Once a staple of the U.S. army, this extraordinary tool has been made by the same family-run company in Pennsylvania since 1941. More versatile than a machete or an axe, it excels at cutting through overgrown vegetation – even roots and small trees.
It weighs 1 lb 9 oz, providing enough heft to chop through wood, yet is superbly balanced, reducing fatigue in prolonged use. Made of cold-rolled steel hardened to Rc47, the 11-1/2" blade has a long double-bevelled edge for cutting hardwood or other coarse materials.
To help prevent mishaps, the last inch at the tip is unsharpened. Designed to cut canes or saplings, the single-bevelled sickle blade can also be used to hook into cut branches to clear them out of the way. Shielded by a metal knuckle guard, the handmade leather handle offers a comfortable grip.
Supplied in a woven nylon sheath with an internal pocket to hold the included sharpening stone, it is simply the best hand tool we have ever seen for clearing land.
Made in USA.