Cold Steel Knives Magnum Kukri Machete with Cordura Sheath
There's no single edged weapon that we can think of that can out-chop or our-cut a good Kukri. It's true that the best Kukris, like our LTC and Gurkha models can be somewhat expensive. While those "thoroughbreds" perform extraordinarily well for the money that they cost, it sometimes seems that what's required is a good, inexpensive, "workhorse" model.
The kukri machetes are those workhorses. The "Magnum" model has a whopping seventeen inch blade. It is ready to plow through the toughest chores life can dish out. It features the distinctive weight-forward balance of our "top-of-the-line" models, and always present their edge on an angle to they're guaranteed to "bite" deep with every stroke. Additionally, it comes with a sturdy Cordura sheath.
|Blade Length||17.00 inches|
|Blade Material||Carbon Steel (1055)|
|Total Length||22. inches|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Knife Weight||18.2 ounces|
|Country of Origin||South Africa|
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Excellent machete, in line with what I expected and what was lacking. Upside: good steel, good weight distribution, good feel and flow when using. Love the Kukri-esk design because I didn't want the full angle of a true Kukri. Minor downside: the edge from the factory needed filing to achieve the geometry and sharpness I wanted. I needed to learn to sharpen a machete anyway since the edge needs to be maintained. I'm going to get one for my brother...
It is better quality than expected!
This is an exceptional machete for the price! It is good steel and very sharp. However, I think the burr on the blade should have been removed. Also the handle is very hard plastic and it kind of hurt my hands when chopping. Maybe the handle should be made of durable softer material.
For a first time user the machete did great work on a stand of ginger. I would recommend to anyone needing to clear hard to cut plants.
I work in trail maintenance and forestry labor for a conservation department, and have used the regular kukri machete for a couple of years. The Magnum Kukri is a great "mate" to this other machete. I've cut through all sorts of brush with both wild rose and honeysuckle being two of the big obstacles. If there is something that will be easier cut without the use of one of my chainsaws or pruners then the machetes are put to use. Everywhere I go the two machetes are in my trail bag, and ready for action.
Great machete, weight is forward, the all black looks really good, and with a good sharpening, its a really good tool in the field.
Good weight, works well. The blade takes a beating with heavy use, so keep a sharpener around. You may need to sharpen it when it you get it too.
The weight forward blade of this machete makes it perfect for the heavy brush in Texas. I am able to keep a sharper edge on the inside curve for work where I need a better edge. The cross-hatching on the handle and the large pommel makes the blade easy to hold onto. A great knife!
Its a great tool for the price, holds a very good edge and cuts very well too.
This knife is very good, heavy, sturdy, solid grip, perfect finish. The only negative i would say is that it is not sharp at all. very blunt and more or less breaks stuff than cuts them. over all quite good though
The Magnum Kukri is well constructed and light in hand or on hip. It came sharp out of the box and less than 10 seconds on a steel brought it to razor shaving sharp. The sheath was an after thought. The cordura was put together well enough, but is quite flimsy. Stiffeners were added at the base point of the unit, but lacks stiffening to the belt loop. It has 2 retaining straps midway and top to hold the Kukri, but is oversize and the Kukri moves and feels it can pop out unexpectedly. The top retention strap should go over the blade on the handle side of were the pommel would be for better retention. Over-all the machete is 5 star, but the sheath drops it to 4 stars.
I like the curved design. The purchaser probably will need to sharpen before using. I am chopping local varieties of cactus with it, including cholla cactus, which is thick tube like cactus and it is doing a good job. Wish it was 2-4" longer.
The item was good quality and worth the money, but is not preferable for chopping less dens growth as its weight becomes awkward beyond the bow. However, I have no complaints as it is the design.
A+++Very happy with item! It was described just like in the auction. Shipping was fast. Would buy from again.
This works decently for cutting down cat tails and such. My hands are a little large. This might have something to do with the size of my hands (I'm 6'3), but I'd recommend work gloves when using.
Terrible burred edge in spots
Terrible burred edge in spots
I didn't mind sharpening the kukri machete, and expected that, but the bevel on the edge was not the same on each side. One side longer than the other. Also the black coating is very spottie. Otherwise I am satisfied with the chopping, and it holds a good edge.
Good balance and good weight at the tip. The hand grip is VERY grippy and rough. Cover with hockey tape or you WILL regret it. Blade is reasonably sharp to begin, but could use a few passes with a sharpener before use. Very strong and tough machete, I wouldn't worry about needing another one until there's not enough blade left to be sharpened. (In a Century or so.) Makes quick work of making tarp supports and kindling while camping, clears nasty brush while bushwhacking. All in all, a very good blade. I'd get another if I ever needed to.
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