Kopis and Seax Machete Cutting Tests!

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...

Cold Steel Machete Tests

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.

The Seax

The 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!

4 Star Rating


You can find both of these Machete's and more here at Trueswords.com

Their prices for these blades are among the best on the internet, not to mention that they clearly designate which pieces they have in stock and can ship them out to you lighting fast (and dirt cheap) by Fed Ex, saving you a considerable amount of money on shipping as with prices around the $15 to $20 mark for these blades, shipping costs can often exceed the actual price of the blades!

And the more you buy, the more you save with Fed ex compared to UPS, that is for sure...

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

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