Cold Steel Barong Machete Fixed Blade Knife (18" Black) 97BAM18S

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  • Overall Length:24.50"
  • Blade Length:18.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:1055
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:6.00"
  • Handle Material:Polypropylene
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:1 lb. 8.00 oz.
  • Sheath:Cordura
  • Knife Type:Fixed Blade
  • Brand:Cold Steel
  • Model:Barong
  • Model Number:97BAM18S
  • Country of Origin:South Africa
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


The Cold Steel Barong Machete is based on the Barong blade shape, common throughout all of Southeast Asia and a popular style within the Filipino martial arts. The Barong also makes an excellent bushcraft tool. Cleaving vines and branches with ease. Its classically shaped down-turned polypropylene handle anchors the blade in the hand and helps to resist centrifugal forces when making a hard chopping or slashing strokes.

The curved 18 inch leaf shaped blade is made from 1055 carbon steel with a baked on, matte black finish to aid in rust resistance, and each Barong comes complete with a Cor-Ex sheath for ease of carry and convenience of use.


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Some ups and downs that you can deal with to a point
Marc P.
First of all, the knife: no denial very well made but heavy, rather thick overall-thicker than the Filipino version! Handle especially-How fixed? Had mine sharpened to razor edge and in order to do this, a substantial amount of steel was ground off. It lightens this somewhat when you take enough steel off .This may help a little also-use bicycle inner tube to cover handle. Yes, I am Filipino.
Other issue: The scabbard is disgusting!! I've seen cardboard stronger than this. Solution: find a custom kydex or leather scabbard maker that's what I plan to do.
Still a keeper-tough good quality!