Woodman's Pal Military Premium Machete 284 with Leather Handle, Steel Knuckleguard

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The machete is one of the most widely used blades in the world. Not only can it be used for basic outdoor tasks like removing unwanted brush but it also excels in survival situations. That's why the Woodman's Pal Military Premium machete is such a valuable tool for anyone caught outdoors.

Weighing in at a solid 25 ounces, with a total length of 16.5 inches, the Woodman's Pal is one of the most burly machetes on the market. Its blade, which is made of high carbon steel, features a unique sickle hook that tears through tough vines and briars.

Despite being an eighth of an inch thick, the blade is designed to be flexible, while the soft leather handle remains impervious to harsh weather conditions. As a bonus, the handle comes with a steel knuckle guard to protect the hand during combat or heavy use.

Don't get caught in the middle of no man's land without this versatile machete from Woodman's Pal.

Model Number: 284
Catalog Number: 39675
Blade Length 10.625 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (high carbon)
Blade Edge Plain
Point Blunt tip
Handle Material Leather
Total Length 17 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included No
Pocket Clip Included No
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 24 ounces
Handle Color Brown/Tan
Country of Origin USA
Machete Type Weighted
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The Woodman's Pal machete is designed to trim, prune, chop, split, blaze trails, brush out lines, clear campsites, chop firewood, split kindling, build hunting blinds or lean-to-shelters. The multipurpose Woodman's Pal machete can efficiently perform the tasks of many tools including machetes, axes, hatchets, pruning saws, pruning shears, pruning knives, bow saws, loppers, Bowie knives and for certain jobs, even chain saws.

Woodman's Pal machetes are handcrafted in Pennsylvania with all American made raw materials. Unsurpassed quality since 1941.

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Customer Reviews

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By William K. from Long Island, NY
December 14, 2011

Replaced a hand axe with the Woodsman's Pal. Well built and balanced. Much more control and versatility with this blade than with an axe. Wish I had it in '69 when I was overseas.

By Trent H. from Clinton, UT
November 18, 2010

Knife is very versatile and very well made. Works great in the outdoors and around the house. Bought this knife for delimbing tress for firewood, backpacking and camping.

By Ronald M. from Colfax, CA
September 20, 2009

It is a great tool if you are in the woods. I would not be without it. I like the made in the U.S.A.

By Douglas B. from New Jersey
July 12, 2009

This is really a fine tool. It's tough, comfortable in the hand and very efficient. The cutting is quick and thorough. I am very pleased with this item and how it deals with light to medium tree sprouts and thick brush.

By Jimmy W. from Atlanta, GA
January 24, 2009

This machete is the best! The balance is just right and the leather handle provides for a very secure grip.

By David C. from Hammond, LA
October 25, 2008

The Woodman's Pal Premium was just what I expected. It is heavy duty, well balanced, and well made. The knuckle guard serves it's purpose when tackling thick undergrowth, and protects your hand perfectly. It much better than a machete. I highly recommend it!

By James H. from Il
July 21, 2008

This machete is great for everything in the woods! It's strong, stays sharp and is big enough to chop, cut or dig. It is high quality and should last my lifetime.

By Russ R. from Port Tobacco, MD
November 11, 2006

This is balanced like a machete and it actually works better than that. It replaces a hatchet, large knife and even brush clearing tool. I chose the model with the knuckle guard, and I am glad I did. This will be handy if you are working with fairly new, springy growth. Make no mistake though, this is a professional tool, not a toy or replica of a real artifact. Use with extreme caution, it's sharp enough to cause major injury with.

By Greg W. from High Point, NC
September 7, 2006

This is comfortable, sturdy, and well balanced. The weight gives it good penetration, and the leather handle affords a good grip even when in sweaty hands.

By Howard W. from Staten Island, NY
July 31, 2006

Excellent tool. A classic.

By Charles B. from Gwynedd, PA
October 10, 2009

I was not aware that this product would be delivered without a sharp edge. I now must figure out how to do this. Disappointing.

By Bob H. from Walden, VT
August 18, 2009

The bush knife arrived in good time and turned out to be a well made and thought out tool constructed of quality materials. The only problem with the knife was the edge was beveled wrong which was easily corrected with some time and the judicious use of a good flat file and the only reason for the 4 star rating. Other than that, it deserved 5 stars.

By Matthew N. from Richmond, VA
March 27, 2009

It has a wonderful blade! Go USA!

By James R R. from Andalusia, AL
December 1, 2007

The bush knife is heavy duty and has excellent workmanship. I use it to cut back kudzu vines from the base of trees which is a tough job. It is easily transported on my ATV.

By Dale C. from Flagstaff, AZ
April 22, 2007

The knife is everything you said it would be: quality blade, rugged handle, and balanced for cutting. I only wish it came with a sheath.

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