I like the Tramontina machete and think a machete is a great low-cost tool. It is very versatile and can even be used as a home self defense weapon.
Most of the machetes I grew up using were cheap garbage, the first time I used a Tramontina I was very impressed. the blade is easy to sharpen even with a cheap kitchen knife sharpener as i showed in an earlier video.
My friend Brad over at his BCTruck youTube channel has been making some machete reviews and showing how well they cut, check his channel out as he will be posting his review of the Tramontina very soon.
If you are interested in buying a machete, I posted a link to amazon below where you can see the reviews before buying. Check your local sporting goods store before buying on amazon as you may see the price a few dollars cheaper. let me know if I can answer any questions and don’t forget I post new videos every week.
here is simple $6 sharpener I used on my machete
KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener
Tramontina Machete Wood Handle
amazon also has models that come with a sheath.
Brad at BCTruck
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