The Schade SCHLM Large Machete is exactly what it sounds like – a big and heavy machete designed to clear brush and chop away at whatever else falls under it’s blade.
Background And Blade Information
The SCHLM has a kukri style blade (versus a more standard machete shaped blade) which is a long inwardly curved blade excellent for chopping. Kukri blades were traditionally carried by Gurkha regiments in the Nepali army and many refer to this style of knife as simply a “Gurkha knife.” The Gurkhas were Nepal’s elite warriors and this kind of knife was used for close combat as well as ceremonial purposes.
Schrade’s knife departs from the traditional kukri in that it has a hilt and rubberized aluminum handle. These differences add a little more utility to the knife. The blade is 14″ long, made of hard 440C stainless steel, and has a saber grind. The knife actually has 2 saber grinds although the second grind (running along the back of the blade) isn’t sharpened out of the box. If you were to sharpen it, you would essentially have a small curved sword.
The handle is aluminum with a rubberized coating. This is a very grippy handle which makes it less likely to slip out of your hand, even if it is wet or sweaty. There is a lanyard hole drilled in so you could attach a lanyard for extra security. The ergonomics on this handle are actually quite good, with a good palm swell and finger choils. The brass hilt or finger guard keeps your hand from slipping forward and offers some protection in the event you were to catch the knife on something.
The sheath is made of heavy black leather and is a good quality traditional style sheath. It is very rigid and has a sturdy belt loop. One issue that people have noted about the sheath is that the retention clasp sometimes catches on the hilt as you are trying to draw the blade. It will take some practice to quickly draw the machete from it’s sheath.
Where Can I Buy the Schrade SCHLM Large Machete?
You can buy the Schrade SCHLM on Amazon which they currently offer with free shipping. I’ve done some comparison shopping and with the free shipping Amazon currently has the best deal. Click here to buy the Schade Large Machete on Amazon.
Where Can I Read More Reviews on the Schrade SCHLM Large Machete?
The best place to read more reviews from people who own the knife is Amazon. The SCHLM currently is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars and there are several reviews to look at. Click here to Read More SCHLM Reviews on Amazon.