Whiskey Bolo Machete
Whiskey Bolo Machete
The Whiskey Bolo Machete design is inspired by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Corpsman Knife from World War II.
At $125, this certainly isn’t the least expensive SOT7th we’ve ever done, but it is a great deal considering the quality of the machete (and what I have into them). Each one is a little different, as it shows the character of the individual blacksmith that forged it.
I’ve always loved this design and was excited to collaborate with Reptile Toolworks in Kentucky USA to make it over 2-years ago. I ordered less than 100 of them and I’ve only offered them for sale once before - at my NONCON PACK book release event at my training facility in Indiana.
I’ve been sitting on 25 of them for almost a year and I’m ready to let them go at a price well below what they are worth.
My hope is that they will go to good homes and be an asset to the new owners in the woods, field, or farm. They are truly magnificent tools that will endure a lifetime of hard use.
THE STEEL: A36CARB
This knife begins as tough A36 Steel, which are forged and ground. The blade is then sent for a state of the art heat treatment, which, over a period of twelve hours, produces a deep layer of high carbon tool steel that forms an incredible cutting edge (58-59 RC) while retaining extreme core toughness (35 RC).
INCLUDED WITH SALE
Leather Grunt Sheath: Full leather sheath, steel stapled, and hot paraffin dipped. Paracord lacing for multi-carry. Hand-crafted in USA.
The included sheath is laced with 550 paracord as can be seen in the photos. This lacing also forms the belt loops. The sheath can be re-laced a variety of ways to switch carry from right draw, left draw, cross draw, scout carry or however you wish to arrange the attachment points. If you want to change the handedness of the belt loops on the sheaths you receive, simply relace them at home (pay attention to how they are laced when you unlace them). This paracord lacing allows for a wide variety of carry methods that are only limited by an owner's creativity. The paracord can also be replaced with another color for a more personalized look.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
All carbon steel knives are susceptible to rust. Our Whiskey Knives are no different. It is recommended to oil your blade after each use in the field. Mineral oil works great. You can also use mineral oil to treat and protect the whiskey stave handle scales. If any rust occurs on the blade while in storage, steel wool can be used to brush it off. Our included leather grunt sheath has been dipped in hot paraffin wax and the residue from this sheath will also help to protect your carbon steel blade.
Overall Length: 15 1/8
Blade Length: 10
Weight: 16 oz.
Blade thickness: .187 inches
Material: Carbon Steel
Handle: Upcycled White Oak Whiskey Barrel Stave (Hot Waxed)
Special Features: Full Tang, Bolo Design, Ferro Rod Notch
Origin: Hand Forged in Kentucky, USA