This review of the Cold Steel Kopis and Seax Machetes might be light on the words, but as they say - a picture is worth a thousand words, so here's around 6,000 words worth (and I'm only half kidding, as you will see - the results are pretty self explanatory).
NOTE: The original review also as submitted also included a Machete by the Ontario Knife Co, however this has been omitted because it was of a much older, and discontinued model...
Tests by Robert Betts, Valley, USA
I thought I'd post some pics of the new Cold Steel Kopis and Seax machetes. I'm a big fan of seaxes, and heck, who wouldn't want a decent sword like the one from 300? Mine are the 18" models.
I took them out cutting, on a target a lot tougher than they were probably designed for: my battered old shield. Here's the results. In the pics with multiple cuts, the cuts are l-r and top to bottom, seax then kopis.
I think both Cold Steel's are well worth the cash spent, and either would make a great project blade. None of the three suffered any damage at all from these tests, other than the marring of the black oxide coating on the blades. These things are tough... zombies beware!
I hope these tests of the Cold Steel Kopis and Seax Machetes has been helpful. To return to Slicers, Scimitars and Choppers, from Kopis and Seax Machete Cutting Tests!, click here