Originally Posted by SSGSF
It's a machete. Just go to Home Depot or lowes, and get one and sharpen it up. They are made for chopping thought heavy brush not for gutting or skinning. It's not that hard .
It's not quite that easy. There are a couple machete choices that would be bad.
I'm satisfied the Ontario I chose will hold up. I'm also certain the cold steel machete line is all good. There are many other good choices too, but a few bad ones so it's always worth it to do due diligence before buying.