Product Description for Bolo-Chete
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98203
Blade length: 14.50 in.
Total length: 21.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 21.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 25.8 oz.
Blade: Stainless steel damascus with a Super Gold 2 (SG2) powdered metallurgical steel core
Handle: Carved green canvas Micarta set on a full tang
Sheath: Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok belt clip
Description: Renowned Japanese knifemaker Kikuo Matsuda has been grinding blades for over 40 years and is a 5th generation knife grinder. His unique, dramatic grinds are well known throughout the knife industry. Kikuo's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
Kiku developed this large machete for "Gunny," an S.O.G. ambassador, and presented it to him at the 2015 SHOT show. Gunny used several different machetes in the Vietnam War and wanted something special from Kiku, one of his favorite makers.
Deceptively nimble for its size (the 21 inch long knife weights in at just over a pound!), the Bolo-Chete combines the versatility of a machete with the cutting efficiency reminiscent of a kukri. The 14-1/2 inch blade is a san mai created from many layers of damascus steel surrounding a premium Super Gold 2 powdered metallurgical steel center core. It is ground in Kikuo's hamaguri-ba (convex) style for strength and durability.
The oversized handle scales are made from OD green canvas Micarta, carved for traction and comfort while carrying or using. Expertly placed jimping on the spine provides extra traction for the thumb while Kikuo’s unique paracord lanyard setup ensures extra retention in hand.
A hand fitted Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok accompanies the knife.
This is sure to be a reliable companion to depend on in any adventure!
The knife pictured is the actual knife you will receive.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days