Amazon Price: $15.13 $15.13 (as of May 26, 2018 12:00 pm –
Tramontina 14″ Machete with Natural Color Hardwood Handles is much sharper than I was expecting. Tramontina Brazilian Machete is a tough tool, with a springy blade that bites deeply into wood and whips through lighter stuff. It’s light to carry.
Also, if it matters, after five minutes of sanding and a few coats of linseed oil on the handle, it’s a really nice looking machete. As a small machete or a large camping knife, the 14″ Tramontina has been the best. If you only want a machete for clearing the woods, I’d recommend the longer 18″. My one complaint is that the Tramontina doesn’t come with a sheath.
Outdoors enthusiasts will definitely enjoy the Tramontina Machete Wood Knife. This Knife from the experts at Tramontina measures 19″ overall with a 14″ blade and a natural color hardwood handle. The Tramontina Survival Machete features carbon steel blades and is made in Brazil.
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- ASIN: B007C1VSRO
- Item model number: 26620/014
Good quality for the price
I have several, including an old one that says “Brasil” instead of “Brazil”. I haved used several different machetes over my lifetime and I keep coming back to my Tramontina for over the last ten years. The metal has just the right amount of thickness and flex. Tang is tapered in the handle, but seems to hold up fine. I have loosened the scales over time from normal use. To fix this I usually just hammer on the rivets a little bit, and just recently used surfboard resin to coat the handle and fill in the cracks. Tip is not sharpened, so you will need to make your own edge if you want a sharp point. No sheath is provided. I just cut some cardboard and wrap it in duct tape to create a simple and cheap sheath. Will eventually patina to a deep black color, which is very nice. Overall I recommend these machetes.
I prefer the bolo for my needs because it its weighted towards the tip and makes a better chopper, but this one is perfect for slashing …
I got this and also the Tramontina bolo. I prefer the bolo for my needs because it its weighted towards the tip and makes a better chopper, but this one is perfect for slashing tall grass. Yes they were both too dull, but it didn’t take long to get a good edge on either one. The blades are thinner than the higher priced machetes, but that’s exactly what I wanted. There appears to be some kind of clear coat on both, but I’m going to leave it as it doesn’t appear to hamper the cutting ability of these machete’s. You can NOT beat the price, so I would recommend over the clunkier name brands unless you’re wanting to actually chop down trees. These are fine for saplings, woody brush and tall grasses. I was able to clear a neglected flower bed of mulberry and locust saplings, along with a bunch of horse nettle, poke weed and other weeds in no time flat. As a 68 year old, fat woman, I think that’s not too bad. Plus it was fun. But I do recommend learning the proper techniques.Both these machetes will definitely cut off cellulite limbs as easily as cellulose ones.
Tramontina won my machete chop off
In the past four years, I’ve bought four machetes in the search for the perfect machete. Cold Steel Kukri was my first, followed by a Corona cheapo machete from Lowe’s, a Cold Steel Panga, and a Tramontina 14″ Brazilian machete. I have a few acres of wooded, briar patch covered land and I’ve found that machetes are great for doing almost any job I come across. Since I spent so much time sharpening and learning to use each machete, I thought I might be able to save others a lot of money and trouble.
A fine value
Sharp for a machete, a nice size, doesn’t vibrate like the longer ones do when you chop hard material
Made in Brazil, thats what should be on a …
Made in Brazil, thats what should be on a machete, not sure, may be a rumor, but I heard that as a child, if you show up to school without a machete, you get detention in Brazil, thats how much they depend on a machete.
Quality + price = VALUE
Machete did not come sharp as many people have stated, however I knew that and purchased it anyways, thankfully. I plan to use this pretty good, cheap of steel to practice my stone sharpening, but even before doing that I have used it to make tremendous improvement on overgrowth on my local trail, great for brush clearing in the southeast US, I can’t wait to hone an edge on it and do my clearing in a fifth the time!
Just one of the best buys out there
Just one of the best buys out there!!! This a great machete and one would probably have to quadruple the price to get any better…
Junior Zombie Killer
Just slightly bigger than the 12″ Tramontina Machete. Great quality, great steel. No sheath, but it fits in the Ontario Knife Co BSH 12 Inch Sheath with less than 1″ of blade exposed at the handle.
Light replacement for a camp knife
Bit me deep (to the bone on my left index) but that has nothing to do with it, I LOVE the fit, finish and feel of Tramontina machetes (the bolo is my favorite) and the amount of customization they take to. I sharpened this one all the way to the tip and closer to the handle. I also sanded the handled perfectly round and smooth then stained/polyurithaned it with a deep cherry mahogany color and it looks amazing. Also used it for a few things I’d normally used my BK2 or Mora for (batoning, feathersticking and striking a firesteel) and it excelled in all of them. For $14 you really cannot go wrong with this tool.
No need to sharpen!
Comes with a very sharp edge. This is made in Brazil (14 inch blade) and is great for clearing light brush. I have a few trails going to deer stands that are covered in brush. This machete took care of that problem and cleared the trail. I would not recommend this for chopping wood. Blade would be a bit flimsy for that task. Might work for making tinder. Blade has a lot of flex. If you want to clear the trail to your hunting stand or just in the backyard I would recommend this product. After seeing the reviews for sheaths on Amazon I went to a site that sells leather sheaths and glad I went that route. (machetespecialists.com) I also stained the wooden handle my favorite stain and since I wear gloves I did not need to tape the handle for a better grip. Handle can be sanded down for smaller hands.