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Gil Hibben IV Machete Knife & Leather Sheath


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Gil Hibben IV Machete Knife

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    Gil Hibben IV Machete Knife

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This is the machete that everyone is still talking about! Another exceptional example of craftsmanship from master knife maker Gil Hibben, this machete was designed for Sylvester Stallone's Rambo character to be used in the hit motion picture Rambo, and was also featured on the cover of Blade Magazine. This machete was designed to be tough enough for Rambo, and it is surely tough enough for any job you need it for, too.

  • Crafted of one solid piece of 1090 carbon steel that has been heat-forged
  • Unique, weathered finish blade
  • Black cord-wrapped handle
  • Genuine leather lanyard and heavy-duty leather sheath
  • Includes certificate of authenticity
  • 16 1/2" overall length

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Gil Hibben IV Machete Knife Stars4.26 out of 5 based on 91 ratings. 90 user reviews.


Reviewed by Roy Dunigan from Arizona on 22-Apr-2014More like an axe
Rating2 star2
I can tell why this was reduced in price from the original nearly $80. For a Hibben knife, this one is awfully off-balanced. Seriously, a person's wrist will very quickly tire out using this as a knife or machete. Examining the thick blade and the off-center balance, this knife would serve better as an axe for chopping up kindling. That is if it were sharp. This knife has literally no edge. I've bought cheap hatchets at Wal-Mart that were sharper. As other reviewers have pointed out, the heat tempering is also unequal along the length of the blade. It's as if the middle of the blade was placed directly over a small heat source but either end of the blade was not heated to the same temperature. The leather wrapping on the handle is also loose and I can tell it will eventually have to be re-wrapped and better secured. Maybe even replaced with a wooden handle. This will make a decent heavy-duty chopping blade once I sharpen the edge. That is going to take some time to do it right, and to re-temper the whole thing. Overall, this knife is proof that attaching a well known name to it doesn't necessarily denote a quality product. Perhaps the design was meant to appeal to our inner barbarian macho-men, but truthfully a lighter, sharper, balanced blade would do the same.
Average Rating: 2.00
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Reviewed by Dustin Felix from Brookfield, IL on 12-Apr-2014Not worthy of the name
Rating2 star2
I have 7 Gil Hibben knives. This is the one I wish I had not wasted my money on. You can tell the hardness of steel when you file it. This knife was one big unuseable slab of unequally hardened steel. I would have to re-shape and re-temper it just to make it useful.
Average Rating: 2.00
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Reviewed by David from G.F,montana on 28-Mar-2014mean mamma jamma
Rating4 star4
heavy duty , had to run it over a stone a couple of times , found out it is only heat treated in the middle , an inch on the end and back side was a little softer then the middle with that being said well worth $40 dollars and moreWould you recommend this to a friend? Yes
Average Rating: 4.00
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Reviewed by Phil from Houston on 17-Mar-2014Brutal Hunk o Steel
Rating5 star5
OK, the cons. The lanyard looks like the result of an exercise to find the thinnest leather strapping, which is suitable for garotting guinea pigs but that is about it. The felt wrap on the handle also doesnt appear built for the long haul. It is essentially a flat wedge of 1/4 inch steel and cries out for more meat on the handle. Complaints about sharpness are missing the design here. The cutting edge is dual purposed: the first half (leading edge) is more of a chisel, for heavy duty work, at the far end where momentum will help. The half to the grip has a fine honable edge for cutting work, The finish is standard blueing. Of note are tool marks on both sides of the blade, oval shaped, 3 or 4 on each side. There are also some milder circular marks. I cannot think what these are for, unless it is to mark clearance blades as opposed to the original issue? Anyways, this is a serious piece of metal, at a great price. With some fixing up it will be more than adequate for going through anything short of concrete, or for fitness training.Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
Average Rating: 5.00
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Reviewed by More mid priced junk from PA on 06-Mar-2014no edge at all ...flat
Rating1 star1
Train wreck 40, dollars wasted, the leather sheath is junk, but mainly there is no edge on it NONE. Machetes don't have to be sharp but they can't be square edged. You would expect junk for a lesser price, but in this price range some companies make some very good blades this is not one of them DO NoT LISTEN TO THE HIGH REVIEWS ON THIS ONE. BUDK STRIKES AGAIN.Would you recommend this to a friend? No
Average Rating: 1.00
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Reviewed by Big L from Fairfax Va. on 02-Mar-2014A man knife.
Rating5 star5
I am a big fan THE United Cutlery and have several of their knives but when I bought this one I ashamed that Gil Hibben made such beautiful but dull knife. So I said to my self this not like United Cutlery to be a disappointment. So being real man of big and tuff knives I did some research and Hibben didn"t let me down. I went in to the basement with my new machete took a piece of two by four gave it a knock and the two by four broke in half. The biggest and baddest machete in my house now belongs the Gil Hibben 4 Machete Knife this knife is as tough as a axe and you could fire wood with on the hunt or out camping this bad dosen`t slice but chops through the opposition. Not a knife for any sacred to swing through the rougher terrain. This is a man's knife. My advice if you already one or when you get one to ensure you that this machete knife is axe tough chop some fire wood with it. Get a nice size log give it swing and a little elbow grease should drop down through that log until you have not one but two pieces of wood.Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
Average Rating: 5.00
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Reviewed by Kelly from Georgia on 30-Dec-2013Now thats a knife
Rating5 star5
I own three of these larger than life machetes. My only problem with it is it could have come sharper. I have taken care of that and I have actually chopped firewood with it. I have used it on small trees and it worked well. It is heavy enough to absorb the impact so your arm doesn't have to. I even tested it as a throwing knife. It sticks every time I've thrown it from 15 feet. My wooden target said "no more" as it obliterates the wood. I keep one behind the seat of my car for unexpected issues, one in the shed, and one in a night stand for things that go bump in the night. I don't find much wrong with it at under $40. Not a light knife to wield so it will tire you out. The sheath is as good as any you get that isn't custom made. It isn't as pretty as the Hibben Combat Machete but it is carbon steel and up to any challenge. Swinging this beast makes me feel like my Viking ancestors.............Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
Average Rating: 5.00
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Reviewed by Dave from Arlington, VA on 15-Nov-2013Heavy
Rating2 star2
If you were buying steel and leather by the pound, this would be a good buy. I've used many machetes and axes, and they are not razor sharp, but they are sharp. This one is not sharp, even for a machete. You should be able to cleave a sapling with one stroke, or clear brush. In a fight, you might use this monster as a sword-breaker if you were strong enough. Might be better used as rifle-plate in your flak jacket.
Average Rating: 2.00
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Reviewed by Mark from N. Carolina on 29-Oct-2013nice but heavy
Rating3 star3
don't waste your money if you think you're gonna use this walking through the woods cutting a trail or something, its too freakin heavy !! 5 chops and your arm/hand will be tired out ! It was apparently made for Arnold freakin Swartzenegger . The guy in the video was even having to use 2 hands ! ... I was wondering wether to return it or not.....i guess I'll keep it ...be good just to keep at a campsite for cutting kindling or maybe butchering an animal...I agree about the handle , it needs to be thicker..Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
Average Rating: 3.00
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Reviewed by bob from illinois on 23-Oct-2013nice but not
Rating2 star2
NICE MACHETE, HEAVY. BUT NOT SHARP LIKE THEY SAY, (RAZOR SHARP???????) HA HAWould you recommend this to a friend? No
Average Rating: 2.00
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