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Model 19348

Camillus - Hide Machete for Outdoor Use Only - 17" - Unfinished Kit

$29.99

Construct the perfect knife for outdoor use with the Hide Fixed Blade Machete Kit from Camillus Cutlery, known worldwide since 1876 for innovative, quality-made knives that endure. Kit features a...

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Construct the perfect knife for outdoor use with the Hide Fixed Blade Machete Kit from Camillus Cutlery, known worldwide since 1876 for innovative, quality-made knives that endure. Kit features a 10-5/8" drop point style blade with a hollow ground edge that is excellent for clearing brush and limbs and an 8" saw in the spine with aggressive quadruple ground teeth for effective sawing, making the HIDE an excellent wilderness survival tool or effective brush clearing implement.

Features:
  • Excellent survival tool/brush clearing implement
  • 1/8" Titanium Bonded® cutlery-grade 420 steel HRC54 blade resists rust and corrosion
  • HRC 54 blade stays sharper longer and is up to 3x harder than untreated steel
  • 8" saw fitted with aggressive quadruple ground teeth
  • Includes a fitted black nylon sheath
Specifications:
  • Overall length: 17"
  • Blade length: 10-5/8"
  • Blade construction: 1/8"-thick Titanium Bonded® cutlery-grade 420 stainless steel
  • Rockwell Hardness: HRC 54
What's Included:
  • (1) Hide Fixed Blade Machete blade
  • (1) Set of screw-together rivets
  • (1) Fitted black nylon sheath
What's Needed:
  • (2) 3/8" x 2" x 5" knife scale material




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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
  1. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Pretty, but problematic to use.

    This is a nice looking machete and was fun to make. I used Purpleheart for the handles, sanded to 180 grit, and finished it with wipe-on salad bowl finish. I just used it for the 1st time, and unfortunately there are a number of problems. While sharp, the blade has clearly not been hardened properly. The edge bent the first time I hit a large branch with it and had to wrench it out of the cut it made. As a result, I think that a hollow grind for a machete is probably not a great idea, because it leaves the edge too thin for the hard use that a machete can expect. Also, the sawback, while sharp and initially cuts easily, clogs up, and when I got about a half inch in on a 2" branch, pretty much stopped cutting. I got a regular crosscut saw and finished the cut in about 30 seconds. Lastly, the 1st time I swung it hard, the machete came completely out of my hand and I was (luckily) left only holding the cord I'd put in the handle. To continue using it, I put the cord around my wrist and twisted it to be tight around my wrist. If I made this again, I'd put a bigger swell in the end of the handle, I wouldn't put finish on it, and I'd probably stop sanding at 120 grit. I might even put crosshatches or some other texture on the handle.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great machette

    The quality of this blank is A1! The weight, finish and sharpness are as good as blanks triple the cost. The balance after adding a handle is perfect!

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice Machette

    Built one with Patagonian Rosewood to match the Camillus Mask that I made with Patagonian Rosewood. Light blade, feels good in the hand.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Awesome blade

    I'm carving and shaping a Cocobolo handle for this beast. I will be using this knife as a survival knife for camping/hunting. This is a knife!

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