We reviewed the top 3 machetes and found one surprising secret. Unlike most people, I’m sure you’re looking for the best machete because you want to survive the Zombie apocalypse (or just cut down some stuff when hiking, either reason is good in my book). Well, after reviewing the top 3 best selling machetes, guess what? One of them just plain sucked.
It was a surprise for me to learn that the Black KA-BAR Cutlass Machete was actually made in Taiwan since KA-BAR makes such a big deal about their knives that are made in the U.S.A. Regardless of where it was made, it is still a good, well made machete. At the KA-BAR website, they seem to apologize for the fact that some of their knives and machetes must be made in China and Taiwan to have competitive prices, but guarantees the Cutlass Machete to be the same quality as their “Made in the U.S.A” fighting knives. It is the best machete we found for quality and price.
Carbon Steel – This type of material, which is stronger than stainless steel, has been in use for 400 years, in order to develop the best survival machete. This material ensures the sharpness of the tool is retained. Of course, it does have a disadvantage. Carbon steel is prone to rusting, which is why it needs to be kept in dry environments. Don’t go hiking with it through a rainforest.
Now, if you’re inclined to purchasing a machete and getting confused after seeing so many different types of options available, this in-depth guide will help you pick the best machete for your specific purposes.