Any person who enjoys camping and hiking should invest in a machete at some point or another. Not necessarily because of the possibility of having to cut your way through the thick vegetation but also because of how practical these blades can be. Bigger than knives, yet more maneuverable than axes, machetes are perfect for almost any type of outdoor activity, be it hiking, camping, or any sort adventuring you might consider. Not only that but machetes can also be used for personal protection out in the wild against pretty much any animal threat you might be faced with. Having said that, let us find out what are the ten best machetes on the market today.
10United Cutlery UC3011
The United Cutlery UC3011 is a strong, durable marine USMC Kukri that comes with a fixed blade. The blade is measured at 11 ½ inches and is made from top quality stainless steel. The handle of the machete is made from hardened rubber and is measured at 5 inches. The knife has a nylon sheath that brings performance and safety. Weighing in at just 1.6 pounds, the blade is great for camping trips or any other outdoor activities.
9United Cutlery BV124
When it comes to durable knives, United Cutlery stands out as one of the best. The BV124 is a brilliant tool for all those people who love adventures. It is sized at 25 inches from the blade tip to the end of the handle. The blade itself is made from AUS-8 premium stainless steel and is designed with a saw blade on the back of the blade and is black in color. The handle is made from hardened rubber which is textured for extra grip.
8Whetstone Cutlery Machete
This machete looks and performs like a beast. Whetstone has always been a great manufacturer in blades and this is one of their finest. It has a 17.75-inch blade that is made from hard, durable, and exquisite quality stainless steel. The back of the blade comes with saw-like teeth for cutting through metal, wood, and other materials. There is a sturdy nylon sheath that keeps the knife safe from rusting or scratching as well as keeps the user safe.
7SOG Speciality Knives & Tools MC11-N
SOG is a knife and tool manufacturer that knows how to deliver the best products for their customers. The MC11-N blade is a solid machete and is made from carbon steel and is sized at 12 inches. On one side, there is the blade while the other side holds a saw pattern for added cutting. The knife comes fitted with a durable and safe rubber handle and measures 6 inches. This machete comes with a nylon sheath for added security. At just 15 ounces, the SOG machete is a ‘must have’ for any adventure seeker.
6Ontario 8335 SP8 Machete Survival
If you are looking for a unique looking machete that performs exceptionally well in any weather, the Ontario SP8 is definitely the choice for you. It is crafted from top quality 1095 Carbon Steel which is made to last. The blade is measured at 10 inches and is completely plain on both sides. The handle is made from Kraton rubber and measures in at 5 inches. This military grade machete is perfect for cutting through vegetation of any kind.
5Condor Tool and Knife Machete
Condor Tool and Knife’s brilliance is displayed in their machete. It is crafted from high quality 1075 premium carbon steel that is finished with a black powder coating layer for a rust-free experience. The handle is made from exquisite hardwood which provides excellent grip. It comes with replaceable soft grips as well. The pouch that stores the blade is made from 100% leather and provides added safety for the user.
When it comes to great machetes, very few match up to the standards set by Schrade. Their SCHKM1 blade is a super durable knife made from powder coated stainless steel which is black in color. The T-Grip handle is made from rubber and has a Lanyard Hole for attaching ropes, chains, or other materials. The knife comes with a polyester sheath that can be attached to the belt or shoulder. The length of the blade is a total of 13.3 inches while the handle length is 6.4 inches. The knife weighs 2.2 pounds which are ideal for storing in any bag or pocket.
3SOG Speciality Knives & Tools MC02-N
If a professional military grade knife is what you’re looking for, the SOG machete is the best possible choice. It comes with an 18-inch blade that is covered with black powder which makes it resistant to rust. On one side of the blade, the edge is smooth while the other is serrated for sawing through wood and other materials. The handle is made from Kraton rubber which provides an excellent grip. To keep the user safe, the knife comes with a strong nylon sheath.
2Ontario 6145 Military Machete
This machete from Ontario is one of the most famous blades in the world. It has been used by soldiers in the US Army since World War II. The blade is sized at 18 inches and is made from durable carbon steel. Along with the hardened rubber handle, the blade measures 24 inches. The knife is made from 1095 Carbon Steel and is meant to last years without rusting. The weight of the machete is 8.3 pounds and can be stored in any bag or belt with the help of a pouch.
1Kershaw Machete/Camp Knife
There is perhaps no better machete out there than Kershaw’s Machete / Camp Knife at this point in time. This machete is made from high-quality powder-coated stainless steel and measures 18 inches in length, which is more than enough for a machete as maneuverable as this one. The handle is made from molded, hardened rubber which makes it very easy to grip along with making the machete very easy to swing. Weighing just 2.1 pounds overall, the Kershaw blade is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities.