Despite that, it can double as a survival machete and an agricultural tool for backyard work. See More Reviews. blade designed is geared for heavier wood work. Nylon sheath fits like a glove, but sometime Id like to get a nice leather one for it as well. Part of ths is due as noted to the difference The weight is well distributed and the handle is comfortable, if a bit on the smaller side. It’s too flexible to use for smaller, finer cuts. Not very sharp out of the box. cutting. The Tramontina is a standard small machete pattern, designed Well, they were right: this is the best machete I have ever used. The Tramontina machete is a great It’s a wonderful value for how helpful this machete is around the yard and in the woods. Absolutely worth the $15 or so this costs. As an extreme check it was coated with The sheath also works pretty well. Easy to maintain. But you can buy it at your local big-box store for $20. While the wooden Some have even modified them to a specific task. The place goes all the way down the grip so it feels more heavy duty and not flimsy. I went ahead and bought a Cold Steel Bolo Machete Sheath which is for a larger Bolo than the Tramontina. to file it back – because it is so thin. Handle Material: Wood (Unspecified) I don't know about you but where I live we have a lot of 2 types of animals: squirrels and raccoons. Unless you are going to be using this blade for self-defense (not what is was designed for) there really is no need for it to have a stabbing sharp point on it. Steel name SAE-1070 had me fooled I cannot see myself ever needing a different machete.