Made in the USA Knives
These days, finding a tried-and-true American knife can be a daunting prospect. So due to popular demand, we're sorting the best quality "Made in the USA" knives into a separate category for your benefit! Our American knife collection includes pocket knives, hunting knives, machetes, utility knives, and more. If you've only experienced cheaply constructed knives from our friends overseas, get ready to treat yourself to a new world of American reliability and quality.
I purchased the Woodsman's Pal about a month ago and I have used it about 8 hours or so around my property. Its a pretty good machete. At first I honestly didn't think to highly of it, it seemed a bit awkward at first but over time it has grown on me and I find it being a go to choice for clearing areas of lighter brush, light grubbing sorts of work, and ranging through brushy areas. It comes sharp enough to use out of the box but can still be made sharper. It seems well made and solid, the blade is flexible and seems pretty strong. I wasn't sure about the hook on the back side, but it has proven to be very useful. I bought this machete as part of an arsenal for clearing English ivy overtaking a forested area of my property, and the hook has been an excellent tool for ripping and cutting the vines running along the forest floor and cutting smaller vines going up trees. As a general machete for clearing trails or areas of brush it functions fairly well. It clears areas at the ground level well and seems like it would be a great tool for clearing campsites in the bush. Its okay at hacking big vines or springy branches, but it lacks enough heft to really be great. Its mediocre at wood chopping tasks and is a poor substitute for a good hatchet, the curve of the blade and the blunt blade end can make it difficult to get a good hit on any larger round wood. I don't really like the blunt section at the end of the blade. Although its part of what makes it good at clearing out areas to ground level, it causes a lot of missed hits when cutting through thicker brush and vines, and it can be really jarring when a hard strike at wood smacks the blunt area instead of the blade. Overall I think its a good tool, it seems well made, functions well, its light and easy to carry and the hook is actually really useful. I use it a lot and have been very pleased with it.
Perfect size for my needs, sharp blade and easy to clip to belt for quick access.
Perfection! Excellent, Excellent Knife. If the rating had a 10 Star choice I would have rated it 10 Stars!! The opening assist is perfect! The thumb stud design is perfect. Opening the knife is the consistently the same every time! Zero effort to open the knife. If you don't own this knife yet BUY ONE! I plan on buying at least two more.
Great USA made Knife! The lock takes a little getting used too, but still a great purchase, will buy another if and when this one ever wears out!
I could not be any more pleased with this knife, it is hands down number 1 in my collection. Probably the sharpest knife I've ever bought, I literally shaved with it and it only took one stroke across my skin to take the hair off. Be extremely careful when handling this knife folks, it's that damn sharp!
Seriously sharp. handle could be slippery in wet conditions. Very Happy with purchase !
I ordered a bunch of these and the consistency was pretty good. Attractive and a very nice overall appeal; it clearly is built to last. I think though, that a Chairman's series knife should have a polished blade.
I like the feel of the knife and the shape, sharpness, and heft of the blade are superb. Opening it is fast and easy but closing it is clumsy because the locking mechanism has to be displaced manually and the clip is too short and too tight making it difficult to clip back into the pocket. Overall quality is excellent and, for me, a plus is that it is made in the USA. I would have given it five stars if closing it were easier.