ESEE ® Knives has a no-questions-asked lifetime guarantee against blade and handle breakage. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, coatings, cosmetics, edge chipping / dulling, or sheathing. Machetes are considered a professional tool. Anyone purchasing a machete should already know how to properly use and maintain this tool. Due to the thin design, machetes are not designed to be used with a baton or as a prying tool.
I chose the above title because this Esee Lite Machete is an excellent tool that can also serve as a formidable weapon if and when necessary. The only long blades that offer a measurable difference in performance are the choppers from Busse, Swamp Rat, and Scrap Yard. And those babies cost between 5 to 10 times as much.
If you want a durable performer that is quality made and will last a lifetime, stop buying the cheap machetes out there and invest in one that will simplify your task and save you time and money over the long run. These have become relatively hard to find because of the demand for them in South America and this price is excellent.
No questions asked this is the best machete on the market. I prefer this one over other top brands and has a good feel in your hands.
ESEE makes a really nice machete but don't like how long it is. I prefer the ESEE Junglas instead for better control.