Chinese dadao machete

Machete variants of world / ethnographic / non-European weaponry have grown to be popular the past decade or so, and I heartily approve - they're a great inexpensive learning tool for how edged weapons of other cultures handled - and they're also a fun way to keep your yard trimmed (just don't try to cut really big things with a machete - they're not axes - I had one idiot friend get a lot of stitches after attempting to cut 1 1/2" tree branches with a machete while balanced on his roof). Anyway - cultural machetes = cool.

This Chinese dadao machete is made in South Africa (can't get too much more multicultral than that), and features a full tang 1055HC steel blade with a baked-on anti-rust matte black finish, and a nearly-indestructible polypropylene handle. The sheath is black cordura nylon with a shoulder strap (because sheathed and slung is how Chinese big-sword troops of the 19th and early 20th century carried them).

length: 38 1/8"
blade: 24"
blade width: 1 3/4" at guard
blade width: 3 1/4" at widest
poly grip: 11 5/8"
ring: 2 1/4"
guard: 4 1/4"
balance point: 6"
weight: 2 lb 8.5 oz

Price: $50

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