Cold Steel Kukri Survival Machete
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Cold Steel Kukri Survival Machete


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    Proven to be the ultimate outdoor tool that can be used to cut, chop, slash, or smash just about anything. Useful for killing fish and game and can field dress and prepare them for the table as well. The 13" blade is constructed from SAE 1055 medium carbon steel with baked black anti-rust finish and comes with a serviceable blade that will cut right out of the box and be made hair shaving sharp. The durable PVC compound handle provides a comfortable grip and resists cracking or breaking. 18" overall. Includes heavy duty sheath.

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    Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.56 out of 5
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    robert lavigne
    May 20, 2013
    (5 out of 5)

    awesome good knife i recmand this to first time collects of knives get this


    kevin enciso
    Dec 29, 2012
    (5 out of 5)

    looks nice and feels really sturdy in your hands. the only problem that annoyed me was the sticker on it but its not a huge problem i removed it and still had sticky residue but that wont matter once i clean it so 5 stars!


    reggie copeland
    Dec 24, 2012
    (4 out of 5)

    this machete is bad ass...i thought this web site was full of it until i bought this machete and it is 100% legit....i opened it up and went out and started chopping down a tree. i jus wish it had a better grip


    Josiah Pogue
    Dec 22, 2012
    (3 out of 5)

    I received this kukri as an early Christmas present from my father, it's very sturdy and well balanced. The reason I only gave it three stars is because I was expecting it to be ready to rock right out of the box, instead it came in as dull as a butter knife!!! Even after sharpening it vigorously it still wasn't sharp enough to do it's job. I'm not going to suggest this item to anyone who has a budget of $50 dollars or higher, but if you have a tight budget it's better than nothing.


    Kodiak Walser
    Jul 21, 2012
    (2 out of 5)

    I purchased two of these back in November 2011, and gave one to my father, and one to my wife for Christmas. They are both pleased with them for the most part, but after six months, I have found that my wife's kukri is of a substantially lower quality than any of my other Cold Steel machetes. Also, the handle doesn't seem to be made of the same material. I have been forced to conclude that these Kukri are either from a really bad batch on the factories part, or more likely; Cold Steel forgeries.


    True Swords reply:

    At the first mention of any concern we have contacted our customer to ensure their order experience is a positive one, and that any matters are well resolved. As always, should there be any problem or concern with a product or otherwise, please contact us and we will resolve it quickly.

    Below is the first email we sent our customer in response to their concern:

    RE: Cold Steel Kukri Machete.

    Thank you for visiting our web site and for your business. I am sorry for any problem with the kukri received and can help.

    If there is ever a problem, question, concern or otherwise, we are here to quickly help and resolve such matters. We are attempting to reach you via phone but the number we have appears to be out of date. We have your phone number as [number removed]. Please reply letting us know the best number to use.

    We received your "Cold Steel Kukri Machete" review and we would like to talk with you about your purchase. We would like to best understand the nature of any concerns with the item, how it has been used, and so on.

    Your review states that you feel the item is likely a forgery. That is a very serious claim to make and I assure you that is not the case. All of the Cold Steel products that we stock are the real deal, genuine Cold Steel merchandise. We have never dealt with fake Cold Steel products and we never will.

    If there is a defect or problem with your kukri we can fix that for you. We just need to fully understand what is going on with the kukri in question, as well as which type of resolution is best for you.

    Thank you


    Christian Woody
    Apr 15, 2012
    (5 out of 5)

    I got this knife just a few days ago, I had arrived four days earlier than the estimated arrival, and I simply LOVE IT XD its such a good chopper, and nicely balanced, which makes it good for throwing. Sharpening wasn't as bad as the otber reviews said, I just used a file and a diamond sharpener and got it pretty sharp. I'm definately going to buy another one :D


    Cameron McKnight
    Mar 03, 2012
    (4 out of 5)

    I placed my order for this machete yesterday 3/2/12 and, when I got home from work today 3/3/12 it was waiting on my doorstep. Top notch service from True Swords per usual. Out of the box I noticed the blade wasn't terribly sharp, it sheared paper two or three times then started struggling. Which for a machete is alright I guess but I wanted more, so I got out my whet stones and in less than 15 minutes it had a wicked edge. I know for a fact the edge will hold now for a good long while, as i also have a cold steel warrior katana which I have never sharpened in 2 years with moderate use and its edge is still RAZOR sharp. The steel in these two is the same "medium" carbon 1055 which is flexible but solid, hard but not brittle. This steel makes for, in my opinion, the ideal blade it sharpens quick and and stays sharp.
    With a little TLC this is an excellent purchase with amazing service.


    outhit phon
    Jan 24, 2012
    (3 out of 5)

    blade isn't really sharp had a small chip handle fixed it good for a chopping knife but it really has a flimsy feel to it at the handle. but the sheath is really nice.


