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Schrade SCHKM1 Kukri Machete

Review Last Updated: March 25, 2020
Terry Daine
Product Review by Terry Daine
Product Features
  • 13.3-inch full tang fixed blade
  • Three carrying options for your convenience
  • Durable stainless-steel blade

Introduction

Today we'll be reviewing the Schrade SCHKM1 Kukri Machete.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!

Pros

  • Supportive and robust handle to help your grip
  • Three carrying options for your convenience
  • Comes with Ferro Rod and sharpening stone to assist survival
  • Durable stainless-steel blade

Cons

  • Not lightweight
  • Stainless-steel blade is more difficult to sharpen

Schrade SCHKM1 Kukri Machete Product Review

With an overall length of 19.7 inches and a blade length of 13.3 inches, the Schrade SCHKM1 Kukri Machete is not to be messed with.

Constructed with a full tang fixed blade, it weighs in at 1lb 6.6 oz, so it is considerably heavy and built for intensive use.

Due to its large size and weight, it is a versatile tool and would work great in any survival kit. It can be used to cut down trees and create pathways, or even to make a fire. Built from powder-coated stainless steel, it can also withstand continual high-impact use without too much damage, making it a durable and sturdy choice. However, this does mean it is harder to sharpen than carbon steel blades and is not as tough overall.

A bonus of this machete is the carrying options that it features. You can choose to strap this machete to your leg, or sling it on your back, as well as hooking it up to your belt. This makes your survival expedition a lot more convenient, as it is not always smart to keep the knife on your belt.

The handle has a Safe-T Grip and small lines throughout it to improve your overall grip. It is also wide at the bottom to support your hand better and to prevent slipping regardless of the weather. This sturdy handle gives you the best opportunity to use all your strength when striking, rather than focusing on keeping tight hold of a flimsily designed handle.

Unlike many of its competitors, Schrade’s Kukri Machete also comes with additional items for you to use during survival. They include a Ferro Rod, to help you start fires, and a sharpening stone, to sharpen your knife when necessary.

These added features can make this machete an attractive choice, as you will be essentially getting more for your money. However, it is certainly not the most lightweight machete on the market making it more challenging to use in hard-to-reach areas, or to disguise from potential enemies.

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