Acting as both a knife and an axe, the Machete is one of the most versatile blades that you can have in your possession! Whether you are braving your backyard or the wild, BUDK.com carries the model to suit any situation or occasion — from training and survival machetes to self-defense and utility machetes. BUDK.com is the only place where you’ll find a selection of Machetes that is this massive with a variety of styles that is this diverse. Choose from some of our best-sellers by browsing below to find the machete that fits your needs with a value that is unrivaled and a quality that is unmatched. New inventory is added on an almost daily basis, so you’re sure to find one that you can’t live without!
- Where did the machete come from?
Broad-bladed, heavy fixed blade knives have been used in cultures all over the world for thousands of years. Today’s machetes have their beginnings in ancient Greek kopis, the falchion of the Medieval Ages and the dao of Chinese tradition.
- What’s a machete used for?
A machete acts as both a knife and an axe, making it one of the most versatile knives you can own. Whether you have a chopping task or a cutting task, the machete will take care of it in no time at all.
- What are the characteristics of a machete?
Although machetes have as many different designs as there are cultures in the world, the basic characteristics are the same. They have a wide, full-tang blade with handle scales attached to a tang and they’re from 12” to 18” in overall length.
- What should I look for when shopping for a machete?
The most important thing to look for in a machete is what shape of blade will best suit your needs. Different blade profiles are better for specific tasks like cutting and slicing or chopping and hacking.
- What’s the best kind of handle for a machete?
You’ll find machetes with both wooden and plastic handles, and both are fine. The most important thing to consider is how much of a slip-free grip does the handle provide. Look for textured and grooved grips.
Top Customer Reviews
Great weapon! I bought five of these beauties. Blade is long, strong, durable, dependable and sharp! Handle is comfortable in hand. One of my favorite aspects is the serrations which run along the top of the blade. As if the blade's sharpness and strength were not enough for phenomenal stabbing/piercing/slashing, the serrations will surely finish off any adversary with over 15 inches of deadly ripping power. Again, it's a great weapon and now it's only $10! YOU WON'T LOSE!
Review of: War Hunter Sawback Machete with Nylon Sheath
Just arrived and I love it. Had it engraved which looks fantastic. The handle gives superb grip with the balance of the blade. It's rather sharp out of the box but it could stand to use more for razor sharpness. I got mine on a $10 deal but it's still worth every penny at regular price. If this is your type of knife you must buy one.
Review of: Colombian Survival Bush Machete with Heavy Duty Nylon Sheath
I waited 3 months for this sword to come back into stock and it was well worth the wait sharp well put together
Review of: Combat Commander Thrax Gladius / Gladiator Sword
I once reviewed this knife about four years ago (the review is still there). I still have the same one I bought. Since I bought it, I've put it through some tough work, which was what I wanted it for. Guys, I can still shave the hair on my arms with it, yet it hacks into just about anything I do with it. When I need something to pair with the chainsaw for clearing and downing trees, I have this knife there. It's been four years and I still turn to this knife when I need something of this heft. It is simply fantastic.
Review of: Gil Hibben IV Combat Machete Knife
Even though this is nominally a machete, it is in fact a far better sword than anything else in it's class. It is better made and more comfortable to use than the other well known gladius made by that other famous discount sword/knife company. It is a better sword than any of the other 'real' swords I own that are 8 times the price of this one. The 1065 steel holds a better edge, and the blade is resilient, but not whippy. Everything is straight and solid. If you are on the fence about this, know that for the money, you will be getting a sword/machete far exceeding the small investment you are making.
Review of: United Cutlery Combat Commander Full-Tang Gladiator Sword