KA-BAR Cutlass Machete KB1248 is a large, fixed-blade tool that's perfectly designed for clearing brush, chopping wood, and a range of other heavy-duty tasks. This large-scale KA-BAR knife utilizes a broad, cutlass-style blade made from 1085 carbon steel and honed down to a 0.165" thick straight edge. KABAR Cutlass Fixed Blade Machete Knife features a highly ergonomic handle, made of non-slip Kraton G material, that gives you outstanding leverage and control over the knife. KA-BAR has equipped the Cutlass Machete with an attractive black finish from blade to handle, and it comes with a lanyard hole and a leather & Cordura sheath to aid in transportation. For a machete that won't take any grief from stubborn wood and other materials, choose the KA BAR Cutlass Plain Edge Machete.