    Isaac O'Keefe
    Oct 05, 2011
    (5 out of 5)

    Just got in yesterday, and I've already tested it on the box it came in, (as is custom for any blade purchased from Trueswords) and it was pretty sharp right out of the box. Sharpening is very easy IF you use a tungsten carbide sharpener, ceramics are only good for touching up the edge. Can be made quite sharp, has good balance, and I'm not entirely sure about this as I have yet to test it, but it seems to be balanced well enough to throw. Sheath is good, ballistic nylon lined with plastic. Large loop should fit most belts. All in all, a very good product from Cold Steel! (no surprise here)


    Daniel Clawson
    Sep 01, 2011
    (5 out of 5)

    An amazing pice of Metal, Deffinitly beats an 8 dollar wallmart machete, it is amazing at chopping wood. It can easilly smash bricks and rocks with the back, non bladed side. I would suggest this for any machete lover, it is amazing. Its quite thick and does not flop around like a wallmart machete, it is ten times better.


    nicolaas nel
    Aug 14, 2011
    (5 out of 5)

    This Machete is very nice, Its strong and its more or less comfortable to hold. Sharpening it is a pain, so i would suggest buying an Accusharp or something of the like to sharpen with.


    Joe Jewell
    Jul 17, 2011
    (5 out of 5)

    Love this machete I have two other cold steel machetes and this one is the best it is heavy and still has a point could use some sharpening for sure tho 5/5


    SJ Wicker
    Jun 26, 2011
    (4 out of 5)

    I've had this machete for a few weeks now, and thought it an incredibly advantageous buy, considering the work i've already gotten done with it on one sharpening.

    First off, Cold Steel absolutely rules the market when it comes to practical designs that work for you, without getting too expensive with useless little odds and ends. This item will last you a long, long time with the blade finish, too.

    I give it four stars for a well textured grip, wonderfully designed blade for all acts of hacking, chopping, you name it; but not so much for sharpening though. the tough, hardly flexible sheath is nothing to spit at either. I'm altering mine for tactical wear, when in the woods or in the yard battling yucca (much more fiercely now, might I add.)

    Excellent _$20 tool.

    i'll have it in my arsenal for years to come. just be prepared to be sharpening it right out of the box and you'll be Rockin an' Rollin.


    Justin Kay
    Apr 02, 2011
    (5 out of 5)

    My opinion.
    In the image the handle did not look comfortable. I was wrong. Not only is it comfortable but with a surprisingly tight grip. Sticker is a pain in the ass (I would suggest buying the goo that removes them). Blade isn't too sharp, but mind you. Machetes are not supposed to be sharp. Their edge is meant to endure longer and handle more by being thick, so in that retrospect it's great. I still would suggest sharpening it SLIGHTLY! You can tell this thing is a "Work Horse" as Cold Steel says.

    Great product, especially for the price!


    Joseph verville
    Apr 01, 2011
    (5 out of 5)

    This is a robust knife/machete made with very good steel that needed time with some sharpening stones to get it where one needs to take care while handling this beast as it is now,very sharp. Cold Steel produces some very good knives and this is a real bargain for a good woods blade that is capable of taking hard use. I hope to try this out soon when collecting wood for walking staffs. This tool should make easy work out of trimming the wood for my staffs. I really like the service from True Swords and they ship in a very timely matter.


    timothy patten
    Mar 09, 2011
    (5 out of 5)

    Got this today was very happy only took 5 days.


    anthony hernandez
    Feb 06, 2011
    (5 out of 5)

    I got my machete yesterday it was great it was a bit dull but i sharpend it did take that long to get it sharp the sticker wasn't that hard to take off but it does leave a smuge but it is easy to take off just take some baby oil and put over the smuge let set for 10 minutes and then take a rag of some sort and scrub off the smuge


    Henry Grimes
    Feb 05, 2011
    (5 out of 5)

    doesnt come as sharp as they say it does, but that is not a problem, still cuts well. very nice weight, an over all great buy.


    Meg Morse
    Dec 22, 2010
    (4 out of 5)

    okay so first off this thing is awesome! the shipping was good. The balance of this kukri is so far front it feels more like a hatchet than a knife. i kinda wish that the blade was a little thicker but its fine. it came dull as a rock, partially because of the paint on the blade itself. but about an hour with a wetstone and most of it sharpened right up, although the area near the tip is extraordinarily difficult to sharpen. the handle is nothing to write home about and in fact feels quite bad in the hand and can slip easily. but i wrapped it in paracord and now its fine. great blade but 4/5 for dull.


    Dan Daniel
    Dec 08, 2010
    (5 out of 5)

    I just received this machete, this my 3rd Kukri from Cold Steel (Magnum, 2 handed). Like the other 2 this one is well made with decent carbon steel, like the others it too was fully covered with the black coating including the edge. The edge had some sharpness but could not cut a piece of paper until I spent 10 or so minutes with sharpening tools, now it will shave hairs off my arm.
    Of the 3 models, I think I like this one the best, seconded by the two handed one, the Magnum is good but blade is not as wide at tip, it does make a decent short sword though! Amazing the low price that Cold Steel charges for their machetes, even better when bought through T.S. Great values all.


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