Kershaw Machete Camp Knife (10-Inch)

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Kershaw Camp Machete Review

The Kershaw Camp 10 knife model 1077 is a full tang knife/machete hybrid that has a 10 inch Kukri style blade. The blade material is carbon steel, and the overall length of the knife is 16 inches. To be more specific, the type of carbon steel the Camp 10 is made of is very hard like the kind of carbon steel that chisels are made of. We tested this knife at a camp ground and it performed nicely, as detailed in the video below. What you will really like about the Kershaw Camp 10 Machete is making kindling and chopping brush. The knife is so strong that if you get it stuck in the wood, simply pry it out. It can withstand a lot of force, and you do not need to worry so much about bending it. Another cool feature of the Kershaw knife is that it comes with a low profile

Camp 10

Kershaw Machete Camp Knife (#1077) has a big 10-inch carbon-steel blade with non-reflective powdercoat. There’s both a front and a rear lanyard ole for versatile carrying. The Camp 10 is full tang with a rubber overmold on the handle.

Since the company’s founding in 1974, Kershaw Knives has been dedicated to quality. This has led to a worldwide reputation for performance and innovation in tools and knives. From state-of-the-art manufacturing to advanced materials, customers rely on Kershaw for products that provide “technology with an edge”.

Today, Kershaw is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kai Corporation, which has been in business for more than 90 years. Kai Corporation is Japan’s premier blade producer. Their innovative approach to product development has resulted in more than 10,000 superior products.

Kershaw Knife Co

Kershaw products are guaranteed for the lifetime of the original owner to be free of defects when received from the factory. Kershaw Knives has long been known for innovation. We were the first to adopt the use of many of the advanced steels, high-tech materials, and superior coatings that are now used industry-wide. We were first to introduce groundbreaking new technologies that—quite frankly—revolutionized our industry. And we promise that there will be more to come. With new opening and locking systems under development and new materials constantly becoming available, Kershaw will continue to design and create innovative tools that knife owners will be proud to own, carry, and use.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B014SK7GOA

Customer Reviews

Good quality, not without flaws, but overall an incredible value.

237 people found this helpful.
 on June 3, 2013
By Bowser
I’ve had my Camp 10 (C10) for a couple of weeks now, was able to take it camping over the Memorial Day weekend, and put it to some real testing. I used it for cutting pine boughs and processing them into poles (de-limbing and smoothing) for shelter building, rough hewing and shaping of larger sticks for making smaller tools like batons for splitting firewood, and carving a hearth board for making a friction fire. Despite a few issues, it provides incredible versatility and utility, at a great price.

Strong Sturdy Chopper.

One person found this helpful.
 on August 10, 2015
By aivanov
Good strong chopper with many other uses. I received this item quickly and in shaving shape. I was very excited when I found this thing, and even more excited when I got it. I have only used it a few times, but those times showed me what it could do.

Best Machete for the $$$ out there!

 on August 31, 2017
By Daniel Grantland Jr
This Machete is a beast that is a big chunk of steel for the spine and a very comfortable handle. I’ve used it for chopping up some limbs for a fire pit and the handle absorbs all the force so your hands aren’t aching afterwords. It is kind of expensive compared to a cheep-o but it is so much sharper and stronger it is totally worth it. The sheath that it comes with is solid and has a lot of mounting options for everything from a ATV to your leg.

Love it.

One person found this helpful.
 on February 7, 2017
By Omar
Awesome knife. Blade thickness is important for stiffness, heft, and durability, and this knife’s blade is thick. The heft is enough to chop through limbs about two inches thick in one go. The most remarkable thing is the handle, which it exceptionally grippy. It doesn’t slip or twist in the hand, and it seems to blister less than other handle designs when used without gloves.

This is a bad boy

 on October 17, 2017
By Kevin Gillihan
A very solid knife. I love Kershaw and even though this is made in China it feels tough and durable. Took it camping last summer and the velcro straps are very convenient to lash it to a fishing pack or on your hip without having to take off your belt. It came pretty sharp out of the box and fully lubed up and ready to rock. It’s an intimidating-looking knife and I look forward to many years of camping with it.

Workhorse Blade.

 on February 21, 2016
By hekura
First of all…I wish to be clear about my expectations for this knife. My purchase came about secondary to trying to replace the vintage Kershaw Survival knife I once owned. My search for that particular knife located only a couple of used versions, priced at nearly 300 USD…although I suspect that knife merits the price, even used. Short of my goal, I discovered this current Kershaw offering, which is one of 3 versions varying in length. My criteria for the knife was durability, cosmetic/aesthetic longevity, balance/ ease of use. This blade is robust, though shy of the thickness of the survival blade by a mm, or so. The trade-off seems to be made-up for with a little easier handling capability and lightning-fast unsheathing…as there is no diamond-back saw blade. As durable steel goes, this blade is one of the best I’ve used. The edge stays keen through a variety of cutting tasks, and it is very resistant to accidental impacts/scrapes against other metals and rocks. Be advised: this blade comes with, and is capable of holding razor sharpness. Moderate “camp” use resulted in the black finish being worn off at the high spots. Prolonged use for splitting/firewood preparation becomes a little tiresome secondary to the handle design. Gloved use for prolonged tasks is advised, but the dynamics of the handle insure a no-slip grip for intermittent use. Overall, this is a fantastic value…as it gets whatever task required of it finished, with minimal damage. I could recommend some improvements in the finished design, but then, this blade would command 300 USD like the blade I am comparing it to. You will likely not be at all disappointed in this investment.

Nice knife

8 people found this helpful.
 on March 2, 2014
By Jfencer82
This is a nice compromise between a machete and a Bowie knife. It’s very large for cutting through brush and small trees but with the thicker blade has a much more solid feel. The handle is one of the most ergonomic I have ever held perfect feel and very grippy.

Versatile XL knife

26 people found this helpful.
 on November 24, 2013
By Greg Story
Right between my 18″ long, thin blade machete and my 1/4″ thick survival knives, the 3/16″ thick, 14″ long Camp Knife fills the gap as a heavy machete. The balance is forward, for effective wood chopping and the knife bites into wood well. The knife comes sharp and includes an excellent sheath. The handle is very comfortable and absorbs shock when chopping. A steel butt plate would be more durable than the hard plastic.

Buy this knife now

 on December 22, 2015
By mwilkes
What else can I saw that others have not? Half knife, half machete, Kershaw hits yet another home run. I’ve carried Kershaws for years, and I still have every one I’ve bought, about 9, and they all still work. The quality speaks for itself. It’s a Kershaw. The design, the balance, the weight, all converge perfectly into an extremely useful tool. Plus it looks cool as hell. The blade has a very thick backbone, which lends it to easily cut the material for which it’s designed, but it’s not too heavy to wield. The edge is razor sharp, and it holds very well. The grip is probably the most functional on a knife if this size I’ve come across. It’s gripped, with heavy stippling and ergonomically fits your hand like a glove, thus reducing hand fatigue. The sheath is as high quality as you can get…heavy gauge what appears to be almost a kydex-like material and the fit is snug so the unit doesn’t rattle. I’ve come to prefer the polymer sheaths over nylon or leather because oil doesn’t hurt it. And you should be oiling your blades. A thin coat of a light oil, carefully spread on with your finger will keep your blade properly maintained and protected. I use a light gun oil like RemOil. The Camp 10 outs to shame all Gerber blades, the CRKT Halfchance and Chanceinhell, and others by supposed “big names.” I’ve been through dozens of knichetes in this size range, and the Camp 10 is by far my all-time favorite. Oh, and you can’t beat $35.