Cold Steel Barong Machete
As a practitioner of Filipino Martial Arts, I am pleased to be able to offer this machete modeled on the classic Filipino tool. The heavy-gauge, 18" leaf-shaped blade is weighted for chopping and also has a wicked point. The handle, molded in hard plastic, also follows traditional lines, wrapping around the hand to resist centrifugal forces. As with all Cold Steel machetes, it is made of 1055 medium carbon steel--the same that is used in their high-end swords--which is coated with a black baked-on anti-corrosion finish and fully sharpened to a wicked edge. It strikes an ideal balance between edge retention and toughness--it cuts like a sword ten times its price, and can withstand real-world abuse.
Cordura belt sheath included.