Friday, September 6, 2013

2013 Cold Steel Smatchet Review

Cold Steel has given a breath of new life to the classic Smatchet of WWII.  Famed for service in the trenches, the rubble-strewn streets and the thick jungle, it carved out a reputation for ferocious effectiveness that still resounds today.

The Smatchet Knife (originally designed by Col. Rex Applegate) gained most of it's fame and glory in trench warfare.  The Smatchet was all about function. Its flat, heavy blade struck fear into the enemy and provided a distinct psychological edge to the wielder. Just holding a Smatchet instilled confidence and a grim determination for getting the job done. Its very name became a byword for guts, glory and bravery.
The new 2013 Cold Steel Smatchet Machete is a formidable cutting tool that can only be described as part machete and part short sword.  It features the instantly recognizable broad and flat spear point blade but instead of having double edges it has one sharpened edge and one false edge.   The rugged weather-proof polypropylene handle is contoured, comfortable and virtually unbreakable with a strong steel reinforced guard and an oversized lanyard hole.
The 1055 Carbon Steel blade of the Smatchet comes fully sharpened and coated with a durable baked on rust resistant matte finish.  A Cor-Ex™ sheath is included.
When you feel the comforting heft of the Smatchet hanging from your belt or pack in you'll feel the confidence that comes from having a knife that can handle the very worst that the world has to throw at you.  The Smatchet is affordable, strong, reliable, the built to survive.

  • Blade Length: 14"
  • Overall Length: 19 3/4"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Weight: 23 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 2.8 mm
  • Handle: 5 3/4" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Cor-Ex™
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